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99 replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"Do not turn light on as this hinder you from falling asleep or choose red light instead which do not afect your sleep"
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99 left a comment for Joan Williams Rice
"Hi Joan visiting pelham and I have osa"
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Leaky gut

Do you have a leaky gutHow would you knowA telltale sign for leaky gut is Athletes footI wish to ask do you have or suffer from itThe reason I ask is maybe this is a common denominatorJust text yes or text noAnd if you are the first to text also keep a tallyExample38 yes 0 noYour input would alter the tally39 yes 0 noSo now I will input first1 yes. 0 noSee More
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ZolliStar replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"I'm wondering: what prompted you to consider whether you have sleep apnea in the first place? Also, waking throughout the night isn't uncommon especially as we (*sigh*) age.  I seem to every 90 minutes or so. This pattern probably…"
Jun 27
ZolliStar replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"You can try this website: I have a MAD (mandibular advancement device). Dr. Steven Park evaluated my mouth and throat (not everyone can use a MAD, it turns out) and pronounced me a candidate for it. The truth?  I…"
Jun 27
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"The link didn't work so me so I couldn't see the product.  I do have experience with a supposedly reliable boil and bite device.  I should know by now I have a small mouth and nothing regular size fits.  I don't think…"
Jun 27
richard graham replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"If I thought something could work other than this lousy cpap that would be awesome"
May 22
richard graham posted a status
"I moved and have been sick a lot and can't use cpap because of cough and I'm depressed a lot"
Apr 26
Fred posted a discussion

CPAP - cure worse than the disease

It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I wasn't tired during the day.From the first night I brought home the CPAP I haven't had one decent night's sleep. Not one. I don't have any problem falling asleep, but I can't stay asleep. At first I was waking up after 4-5 hours and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now it's more like…See More
Apr 13
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Apr 13
ZolliStar posted a discussion

New mouth device on the market

I've been hearing advertising for this product over the past few days.  It's sold as something to help snoring, but as I look at the information it seems to me that it would work just as well as my mandibular advancement device (MAD).In other words, this could help some of us with sleep apnea.Read about it here.Anybody have any thoughts about this?  See More
Mar 31
99 replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"Hi Richard I mainly use an empty humidifier as it reduces noise"
Feb 16
richard graham left a comment for richard graham
"When I can afford it I'd like to get New machine with heated tube"
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richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"I would like to see this forum active again as well. I will be more aware of what's going on"
Feb 10
ZolliStar posted a discussion

If you have trouble falling asleep....

I thought that when I got my sleep apnea diagnosis, that -- at last! -- all my sleep problems had come to an end.Ha!I have trouble falling asleep. Indeed, I rarely feel sleepy at night although I do feel tired. I even cut back on computer at night, etc., etc. (and installed f.lux on my computer) but I still had trouble. Now I'm doing something different: wearing special glasses (Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear glasses). They block out the blue -- and they're making a difference! First I tried…See More
Feb 1
Every morning I wake up with CPAP mask imprints all over my face and neck from the mask.  Its embarrassing cause when I get to work eveyone is asking what is going on with my face and neck   Is there a way to prevent this from happening.  I get so tired of explaining whats going on.

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you can check out the Sleep Comfort Pad from Sequel

I've attached their marketing brochure to this message so you can review.

There are also other mask comfort products out there, which i'm sure our members know better than I do about. . .
tell them you go scubba diving
and its marks off of the mask

you are on cpap as aposed to apap

cpap give raw air with no amelaration
where as apap give some sort of amelaration

i need to look up what amelaration means

Noun 1. amelioration - the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
melioration, betterment
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
you could try they make covers for you mask straps and they are great. i use them every night, and no more lines.

I would recommend Pad A Cheek as well. Very soft, fleece coverings for mask headgear and parts. If you are getting marks around your nose, or nose and mouth, there is a product called Remzzzzzs--little fabric cut-outs that sit between your skin and the cushion.
It sounds as though you have the straps too tight. When you put your mask on, the headgear should be lose enough that you can slide a finger between the headgear and your face. Otherwise, when the pressure increases it'll be too tight and can cause pressure ulcers.
I would go to the medical equipment company that provided you your mask and let them help you. It may be that is not the best mask for you. Good luck.
Yeah, Jason, I guess I probably have somewhat poor, non- elastic skin which marks easily and the marks fade very slowly. I switched to a FitLife Total Face Mask by Respironics and now the marks are down the side of my face rather than a sore on the bridge of my nose. Every night I loosen the straps to fit comfortably and then adjust the mask and tighten the straps as necessary. My pressure is high, too, which makes it difficult. The other items mentioned are good products to try
We need a snappy comeback because it's really bad manners for someone to mention it. LOL!
You could say "you should see my avatar". I can't imagine you look worse that that 'cause that dude got beat up, or maybe he won and the other guy looks worse.

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