My name is Mary and I’m a sleep apneac! Probably due to the structure of my jaw and neck, so have had this most likely for my whole life. I’ve always been more fatigued than most people. Have used a CPAP for 12 years now and it has probably saved my life. Currently use an AirSense and AirFit, with some little cotton liners. Just ordered the AirTouch mask and can hardly wait. No matter how I adjust my mask, I still wake up with lines and redness on my face. The silicone seal also turns my skin yellow (the cotton liners help here). When I started using a CPAP, I had JUST learned to pack lightly for travel, and so hauling an additional item was annoying. However, the machines have gotten smaller; I’m really looking forward to getting the new travel machine.
For a while I also used a dental device. My apnea was so bad I still needed the CPAP, though. The dental device “upgrade” was uncomfortable, so I no longer use it–just the CPAP.
This group will help me keep up with the latest technology.
Sleep is lovely and essential for a good life. The only three nights in 12 years I’ve not used my CPAP were when the power was out!