To Anyone Worried About A CPAP

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Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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Don't worry about a CPAP machine. I dreaded having to get one but after using it for a month or so, I'm amazed at how much better I feel. I missed one night with it and then realized how much more sleep I'm actually getting with it. Yes, I'm trying to watch what and how much I eat, and am going to start some type of manual exercise to hopefully be more healthy, but in the mean time, the CPAP is a great friend.

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.

Hammer St. James's Comment
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I've been using a CPAP for almost nine years. It's been my best friend and I simply cannot function without it.

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.

T B.'s Comment
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Don't. I dreaded having to get one but after using it for a month or so, I'm amazed at how much better I feel. I missed one night with it and then realized how much more test I'm actually getting with it. Yes, I'm trying to watch what and how much I eat, and am going to start some type of manual exercise to hopefully be more healthy, but in the mean time, the CPAP is a great friend.

That's great and I hope you keep with getting healthy. I have lost 40lbs since Dec. and feel so much healthier. Just watch your portions, stay away from the fast food and work out when u can. Also, something that helped me is to find a low calorie meal that tastes good, fills u up but helps u get thru the day. If interested, I'll share a great chicken dinner with rice thats about 400-500 calories. Also, prepare your meals and that also helps because it controls your food intake..Drink lots of water because that fills u upp too. I wish u well and pray u stay healthy.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's awesome to hear! I've heard the same thing from a number of people that were diagnosed with sleep apnea. They said getting treatment from a CPAP machine changed their lives completely. They felt a thousand times better. I'm glad you've found the same!

Remember, count calories to lose weight, exercise to be fit. You do not have to exercise to lose weight. You'll be more healthy if you exercise, but don't let the commercials on TV trick you into thinking you won't lose weight unless you bust your *ss everyday running five miles or doing some 30 minute DVD workout.

Eating slightly fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its weight will slowly burn off a few pounds a week, even if you sit in front of the TV all the time or drive a truck 11 hours a day.

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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.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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Don't. I dreaded having to get one but after using it for a month or so, I'm amazed at how much better I feel. I missed one night with it and then realized how much more test I'm actually getting with it. Yes, I'm trying to watch what and how much I eat, and am going to start some type of manual exercise to hopefully be more healthy, but in the mean time, the CPAP is a great friend.

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That's great and I hope you keep with getting healthy. I have lost 40lbs since Dec. and feel so much healthier. Just watch your portions, stay away from the fast food and work out when u can. Also, something that helped me is to find a low calorie meal that tastes good, fills u up but helps u get thru the day. If interested, I'll share a great chicken dinner with rice thats about 400-500 calories. Also, prepare your meals and that also helps because it controls your food intake..Drink lots of water because that fills u upp too. I wish u well and pray u stay healthy.

Yeah, I'll need to get a crock pot or something. But only are those truck stop meals horrible for me, it's about 10 bucks a pop. Healthier choices plus less money spent will be nice.

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.
Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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That's awesome to hear! I've heard the same thing from a number of people that were diagnosed with sleep apnea. They said getting treatment from a CPAP machine changed their lives completely. They felt a thousand times better. I'm glad you've found the same!

Remember, count calories to lose weight, exercise to be fit. You do not have to exercise to lose weight. You'll be more healthy if you exercise, but don't let the commercials on TV trick you into thinking you won't lose weight unless you bust your *ss everyday running five miles or doing some 30 minute DVD workout.

Eating slightly fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its weight will slowly burn off a few pounds a week, even if you sit in front of the TV all the time or drive a truck 11 hours a day.

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Great advice. I'm gonna start watching what and how much I eat.

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.

Hammer St. James's Comment
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+1 on losing weight by watching what you eat.

After a gnarly bike wreck I ballooned to 320 pounds. I lost 60 pounds by drinking 2 smoothies and eating one solid meal each day. I lost this weight without breaking a single sweat.

Hammer St. James Super Smoothie ____________________________________

1 scoop protein powder (I like chocolate)
1 cup low fat milk
1 cup yogurt
1 cup fruit (I like blueberries)
Handful of ice
tablespoon of honey
tablespoon peanut butter

Blend and enjoy!

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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+1 on losing weight by watching what you eat.

After a gnarly bike wreck I ballooned to 320 pounds. I lost 60 pounds by drinking 2 smoothies and eating one solid meal each day. I lost this weight without breaking a single sweat.

Hammer St. James Super Smoothie ____________________________________

1 scoop protein powder (I like chocolate)
1 cup low fat milk
1 cup yogurt
1 cup fruit (I like blueberries)
Handful of ice
tablespoon of honey
tablespoon peanut butter

Blend and enjoy!

Sounds good too.

Joe S.'s Comment
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I've been using a CPAP machines for years. I will use it when I take a nap. The way to lose weight is your food intake. Try to eat (if you can) 5-6 small meals a day. This will keep your metabolism going through out the day. Balance your carb v. protein intake but more toward protein. Get your sugars from fruit and vegetables. These are simple sugars and not processed sugars. Only eat yogurt once a week. If you look at the grams of sugar and fat on a container of yogurt it will surprise you.

When you look at a label the first thing to look at is the grams of fat. If the grams of fat are above 3 grams per servings put it down. If it is 3 or below then look at the carbs. Double the carbs. per serving then find 10% of that (22 carbs. x 2 = 44 divided by 10% = 4.4 grams of carbs. per serving). Then look at the sugars per serving. If the sugars are more than the carbs that you calculated then you put it back. If not it is good to eat. If the carbs that you calculated are more that the sugar go for it. You would be surprised what you should eat and shouldn't eat and this is a safe and easy way to lose weight.

I know I'm not driving a truck right now but I plan on it in the upcoming months. I stayed in shape being a fire fighter but we had time to work out. I know once I start driving I won't have time but I will stick to my good eating habits.

Let me know if this is helpful or not.

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.

Serah D.'s Comment
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Just finished watching the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. If interested you can watch it on Netflix or Amazon. It will change the way you treat your body. Good Luck.

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