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  • +10

    @ CPAP Sales

    I read that as CRAP Sales…

    • I think that's the idea. One of those FCUK-type, grab-their-attention marketing methods.

  • Halloween must be a major contributor to CPAP sales, with all that gorging on sugar.

    • +2

      Sleep apnoea is certainly exacerbated by being overweight, but even after getting in great shape I still suffer badly from it. It worked well as a motivation to get in shape, but it's been extremely disappointing to find that it's had little to no impact.

      • Do you breath through your nose or mouth when sleeping?

        Have you seen and ears, nose & throat specialist? Nasal polyps might be a cause.

  • Halloween costume sorted.

  • +1
  • how do i know if I have apnea? I went for an apnea test and the pharmacist gave me some equipment to attach to myself before I sleep, but I don't know if I did it correctly. The result showed I woke up 13 times that night which is not high enough to be apnea, but like I said, I had to put it on myself and I don't know if I did it correctly.

    Is there a place that does sleep tests where you sleep over and they put it on you?

    I'm always tired during the day no matter how much sleep I got.

    • You will need to be referred by your GP for a formal sleep study
      I wouldn't trust the results of a pharmacy home test
      Bring in this questionnaire before you see your GP (which assesses the likelihood of sleep apnoea) - https://www.sleepapnea.org/assets/files/pdf/ESS%20PDF%201990...

      • i did need a GP referral for the sleep study, but I think to save on costs they (Sleep Australia) referred me to a pharmacy to borrow their equipment.

        Nothing wrong with the equipment, but putting it on myself was a challenge, and remembering exactly how to do it correctly, I don't know if I did that.

    • Do you snore or stop breathing while you sleep? If you sleep alone, I think there are apps that you could use to monitor you during your sleep.

      As for the sleep study equipment - if you didn't connect it properly, then the data analysis should have shown that.

      Given that you got the sleep study through a GP referral, and they said apnea wasn't the issue, then you might want to ask your GP to investigate other factors. Sleep apnea isn't the only explanation for being tried - eg weight, chronic fatigue, diabetes, vitamin deficiency etc.

      • Do you snore or stop breathing while you sleep? If you sleep alone, I think there are apps that you could use to monitor you during your sleep.

        I definitely snore. But whether I stop breathing, I don't know. People who have apnea do not know that they have it. My dad had this for years (without knowing) and developed Alzheimer's so it is very scary to me.

        I want to buy the Withings Scanwatch which claims to be able to help detect apnea, but I don't know how much it can be trusted.

        As for the sleep study equipment - if you didn't connect it properly, then the data analysis should have shown that.

        What if everything was connected, but just not perfectly so they didn't get the most accurate reading? It was I think 3 electronic devices and about 10 different pads, so a complex contraption. I got stressed out that night and had difficulty sleeping so I went and popped a sleeping pill, which I am normally adamant against using.

        • I got stressed out that night and had difficulty sleeping so I went and popped a sleeping pill, which I am normally adamant against using.

          That's probably not a great idea - a sleeping pill might change how you sleep so the test may not work properly. Did you inform your GP or the sleep specialist that you took a sleeping pill?

          What if everything was connected, but just not perfectly so they didn't get the most accurate reading?

          I expect they cross-check data from various sensors to get the final diagnosis. After all, all sorts of people use those take-home apnea tests, so I'd expect a certain level of idiot-proofness to be built-in. And yes, they are quite uncomfortable to sleep-in, so I expect that these tests show worse apnea results than reality.

          If you want to get the best apnea test done, you would need to do a private hospital overnight stay. I believe these are done through a sleep specialist so your GP would need to refer you to a sleep specialist who will then refer you to the hospital.

          • @Dinjay:

            That's probably not a great idea - a sleeping pill might change how you sleep so the test may not work properly. Did you inform your GP or the sleep specialist that you took a sleeping pill?

            I did tell him, but he said it should be ok. If I didn't take it, I probably wouldn't have got any sleep that night, wasted the pads and got no data from it. I had no choice really.

            I want to do the test again but in a place I can confirm that you sleep over, and not take home the kit. The place I originally went to was a sleep study specialist. But maybe they had to cut back on costs and stopped doing overnight stays.

            And yes, they are quite uncomfortable to sleep-in, so I expect that these tests show worse apnea results than reality.

            Yeah I think I had to sleep on my back when I'm normally a side sleeper.

            I'll probably look into it again once covid is over.

  • Seem to be much cheaper elsewhere.

    e.g. Philips DreamWear UtN Nasal mask:
    * cpapsales: $250
    * cpap.com.au: $195
    * cpapvictoria: $189
    * ebay: $139

  • Can you do any deals on the NightShift Active Sleep Repositioner and Recorder?

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