Just Lou said:If you have a chronic sinus condition along with sleep apnea, as I do, the oral devices don't work too well.
Any time I lie down, my sinuses close up and I'm forced to breath through my mouth. The CPAP pressure keeps the sinuses open, the mouth stays closed, and I breathe and sleep just fine.
I used to require an antihistamine, and maybe a decongestant, to keep the head clear so that I could sleep, but the pressure applied by the cpap machine seems to suppress the urge to sneeze and sinus drainage.
Colds and allergies can be rough on a cpap user.
Wendy said:Just a comment from the other side of the bed. While it's definitely preferable to snoring and it does help other health problems, that CPAP machine is not without its own noise. And while I'm pleased that it's improved Mike's health, I do wish they'd invent a silent one.