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Do you snore?

Do you snore? Do you care that you snore? Are you doing anything about it?

I've always snored, but not nightly. Lately it has been happening more frequently so I started to wear a nose strip at bed time. It usually helps, but it seems to be becoming less effective.

I know an appointment for a physical is in order, but a clsb inquiry seems a little more convenient.

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I even had surgery for it and I still snore. I tried the machine but I can't handle it.

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I know an appointment for a physical is in order, but a clsb inquiry seems a little more convenient.
Do a sleep study and you will know what's up.

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Only if my extremely tired or drunk
This + if I fall asleep on the couch (but that usually correlates with extremely tired.)

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There is thread on this already:
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But I snore most of the time, 100% when drunk. Pretty sure I have sleep apnea, but at this moment I can't afford to get diagnosed with it. I'll wait until I'm closer to retirement
btw, use the new 4 point nose strips almost daily. They seem to help a bit.
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I even had surgery for it and I still snore. I tried the machine but I can't handle it.
Damn, sorry to hear that.

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How about a SOMETIMES option?

Check me in for that one.
Don't know how to change the poll...this is how I used to be.

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Do a sleep study and you will know what's up.
Will have to find the desire actually see a doc about this to see what she says. I am not one to self prescribe procedures, but if she recommends it, then it will happen. I guess I am kind of avoiding the the possibility that I will have to get one of those machines.

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This + if I fall asleep on the couch (but that usually correlates with extremely tired.)
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If my wife says so she's a liar.
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There is thread on this already:
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But I snore most of the time, 100% when drunk. Pretty sure I have sleep apnea, but at this moment I can't afford to get diagnosed with it. I'll wait until I'm closer to retirement
btw, use the new 4 point nose strips almost daily. They seem to help a bit.
Read through the thread you posted, thanks. I am in denial and non of the reasons posted (weight, drinking, smoking) apply to me.

I tried the "Advanced" strips and they did not stick very well, I use the "Extra" and they stay on better and do work better then the generics or the regular ones from breathright.

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Read through the thread you posted, thanks. I am in denial and non of the reasons posted (weight, drinking, smoking) apply to me.

I tried the "Advanced" strips and they did not stick very well, I use the "Extra" and they stay on better and do work better then the generics or the regular ones from breathright.
I had a problem with the advanced ones not sticking too, until I started to thoroughly wash my nose with soap right before applying them. Little bit of PITA, but it did the trick for me.

BTW, if I sleep without a pillow, the snorring is significantly decreased. I just can't sleep without a pillow every night
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Do a sleep study ... it will save your life!

I didn't know how bad I had it until I had that done. I then had surgery, which did help a lot, but didn't fix it 100%. Now I use a CPAP machine. If I didn't have all of this done, I could not function.

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Do a sleep study ... it will save your life!

I didn't know how bad I had it until I had that done. I then had surgery, which did help a lot, but didn't fix it 100%. Now I use a CPAP machine. If I didn't have all of this done, I could not function.

Snoring is one thing, sleep apnea is a heap worse, and if you don't do the sleep study, you won't know where you stand.
Same here. I never knew I snored. I don't think I did in college and for a period of 7 years after college none of my girlfriends told me I did either.

Then I met my wife, we got married and she told me about it. I think it got steadily worse after we married.

I'm not overweight. I have very little body fat too. The only trigger I can acutely think of is I never had allergies until I took a trip to Europe in 1995 where I essentially sneezed through the entire continent. Ever since then one side of my nose was never used EVER. My theory is we get old and stuff changes. Then you deal with it. I'm not 20 anymore. If I drink 2 beers I'm done. When I was younger I could drink a case of Coors light in a sitting.

So I took all the allergy pills (Clarinex and such) and tried all the nose strips and none of them helped. I went an was tested for allergies and the only thing I'm officially allergic to was grass.

I then when and had the deviated septum surgery. That helped a little with the breathing. I still favor one side but the other takes over about 25% of the time (supposed to be 50/50). Oh and if anyone is considering the surgery over the sleep study I'll have you know the surgery is TERRIBLE and the sleep study is a breeze. Deviated septum surgery is HELLA PAINFUL. It's probably the worst solution for this problem as the outcome doesn't really help for many people but the recovery is a BITCH. I'll let others weigh in on that point if they want. It's simply painful and gross. I wouldn't wish that procedure on my worst enemies.

Then my wife told me that all she wanted for Christmas was me to get a sleep study so SHE could sleep at night. I went and had one done and now I sleep like a baby. No 2am bathroom breaks, no vivid dreams of running and such. Just like a baby.

Every once in a while people joke about what that stupid machine does for a fella's sex life. All I have to say is my wife asked me to take the study so she could sleep and night and a happy wife is much more appreciative if you know what I mean.

Besides that I'm not a spring chicken anymore. I'm not picking up chicks on the weekends either. It's just hum ho dad trying to raise a family so what the hell do I care what it looks like. After you see your wife give birth there aren't too many sacred things in a family.

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Same here. I never knew I snored. I don't think I did in college and for a period of 7 years after college none of my girlfriends told me I did either.

Then I met my wife, we got married and she told me about it. I think it got steadily worse after we married.

I'm not overweight. I have very little body fat too. The only trigger I can acutely think of is I never had allergies until I took a trip to Europe in 1995 where I essentially sneezed through the entire continent. Ever since then one side of my nose was never used EVER.

So I took all the allergy pills (Clarinex and such) and tried all the nose strips and none of them helped. I went an was tested for allergies and the only thing I'm officially allergic to was grass.

I then when and had the deviated septum surgery. That helped a little with the breathing. I still favor one side but the other takes over about 25% of the time (supposed to be 50/50).

Then my wife told me that all she wanted for Christmas was me to get a sleep study so SHE could sleep at night. I went and had one done and now I sleep like a baby. No 2am bathroom breaks, no vivid dreams of running and such. Just like a baby.

Every once in a while people joke about what that stupid machine does for a fella's sex life. All I have to say is my wife asked me to take the study so she could sleep and night and a happy wife is much more appreciative if you know what I mean.

Besides that I'm not a spring chicken anymore. I'm not picking up chicks on the weekends either. It's just hum ho dad trying to raise a family so what the hell do I care what it looks like. After you see your wife give birth there aren't too many sacred things in a family.

You get over that stuff because it allows you to sleep and that's what's important.
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If I'm on my back, I'll shake the windows and wake myself up. I now sleep on my sides and flip back and forth when I get uncomfortable. Problem temporarily solved...
I tried all the sleeping arrangements I could stand and none of them eliminated the snores. Pillows, no pillows, pillow under stomach, back, front, side. The only thing I ever got was bored of the one position I found that offered some sort of relief.

I'd be willing to put money on anyone here who is over 35 and says they snore in one position but found sleeping in another position eliminates the snore. My bet is that if you went for a sleep study they'd find you are still waking up. You might not actually know you are waking up and your partner may not be aware of it either but I bet your brain activity changes and you launch yourself out of REM sleep more than you should.

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I prefer to sleep on my right side, but I don't usually wake up that way. Seems it doesn't always matter how you fall asleep, you might not end up in the position you started in, so I wouldn't rely on this method to address the issue. Do the sleep study to find out where you are, it's the only real way to know.

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Yes. Not the full face mask though. I'm mild case. My big fear was that I sleep on my stomach so I was worried about the hose but that isn't an issue.

I think they said I wake myself 6 times per minute. From what I understand that's mild. My mom has it worse and my mother in law was told she wakes 20+ times per minute and was a severe case.

I guess more and more insurance plans are paying for the study and equipment because of the affects the sleep apnea has on your heart. For untreated severe cases it's pretty bad.

One side effect is that I now NEVER get sick with upper respiratory illness (common cold). This is because the air is filtered and you'll have a built in humidifier. It's awesome. My house can be really dry in winter but I have no worries.

I had BCBS HMO and they paid 100% for the sleep study which took 1 night. I showed up at 7pm to a place in Lombard, watched a brief video, played my PSP for an hour while they hooked the diodes up to my body and went to sleep around 11pm. They woke me up at 3:30 and said they had all the data they needed and then discharged me. I went home and slept it off.

The hardest part is pulling the diodes off your body. The glue they use is nasty sticky. Other than that nothing is invasive and it's all outpatient.

A week later I had all the equipment which BCBS HMO paid 100% for and every 3rd month I order replacement parts which the HMO pays for.

So I figure this costs my nothing, I sleep better, my wife sleeps better, and I know I'm healthier overall because of it.

If you travel a lot it is an extra thing you have to pack. I'm flying to CA this week and plan to leave it at home because I don't want to check bags and with all the other stuff I'm bringing it just isn't possible. No biggie.

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The CPAP takes some getting used to at first, but it becomes 2nd nature after a while. The inconvenience and minor discomfort it causes doesn't outweigh not using it and feeling like a truck drove over you all the next day because you didn't get any real rest.

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I hated using a CPAP so I have the UPPP surgery. It was absolutely horrible but I haven't used the machine since. ENT doc claimed it was a 66-75% chance of success. Doc Eric said more like 50%.

I am not 100% cured but I am much better now. Pulse o2 was falling to around 72% before surgery and I think high 80's to low 90s now.

Since my nose was so broken up from my past life the CPAP would strangle me at night. Somehow it would press against a flap in the back of my throat basically making a seal which would block my airflow and jolt me awake, once I snapped awake my body cleared it after a second or so but it was a really freaky scary way to wake up. I tried 3 different purchased masks and a handful of testers at the doc office.. In the end with my lifestyle I couldn't stand needing to drag a machine with me on airplanes or out camping or whatever.. + the whole feeling like I was getting choked out in the middle of the night thing kind of freaked me out, it was worse than the apnea.

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post #28 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 11:27 AM
pfft.
 
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I sleep on my gut so no not really - I will transition to my side and still no - Now and then I will roll to my back, begin to snore, wake Myslef up and then roll back to my gut - I have asked my chick before if I do and she has always said no
That means you're giving good lovin' because I swear I wouldn't spend one night with a snorer unless he made it worth my while.
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That means you're giving good lovin' because I swear I wouldn't spend one night with a snorer unless he made it worth my while.
You are giving Bug an unnecessary ego boost.

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