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Last night I had a drink that affected my sleep due to the caffeine, i turned on my cpap and was just laying there tosing and turning, i was even swallowing air causint me to bloat and feel all kinds of discomfort.

I knew I wasnt going to get anywhere like that so I followed some advise.

To fight the insomnia:
I got out of bed, grabbed some reading material and went to the living room, within minutes of laying on the couch reading i couldnt stay awake.

To fight the air swallowing/bloating from cpap:
I layed on the couch with my head on the armrest, it made that bent on my neck forward (chin on chest ) and as much as I didnt believe it, well it worked like a charm, just woke up and belly is not only flat but sinking in. Feels great.

I hope this helps someone.
01-31-2016 11:27 AM
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RE: Sleeping tip
I just checked and my AHI was 3.56, lowest ever!! yeyy
01-31-2016 11:52 AM
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Progress! like

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01-31-2016 11:57 AM
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RE: Sleeping tip
I am a little concerned about sleeping with the neck bent forward. Seems like, anatomically, it would be worse for flow.

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01-31-2016 12:52 PM
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Hmm maybe it helped to close off the esophagus below the trachea and kept the air from moving in that direction... I just can't imagine that being comfortable though.



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01-31-2016 08:00 PM
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(01-31-2016 08:00 PM)AlanE Wrote:  Hmm maybe it helped to close off the esophagus below the trachea and kept the air from moving in that direction... I just can't imagine that being comfortable though.


I am not trully touching my chest with my chin, my chin is actually a couple of inches higher than my chest, I was worried my oa would go up but my results were the best i had yet.

Im weird i guess Smile

But yes the trick is to cause the esophagus to close preventing all that air pressure from going into your belly.
02-01-2016 01:39 AM
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