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Old 04-07-2016, 02:36 PM   #151
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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.
I'm pretty set on the nose pillows as I find myself scratching my face/nose in the middle of the night and anything that covers more than that will be bothersome.

Sunlife has sent in my application for buying online from the U.S for review. It will take 3 business days to get an answer.

One question. I don't know if you have sinus issues or allergies, but have you ever or do you still use the CPAP when you're sick or have a stuffy nose?

I find that I have to breathe through my left nostril in order to sleep better.

When I sleep, I have to make sure I'm breathing through my left nostril and my right one basically doesn't take in any air, even with CPAP. Without CPAP, it cycles back and forth over night, but when using CPAP, it doesn't cycle at all.

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I found that the CPAP actually helped me breathe better when I had my allergies.


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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.
Got confirmation that they will cover US providers and online providers as long as you have a prescription. CPAP.com requires that you have a prescription before they sell you a machine.

You also (obviously) need a receipt with your name, providers name, and the items purchased listed in parts.

My plan covers 80% and machine can be replaced every 60 months. Supplies limited to masks, hose, etc. can be replaced without a doctors referral (not sure if it was a typo). Some supplies aren't covered such as batteries, distilled water, etc.

This is with sunlife btw.
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noticed my sleeping quality has been poor lately and thinking it may be due to a stuffy nose, saw the gp and got me a nasal spray with cortisone but so far hasn't had much effect on unblocking the nose. Anyone have experience with this before?
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noticed my sleeping quality has been poor lately and thinking it may be due to a stuffy nose, saw the gp and got me a nasal spray with cortisone but so far hasn't had much effect on unblocking the nose. Anyone have experience with this before?
try an air filter,there expensive but worth it....might be crap floating in the air inflaming ur nose,just because you cant it doesn't mean it isnt there.
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noticed my sleeping quality has been poor lately and thinking it may be due to a stuffy nose, saw the gp and got me a nasal spray with cortisone but so far hasn't had much effect on unblocking the nose. Anyone have experience with this before?
Have you tried sleeping on your side? With the stuffed nostril on the bottom?
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noticed my sleeping quality has been poor lately and thinking it may be due to a stuffy nose, saw the gp and got me a nasal spray with cortisone but so far hasn't had much effect on unblocking the nose. Anyone have experience with this before?
You might be able to clear it up by taking spirulina, 2g a day

The effects of spirulina on allergic rhinitis. - PubMed - NCBI

For a nasal spray that actually works, otrivin. Be careful, it's really addictive. It's easy to kick though, you return to baseline after 1-2 days of non use. Getting past the first night of a rebounded stuffy nose really sucks though, so it takes some will power.
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How often do you replace the mask?

Any other parts need to be replaced?

Are you still using it?



I got prescribed to one after I got diagnosed with mild sleep apnea.

Gonna pick it up on the 9th for a one month trial.

Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you.
My extended health covers the mask every two years and machine 5yrs.
If you clean it at least once a week it will last. It's the oils from your face that affect the thin rubber on the masks.


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Even when I use the CPAP, my jaw would tend to tense up when I'm asleep. My tongue would be stuck to the ceiling of my mouth and I figure this is what is causing my airway to shut.

Bought SnoreGuard from London Drugs for $50 and used it with CPAP. My sleep improved drastically.
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Even when I use the CPAP, my jaw would tend to tense up when I'm asleep. My tongue would be stuck to the ceiling of my mouth and I figure this is what is causing my airway to shut.

Bought SnoreGuard from London Drugs for $50 and used it with CPAP. My sleep improved drastically.
You may need your pressure increased on the CPAP
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I wish.

People who have CPAP most likely went through every method possible before going on CPAP, at least I did. It's not fun wearing a mask to sleep.
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try an air filter,there expensive but worth it....might be crap floating in the air inflaming ur nose,just because you cant it doesn't mean it isnt there.
Thanks, I am thinking I may try the air filter as one of my last resorts.

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Have you tried sleeping on your side? With the stuffed nostril on the bottom?
I am going to try that tonight, has that been something you tried before?

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You might be able to clear it up by taking spirulina, 2g a day

The effects of spirulina on allergic rhinitis. - PubMed - NCBI

For a nasal spray that actually works, otrivin. Be careful, it's really addictive. It's easy to kick though, you return to baseline after 1-2 days of non use. Getting past the first night of a rebounded stuffy nose really sucks though, so it takes some will power.
Thanks Skinny, my doctor referred me to a allergy specialist who did their test and afterwards just recommended to do the allergy shot which was something I didn't want to do. I'm going to check out spirulina actually, thank you!
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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
chect out Twilight

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on a real note tho, is there good air circulation in your room?
if u have a headset, wipe it down if its really dusty, use an air humidifer/filter too, not too expensive about 50$ for the cheapest
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Thanks Skinny, my doctor referred me to a allergy specialist who did their test and afterwards just recommended to do the allergy shot which was something I didn't want to do. I'm going to check out spirulina actually, thank you!
Did you try it? I'm reading a lot about it and would like to try it, so I was wondering does it really help?
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Did you try it? I'm reading a lot about it and would like to try it, so I was wondering does it really help?


The first time I did allergy shots I was good after for another 3 years.
When my allergies got bad again and I did the shots again, it only worked for that year.


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