Hi Anankae, I do that when I wear my p10 ! I didn't stay with Nuance long enough to try it. I have not heard a single person who liked the Gel inserts long term but I'm sure they're out there.
Others- Compliance not an issue for me either in that I avg over 9 hours a day every day. I would be peeved if I was told different things though, and Sparkle, when I first read you say somewhere else, about the 21 days having to be consecutive, that worried me a bit, and it seems wrong...I hope that isn't so, even though I am compliant. How could that work? I mean if a person missed one night on day 9/10 or later in the 30 days, they'd be "non-compliant"...that makes no sense and it would be horribly discouraging.
Nocturia, simply means peeing at night, and the Nocturia with Apnea often has Polyuria as a feature, which means a large volume of urine compared to usual, each time. That was me (and sometimes still is as i'm not "there" yet) I'd go and go and it would be nearly clear. Happened when I napped too but not other times. So I was put on oxybutynin (sp?) for about 8 years, and it hurt my teeth terrible (causes dry mouth which leads to dental woes) and now they've decided that oxybutynin and other drugs in it's class can contribute to the development of dementia. GREAT.
So yes, women with Nocturia (and men, though they also need to be checked for prostate and some need to be checked for diabetes, though it is not night time only) should keep apnea in their minds as a possibility. And if need be, as I did, come prepared with pubmed studies saying the link is established. It's not just a theory, it's been shown again and again since the early 90's at least.