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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
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Sep 25, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
i have been diagnosed with mild-moderate apnea. unable to use cpap, scheduled for surgery in june. but my question is this: is anxiety/depression a normal symptom of apnea or is someone experiencing this as well? does it improve after surgery? i know everyone is different but just would like some input if anyone can. thanks

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Hi Jeannie,
While I didn't suffer from diagnosed depression prior to *PAP treatment, it would only seem reasonable to assume one would. The severity would vary with the individual.

Your body is suffering from sleep deprivation, which results in all kinds of stresses being placed on the normal bodily functions. This is but one of the severe side effects of sleep apnea, which could lead to death.

The fact that your system can't properly rest along with external stresses, just compound the situation resulting in a vicious cycle, which continually escalates. Your mind is constantly running in different directions.

I am interested in hearing why *PAP failed with you.

Does it improve post surgical? You can do nothing but hope and pray. If it relieves the ill effects you are currently suffering, I would say you should see a reduction in the anxiety level. Sleep does relieve stress.

A positive mind set going into the procedure will assist you in handling the stresses. Talking with other helps calm the nervousness you are suffering. Handle one crisis at a time.

Everyone here has an ear to lend and a shoulder to cry on. We might even throw our 2 cents worth in to help.

Please keep us updated. You experiences always help someone else who may be walking the same path.
Dan Lyons said:
Hi Jeannie,
While I didn't suffer from diagnosed depression prior to *PAP treatment, it would only seem reasonable to assume one would. The severity would vary with the individual.

Your body is suffering from sleep deprivation, which results in all kinds of stresses being placed on the normal bodily functions. This is but one of the severe side effects of sleep apnea, which could lead to death.

The fact that your system can't properly rest along with external stresses, just compound the situation resulting in a vicious cycle, which continually escalates. Your mind is constantly running in different directions.

I am interested in hearing why *PAP failed with you.

Does it improve post surgical? You can do nothing but hope and pray. If it relieves the ill effects you are currently suffering, I would say you should see a reduction in the anxiety level. Sleep does relieve stress.

A positive mind set going into the procedure will assist you in handling the stresses. Talking with other helps calm the nervousness you are suffering. Handle one crisis at a time.

Everyone here has an ear to lend and a shoulder to cry on. We might even throw our 2 cents worth in to help.

Please keep us updated. You experiences always help someone else who may be walking the same path.
Hey Dan, thanks for the input. I was never able to use the CPAP because I felt like I was smothering rather than getting more air. I tried different masks and nose pieces, but just was never good with any of it. I'm not anxious to have surgery by any means, I only want to rest. I've been battling with this for a number of years now and it only seems to be getting worse. Both my doctors have explained the post surgery, but I just can't go on like this any more.
Jeannie, anxiety and depression are all too common with sleep apnea. have you seen this article on the connection between sleep apnea and depression?

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