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[Treatment] What to do when you have a cold?
#21
I use the P10 pillows. If my nose gets stuffy in the winter, I put a Breath Right strip on my nose and that opens up the airway. After the machine has been on for awhile it opens my air passages anyway but the Breath Right strips let me be more confortable as soon as I turn on the CPAP.
"Sometimes the magic works . . . and sometimes it doesn't" -- Chief Dan George in the movie Little Big Man
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#22
I'm also on the P10 pillows. My overall congestion has been getting worse with time, and when I lay down things drain such that I can't breathe at all through one nostril, and very little through the other. With a cold, more so.

I've recently gotten an 8" wedge pillow to incline the top of my body a bit. Magic!! I only added 8" of height with my wedge pillow, so it doesn't bother me; it just makes a whole lot of difference to the nose. I have't yet had a cold, so I'll see how much effect the wedge has then. But it's another suggestion to add to all the above ones: keep the cpap and nasal mask, but put some pillows underneath the head and shoulders. If that helps but is too lumpy, look into a wedge pillow.
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Are you a side-sleeper? Does the wedge pillow work for all sleeping positions?
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I'm a back sleeper, but the ads for such wedge pillows show people on their side, and also using their own pillow on top of it.  Look at the pics (On amazon or elsewhere).   Actually, they sell 12" high wedges too, but I thought I'd start smaller, with an 8" wedge.   I tested myself first, by just adding lots of pillows under my shoulders and head,  to see if the whole concept was worth spending money on.  For me, I mean.  Lots of people do advocate these pillows as good for apnea and etc.
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(01-24-2017, 06:51 PM)Bantam Wrote: Are you a side-sleeper? Does the wedge pillow work for all sleeping positions?

My sleep doctor suggested I try a wedge pillow, and sleep on my side with it. So... it must be do-able.
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