I once tried the mask with nose pillows, but gave up as the straps bothered me. This time I tried a mask that covered both nose and mouth, but once again it was the various straps and velcro closures that drove me nuts. Next, I asked for a mask with the fewest straps and velcro closures and just the attachment to use nasal pillows. Finally things looked much better for success. i think what really helped me with this one was that I eventually only had one month to comply with Medicare's rule that determines whether or not an insured will be reimbursed. I forget the exact amount of time and days of continual use are required, but I was forced to wear the mask enough every night until finally getting used to it. A mild sleep medication helped too and in my case this was only 75 mg of Trazodone at bedtime. The doctor prescribed double that, but the 75 mg works for me. Finally, I don't worry if I take the mask off anytime after six hours or so and go back to sleep without it on.View Thread
I suspect we all feel some kind of vibration in the mattress when sleeping. Without knowing it, this can go on anytime while appearing to be sound asleep. My information comes from many sleep studies over the years. One of the better ones identified my moving around was from restless leg syndrome, grinding my teeth and just moving around during most of my sleeping time.
Grinding teeth can be helped by having your dentist fashion a mouth guard for exactly that. My current dentist made one that covers all the chewing surfaces of the upper teeth and it's worked the best of all that I've had.
Testing in a sleep lab can be the best of all procedures for sleep problems. Of course the doctor has to say what to do for any problems discovered, AND then the person with the problems has to follow the doctors recommendations. That's why I am right now trying hard to qualify for the biflex CPAP machine now prescribed. Under Medicare, its necessary to have certification by the doctor saying you are compliant with their regulation on using it regularly every night. That's good since it is really easy to just say the heck with it, and turn the machine off.View Thread
Everything I've read says drinking before bedtime actually does disturb sleep. Usually, it means sleeping right off and then waking five hours or so later. Well, like you, I have the same problem. I know from experience it means I am dependent on alcohol. Not as much as I was thirty-five years ago when I had to quit and remain abstinent, but enough to make me worry about my liver. So far I've not felt like going to AA, the only thing that got me off booze before. I do keep it down to only beer and wine, but that can lead to dependence just as whiskey and other distilled alcohol drinks can. Well, as you can see, I know some things, but am no role model.View Thread
I commented before, as best I can remember. My doctor told me that most of these OTC drugs to help sleep include antihistamines in their formula. That also can dry up parts of the body. Also, I believe most, if they work at all, soon lose their effect. Both side effects occurred in my use of all these drugs, including Somnapure. Now I take an Rx med named Trazadone. From what I was told it was originally for depression and only made made people feel sleepy, so that's what it is used for.
As I have RLS too, I can say that no drugs helped me with that. However, it became much less frequent when I happened to move 3000 higher in altitude and also bought a Tempurpedic mattress (hard.)
Now, after three nights in a sleep lab, one of my doctors prescribed the use of a biflex CPAP machine. When I put that on as soon as I go to bed, it improves my sleep. I get to sleep quicker and stay asleep, but it took six weeks to get used to the continual pressure on the air going into my nose. So far its been worth the bad nights getting used to the machine and mask.
My feeling now is the next things to do hinge on exercising more in the daytime, adjusting my inner clock to go to bed before midnight and waking up feeling refreshed without needing more sleep.View Thread
Many of us bite for what seems like the answer to our particular problem and order a "free" sample or months supply. The pills come and we might or might not try them, being in a less-emotional state of mind. Then WE FORGET to dance the subscription to have the pills sent to us every month and be billed to our credit card or the account used to purchase the first bottle or whatever.
Unfortunately, this seems to be the best way to hook new customers and keep them for, at least, another month or longer.
I would like to see all subscriptions banned on the Internet or telephone. When ordering, an order should be for a month at a certain price that cannot be changed. There should be NO Automatic Renewals allowed. View Thread
I tried Somnapure and at first there was no noticeable difference in my sleep. After not using it for several weeks and trying other supplements and Tylenol PM. In the past few days I again took the Somnapure at the normal dose of two tabs. Well, now I slept for twelve hours and could hardly stay awake afterwards. I tried it again last night with the same result. I slept for twelve hours and have been dozing off, or nearly so forla the last five hours.
There is no way I can take this medicine and live a normal life. There must be something very strong in the ingredients.View Thread