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CPAP machines
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:12:05 am »
Is there anyone here using a CPAP machine?  I have to make a decision soon which one I will buy but do not know anyone who has one and the outlets that sell them all have their own ' favourite' - I read that as the one they get the best profit margin on, not the one that is necessarily the best for the customer!  I have a very suspicious mind!!  Anyway I would be interested in any feedback. 
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Re: CPAP machines
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 09:06:12 pm »
Marina, sorry , I donít know anything about them but think I need one.

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Re: CPAP machines
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 09:26:30 pm »
If you think you need one Chookie, best to check with your doctor.
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Re: CPAP machines
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2021, 08:59:20 am »
Sorry, no help here either Marina. A friend has one and I tried to ring him but they are probably out in the back blocks, caravanning, with no coverage.
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Re: CPAP machines
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2021, 08:07:55 pm »
Thanks for trying, Cookie.  I appreciate it.
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Re: CPAP machines
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2024, 05:16:01 am »
Update.  A lot of water has gone under the bridge since I wrote this originally. 

At that time I rented a CPAP machine for a couple of months and really didn't like it so I returned it.  The next step was a mouth 'appliance' to stop snoring.  It was extortionately expensive and I suspect the technician was only interested in making a sale, not helping my problem.

Once again, a failure.  It changed my "bite" totally - I was unable to chew properly and I was forever biting my inner cheeks to the point of bleeding, etc. so that got put to one side as well and once again I was faced with the 'dreaded' CPAP.  So I clenched my teeth and went for one again and this time I am very happy with it.  I think when I had my first experience with the machine I simply wasn't ready for one and this time I was happy to go with it and it has made a big difference.

It is not 100% perfect and sometimes annoys me, but it has made a huge difference (and DH is getting an uninterrupted night's sleep at last) so, if anyone is contemplating a CPAP I would encourage you to consider it seriously.
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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Re: CPAP machines
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2024, 08:06:24 am »
It took a while but you got there in the end Marina, persistence pays off.
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Re: CPAP machines
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2024, 12:51:38 pm »
Well done Marina. A few of our friends use them. Something about equalising pressure in airways isnít it?
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Re: CPAP machines
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2024, 08:27:28 pm »
To be honest, Cookie, I don't really know the technicalities.  There are a couple of different types and they do much the same thing, but different, i.e. an oven vs. an air fryer sort of comparison.  The CPAP gives continuous air pressure which helps for those who snore and for those with sleep aponea and it also gives a fantastic sleep as well.
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Re: CPAP machines
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2024, 11:39:32 am »
A good nights sleep is very important. Iím not very nice if I donít sleep well.
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Re: CPAP machines
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2024, 06:57:16 pm »
Marina, so glad that you are both now getting a good nights sleep. DD has been involved with sleep Apnea. From what she has told me, it is not a simple issue to deal with.