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colloidal silver

a humidifier can be used with colloidal silverthis can keep the humidifier clean for day maybe weeks or longer without the need to clean the humidifiersilver colloidal is antimicrobial and you could just top up your humidifier without cleaning and at the same time treat your bodyor you just put silver on it own into the humidifierSee More
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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
Andy posted a discussion

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?"
Sep 29
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Sep 25
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
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
My eye doctor told me I have high blood pressure because the vessels in my eyes keep bursting. I look like I have been in a bar fight, and lost! I do not have daytime high blood pressure 119/70. Do you think I could have high blood pressure at night from my Mixed Sleep Apnea? Has anyone else had this happen?

I have recently been diagnosed with asthma and GERD as well. Are all of these conditions tied together somehow?

I have only been using the CPAP with the nasal pillows for about 1 1/2 weeks. I was (am) so embarrassed to wear the mask in front of my husband. It has been very emotional and upsetting so far. I ama glad I found a forum that helps people like us. It feels very isolating using the CPAP.

Thanks for your help.

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It sounds like you are on the right track. If you have mixed apnea you need to work closely with your doctor to get the maximum benefit from therapy. I am lucky as mine is just plain old fashioned obstructive sleep apnea.
BeeAlseep wrote, "My eye doctor told me I have high blood pressure because the vessels in my eyes keep bursting. I look like I have been in a bar fight, and lost! I do not have daytime high blood pressure 119/70."

I think you are having an affair! True story from about 15 years ago, we saw an article in the newspaper that said broken blood vessels often occur when having sex, especially with a new partner. The guys in the office laughed about the article.

I swear this is the truth. Two weeks after we had seen the article, our IT Manager took a three-day weekend to go deer hunting. When he returned to the office he had a large broken vessel in one eye. Boy did we give it to him about his dear hunting weekend! :)

Here is what WikiAnswers has to say, "this can be caused by extremely high blood pressure (especially when BP is elevated rapidly). For instance, it could be anything from crying too hard, forceful vomiting or dry heaving. In more frequent cases, medical issues such as hypertension or diabetes can cause the blood vessels in the eyes to break. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the more serious conditions and if this is even a possibliity you should see a doctor."

I have also heard weightlifters say they get them lifting, especially if they hold their breath (a no-no) when doing a heavy lift.

I used to get them and it could have been my undiagnosed sleep apnea. But I also used to lead a wilder life. :)

Good luck,
WOW, I sure wish I had YOUR life! But, alas, I don't. smiles. I had a older male doctor tell me the same thing about having sex about 20 years ago. I was much younger then, and I remember coming close to smacking him upside the head. I wasn't swinging upside down from the curtains! Smiles.

Well, I have had every eye scan possible and the only thing they can tell me is blood pressure. I have been tested for diabetes and my sugar and blood pressure are normal. I personally think it was the undiagnosed sleep apnea. I wake up tight and tense with muscle pain and teeth grinding and headaches and crazy eyeballs. Unless I am SLEEP walking at night and having a good ole' time!

Banyon said:
BeeAlseep wrote, "My eye doctor told me I have high blood pressure because the vessels in my eyes keep bursting. I look like I have been in a bar fight, and lost! I do not have daytime high blood pressure 119/70."

I think you are having an affair! True story from about 15 years ago, we saw an article in the newspaper that said broken blood vessels often occur when having sex, especially with a new partner. The guys in the office laughed about the article.

I swear this is the truth. Two weeks after we had seen the article, our IT Manager took a three-day weekend to go deer hunting. When he returned to the office he had a large broken vessel in one eye. Boy did we give it to him about his dear hunting weekend! :)

Here is what WikiAnswers has to say, "this can be caused by extremely high blood pressure (especially when BP is elevated rapidly). For instance, it could be anything from crying too hard, forceful vomiting or dry heaving. In more frequent cases, medical issues such as hypertension or diabetes can cause the blood vessels in the eyes to break. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the more serious conditions and if this is even a possibliity you should see a doctor."

I have also heard weightlifters say they get them lifting, especially if they hold their breath (a no-no) when doing a heavy lift.

I used to get them and it could have been my undiagnosed sleep apnea. But I also used to lead a wilder life. :)

Good luck,
Thanks so much for your help. I am printing out your reply and making sure I have it with me when I talk to the RT this week. I go in for a follow up appt at Natl Jewish in Denver in a week as well. I will make sure I get the right machine. I would have never known how to take care of myself without this forum. I feel so blessed to have found this. By the way, I found your site on an ad in Facebook.
Judy said:
GERD and Reflux ARE related to and CAN CAUSE asthma over a prolonged period of time.

Whether you are put on a Bi-PAP or not I would return that Escape and INSIST on at the very least the Resmed S8 Elite or S8 Elite II, both of which have EPR and are fully data capable.

If you have Mixed Apnea you may well end up on a VPAP or BiPAP ASV. Resmed's ASV was specifically developed for Central Apnea/Cheyn-Stokes Syndrome. I'd ask what brand and model they intended to provide, tell them to wait a minute, run home and check that model out online - and similar models - then go back and tell them whether I would accept it - or wouldn't accept it because it wasn't fully data capable. Just because a device has a data card does NOT mean it is fully data capable.

Also, just a prolonged coughing spree or hard cough can rupture blood vessels in the eye. I don' t know if that holds true for sneezing or not.
Also I cough a LOT from my asthma...that could have broken my blood vessels in my eyes as well. Now I know to use my rescue inhaler when I start coughing like that.

BeeAsleep said:
Thanks so much for your help. I am printing out your reply and making sure I have it with me when I talk to the RT this week. I go in for a follow up appt at Natl Jewish in Denver in a week as well. I will make sure I get the right machine. I would have never known how to take care of myself without this forum. I feel so blessed to have found this. By the way, I found your site on an ad in Facebook.
Judy said:
GERD and Reflux ARE related to and CAN CAUSE asthma over a prolonged period of time.

Whether you are put on a Bi-PAP or not I would return that Escape and INSIST on at the very least the Resmed S8 Elite or S8 Elite II, both of which have EPR and are fully data capable.

If you have Mixed Apnea you may well end up on a VPAP or BiPAP ASV. Resmed's ASV was specifically developed for Central Apnea/Cheyn-Stokes Syndrome. I'd ask what brand and model they intended to provide, tell them to wait a minute, run home and check that model out online - and similar models - then go back and tell them whether I would accept it - or wouldn't accept it because it wasn't fully data capable. Just because a device has a data card does NOT mean it is fully data capable.

Also, just a prolonged coughing spree or hard cough can rupture blood vessels in the eye. I don' t know if that holds true for sneezing or not.
Judy, why is it important to have a machine that is fully data capable and what exactly does that mean?

Judy said:
GERD and Reflux ARE related to and CAN CAUSE asthma over a prolonged period of time.

Whether you are put on a Bi-PAP or not I would return that Escape and INSIST on at the very least the Resmed S8 Elite or S8 Elite II, both of which have EPR and are fully data capable.

If you have Mixed Apnea you may well end up on a VPAP or BiPAP ASV. Resmed's ASV was specifically developed for Central Apnea/Cheyn-Stokes Syndrome. I'd ask what brand and model they intended to provide, tell them to wait a minute, run home and check that model out online - and similar models - then go back and tell them whether I would accept it - or wouldn't accept it because it wasn't fully data capable. Just because a device has a data card does NOT mean it is fully data capable.

Also, just a prolonged coughing spree or hard cough can rupture blood vessels in the eye. I don' t know if that holds true for sneezing or not.
Fully data capable means that the xPAP is capable of reporting your Pressure, Leak, AHI and AI as well as the number of hours and nights used. The number of hours and nights used are the Compliance Data which is of absolutely no value to you but only to the local DME supplier as proof for your insurance that you are using the xPAP they are paying for and ensuring that the DME supplier gets their insurance money.

That Pressure, Leak, AHI and AI data can given indications of how well you are responding to therapy - and more importantly - can provide important clues as to why you are NOT responding as well as expected to xPAP therapy. It can also be encouraging for us to see some actual data to verify that we really are feeling better and its not just our imagination - or vice versa, it is not just our imagination that we are NOT getting the benefit of therapy we should be getting.

Your Humidaire 3i integrated humidifier will be compatable w/the Elite so it is only the Escape you would want to return to exchange for the Elite.

The nice thing about the Elite (other than the excellent therapy it provides) is the easy access to and the amount of data available via the LCD screen every morning before noon. These devices have an internal, 24 hour, noon to noon, clock so we have to access the nightly data before noon as at noon the night's data is rolled over into the total averages. And once we've used it long enough we can also access the weekly, monthly, 6 month and yearly data averages via the LCD screen as well.

My personal opinion is that they shouldn't even build or provide anything less than a fully data capable xPAP.
Thanks so much. I feel better prepared to take charge of my own health by asking intelligent informed questions of my RT and Physician. :>D

Judy said:
Fully data capable means that the xPAP is capable of reporting your Pressure, Leak, AHI and AI as well as the number of hours and nights used. The number of hours and nights used are the Compliance Data which is of absolutely no value to you but only to the local DME supplier as proof for your insurance that you are using the xPAP they are paying for and ensuring that the DME supplier gets their insurance money.

That Pressure, Leak, AHI and AI data can given indications of how well you are responding to therapy - and more importantly - can provide important clues as to why you are NOT responding as well as expected to xPAP therapy. It can also be encouraging for us to see some actual data to verify that we really are feeling better and its not just our imagination - or vice versa, it is not just our imagination that we are NOT getting the benefit of therapy we should be getting.

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