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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.  "
Sunday
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Sunday
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Apr 11
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Apr 11
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2

All Discussions Tagged 'tongue' (13)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Starting Tongue Exercises to Strengthen Muscles in Throat

After 5 years of CPAP, my current doctor's hypothesis is that reliance on CPAP has weakened the muscles in the back of my throat, and that…

Started by Mike

4 Mar 20, 2012
Reply by 99

Ask Dr. Park: Cutting Edge Surgical Options for Sleep Apnea

Please join me on Wednesday, February 22nd at 8 PM Eastern for my next Ask Dr. Park Teleseminar. This month, I'm going to do a presentation…

Started by Steven Y. Park, MD

0 Feb 18, 2012

Fat Tongue

Discovered this site after a Google search for "cpap+tongue" because a side effect of "fat tongue" recently developed. The effects are quit…

Started by Janis M.

1 Feb 13, 2012
Reply by Mike

Expert Interview: Dr. Brian Palmer on “The Evolution of Malocclusion & Sleep Apnea”

Please join me on December 27th, at 8-10PM Eastern, for my next Expert Interview. I'll be interviewing a returning guest, Dr. Brian Palmer,…

Started by Steven Y. Park, MD

0 Dec 23, 2011

Ask Dr. Park: Tongue Nerve Stimulation for Sleep Apnea

Please join me on October 11th at 8 PM Eastern for a special edition of my Expert Interview Series. I’m going to do a short presentation on…

Started by Steven Y. Park, MD

4 Oct 14, 2011
Reply by Ginny Edmundson

ImThera Tongue Implant: Sleep Apnea Patients of the Future?

ImThera Medical is developing a sort of pacemaker for the tongue that is supposed to treat Sleep Apnea.  Here's some information from the C…

Started by Mike

10 Jun 30, 2011
Reply by chaitraglaze

Tongue Exercises for Sleep Apnea?

Brazilian researchers reported that a series of throat exercises, along with breathing exercises and nasal saline irrigation, could improve…

Started by Steven Y. Park, MD

5 Jan 17, 2011
Reply by Susan Walmsley

Ask Dr. Park: Over-The-Counter Snoring & Sleep Apnea Options: Do They Work?

Please join me for my next Ask Dr. Park teleseminar this Tuesday, January 11th, at 8 PM Eastern. When I’ll reveal which of the following o…

Started by Steven Y. Park, MD

1 Jan 13, 2011
Reply by Mike

imThera Implant company raising another $3.5 million

According to an imThera regulatory filing, imThera, the company developing a tongue implant for Sleep Apnea, is raising $3.5 million in a S…

Started by Mike

0 Sep 10, 2010

Anybody, besides me, have "tongue scalloping"???

I read about this on Dr. Park's website. It's apparently a marker for possible apnea. News to me! I've had it for a long, long time and alw…

Started by susan mccord

30 Aug 6, 2010
Reply by Allison Keller

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