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Severe OSA - Used Mouth Device Stopped Snoring-Absolutely NO Impact On My Apnea

by Judy

I am a 58-year-old NOT overweight female who was diagnosed a year ago with Severe OSA. The diagnosis explained my chronic fatigue, palpitations and various aches and pains. I snore very mildly. Bought a silicone mouth device which slightly pulls the tongue out and completely gets rid of the snoring. You would think the sleep apnea would also be helped by this.

NO: Just got the results back from a new sleep study (with the mouth device): still "waking" 35 times per hour, with an average oxygen saturation of 82% ... I HATE the CPAP machine (although it worked). I HATE the idea of being connected to this machine each and every night; I hate waking up in the morning with the impression of the mask straps on my face FOR HOURS. The rubber of the mask irritates my skin as well.

Yes, I am fatigued but HIGHLY functional. I DO NOT fall asleep during conversations, driving my car or watching a movie. I have NORMAL blood pressure, EKG. Did an echocardiogram: NORMAL.

Stress test: NORMAL. I exercise in moderation (walking and water aerobics) I am a
singer ... the point being that I utilize my airways a great deal!

I DO experience many instances of very rapid heartbeats, also when waking up in the morning...
and am concerned that although it is not measurable NOW, I am doing long-term damage to
my heart.

CAN SOMEBODY give me accurate information on HOW exactly UNTREATED sleep apnea
can cause "sudden death," "heart failure. Perhaps if I understood better, I would be more
willing to put up with the CPAP.


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Mar 01, 2014
Suggestion for Sleep Apnea NEW
by: @RickTufts

I had a client w/sleep apnea.I suggested he: Drink organic veg juice, more water, & extra fiber in diet(psyillium & crushed flaxseed),reduce milk & cheese. His asthma and sleep apnea went away.
Contact me if questions at Twitter above.

May 29, 2014
Capp machine or die NEW
by: Georgi

I have RLS, sleep apnea, heart palpitations, & a ton more & am still here. I hate anything on my face or in my mouth or on my nose. Tried the band that goes on nose, it bothered me, so would hv to get up soak it & remove it so it does not rip my skin off!,, I hate being alive! I know it is awful to say, but it am at the point that I give up...I am tired of it all...yet I wake eat do whatever & am still here, I don't have the answers, but thought maybe if u know someone else is suffering it sometimes becomes ok. Or not, anyway if u discover anything let me know

Apr 13, 2015
Save youself NEW
by: Anonymous

I have OSA. I was the guinea patient of a New Sleep clinic and was diagnosed. It saved my life and my wife says it save our marriage. I've since seen so many turn their lives and health around and too many who refused to recognize that their OSA was a severe disease and that CPAP was better than chemo...

How does it hurt you- lack of oxygen stimulates burst of adrenaline to wake you up to breathe. Repetitive adrenaline burst strains heart, cardiac system, increases BP and risks of strokes. It also wrecks normal hormonal secretions and can complicate diabetes related metabolism etc.
Take care of yourself, you are the only you we will ever have.

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