"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…"
"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…"
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
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…"
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
"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…"
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
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
"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.…"
I wanted to give an update on what I found out about the E51 error code from Fisher & Paykel. This code is an error with the internal memory as one of the previous poster's said. Fisher & Paykel Rep said though it wont hurt the function of the machine it should still be replaced because it may effect the compliance information.
So, I do have an appointment tomorrow with the DME and I will take the email that Fisher & Paykel sent with me to show them what was said. I want to make sure they do replace my machine and not try to fix it or something beings the DME didn't know what the code meant.
Thank you all so much for helping me out. I really CPAPTALK very helpful.