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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…"
yesterday
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
yesterday
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
richard graham posted a discussion

sick again

It seems like I am sick with colds more often when I'm on the CPAP. Anybody experience that.
Apr 30
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Apr 20

bigsky's Discussions (15)

Discussions Replied To (11) Replies Latest Activity

"Have you tried Chin-Up Strips?"

bigsky replied Mar 14, 2011 to chin straps

5 Mar 15, 2011
Reply by Tom Henderson

"I have a swift II nasal mask and use 'chin-up strips' to keep my mouth closed which…"

bigsky replied Dec 23, 2010 to What is a good rate for leaks?

16 Dec 25, 2010
Reply by Mary Callahan

"I've been using the zeo for about six months. My new sleep doc doesn't believe it is…"

bigsky replied Dec 14, 2009 to My ZEO sleep machine/monitor

34 Jan 20, 2010
Reply by bonesigh

"Chin-up strips are the best! I've been using them for about a year now."

bigsky replied Dec 8, 2009 to 2 nights of success!

10 Dec 8, 2009
Reply by bigsky

"I use chin-up strips every night. I find the white strips adhere best. I have applie…"

bigsky replied Nov 25, 2009 to Has anyone tried these to help mouth leak?

3 Nov 25, 2009
Reply by bigsky

"Susan The picture they supply doesn't do it justice. Depending on the thickness of…"

bigsky replied Nov 14, 2009 to Wrapping Hose around neck...

7 Nov 14, 2009
Reply by sleepycarol

"I use this hose lift. Works wonders. It sits at the head of my bed between the mattr…"

bigsky replied Nov 14, 2009 to Wrapping Hose around neck...

7 Nov 14, 2009
Reply by sleepycarol

"I tend to agree with Sleepsurfer. I've been using the Zeo for two months now. Althou…"

bigsky replied Sep 22, 2009 to cpap pressure setting for UARS???????

46 Sep 26, 2009
Reply by sleepsurfer

"My latest sleep study shows I obtained just 3 hours of sleep with 7% REM and 0% N3.…"

bigsky replied Aug 6, 2009 to Neat New Gadget for Sleep

12 Aug 6, 2009
Reply by Mike

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bigsky replied Apr 23, 2009 to Chin Straps

8 Apr 24, 2009
Reply by Mike

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