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    OK, so you will laugh,but I have to share this tip for those who use them. I need a chin strap with my model and I could not find one that I could tolerate. SO,I put a panty liner/mini pad over my mouth at night. It hold my mouth shut,catches the slobbers(yes, we all have them),and it does not hurt when you pull it off. It is very comfortable ! Just use un scented if you have sensitive skin! Ok, you can all laugh now,but it works great for me and might help someone else. :thumbup:

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    Not laughing. It's a pretty good idea.

    Now, go add tampons, pads and liners to your first aid kits. I'm not kidding. When the zombie apocalypse hits, they'll really come in handy.

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    I use a c-pap and have the mack that fits over my nose that has soft "waterbed" type blue tings. I sleep well. No chin strap required. Wonder why you would need one. Oh ok to hold you mouth shut. Mine stays closed. If I open it the air rushes out and it sounds like a northern blew in. Not a silly subject. May help someone who doesn't have a c-pap.

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    I keep them in my first aid kit, so I don't find other uses for them strange/odd at all :wink:

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    What a great idea. No laughing here.

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    I'm sorry I laughed. Its a good idea even though its funny.

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    There are times that I would love to do this to DH when he forgets to put his chinstrap/bondage strap on :D Don't think that he would like that idea tho. :(

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    Ok I laughed..I could just hear my sister saying she needs to pick up pantyliners for her husband when he sleeps... :shock:

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    I use a full mask.
    Very creative though!

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    I laughed, too.

    Are you willing to post a picture?

    Hey, if it helps, it's a good idea. But I'm still smiling at my mental image.

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    DH is laughing hysterically and says NO WAY - he'd rather slobber. ROFL!!!!!

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    Forgive me, I'm still getting past the mental image.

    Now on top of clean undies, I have to make sure if I ever need a C-pap, I have a clean liner. Oh dear me.
    God bless those who have to use them and thank God I don't have to, yet.

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    I use a full mask too, so I wouldn't need your 'solution'. I couldn't tolerate the nose only mask, because I tend to cough quite a bit, and just got in a real mess when I tried to cough with a nose only mask - nearly choked myself.

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    Dare I ask!!! what is a c pap?? The imagines are mindboggling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loopywren
    Dare I ask!!! what is a c pap?? The imagines are mindboggling.
    C pap is used by folks with sleep apnea.

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    Thank you.

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    It stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. We wear a mask at night, attached to a machine that blows air to us under pressure to keep open our airway so that we don't stop breathing during sleep.

    Some of us have a small mask that just fits over the nose, and others have a larger mask that covers the nose and mouth. Neither are pretty, but getting a good nights sleep makes a difference, besides which, if left untreated, it puts more of a strain on our hearts.

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    For me the real danger was that my oxygon levels went down to about 56 in the night, and I am in rem sleep most of the time I am asleep. I had no idea until I was in the hospital a few years back for surgery. The nurse kept trying to wake me up because even with oxygon on my stats were around 72. She wasn't very happy with me. She deserved it though for being mean earlier in the day.

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    My younger sister uses a C-Pap. I need to tell her of your creativeness. I don't know what kind of mask she uses as I have only been to visit her a couple of times,(and briefly, at that) since she got it. I think she only had the nose one, unless she has had to get something else.
    I've been told I ought to see the sleep clinic, but have not had time. Between doctors, dentists, attorneys, and accountants (and this board), I have not have not had many minutes to call my own this summer.

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    CPAP is Continual Positive Air Pressure, used to help people who stop breathing during the night. oops, I see it's already there.

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    Here's a thought for you Cpap users:

    I have a friend who's used one for years. This past summer she got some sort of bite guard from her dentist and she no longer needs the machine! It took several trips to get it adjusted right, but she is doing better than ever.

    We even roomed together on a quilting retreat and other than some very gentle snores, she did great. :)

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    LOL LOL -- I use one, too, and I'll be DARNED if I'll do that!!! It's bad enough DH teases me with the mask -- but a pantyliner???? Nope....he'd have too many jollies over that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    Here's a thought for you Cpap users:

    I have a friend who's used one for years. This past summer she got some sort of bite guard from her dentist and she no longer needs the machine! It took several trips to get it adjusted right, but she is doing better than ever.

    We even roomed together on a quilting retreat and other than some very gentle snores, she did great. :)
    That's something I'm going to look into! I've noticed my front teeth chipping and cracking and I KNOW I grind my teeth at night. A dentist told me to get a bite guard but I ignored him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    Here's a thought for you Cpap users:

    I have a friend who's used one for years. This past summer she got some sort of bite guard from her dentist and she no longer needs the machine! It took several trips to get it adjusted right, but she is doing better than ever.

    We even roomed together on a quilting retreat and other than some very gentle snores, she did great. :)
    If you have sleep apnea, please see a Pulmonologist/Pulmonary Specialist before you consider an alternative like this.

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    I was supposed to go to the sleep clinic a few months ago, but there is no way I can leave my disabled DH alone all night. None of his nearby family are willing/able to do all the personal services I must do for him, so I had to cancel my appointment. Doctor wass less than pleased with me, but hey, you do what you have to do.

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