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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
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. . .
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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 padacheek.com. they make covers for you mask straps and they are great. i use them every night, and no more lines.

carl
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. http://www.remzzzs.com/
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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