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Kay Day left a comment for Kay Day
"September 1, 2014 My apologies to Sleep Guide for not participating in a long time. In January 2012 I started classes at the local community college (my husband is an instructor there, and my tuition is refunded when my grades are above a C. My…"
Sep 1
Mary Z posted a discussion

Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis

Sleep apnea/osteoporosis study finds “increased” health riskA recently published study may have found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and osteoporosis, marking yet another health…See More
Aug 23
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea
"Hi ZolliStar, I've heard before that speech therapy, or singing lessons can help sleep apnea.  The problem at that time was there was no way to determine which exercises help.  Getting research done, rather than anecdotal would be…"
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion

Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea

Some people report that singing -- singing! -- really helps their sleep apnea. Dr. Stephen Park said that myology (which are exercises to strengthen muscles around the inside of one's mouth area) helps some. I think singing would be better.  If you read all the FAQs on this (click below), I think you'll agree that it makes sense for some. Maybe you.http://www.singingforsnorers.com/index.htmSee More
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion
Jul 20
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"I talked to Kimberlie at the Novant Sleep lab last week (at Prince William Hospital) and she said they would not be holding any meetings this year but are planning to start holding meetings again next year.  I'll let you know when we have…"
Jul 14
richard graham posted a status
"I just have mask called the Wisp. Hope it works. Anybody have experience with it. I have an ultra mirage nasal mask and get leaks at brid"
Jul 9
Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??

Hi All,First off, my apologies for not checking in for a long time.I've been using my Resmed S8 AutoSet II for almost 3 years! I feel great, have lost almost 30 lbs, am no longer sleepy during the day, sleep through the night, and have my short-term memory back.Yay!I've told my doctors that I'm the "poster child" for Sleep Apnea and CPAPs! It's been, and continues to be, such an amazing experience that I want everyone to know!Everything has been going well in CPAP-land, but in the last few…See More
Jul 7
hifay replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"What type of chin straps?"
Jul 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"No real improvement in sleep study.  Just not having to use cervical neck color.  What a bummer. Surgeon wants another sleep study in about a month or so (home one) Not sure if will do or not. "
Jun 22
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Ginny, how are you doing after the tongue procedure?"
Jun 22
Mary Z posted a discussion

AHI finally under five.

I have been on CPAP since March 2008 and had a good AHI when I started therapy (under 5).Then my AHI started getting worse- for a while it stayed in the 20's, then we got it to the high teens.  Nothing we did would help.  My doctor said it was due to the meds I take.  For a couple of years I just tolerated the high AHI.  I did another sleep study and changed to an ASV machine.  For two years I still had a AHI around 11-13.  Then all of a sudden - a month ago I noticed my AHI was running five or…See More
Jun 22
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"FWIW, I've been alternating between my mouth device and my APAP. I haven't used humidity at all when I use the APAP -- and don't miss it, either. "
Jun 14
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I still use humidity but less of it. It seems to be working OK.."
Jun 14
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I rarely use the humidifier. I think it's less necessary during the summer when there is humidity.   I also switch between my mouth device and the APAP.  I like each for different reasons. Not sure with which I sleep better, though.…"
May 21
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I've been doing well.  I think you were going to try the cpap without humidity- did that help at all?  I haven't had a cold for a couple of years."
May 14
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"CPAP seems to cause stuffiness in many of us.  ANother reason I hate it so much!Do you rinse your nose with saline once a day…maybe before you go to bed for the night? "
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do wake up stuffed up most days"
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do have non allergic rhinitis. Now I'm thinking that's probably it because I only feel that way for a day or 2. Thank you"
May 4
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I have been lucky.  Not one cold past three years. Could some of your problem be allergies?"
May 4

Allison Keller's Discussions (19)

Discussions Replied To (11) Replies Latest Activity

"That sounds fishy.  You should be under the care of a doctor at the Sleep Center.  H…"

Allison Keller replied May 31, 2011 to Can someone help a new member out?

2 Jun 1, 2011
Reply by Barb Van Siclen

"Well, I used to have a serious problem getting up. I was fallng asleep driving down…"

Allison Keller replied Sep 7, 2010 to 75+ events down to 0.9

6 Sep 9, 2010
Reply by gordon

"Well, no, they didn't actually size it. I had tried a small at the sleep clinic and…"

Allison Keller replied Sep 2, 2010 to Does my mask fit properly?

2 Sep 2, 2010
Reply by Allison Keller

"Well, I do appreciate the conversation and there may be things through out this thre…"

Allison Keller replied Aug 30, 2010 to Afraid I'll get stuck with a crappy machine because of my insurance

40 Aug 30, 2010
Reply by j n k

"Wow, this is a very inspiring answer. Thank you SO MUCH!!! "

Allison Keller replied Aug 24, 2010 to Afraid I'll get stuck with a crappy machine because of my insurance

40 Aug 30, 2010
Reply by j n k

"Sitting in the waiting room now. It is appointment time. Will post results tonight f…"

Allison Keller replied Aug 24, 2010 to Afraid I'll get stuck with a crappy machine because of my insurance

40 Aug 30, 2010
Reply by j n k

"Thank you so much for this article. I really appreciate you sharing this with me! "

Allison Keller replied Aug 10, 2010 to Has anyone lost weight once they got their apnea under control?

9 Aug 20, 2010
Reply by losing weight

"Oh dear, I'm not sure if I'm replying in the right place or not. Anyway, I am concer…"

Allison Keller replied Aug 8, 2010 to Quit breathing 150+ times in 2 hours

10 Aug 8, 2010
Reply by Allison Keller

"Oh I plan to stick around. I'm also on Inspire. I started blogging there when I had…"

Allison Keller replied Aug 6, 2010 to Quit breathing 150+ times in 2 hours

10 Aug 8, 2010
Reply by Allison Keller

"Wow! Thanks, Jeff! Sounds like you really know about all this. I sure am thankful to…"

Allison Keller replied Aug 6, 2010 to Quit breathing 150+ times in 2 hours

10 Aug 8, 2010
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