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Sleep apnea hack

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Dave Key, May 11, 2019.

  1. Dave Key

    Dave Key E-sick

    I normally use a CPAP to sleep. Without it I wake up several times and the next day I'm a mess mentally.
    I ran into a problem when I started camping by the beach. No electricity to power the CPAP=no sleep.
    I went back to Playa del Carmen to search the pharmacies, stores, dentists, ENT Dr's, sleep clinics...
    I checked online for mandibular advancement devices (no electricity needed). Mexico has Amazon but deliveries originate from China, one month wait.
    I searched for 2 days running all over Playa trying find a device; and then I had an idea. What if I took the mouthpiece off a snorkel to hold my jaw open at night. So I went to Walmart and found the cheapest snorkel, pulled the mouthpiece off.

    It worked! I sleep just the same as I do with the CPAP, and it doesn't fall out of my mouth. Last night I slept from about 11 to just before sunrise (6:15)
     
  2. Thats awesome. I was just thinking of using a snorkel for CT to do extended face dunks.
     
  3. Solidsilverteeth

    Solidsilverteeth New Member

    Yes snorkel to get head right under ice water for longer when doing ice baths, great idea
     
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  4. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    Snorkel for ct is not recommended. Look at the protocol. Facedunks should be done to monitor how long you can extend your immersion period over time.The snorkel defeats that objective as snorkelling is not diveing.The key is activating the intrinsic oxygen store reflex at the same time as the cold response reflex. T

    https://forum.jackkruse.com/index.php?threads/what-is-the-goal-of-face-dunking.8631/#post-100969

    From cold thermogenesis blog

    "Face Dunking:What you need: skin thermometer, a timer, ice, and a bathroom sink or larger bowl.

    • Remove make-up or facial products
    • Get the water between 50-55 degrees
    • Dunk your face into the ice water and hold as long as you can
    • Record time and dunk again
    • Continue for the next two weeks and work your way to using less breaths
    • DO NOT let your skin temperature fall below 50-55 degrees"
     
  5. Dave Key

    Dave Key E-sick

    Beach CT in Tulum
     

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  6. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

  7. MattD1995

    MattD1995 Gold

    Dave, as someone who has sleep apnea,
    I’m confused by your post. Are you saying the snorkel mouthpiece is advancing your jaw position similar to a mandibukt advancement device? I’m not sure I understand how a snorkel mouthpiece could have any effect similar to an oral device.
     
  8. Dave Key

    Dave Key E-sick

    Yes that is what I'm saying. I sleep just the same as I do with my CPAP. Also sleeping on your side helps
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
  9. Dave Key

    Dave Key E-sick

    I went to Isla Mujeres for the weekend and plugged in my CPAP for the first time in over a week. I woke up several times and got out of bed at 1 a.m.
    I want back to bed with the snorkel mouthpiece in my mouth and slept the rest of the night without waking up...
     
  10. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    What a great biohack. I'm going to try this for my mother who's never used a CPAP but definitely needs assistance.
     
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  11. Sean Waters

    Sean Waters New Member

    Face dunks in ice water have been epic for my sleep apnea issue. More effective than DDW.
     
  12. Dave Key

    Dave Key E-sick

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  13. Dave Key

    Dave Key E-sick

    I hope it helps! Side-sleeping makes a big difference as well
     
  14. Dave Key

    Dave Key E-sick

    Thanks for reminding me!
     
  15. Sean Waters

    Sean Waters New Member

    Purchased these recently too - it is a Silver fabric that claimed to block out Radio Frequency EMF... I tested it with my cornet, and it does work...

    Been sleeping in it for the last 3 nights, and my sleep has been drastically better. My Apnea may be caused by a specific histamine reaction to RF while I sleep that causes me to scratch and wake up in my sleep. I'm holding my breath as I scratch, so I saw a link to Apnea. But it may not be Apnea, just before anyone sees this as the cure, might problem may be Eczema/ RF induced apnea.... but maybe that's all apnea is anyway, RF induced.... hmm, this is where I confuse myself.

    Anyway, here is the link if anyone wants to try it. They are on amazon:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01A74FM88/ref=twister_B01A74AJC2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    There is also a brand called Swiss Shield, who do a lot of fabrics and canopies for beds that I'm keen to try:
    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Radiatio... swiss shield&qid=1558534992&s=gateway&sr=8-3

    You may need to find similar alternatives in the US or Mexico.... but for me, I try anything to get that precious sleep back.
     
  16. BrunoB

    BrunoB New Member

    Hi, thanks for telling your experience.
    Do you breathe through your mouth or nose?
    Do you have a very old chin with respect to the upper teeth?
    Do you wake up feeling short of breath?
     
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  17. Dave Key

    Dave Key E-sick

    I breathe through the mouth and my mouth gets dry. Never noticed being short of breath.
    Don't know what you mean by old chin...
     
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  18. Dave Key

    Dave Key E-sick

    My only question about this product is what level of decibels does it block
     
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  19. Sean Waters

    Sean Waters New Member

    @Dave Key ... It says 35 - 44 dB on amazon.

    I have a Cornet RF meter, and I put it next to my Laptop, the Router, Cell Phones... and then wrapped it in this Fabric... It completely blocked out all RF so the meter hit the lowest reading it has.

    Then I tried it during sleep and I've now had * 5 nights * in a row with no Night Eczema/ Scratching for the first time in 2 years in the UK. I have experienced weeks of perfect sleep when in India and Sri Lanka after full day's in equatorial UV. But never in the UK.

    However, I am waking up still... so I think my Brain Stem may still be trying to re-program back to a "clean" 8 hours with no wake ups. The software is probably still used to interruptions. But I don't wrap the fabric round my head, so perhaps I need to do that - or invest in a full canopy.

    The other thing - it only blocks up to 4 GHz, so once 5G is rolled out... it ain't protecting anyone.
     
  20. BrunoB

    BrunoB New Member

    Sorry, the translator failed.
    I meant if you bite "misaligned"?i.e. if your bottom teeth are too far behind, or too far ahead of the top teeth.
     

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