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Does anyone know where you can get CPAP products out here in Abu Dhabi ?
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I think I saw a CPAP machine here in Dubai at the American Hospital Pharmacy, ring them and check. Not sure about AD though hun
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I think I saw a CPAP machine here in Dubai at the American Hospital Pharmacy, ring them and check. Not sure about AD though hun
Thanks Mr Star has it should stop his snoring!
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General info for anyone not sleeping and snoring!

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.

Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They often occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.

Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep 3 or more nights each week. You often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep when your breathing pauses or becomes shallow.

This results in poor sleep quality that makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.

Overview
Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. Doctors usually can't detect the condition during routine office visits. Also, there are no blood tests for the condition.

Most people who have sleep apnea don't know they have it because it only occurs during sleep. A family member and/or bed partner may first notice the signs of sleep apnea.

The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. This most often means that the airway has collapsed or is blocked during sleep. The blockage may cause shallow breathing or breathing pauses.

When you try to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea happens more often in people who are overweight, but it can affect anyone.

Central sleep apnea is a less common type of sleep apnea. It happens when the area of your brain that controls your breathing doesn't send the correct signals to your breathing muscles. You make no effort to breathe for brief periods.

Central sleep apnea often occurs with obstructive sleep apnea, but it can occur alone. Snoring doesn't typically happen with central sleep apnea.

This article mainly focuses on obstructive sleep apnea.

Outlook
Untreated sleep apnea can:

Increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes
Increase the risk for or worsen heart failure
Make irregular heartbeats more likely
Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents
Lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, surgery, and/or breathing devices can successfully treat sleep apnea in many people.
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General info for anyone not sleeping and snoring!

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.

Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They often occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.

Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep 3 or more nights each week. You often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep when your breathing pauses or becomes shallow.

This results in poor sleep quality that makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.

Overview
Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. Doctors usually can't detect the condition during routine office visits. Also, there are no blood tests for the condition.

Most people who have sleep apnea don't know they have it because it only occurs during sleep. A family member and/or bed partner may first notice the signs of sleep apnea.

The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. This most often means that the airway has collapsed or is blocked during sleep. The blockage may cause shallow breathing or breathing pauses.

When you try to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea happens more often in people who are overweight, but it can affect anyone.

Central sleep apnea is a less common type of sleep apnea. It happens when the area of your brain that controls your breathing doesn't send the correct signals to your breathing muscles. You make no effort to breathe for brief periods.

Central sleep apnea often occurs with obstructive sleep apnea, but it can occur alone. Snoring doesn't typically happen with central sleep apnea.

This article mainly focuses on obstructive sleep apnea.

Outlook
Untreated sleep apnea can:

Increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes
Increase the risk for or worsen heart failure
Make irregular heartbeats more likely
Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents
Lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, surgery, and/or breathing devices can successfully treat sleep apnea in many people.
I've got it, and I'm a fat bastard with hypertension and an irregular heartbeat. My eyes are like piss-holes in the snow.

I hate it.
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The Consultant I used to work for in the UK specialised in sleep apnoea, one of the first things he would tell people if they were a bit overweight was to get the weight off, it can make a huge difference.
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The Consultant I used to work for in the UK specialised in sleep apnoea, one of the first things he would tell people if they were a bit overweight was to get the weight off, it can make a huge difference.
Yes, it's quite common advice, but then the condition itself can make you fat, probably because you eat so much to counter the permanent tiredness and feeling of shiteness.
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I can understand that, have you got a CPAP machine?
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I can understand that, have you got a CPAP machine?
Did try one once, but it was just too uncomfortable. It isn't helped by the fact that i have a deviated septum. Might try the mouth-guard or nose clip thing.
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Did try one once, but it was just too uncomfortable. It isn't helped by the fact that i have a deviated septum. Might try the mouth-guard or nose clip thing.
Mr Star wants to get one just to get a good nights sleep for once. I have bought a juicer and he is going to the gym and loosing weight. The doctor said they were really good in what way was it uncomfortable and did it make you sleep any better?
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My hubby had the nose op abt a year ago and he is of normal weight made a diff for abt 3 mths now it is the same as before so not really worth the hassle it takes and it is by no means a pleasant op
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My hubby had the nose op abt a year ago and he is of normal weight made a diff for abt 3 mths now it is the same as before so not really worth the hassle it takes and it is by no means a pleasant op
He had his adeniods out years ago has not made any difference.
Has been on blood pressure tablets for 3 weeks and they dont work either!
Mind you nuffin works out here......
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I use the snorban mouth guard, a little uncomfortable at first but my partner reckons it reduces the snoring but does not illiminate it, however I feel I get a better nights sleep, imported it from the uk
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Mr Star wants to get one just to get a good nights sleep for once. I have bought a juicer and he is going to the gym and loosing weight. The doctor said they were really good in what way was it uncomfortable and did it make you sleep any better?
My problem is I'm a mouth breather - my nose is constantly blocked and the deviated septum doesn't help. CPAP doesn't work if you're a mouth breather.

I would give anything to have a good night's sleep right now. I feel dreadful.
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my Dad is a snorer and has been using snore eeze spray, says it excellent and he is sleeping better, get it over the counter
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