Got To Get A Sleep Study Done

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PackRat's Comment
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You may need to try another type of mask. Keep repeating until you have the one that functions best.

Jamie's Comment
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You may need to try another type of mask. Keep repeating until you have the one that functions best.

Yeah, I'm supposed to be getting a new mask soon. I'm hoping it's the right one for me, but only time will tell.

Ken M. (TailGunner)'s Comment
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I got my cpap machine 2 years ago, a ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset. And the ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Mask. When I had my sleep study, I averaged 77 events per hour. Yeah, I was getting like NO good sleep. I could fall asleep during the day anytime I wasn't actively doing something. It's a world of difference once you start using the cpap. The mask I have is the 4th one I've tried, and it's the best so far, it's so light it's like it's not there.

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.

Will H.'s Comment
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My CPAP changed my life. It really did. It takes time to get it dialed in and adjust it just right. Even then I would have nights where it would just be a pain in the backside. However overall its worth it.

Also expect to change the mask, head peace, and hoses once a 3-6 months.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy 's Comment
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I bought a $60 Contour pillow from the sleep study people. it had a cut out for the neck and a strap for the airhose and was.promoted as CPAP user prefered. it sucked.

i now have the Comfort Fit Curved i bought at the Sleep Numbrr Bed store. FABULOUS!!! i got them on sale and gave one to best friend and mom too. Mom loves it no more neck ache, friends has no more headaches and i sleep better with the mask cause it prevents the mask digging into my face.

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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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Another small update, it has been a nightmare to use the CPAP machine for a minimum of 4 hours this past week my compliance is very low, they sent a warning letter to my DBL. I'm set to go home on the 21st to get my new mask and spend time with my wife for her birthday and our anniversary. So I'm hoping the new mask will help, as before it started to bother me I actually slept a lot better with it.

Now I'm waking up multiple times a night and checking to see if I used it for the 4 hours so I can take it off. But I also find myself taking it off while I'm asleep, so hoping to stay compliant enough so I don't get put out of service. But it's hard. Not much longer until I get the new mask, so we'll see how that goes.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jamie, my friend from training in Green Bay just had to do a sleep study and now he has to use a machine. Fill me in, does Schneider pay for the equipment or does that come out of your pocket? How much does smoking contribute to this problem? After reading this thread, I'm very thankful I still sleep well at 66 years young, but I know it's an aggravation to many others. (My 98 year old mother still doesn't use glasses, believe it or not. She drinks straight from the bottle) But I wonder who pays for all this if you have to keep trying different methods? Hopefully your health ins,

Jamie's Comment
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Jamie, my friend from training in Green Bay just had to do a sleep study and now he has to use a machine.

I wasn't tested when I first came to Schneider, but when I came in for my 30-45 day evaluation they had me take a sleep apnea questionnaire and I guess my answers lead them to have me tested, and I'm here now. It actually helps out a lot, as before I was tired all the time never getting a good night's rest.

Fill me in, does Schneider pay for the equipment or does that come out of your pocket?

I have insurance via Schneider for my wife and me, and it has paid for everything related to my cpap machine and sleep study. I even have this lady call me once a week to see how things are going, if I'm having any problems ,etc.

How much does smoking contribute to this problem?

I'm not entirely sure, I never really looked into it since I don't smoke. I used to when I was a kid/teen years, but I quit.

After reading this thread, I'm very thankful I still sleep well at 66 years young, but I know it's an aggravation to many others.

Lucky! I'm only 24 years old, so still a kid to most people! rofl-3.gif

But I am a bit overweight, I'm 5'11(6 feet if anyone asks!), and I weigh around 290 the last time I checked. But my airway is small, and it has always been this way even before I gained the extra weight. So I don't believe losing weight would help much, I'm sure it will help but I'm sure I'll have to use the cpap machine even then.

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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I tend to sleep with my mouth open, would I need to use a mask that covers my mouth?

Jamie's Comment
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Another update: Since my last update I got my new mask which is a nasal mask, and it is a million times better. I've used it for 4 hours or more the past 10 days besides one night. I have another problem with water building up in the hose and mask and it'll dump it into my nose whenever I roll over or something. They are supposed to be sending me a different hose which is supposed to help with that, as I have tried all the other suggestions they had.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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