Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Still Snoring w/ a cpap
    Ct4234 posted:
    I was wondering if anyone else still snores even with their cpap machine? I have regular sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea so I have a headgear with my machine. The mask never fits it always leaks and I was wondering if anyone else has this problem?
    I also have neck problems so the headgear hurts that too.
    Please let me know if anyone has any advise that would help me with my problems. Thanks.
    Maxie1949 responded:
    I been wearing a Cpap mask for 10 years and just recently started snoring again. I recently lost my mom and was sleeping at my sisters and she noticed that I was struggling again. I have to go in for more tests to see why. But one reason could be sleeping with your mouth open & breathing though your mouth & not your nose VERY common. If this is the case they will give you a chin strap or you can get a full face mask which will keep you breathing correctly. Also check and make sure you got the right size mask they tried to give me a medium sized mask which i thought was right too. But it leaked all the time I ended up with the small mask which all thought would be to small. NO more problems with leakage, I'm a small. Hope this helps.
    SilentSleeper responded:
    1-800-snoring can help you find a sleep specialist for all your snoring and sleep apnea solutions.
    Ct4234 replied to KayPenn's response:
    Thats wonderful news. I did lose weight so it helped but I still snore. I will look into this Pillar Procedure I hope it is something that I can get done. Thanks for this great information. Greatly appreciated.
    zamco responded:
    had the same problem with the head gear. was to tight. I would star with the strap on the loose side. then as the night progressed I tighten the strap. that worked for me. ya-- it leaked and I couldn't figure it out I went to the clinic and was told that. works fine now.
    An_243122 responded:
    I snore louder and more with the CPAP than I did without. Along with all the other problems associated with wearing the thing. I sleep less now, I thrash around at night all night when I am asleep and I'm tireder during the day and feel this has been a total waste of time and money. doctor wants me to do the sleep study again, at my expense since the insurance won't pay for it again, but I see no need. I feel I'm totally misdiagnosed and only prescribed this because it's the new "fad" in medicine and a huge money maker. some people just don't sleep well due to genetics and body chemistry.
    rhowell591 responded:
    I had problems with my mask leaking a lot when I first got the CPAP. Called the provider and they gave me a smaller mask and that took care of the problem for the most part. I did invest in a Countour pillow since I sleep on my side and that helped me to keep from pushing the mask off. Also found that I have to wash my face before going to bed even though I wash the cushion every day or it will slip and leak from the oil in my skin. Also, I was snoring with the CPAP. the doctor increased the pressure and that has gone away also. I have extremely mild sleep apnea so not sure if all of this will work for you or not. I was very resistant to using this because I didn't want to be dependant on anything. but now I am averaging 6 to 7 hours of sleep every night and may even get 8! this is so much better than 2 to 4 hours a night.

    Helpful Tips

    Be the first to post a Tip!

    Helpful Resources

    Be the first to post a Resource!

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.