Whats causing my sleep maintenance insomnia?

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sleepcrapnea
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Re: Whats causing my sleep maintenance insomnia?

Post by sleepcrapnea » Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:21 pm

weiss27md wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:57 am
You need to get an in lab sleep study or a PES sleep study that is more for UARS. You sound like you have most of the same issues I have. I have chronic fatigue yet sleep studies and all labs come up negative.
Yeah I want to get an in lab sleep study. It seems this is closely guarded where I am and not very accessible, especially with covid etc. I might have to battle to get to it.

sleepcrapnea
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Re: Whats causing my sleep maintenance insomnia?

Post by sleepcrapnea » Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:22 pm

Miss Emerita wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:13 pm
[orry I missed this post last month. Did you ever try a strap? Some people like the Knightsbridge Dual strap, which pulls the jaw up but not back. Another idea might be a soft cervical collar.

It seems possible the mouth breathing is now merely habitual and will stop once you break the habit. I wonder whether you could speed that up by making sure you are breathing through your nose during the day.
I havent tried the chin strap but I was reading in a couple of places that can make sleep breathing worse.

During the daytime I am almost always breathing through the nose. However, when I go for runs I am almost entirely mouth breathing. That could be a fitness issue rather than a nose issue. I have toyed with the idea of taping my mouth shut at night but I wasnt able to do it in the end.