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Would love some feedback on OSCAR data
#41
RE: Would love some feedback on OSCAR data
The only thing I see is looking at the Obstructive chart is that you have  some clusters of events.  Those are most likely positional.  Usually "chin tucking", dropping your head to your chest and cutting off your airway.  It can be because you get in a bad position - maybe on your back.  No increase in pressure can help this - it takes you to make sure you don't get into that position.  You may need to change pillows or if you can't control it use a collar (link at the bottom  of the  page. I know you have already look  into that.   But that's about all I have - you do not have a lot of them and I don't see pressure changes are going to help much.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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#42
RE: Would love some feedback on OSCAR data
I have been using the collar for 3 weeks, I followed the guide and believe it is properly fitted. Is there anything I could be missing, or anything else I can do to stop this happening?
The one I am using is most similar to the Corflex, but bought from my local chemist. Is there maybe one that is more suited to me?
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#43
RE: Would love some feedback on OSCAR data
Would it be a bad idea to try sleeping without a pillow at all? I am currently using a memory foam pillow but I guess it is quite high/firm

I have ordered a few more different kinds of collars to try, hoping they'll make a difference

If all else fails I guess I could buy some foam and cut it to my size
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#44
RE: Would love some feedback on OSCAR data
Have you measured the distance between your chin and sternum, that is the height of the collar you should have. As far as a pillow - side sleeper it should be the approximate size is the shoulder to neck. On your back sleeping position would be much less - a thin pillow. I know I would have a hard time without a pillow.
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#45
RE: Would love some feedback on OSCAR data
Chin to sternum, measured from a neutral position while standing is 11.5cm
Jaw to collarbone vertically is 9.5cm

Collar I am using currently is ~8cm in height for 95% of it, tapering off at the back near the velcro strap, 3cm thick at the thickest point which goes under the chin, and 48cm diameter.

Previous collar has 10.5cm height in the middle, 9.5cm at the jawline, 2.5cm thickness uniformly and 52cm diameter

The problem with the previous collar is it would go over my jaw under my ears which meant I could/would tuck my chin inside it with no resistance
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#46
RE: Would love some feedback on OSCAR data
I went back to the old collar last night, it does feel better under the chin but the problem persisted of it going over my jaw towards the ear and bending my ear lobes forward, I might try to alter it a bit tomorrow.

Also tried no pillow at all and couldn't get to sleep so that experiment was a failure, i'll look into lower profile pillows possibly this weekend.

If anyone else has any ideas i'm more than happy to hear and try them.

Thanks,

Lee
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