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My boyfriend is now supercharged....

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He has to sleep hooked up to one of these every night now...

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I was complaining about being stuffed up from allergies at dinner last night and he called me a hypocondriac...

I replied that not everyone has forced-induction.

He nearly spit his water out at me.

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CPAP, it's a breathing device for him to use at night to releave sleep apnea.

It forces air through his nostrils. In his case at about 9 cm of pressure.

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So... you got him that to keep him from snoring and waking you up?

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He has to sleep hooked up to one of these every night now...

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I was complaining about being stuffed up from allergies at dinner last night and he called me a hypocondriac...

I replied that not everyone has forced-induction.

He nearly spit his water out at me.

i have one of those!

its awesome and makes all the difference in the world. just got a new mask and tubing today. been using one for 4 years, it kept me from getting divorced or sleeping in the next room. you sleep way better and helps your heart. my wife could actually get sleep then also.

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CPAP, it's a breathing device for him to use at night to releave sleep apnea.

It forces air through his nostrils.  In his case at about 9 cm of pressure.

that's the exact same unit i have except i am running 12 pressure. i acutally have been cheating a lot since i got one and a lot of nights only sleep about 4-5 hours. instead, i should still be sleeping 7-8 hours and getting much more sleep. the doc's said i woke up like 29 times in an hour from sleep apnea/breathing stopping in my sleep study.

it was supposed to help me slim down too but i've been lazy about that also. :angry:

i wish they'd pump pure oxygen through the thing or maybe even some mind altering aromas...... :P or at least the pleasant smell of potpourri..... :lol2::):pbjtime::scratchchin::stupid::unsure:

it takes a couple weeks to get used to, but after that i was bouncing off the walls for the first month or so.

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when i was younger I was sick a lot and my lungs got so damaged that I ended up developing athsma and had a lot of trouble breathing. I had to use one of those things every night until I was about 12....you get sick of em after a while.

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CPAP, it's a breathing device for him to use at night to releave sleep apnea.

It forces air through his nostrils.  In his case at about 9 cm of pressure.

I'm currently awaiting mine... it's to be calibrated at 11cm titration. Was told I'll be a new man sleeping on one of those. I don't have severe sleep apnea... the dr called it, well, "profound" :lol: lol

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Aww... well I hope it works like a charm, with a short transition period.

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that's the exact same unit i have except i am running 12 pressure.  i acutally have been cheating a lot since i got one and a lot of nights only sleep about 4-5 hours.  instead, i should still be sleeping 7-8 hours and getting much more sleep.  the doc's said i woke up like 29 times in an hour from sleep apnea/breathing stopping in my sleep study.

it was supposed to help me slim down too but i've been lazy about that also. :angry:

i wish they'd pump pure oxygen through the thing or maybe even some mind altering aromas...... :P  or at least the pleasant smell of potpourri..... :lol2:  :)  :pbjtime:  :scratchchin:  :stupid:  :unsure:

it takes a couple weeks to get used to, but after that i was bouncing off the walls for the first month or so.

Chas was around 25 times an hour and his blood oxygen level would drop to 50%.

He had surgery on his throat in November <when I almost lost him> to correct the problem but it only provided marginal benefit. It must be the genetics in his family because all of his sibling <5> and father snoore very badly.

Most of the time the snoring is caused by weight... but Chas is 5'7" and 135lbs.

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I'm currently awaiting mine... it's to be calibrated at 11cm titration.  Was told I'll be a new man sleeping on one of those.  I don't have severe sleep apnea... the dr called it, well, "profound"  :lol: lol

The doctor was amazed chas was even functional at his level of apnea.

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I thought this thread was about the Cobalt SS/SC. :P

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The doctor was amazed chas was even functional at his level of apnea.

LOL, that's what I got! I had a rate of 88.5 wakeups per hour... in less than a 4 hour period, I woke up 368 times, and only 21 of them were natural (your body naturally wakes up during it's sleep). At my worst, my oxygen dropped 86%.

So, what's funny is, when I got up after the first sleep study, I said to the guy, "I don't think this was a good study--I didn't fall into a deep sleep." And he said, "Let's say you're lucky--if this is normal for you, I'm surprised you're not dead."

Again, now I'm just waiting for the stupid insurance company to pay the CPAP company to get me a machine.

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it takes a couple weeks to get used to, but after that i was bouncing off the walls for the first month or so.

Yeah, I was told I was going to feel like I was on speed... that I was going to have energy levels I couldn't imagine. And then when I question myself, the doctor told me that I should answer myself with, "Yes, this is essentially normal."

When they calibrated the mask for me on the last sleep study, I slept for 3 hours... I woke up, and then I got the technician's attention and said, "What time is it? How long have I been asleep?" I honestly expected him to say 8 hours. I felt like I had the equivalent energy of a full night of sleep. Granted, the mask was uncomfortable for me.

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CPAP, it's a breathing device for him to use at night to releave sleep apnea.

It forces air through his nostrils.  In his case at about 9 cm of pressure.

:lol: , i think i have apnea when i sleep cause i quit breathing for like 5 minutes so i hear then i take a big breath..isnt that apnea?

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:lol: , i think i have apnea when i sleep cause i quit breathing for like 5 minutes so i hear then i take a big breath..isnt that apnea?

Yup, that's part of it.

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Well that.... and that he was getting super tired and taking naps around 4pm everyday.

Sounds like me... I'm always dead after school, and I usually have to nap 'til dinnertime.

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Oh God, I've got it too. Superchargers for everyone! :)

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Now that you have started doing performance enhancements on your boyfriend, what is next?

Better exhaust? New intake? Fuel injection? Body kit? :AH-HA_wink:

New stick shift. :AH-HA_wink:

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Nah, from what I understand, no improvements are needed, Chas is a great guy in every way.

Although... I could use a new paint job for the body, in the form of a gift certificate to some store to buy new clothes. :lol:

Oh, and the actual Buick needs a paint job desperately LOL

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Well... to completely gross everyone out....

he's also lactose intolerent... so feed him some milk and you could hook up a turbo charger if you wanted......

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I'm currently awaiting mine... it's to be calibrated at 11cm titration.  Was told I'll be a new man sleeping on one of those.  I don't have severe sleep apnea... the dr called it, well, "profound"  :lol: lol

I'd be pretty excited if i was getting a 'tit-ration'.....although i doubt you are!

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