Got To Get A Sleep Study Done

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Jamie, as I'm sure you've been told, expect an acclamation period, and try to keep an open mind about the treatmemt / mitigation options.

I'm a CPAP apostle though, spreading the gospel of "get your REM sleep back" whenever I can...

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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I have used Chantix twice for 5-6 weeks each time, and never experienced those strange vivid dreams many others report. I know many others who have said the moods and dreams made them afraid to take the medicine, but for me nothing out of the norm. The only side effect I noticed, was actually pointed out by my wife I was melancholy, not like a depression but it changed my personality a bit like a mild sedative.

Hope all goes well for you Jamie and you start getting some awesome restful sleep.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Jamie

Glad to hear that you had your test done. Now you can get back to work. Try as many as they will let (masks that is).

Rainy

When you tried the nasal pillow style were you given the option of Large, Medium or Small pillows? If not, then that might be what the trouble is. Also maybe with your long hair, it might of been a pain with the mask straps. Well good luck.

Rainy 's Comment
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Jamie

Glad to hear that you had your test done. Now you can get back to work. Try as many as they will let (masks that is).

Rainy

When you tried the nasal pillow style were you given the option of Large, Medium or Small pillows? If not, then that might be what the trouble is. Also maybe with your long hair, it might of been a pain with the mask straps. Well good luck.

good point. never considered the size thing. They fitted me.and said i was Small....i accepted it cause i have never been a small anything and that sounded grrat to me lol.... especially when it comes to my mouth lol

i sleep with my hair in a scrungy cause of the mask. ill tell ya that is one thing i hate about Blue Parrots...they get wrapped in my hair way more often than the Blue Tigers.. but although i like the tigers better...the parrots last longer.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Rainy

it was just a thought.

Mr. Groves's Comment
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The nasal pillow was the first one i tried. thanks... and thanks for the writing compliment

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The key to beating sleep apnea is not being overweight or obese. Being fat is the major cause of needing a CPAP. My doctor at Kaiser Permanente in Roseville, CA told me that. I lost about 65 pounds and averted a sleep apnea condition. Not smoking as I don't also helps with respiratory issues.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well Raptor is maybe 7 lbs. From his ideal weight ur in 2013 I had 50% of my left lung removed due to cancer. My own stupid fault. I smoked non-filtered camels for most of my16 years of smoking. Anyway that is why I am a CPAP user. And the pillows allows me to use the machine without shaving my beard off. Anyway break is o e and Rancho Cucamonga is awaiting our arrival. Take care fellow TT's.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Jamie's Comment
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Update, it took a few days to get used to sleeping with it. I have the pillow mask, so it doesn't cover my mouth and nose. The first night on the road, I only used it for 3 hours and I had to take it off since I couldn't sleep with it, which I have to use it at least 4 hours a night to be compliant. But the past two nights I've slept with it in the whole time or for 90% of my sleep clocking 4 or more hours with it.

So far, it really has helped me sleep better at night without waking up so much. Before I used to feel fatigued alot and had to take extra breaks or drink a lot of coffee and what not to stay alart. I wasn't sure how I felt about it before I got it, but at this moment I'm glad as I've felt more alert and well rested each day. Will update again at some point!

Rainy 's Comment
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Mr Groves/Todd Holmes/Ravenswood says:

The key to beating sleep apnea is not being overweight or obese. Being fat is the major cause of needing a CPAP.

Yeah and you can weigh 100 pounds and have genetic apnea.

If i get a breast reduction, i could 50 pounds overnight...but i dont think it is worth it.

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Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Mr Groves/Todd Holmes/Ravenswood says:

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The key to beating sleep apnea is not being overweight or obese. Being fat is the major cause of needing a CPAP.

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Yeah and you can weigh 100 pounds and have genetic apnea.

If i get a breast reduction, i could 50 pounds overnight...but i dont think it is worth it.

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LOL. Me too.

Well, maybe 10. :)

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

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