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Person in fragile health needs recommendations!

Asking for a friend: What are some gentle activities and general advice for a substantially overweight fortyish man in weak health who needs to turn things around? He has not received good support from doctors and his job does not permit him to take time off during clinic hours in any case. See inside! [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Apr 6, 2016 - 19 answers


You-Are-Not-My-Sleep-Medicine-Specialist-filter: how can I best control my snoring, both in the short- and long-term? What was previously a "cute" little rasp has evolved into a cacophony that necessitates separate bedrooms, and we are desperate. More under the fold. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Dec 2, 2015 - 18 answers

Should I buy a CPAP machine?

CPAP machine (or rather, an APAP) has been helping me feel better, I think, but I was never actually diagnosed with sleep apnea and the sleep study results didn't show any apneas. The CPAP trial has ended, and I need some help deciding if I should buy the machine. Many details after the jump! [more inside]
posted by spicytunaroll on Nov 10, 2015 - 12 answers

I would kill a man for a good night's sleep, if I had the energy

I have sleep apnea. I'm looking for non-surgical treatments other than CPAP and BiPAP—I've tried both, and neither works for me. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Apr 23, 2014 - 20 answers

It's like sleep apnea, but through my nose. What's going on?

It's like sleep apnea, but through my nose. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Jan 3, 2014 - 14 answers

Looking for your best, most persuasive articles/anecdata on sleep apnea.

A dear friend's husband sounds like he has sleep apnea. His interrupted sleep makes him lethargic and unable to work, meaning his wife works full time and takes care of the four kids, including a special needs child. He is moody, depressed, and has migraines and irritable bowel syndrome. I would like some accessible articles and anecdotes on the risks of untreated apnea; the benefits of treatment; and how treatment is accessed in the NHS (UK). [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jan 10, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I get more quality REM sleep?

I'm not a poor sleeper, but I want to sleep more and especially get more REM sleep. How can I do it? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Aug 27, 2012 - 19 answers

Sleep apnea is causing me to fall asleep at work. HELP!

I'm pretty sure I have sleep apnea and it's affecting me at at work. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jul 14, 2012 - 12 answers

I probably won't sleep, but I'm determined to enjoy myself anyway.

I'm going in for a sleep study this week (both the "overnight" and the "daytime napping" parts) and I have a few practical questions. [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Jan 28, 2012 - 13 answers

A Prince-loving vegan travels to Minneapolis with a CPAP machine. Then some joke of some kind occurs.

I'm about to head to the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, and as a vegan traveling for the first time with a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, I have a few questions - snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Jun 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Retainer for Sleep Aprea & Teeth Straightening?

Is it possible to treat sleep apnea and straighten teeth using the same orthodontic device? [more inside]
posted by Kalatraz on Jun 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Trying to understand why my anxiety/depression spikes

What might cause a marked spike in my anxiety/depression symptoms from 5pm-8pm (almost to the minute)? In terms of body chemistry, sleep/wake cycle, hormones, etc what does my body have going on during this time? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Mar 24, 2011 - 21 answers

Infant seat in front seat? How bad?

Apparently apnea monitors aren't reliable in moving vehicles, and I may have to put my 11-day-old in the front seat to be able to see that she's still breathing. Anybody have experience or expertise? [more inside]
posted by wjm on Feb 24, 2011 - 24 answers

Could I have sleep apnea?

What is the deal with my sleeping weirdnesses? Could I have sleep apnea? I'm 26, female, no more than 5 lbs overweight. I snore heavily but my fiance has never noticed me gasping for air or choking in the night. [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on Nov 4, 2010 - 19 answers

CPAP Troubles (or My Sleeping Adventures as a Fighter Pilot)

Why am I waking up 3x or more with CPAP? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Help Keep my Fetus Quiet

Tips and tricks to get my 3rd trimester fetus to settle down at night and let me sleep? [more inside]
posted by beezy on Feb 23, 2010 - 30 answers

Has anyone had success treating sleep apnea without a CPAP (or surgery)?

Has anyone successfully used non-surgical alternatives to CPAP therapy (oral appliances, special pillows, etc) for treatment of mild-to-moderate sleep apnea, or been able to stop CPAP therapy after losing weight? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Jul 6, 2008 - 27 answers

How can I stop swallowing air when I use my CPAP?

I have severe sleep apnea (apnea/hypopnea index 66). I've tried various CPAPs (currently a REMstar Auto M Series with C-Flex) and masks (full-face, nasal pillow, currently a nasal mask). The problem is that for every combination of machine and mask, I wake up in an hour or two, generally having swallowed a lot of air, and stop using the CPAP for the night. The respiratory tech says that it's working when I use it - index as low as 6, which is well within the normal range - but I'm so uncomfortable when I wake up that it's very hard to put the mask back on. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Jun 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Advice for sleep apnea please.

Sleep apnea sufferers: Advice needed. Whats it like to have sleep apnea? What treatments have you been given? [more inside]
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay on Dec 16, 2007 - 18 answers

pediatricians & parents, tell me of toddler tonsils

our 2.5 yo son has giant tonsils and sleep apnea. listening to his labored breathing hurts us. contemplating a tonsilectomy on such a little guy hurts us, too. anybody wanna weigh in?
posted by oigocosas on Jan 14, 2007 - 41 answers

Seeking Help with Some CPAP/Apnea Issues

Do you have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine, or do you know someone who does? Help a CPAP newbie who's having a rough ride by answering a few questions and/or giving advice. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 27, 2006 - 24 answers

Broke but suffering from sleep apnea.

Unemployed and uninsured but suffering from sleep apnea. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by SilverTail on Jul 24, 2006 - 12 answers


Help me find a good sleep disorder clinic around SF (East Bay, hopefully). [more inside]
posted by Dunwitty on Jul 17, 2006 - 8 answers

How to deal with possible sleep apnea?

Another question about sleep apnea - specifically about how to deal with the actual moment of waking up choking. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on May 30, 2006 - 15 answers

Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard

Sleep Apnea filter: Looking for advice on how to get fitted for one of those mouth guards that apparantly keeps your airway open. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Nov 30, 2005 - 16 answers

People's Experiences with Sleep Apnea & CPAP?

I was recently diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 17, 2005 - 18 answers

Tell me about Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea... some, ooh, let's say about 5% of the population has it. I'm starting to think I might, too: not feeling rested in the morning, snoring at night, breathing stops irregularly, etcetera. Anyone got personal experiences, stories, or advice to offer? I'm not running to the doctor yet... unless y'all scare me into it! [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jun 20, 2004 - 33 answers

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