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richard graham posted a status
"I feel like the humidifier is making me feel yucky and I'm waking up hacking and having to clear my throat a lot for a while."
Nov 3
richard graham posted a discussion

what's a good AHI?

I've been using and auto and it says my AHI HAS been between 4 and 6 and wondering what's a good range.
Nov 2
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Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?

Hi All,I've just ordered a new Resmed S10 AirSense, and I was wondering if anyone here has used one?Any information or input would be appreciated!See More
Sep 29
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"Hi All, Well, I went to the sleep doc today, and he ordered a new S10 for me! I still don't know why my S8 is not tracking data anymore. Anyone have any ideas?"
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liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Just found they have a Facebook for the REMedy event, 1st Class Sleep REMedy Wellness Health Fair."
Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Reminder: REMedy event is this Saturday, 10 am to 2pm.  Topics include: Nutrition and Weight Management with Sarah Kelly, Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea with Drs. Rena Vakay & Lara…"
Sep 25
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"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
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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
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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
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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
A few times a year, my wife tells me I scream out some angry curse words in my sleep -- I only faintly recall these episodes because I think I'm screaming them out in my sleep and only the sound of my own voice and not the act itself sort of half-way wakes me up, if that makes any sense. I then go right back to sleep.

Anyhow, I never connected this to Sleep Apnea before. But after reading Dr. Park's recent post on the connection between Sleep Apnea and Sleepwalking, I'm wondering . . .

Are they related? Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this?

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Are you experiencing any nightmares? I know that talking in your sleep is common with apnea. night terrors are a whole different syndrome in themselves. I will do some research and get back to as I have some extra time this week.
The outbursts happen during very vivid violent dreams / nightmares

Rock Hinkle said:
Are you experiencing any nightmares? I know that talking in your sleep is common with apnea. night terrors are a whole different syndrome in themselves. I will do some research and get back to as I have some extra time this week.
I do know that of the 500 or so 5-10 second dreams we have a night the only ones we remember are the ones we wake up during. I hope I word this right, and someone else may have more accurate info. People that have OSA or any other sleep related problem in which an arousal might occur are more likely to wake up during their dreams. Add this to the fact that events are more likely to happen during REM when we are in our best dream state and you are going to rember more dreams. My personal hypotheses is that if you have an arousal during a dream and get pulled back into a lighter stage of sleep we are going to be more likely to act out the scene or finish the speech of that dream. You can also dream in any stage of sleep. REM dreams are usually more vivid or colorful and sometimes even have a plot. WE usually have our reoccuring dreams while in REM. While NREM dreams are more mundane and usually don't make a whole lot of sense. These are the dreams that are said to be in black and white. hypothetically. There are 1000s of studies on dreams. Unfortunately we can only record the brain patterns.

Given your job I might start paying attention to your work load and or stress level at the time of these dreams.
Have you tried keeping a sleep diary? This can be very helpful in trying to figure out your own sleep patterns and dreams.

There is a sleep disorder called REM behavior disorder in which people have and act out vivid dreams. People with this disorder are very likely to get violent during these dreams and upon awakening out of REM . This is the reason that most sleep labs have a DO NOT WAKE DURING REM policy. This disorder can also precipitate dementia and parkinson's disease. Not that this is what you have Mike. JUst what my research led me too.

http://www.sleepdisorderchannel.com/rem/index.shtml






http://lib.bioinfo.pl/auth:Montplaisir,J


Mike said:
The outbursts happen during very vivid violent dreams / nightmares

Rock Hinkle said:
Are you experiencing any nightmares? I know that talking in your sleep is common with apnea. night terrors are a whole different syndrome in themselves. I will do some research and get back to as I have some extra time this week.
interesting analysis and much appreciated, Rock. I would like to believe in your hypothesis about being jolted into a lighter stage of sleep by an arousal, and finish the speech of the dream. I didn't know that we can dream in any stage of sleep. Thought you could only dream in REM sleep. I am aware that, on the other hand, this could be some sort of sign of a neurological disorder, and a precursor to Parkinson's. It only happens a couple of times every few months. And never goes beyond blurting out words into any kind of violent act.

Rock Hinkle said:
I do know that of the 500 or so 5-10 second dreams we have a night the only ones we remember are the ones we wake up during. I hope I word this right, and someone else may have more accurate info. People that have OSA or any other sleep related problem in which an arousal might occur are more likely to wake up during their dreams. Add this to the fact that events are more likely to happen during REM when we are in our best dream state and you are going to rember more dreams. My personal hypotheses is that if you have an arousal during a dream and get pulled back into a lighter stage of sleep we are going to be more likely to act out the scene or finish the speech of that dream. You can also dream in any stage of sleep. REM dreams are usually more vivid or colorful and sometimes even have a plot. WE usually have our reoccuring dreams while in REM. While NREM dreams are more mundane and usually don't make a whole lot of sense. These are the dreams that are said to be in black and white. hypothetically. There are 1000s of studies on dreams. Unfortunately we can only record the brain patterns.

Given your job I might start paying attention to your work load and or stress level at the time of these dreams.
Have you tried keeping a sleep diary? This can be very helpful in trying to figure out your own sleep patterns and dreams.

There is a sleep disorder called REM behavior disorder in which people have and act out vivid dreams. People with this disorder are very likely to get violent during these dreams and upon awakening out of REM . This is the reason that most sleep labs have a DO NOT WAKE DURING REM policy. This disorder can also precipitate dementia and parkinson's disease. Not that this is what you have Mike. JUst what my research led me too.

http://www.sleepdisorderchannel.com/rem/index.shtml






http://lib.bioinfo.pl/auth:Montplaisir,J


Mike said:
The outbursts happen during very vivid violent dreams / nightmares

Rock Hinkle said:
Are you experiencing any nightmares? I know that talking in your sleep is common with apnea. night terrors are a whole different syndrome in themselves. I will do some research and get back to as I have some extra time this week.
This is a link to a search on REM-vs-NREM dreaming

http://www.google.com/search?q=nrem+dreams&sourceid=ie7&rls...

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