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BillyHW
Unread post  Post subject: One Tremendous Advantage Of Being On A CPAP  |  Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:46 am
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I just realized one tremendous advantage of being on a CPAP. I can finally sleep underneath the covers without worrying about suffocation! I've been dreaming of being able to do this all my life.

It's like a snorkel for your covers.

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diamaunt
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:D just throw the covers over your head and block out some noise, and light, and be snug... yup!

just don't let the dog fart by your machine.

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: One Tremendous Advantage Of Being On A CPAP  |  Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:55 pm
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Hahah I do this too! It is a perfect snorkel.

The biggest thing I miss is sleeping flat on my stomach. The Dreamwear mask would be PERFECT for this -- except that if I sleep on my stomach, I cannot seem to avoid really bad aerophagia/gastric insufflation, and I wake up in agony. I'd like to design a pillow for stomach-sleeper CPAP users that would allow us to sleep totally prone/face-down.


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: One Tremendous Advantage Of Being On A CPAP  |  Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:05 pm
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a friend went after her foam mattress with a kitchen knife, and carved a notch at the head for her mask, so she could do that.

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Speaking of inventing pillows, I think there's money for someone that can design a pillow that has a contour extrusion that keeps your mouth closed up tight when sleeping on your side.


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diamaunt
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audihere wrote:
Speaking of inventing pillows, I think there's money for someone that can design a pillow that has a contour extrusion that keeps your mouth closed up tight when sleeping on your side.

it's called a 'cervical collar'

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I found another device that is used world wide. It is a neck pillow with a closure strap. Put it on and rotate 180 degrees. It will close your chin and reduce the lip opening. On your side it might allow the lips to close completely. I still get a small amount of dry mouth using this when I sleep on my back.


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I thought the tremendous advantage would be not having to smell the dog fart anymore! Believe me, my machine is far from the dog. He won't even sleep with us anymore. I don't think he likes Darth Mommy.


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Demmom wrote:
I found another device that is used world wide. It is a neck pillow with a closure strap. Put it on and rotate 180 degrees. It will close your chin and reduce the lip opening. On your side it might allow the lips to close completely. I still get a small amount of dry mouth using this when I sleep on my back.


You may have saved my life!

Thank you!

Where can i get this?

DaveL

I'm so happy I read your post!


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DaveL
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I bought it from amazon. i'm waiting for delivery


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I bought the wrong one. it's uncomfortable. Oh well.


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5280meow wrote:
Hahah I do this too! It is a perfect snorkel.

The biggest thing I miss is sleeping flat on my stomach. The Dreamwear mask would be PERFECT for this -- except that if I sleep on my stomach, I cannot seem to avoid really bad aerophagia/gastric insufflation, and I wake up in agony. I'd like to design a pillow for stomach-sleeper CPAP users that would allow us to sleep totally prone/face-down.


I too really miss sleeping on my stomach as that is most comfortable for me.


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dianemarie
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I fall asleep on my side, but I always seem to wake up on my stomach. I use the nasal pillows though.


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dianemarie wrote:
I fall asleep on my side, but I always seem to wake up on my stomach. I use the nasal pillows though.


Just be sure you don't block the exhaust vent on your mask when you're on your stomach.


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Thanks to cpap, I have been able to sleep on my back when side sleeping caused great pain in my shoulders, and while recovering from my double mastectomy.

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Nan
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I sleep on my stomach but turn my head to the side so that my P10 just hangs over the edge of the pillow. Been sleeping like this for years with no problem... give it a try.


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I too am starting to really enjoy being under the covers completely. It is amazing :D.


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Wow! I hadn't thought about this, I love to sleep totally under the covers in winter! snorkel on Dudes and Dudettes!! And my dog sleeps in a crate so no worries about being the victim of errant emissions!


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