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Old 02-25-2016, 08:01 AM   #126
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guessing those are good to wear while u watch tv/browse phone/comp before bed
yup. apparently the blue light caused by looking at your TV/phone/computer before bed "drains" your melatonin which causes you to have a difficult time falling asleep.

those glasses block the blue light and makes it easier to sleep supposedly.

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mr_chin, yes it takes some getting use to. about 4 months for me but the quality of sleep that i'm getting now is amazing. i find when i do get sick, like a cold i recover much faster too
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It takes time - it took me over a year and several masks to get 'the right one'

I got a referral to an Eyes, ears and nose specialist. He confirmed that I did have slight sleep apnea.
I Went through clinical sleep solutions and they let me take a CPAP machine home to try out for a month.
It didn't take me long to get used to the machine.
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Has anyone here tried an Obstructive Spleep Apnea (OSA) Mouth Guard? I've been using the CPAP machine for about 3 weeks now, wondering about the alternative though?
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for the past two weeks i've been having symptoms of difficulty breathing and waking up suddenly gasping for air with heart racing and just recently had a panic attack I believe. Anyone else gone through this and know how to prevent it? I never knew what it felt like and that it was serious until I felt it myself. Just a terrible uneasy feeling of dread. Is it something I should take to emergency?
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Where do you guys buy those blue blocking glasses locally?
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You're awake and fine, so no. Don't take that to emergency. Just go to your doctor and get s referral to a sleep specialist
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yup. apparently the blue light caused by looking at your TV/phone/computer before bed "drains" your melatonin which causes you to have a difficult time falling asleep.

those glasses block the blue light and makes it easier to sleep supposedly.
The f.lux application for Windows/OSX can adjust your monitor's colour temperature at sunset, to reduce the blue light.
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Where do you guys buy those blue blocking glasses locally?
Can't really answer your question but if you're able/open to getting a new credit card; sign up for Amazon's Visa and you get a $20 giftcard. I used the giftcard credit to buy the glasses lol. Beats having to pay $31 shipped for them and I plan to use the Visa for online purchases so win-win.

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The glasses sell for like $9 USD on Amazon.com (which is odd since its $31 CDN on the .ca site) and get it shipped to Point Roberts
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The f.lux application for Windows/OSX can adjust your monitor's colour temperature at sunset, to reduce the blue light.
Good to know! I ordered the glasses and plan to use them when I'm browsing my phone before bed and while brushing my teeth lol

Don't think theres an application that can adjust/reduce blue light for those activities
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hmmmm you're the second person that's recommended them. i might pick up a pair

http://www.amazon.ca/Uvex-S1933X-Eye.../dp/B000USRG90
So after using these blue light blocking glasses for a week before bed these definitely help me fall asleep. Usually i use my phone before bed and found it hard to fall asleep.

Just don't wear these before a quick nap. I was planning to go out, take a 3 hour nap and wore the glasses < ended up passing out for 12 hours and just woke up now

Definitely check these out if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
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for the past two weeks i've been having symptoms of difficulty breathing and waking up suddenly gasping for air with heart racing and just recently had a panic attack I believe. Anyone else gone through this and know how to prevent it? I never knew what it felt like and that it was serious until I felt it myself. Just a terrible uneasy feeling of dread. Is it something I should take to emergency?

Go to your doctor and tell him all the symptoms you are experiencing and ask if he can refer you to some specialist.
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FYI, for people who uses iphones, the newest iOS that came out yesterday includes a new feature called "Night Shift" where when used, will slowly shift ur screens temperature from cool white to a warm yellow according to a preset time of ur choice or following the suns rise and set time. so same idea as those eye glasses that filters out the blue light?
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So after using these blue light blocking glasses for a week before bed these definitely help me fall asleep. Usually i use my phone before bed and found it hard to fall asleep.

Just don't wear these before a quick nap. I was planning to go out, take a 3 hour nap and wore the glasses < ended up passing out for 12 hours and just woke up now

Definitely check these out if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
bought these glasses earlier this week when they were $25 down from $30 and now their $15

get them now while their on sale lol
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Has anyone here tried an Obstructive Spleep Apnea (OSA) Mouth Guard? I've been using the CPAP machine for about 3 weeks now, wondering about the alternative though?
I tried the CPAP for a month with 2 different masks. Couldn't sleep more than 3 hours before taking them off. I keep waking up with the sense that I am wearing it and extremely uncomfortable.

I took the machine back and the specialist told me to go see my dentist for an oral appliance that helps with OSA. However, these are usually not covered by insurance and can be in the thousands of dollars.

Then, coincidentally today, I went to London Drugs and was looking for breath rite strips and saw an oral appliance for sale for $39.95. It's suppose to keep your lower jaw forward so that your airway is opened. I didn't buy it though, just letting you know if you're interested in trying a mouth guard and don't want to spend your life savings for one.
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I tried the CPAP for a month with 2 different masks. Couldn't sleep more than 3 hours before taking them off. I keep waking up with the sense that I am wearing it and extremely uncomfortable.

I took the machine back and the specialist told me to go see my dentist for an oral appliance that helps with OSA. However, these are usually not covered by insurance and can be in the thousands of dollars.
Depending on what company you use will depend on how much service they will provide to get you into the right mask and pressure set-up. I used Westcare in Coquitlam and I tried about ten different masks and slowly increased my pressures to where I needed them in order to get used to sleeping with the mask.

Yes, their prices are higher than buying online - but the service to get my needs set-up correctly was invaluable as I need this machine to prevent heart and brain issues. If you require a CPAP, I recommend you find a specialist that will work with you to make a CPAP work for you. Your health, your choice.
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Depending on what company you use will depend on how much service they will provide to get you into the right mask and pressure set-up. I used Westcare in Coquitlam and I tried about ten different masks and slowly increased my pressures to where I needed them in order to get used to sleeping with the mask.

Yes, their prices are higher than buying online - but the service to get my needs set-up correctly was invaluable as I need this machine to prevent heart and brain issues. If you require a CPAP, I recommend you find a specialist that will work with you to make a CPAP work for you. Your health, your choice.
Yeah, I saw the online prices and they're cheaper by more than 50%. If anything, I'm gonna buy online.
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Check with your extended health coverage as well as most cover CPAP machines to some extent.
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Check with your extended health coverage as well as most cover CPAP machines to some extent.
I'm with sunlife and in the processing of discussing with customer service. They said they have to verify the website and with the seller that the machines are indeed qualified CPAP machines.

I'm looking at machines on cpap.com.
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Should be interesting to see if they cover it.
Maybe you should emphasize that you are saving their company money by doing so.
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My company is with Sunlife and our coverage will pay for all my apnea leads. My doctor wrote a letter that said I will need the machine for life to prevent brain and heart damage. Now, even all my additional parts are covered, as the masks and hoses do wear.
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If that is the case, then why not buy local to save yourself any hassle?
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If that is the case, then why not buy local to save yourself any hassle?
Hmm? Fill me in on any hassle buying online please because I am going to pull the trigger once I get an answer from sunlife.

Sunlife is only covering 80% of my CPAP machine and equipment and I was quoted $2235 for everything. So all in all, if I buy online I'm saving about $300.
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Hmm? Fill me in on any hassle buying online please because I am going to pull the trigger once I get an answer from sunlife.

Sunlife is only covering 80% of my CPAP machine and equipment and I was quoted $2235 for everything. So all in all, if I buy online I'm saving about $300.
Online may save you some money up front, but if you get a mask that doesn't fit properly, you are out of pocket buying another until you get it right. I went through about 8 different masks until I tried one that fit - and all of that was free through the clinic.
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