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    My wife has sleep apnea. She sleeps very well in a reclined position on her back without a machine.

    I wonder how it would be to use a hammock and adjust it so you can sleep at a 45 degree on your back.

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    It will probably take a couple years for this to come to market, but found it interesting for those that suffer from sleep apnea:
    http://www.fundairing.com/#first-ever-micro-cpap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flounder940 View Post
    It will probably take a couple years for this to come to market, but found it interesting for those that suffer from sleep apnea:
    http://www.fundairing.com/#first-ever-micro-cpap
    This appears to attempt to keep the nose passages open. My sleep apnea is deeper in my throat as I think most are at least for all the reading I have done. Rolls
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    I it actually pumps air into the nostrils and is supposed to work the same way as the cpap/mask does.

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    Not exactly sure about your CPAP, but it might just also be a good idea to take a pulse oximeter with you just as a precaution to make sure it's doing its job especially in high altitudes.

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    My specialist suggested Theravent nasal strips when not using cpap. Gonna try for my next overnight. The firm has special going on ( I'm not connected to firm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormer View Post
    I recently discovered that when I sleep with a backpack on, with a pillow in it prevents me from sleeping on my back. Since I have been doing this no more headaches, no snoring and a much better sleep. I am getting so use to the pack when I sleep, that I hardly know I have it on most of the time.
    Ran into a short stout hiker named "bagworm" in the smokies. He had two tennis balls sewn in the back of this sleep t-shirt - made for a funny look around camp. He slept fully in his bag without even his head showing and snored so hard he vibrated the entire shelter floor.

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    Kevin,

    I did not read everyone's reply, but I can tell you the mouth piece works very well for me as I have mild sleep apnea. It is definitely a better way to go. Check with your Pulmonologist. you will probably need a sleep study if you have not already had one. The mouth piece comes in a upper & lower mouth guard looking prosthetic the hooks together and helps prevent your lower jaw to go slack and occlude the airway. I paid $825 and was worth every bit of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelph View Post
    My wife has sleep apnea. She sleeps very well in a reclined position on her back without a machine.

    I wonder how it would be to use a hammock and adjust it so you can sleep at a 45 degree on your back.
    I have sleep apnea and I hammock camp, I am Hammock forums also. I have found that I sleep better in a hammock but I still need to take some tylenol PM and "better" is not "good sleep."
    When I car camp I lug my CPAP, a marine battery, and an inverter along with me. When I hike, kayak or canoe camp, I do without. I strongly suspect that the more I do without, the better off I will be. I think that thing is addictive, like a drug!

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    Well to follow up I got a small second hand CPAP machine and have ripped the innards out of the case and are in the middle of repacking it into a smaller lighter carbon fiber box that I have made for it and have modified the electrical system to accept a micro usb input for power so I can use Anchor battery packs for power. I am getting about 12-14 hours on a charge now at 17 bars of pressure. I am looking at the durability and reliability at this point.

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    Sounds like you might have the makings of a marketable product. Good luck and keep us informed on the final specs. I'm curious about the weight and size you manage to get down to.

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    Interesting thread but it needs to be said, I have a lot of fat around the neck - at age 18 I was bicycling 60 miles and day, now not at all. That was my first operation, I have had two subsequent operations to correct cleft pallet, deviated septum, uvula removal. They even removed nasal pallets.

    I am a huge fan of the Cpap. but it required loosing a lot of weight,

    Do yourself a favor - get real help &join a program - I joined LA weight loss and it was a tremendous help. Today it other company's. And a FYI Hammocks rule for us as we are at an angle that helps.

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    Just throwing this in here: http://hdmusa.com/

    I don't use a CPAP but it's a local outfit. Interviewed there once. These are designed to be portable and battery-operated.

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    I am doing a small section hike this coming weekend. I have a cpap (Transcend auto with the pressure set at 8) I am using a c-100 battery and i can get about 3 nights on one charge, It makes absolutely NO Noise. It is the quietest thing I have ever seen. I do plan on using my tent, but I do not snore when I am using it, but don't want to bother anyone in case the battery dies or I take it off. I am going to try to limit my time on it. The important thing is to get enough restful sleep to continue hiking the next day without being wore down. The biggest problem is it adds 4 lbs to my pack. (battery, cpap, chargers with cords, mask and tubing) I am still trying to keep the weight with food and water at no more than 30 lbs. I believe it will be close. I did 5 miles this past weekend with most of my gear. I put stuff in to replace the weight of the food and was carrying 3 liters of water and It weighed in at 28 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiftyNine View Post
    I am doing a small section hike this coming weekend. I have a cpap (Transcend auto with the pressure set at 8) I am using a c-100 battery and i can get about 3 nights on one charge, It makes absolutely NO Noise. It is the quietest thing I have ever seen. I do plan on using my tent, but I do not snore when I am using it, but don't want to bother anyone in case the battery dies or I take it off. I am going to try to limit my time on it. The important thing is to get enough restful sleep to continue hiking the next day without being wore down. The biggest problem is it adds 4 lbs to my pack. (battery, cpap, chargers with cords, mask and tubing) I am still trying to keep the weight with food and water at no more than 30 lbs. I believe it will be close. I did 5 miles this past weekend with most of my gear. I put stuff in to replace the weight of the food and was carrying 3 liters of water and It weighed in at 28 lbs.

    I just used the cpap for two nights on the AT with no problem but doing a thru hike would be very difficult with it. I would have to find someplace to recharge every 3 days. While this is possible for much of the trail, it would be very inconvenient and would slow me down big time. An additional battery would add another 1 1/2 pounds to the 4 lbs the cpap equipment already takes up in the pack. - I am planning a flip flop thru hike starting in April of 2017.

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    maybe, maybe not soon enough. pretty risky move if it doesn't work.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    i use bipap machine for 4 years and If you have moderate or mild obstructive sleep apnea, you can use this sleep apnea chin straps. The chin strap fits your head, down to your chin in a way that it will keep your mouth shut while sleeping. The advantage of using this apnea sleep aid is that it encourages you to breath more naturally via your nose.

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