10-17-2015, 01:47 AM
(This post was last modified: 10-17-2015, 01:50 AM by WakeUpTime.)
(10-16-2015, 10:08 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: That was another thought I had, yes. The poster had a bit with all the sinus cavities, too. Holy cow, now I know why my face hurts so much when I have a cold or certain storm systems come through!
Wow, that's a diagram. Txs for sharing. That's one to permanently store for ongoing reference.
I have wondered something for awhile. I'm still struggling with the anatomy of it all. I find it interesting how the implant surgery that forces one's tongue outward during the night upon apneas is more talked about as one additional solution. Would it not be possible to insert some customizable insert into the back of one's throat each night to keep one's airway forced open at night? Something like a silicone brace perhaps, or perhaps it's discomfort would make it impossible.
Sleep Apnea has given me a terrible memory. Please forgive me if I've repeated myself.
10-17-2015, 07:10 AM
(This post was last modified: 10-17-2015, 07:18 AM by AlanE.)
I imagine most people would have a gag reflex to that and have issues swallowing saliva.
Edit: and mucas and drainage from eustachian tube.
Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.
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I gag just thinking about it!
Thanks for the diagram Paula.
Thanks Paula for the excellent picture you shared with us. I've been seeing a ENT doctor for many years, mostly because of my ears and trouble I have with hearing. It is exciting to see a basic diagram of why my sinus cavity hurts when it is allergy season or when I have a cold. I wish many more doctors would have such a good picture of our throat anatomy. I might give my cpap a good dusting this morning too, the machine deserves it and rarely complains about working so hard to keep me breathing comfortably.
That entire poster was awesomesauce. I was going to take more of it but the nurse came in as I was looking for the next correct angle.
The problem with a stiffener in the back is that is muscle, not just tissue. We use it to swallow. They stiffen up the soft palate, chop away the dangly bit from it, and do something with the tongue. They also remove any "excess" tissue from the tonsil/adenoid areas, which aren't even pointed out in this image.
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