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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
Saturday
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
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
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I still use humidity but less of it. It seems to be working OK.."
Jun 14
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I rarely use the humidifier. I think it's less necessary during the summer when there is humidity.   I also switch between my mouth device and the APAP.  I like each for different reasons. Not sure with which I sleep better, though.…"
May 21
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I've been doing well.  I think you were going to try the cpap without humidity- did that help at all?  I haven't had a cold for a couple of years."
May 14
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"CPAP seems to cause stuffiness in many of us.  ANother reason I hate it so much!Do you rinse your nose with saline once a day…maybe before you go to bed for the night? "
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do wake up stuffed up most days"
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do have non allergic rhinitis. Now I'm thinking that's probably it because I only feel that way for a day or 2. Thank you"
May 4
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I have been lucky.  Not one cold past three years. Could some of your problem be allergies?"
May 4
richard graham posted a discussion

sick again

It seems like I am sick with colds more often when I'm on the CPAP. Anybody experience that.
Apr 30
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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