With Lookee No Need For CPAP! I'm an 80 years old woman w mod. sleep apnea, and bad side effects w CPAP. So 7 months ago, I began trying to control my apnea with Lookee. Here's how it went: Without CPAP, my first app reports revealed my apnea is POSITIONAL: I do much better on my side. A few days after pre-setting an appropriate vibration level, I began to react automatically by CHANGING POSITION when it vibrated, WITHOUT waking up. (When I began, I set the vib. level close to my goal, and it was waking me often, so I reset it to a lower level, then later gradually began moving it up. I won't mention numbers, as I'm not an MD, and no doubt everyone's reaction is different anyway.) After a few months, reports showed my body had "learned" to CHANGE POSITION when Ox just BEGINS to DROP or JUST BEFORE it reaches my preset level. (Not always, sometimes it still needs to vibrate.) Now I'm continuing to gradually preset the vibration level increasingly higher -- to coax my Ox averages up to normal levels. And it's working. I devised this strategy myself, from what I know of behavior modification research, but I've also had quick and valuable support from the Lookee support team -- especially James, who directed me to the best app and helped me understand its readings. All this has been slow going, but it's working -- and I am very grateful and delighted!
- Janet Kierstead, Ph.D.