(04-02-2013, 06:52 AM)pdeli Wrote: I had my sleep test perhaps 4 months ago, but during that time I've had lots of issues that have seriously interfered with my ability use this C-Pap equipment.
I've had Shingles for nearly 4 months, along with severe sleeplessness, congestion, bloating, shortness of breath, and frequent yawning, coughing, or sneezing, while wearing the mask. I feel like I've aged 10-15 years in this brief period, and I'm absolutely exhausted most of the time.
Wearing the mask while wide awake for 2 to maybe 4 hours a night makes no sense to me, and only makes actually getting to sleep more difficult. Of course when I do eventually do fall asleep, I'm not wearing the C-Pap. Additionally, coughing or sneezing or yawning is definitely not helpful, nor is congestion.
To sum up, I'm guessing that I've only had only maybe two or three continuous 5 hour periods of C-Pap therapy in this whole 4 month period. Tomorrow I begin to do my taxes, and it's hard to tell the impact of that little adventure.
The Shingles will eventually go away (I hope), but I would expect many of the other issues to continue or to become more frequent as I grow older.
So now I'm asking myself how I can expect these other things to improve with age? Is surgery a better answer? Would that change my "severe" apnea to perhaps "less than moderate" so that a dental appliance might do the trick?
Im a guy that is in the process of gettin a 2nd cpap because of my ignorance but the last cpap i had was around 10 yrs ago and since then i have learned a lot. Because i had sleep problems i tried other ways which were meditation, breathing exercises, visualizing. While i tried and still do i have learned that all that oxygen is what is the most important part of gettin and goin to sleep. There are several exercises you can use to help some of this out but the most basic is just doin deep breathing for 5 minutes twice a day and c what happens. The idea is your body requires a certain amount of oxygen to be healthy and without it u will stay on the same road which i know is not very much fun at all. There is a video on youtube with a guy that shows how to exercise the muscles in the throat area to help people to make improvements with sleep apnea just go to youtube and put n sleep apnea exercises.