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By January 25, 2011 - 8:36pm

I have recently been diagnosed with Positional Sleep Apnea. Anyone familiar with this?

By HERWriter Guide April 26, 2011 - 4:17pm

Hi again CLand!

I'm glad it's working well for you so far (or at least "ok"!), it does take sometime for you to work out what will work for you. I agree with being on your side making it harder but again, sleeping on your back often makes anyone work just that little harder to breath. Kind of a double edged sword. My husband still fights with his C-Pap a little!

The dental appliance didn't work for him but if it works for you (and it works for many!) then that'll be fantastic! Good luck with everything and with taking care of your Mom - sounds like you have a lot on your hands. Anytime you need support - we're here!

April 26, 2011 - 4:17pm
By April 22, 2011 - 8:19am

Hi, Susan! Thanks for your comment. I've been on CPAP for several weeks now and have gotten pretty used to it. I start off sleeping on my back, but after a few hours need to stop . That's when my mask has to come off. You absolutely can not sleep soundly on your side with CPAP. I have been able to determine my apnea is totally obstructive and not central. That means that I have other choices available to me when I have the time. Right now I'm taking care of my 85 year old mother, so I don't have time for surgery. I am considering dental appliance. Good luck!

April 22, 2011 - 8:19am
By HERWriter Guide April 19, 2011 - 7:57am

Hi CLand

I'm sorry it has taken so long to respond!

I know that people who sleep on their backs have twice the incidences of sleep apnea than those who sleep on their sides. Do you sleep on your back?

My husband was diagnosed with apnea at a young age (without being in any way over-weight) and finds there is a difference, depending on his sleep position. Of course, being on a C-Pap can force a person into a certain position!

I hope to hear back from you!

April 19, 2011 - 7:57am

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