Of for Crime-iny Sakes... I just answered then deleted my own dang post!
Ok, I run a forum for another totally unrelated biz, so I get how that looks like a spam...
But it's not...
I'll update my sigi... When I figure out what to put in it!
In short... I'm a used to be skinny, now overwieght mother of twins. Dx'd with sleep apnea about 4years ago... Seemingly "minor" at the time. Didn't take it serious enough to even think it was a REAL problem. Especially when I lost some weight. Self proclaimed healed... obviously too sleep deprived to use my head! The kids were keeping me awake which was making using a mask a nightmare.
Fast forward just had a new study done a month ago... DX'd SEVERE
Still don't understand all my numbers: pRDI: 58.5, pAHI: 58.1 Oxygen Saturation Stats: Mean 90, Minimum 70, Max 99 Total sleep events during 7 hrs 37min = 383
On a Respironics REMstar A-Forc... I'm set at an 8, and according to the machine I am on 11.5 90% of the time. I know that while on it I had a pRDI of 13.7, a pAHI of 4.2, 8 events over a 5 h 45minute period and I FEEL AWESOME!!!!
I have a Mirage Quattro Full Face (nose and mouth) with headgear.
I actually had ZERO issues getting used to this thing. I was waking and getting up about 13 times a night to pee. I was ready to see my dr. for a bladder issue. Now I sleep like a dead person. I barely wake if a child crawls in bed with us.
So... My problem is: Now that I'm not getting aerobic and moving all night long. The first week was hell. I was actually sore from not moving... NOW, my freaking arms fall to sleep and wake ME UP!
I have an athletic background that seemingly graces me with a strong body awareness (except for gagging in my sleep apparently). And so, I'm otherwise fairly aware of my body. I KNOW this is me cutting off a nerve or blood flow or something. As it just requires that I flip to the otherside. Until it's numb, and then flip again.
SOOOOOOOO.... I'm looking for something that will help me not squeeze my shoulder to death!
This pillow looked interesting. But I figure I can't be the only person having this problem...
Happily open to recommendations that don't cost $100.00