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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"
Feb 10
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
99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
Dec 21, 2014
99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"just add to the distilled water it is antimicrobial eg cleans your machine and is beneficial for keeping you healthy  from bugs germs viruses you get the picture and when you need to clean the humidifier out, put water on your plants the silver…"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"If the heated tube works with your machine I would try that.  They also make covers for your tubing which may help some.  I think the heated tube may be your answer.  Keep us posted."
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Richard, some folks just use the humidifier in a Passover mode.  They just don't turn it on, but let the air pick up moisture without heat."
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"99, where have you been?  Do you add the colloidal silver to your humidifier?"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"I Andy, I realize I'm months behind your post.  I have no idea why your S8 would stoop collecting data.  I'm glad to hear  you're having such improvement with your apnea.  I have made great strides since I changed…"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?
"Andy, just found your post.  I don't know anything about this new machine.  How are you liking your new ResMed?"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Hi Richard,  I don't bother with a humidifier.  Someone on the forum suggested not using it and I'm a lot less congested without it.  A good AHI is under 5.  I use the Wisp and have been since it came out.  I think…"
Dec 21, 2014
hifay replied to Mary Z's discussion Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis
"Always something. Thanks for the information."
Dec 21, 2014
99 posted a discussion

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
Dec 20, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Oscar Lemus updated their profile
Sep 25, 2014
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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