hello, I have just joined and this is my first post on this site
i was diagnosed with sleep apnoea seven months ago and have worn a cpap machine since. I hate it,
It does work, and I now suffer much, much less from daytime tiredness and my partner tells me I no longer stop breathing during sleep.
However, psychologically I am really struggling with wearing the cpap machine, it makes me feel very ugly and embarrassed. It is not helped by the fact that I am in a relatively new relationship of two years. I have to say my partner does not complain. I also love to travel and taking the cpap on holiday is cumbersome. I am ravelling up the Amazon in April and would love an alternative.
The nub of my query really is how other people cope with all this and has anyone found a satisfactory alternative. I have read about medication, nasal sprays and miniature cpap machines the size of a matchbox but don't seem o be able to buy these.
All advice welcome. Help please.
There are a couple of things you could try, but none work like CPAP.
There is MAD devices but usually not effective unless you are Mild.
There are tongue devices that hold the tongue forward, but with limited results.
You can buy the small travel CPAP machines like the Mini and these do work, but can be a bit noisy at times, some complain about them, others say they are not a problem. I can't say as never used one, These work, but they still need a power supply.