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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.

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