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richard graham posted a status
"I moved and have been sick a lot and can't use cpap because of cough and I'm depressed a lot"
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Fred posted a discussion

CPAP - cure worse than the disease

It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I wasn't tired during the day.From the first night I brought home the CPAP I haven't had one decent night's sleep. Not one. I don't have any problem falling asleep, but I can't stay asleep. At first I was waking up after 4-5 hours and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now it's more like…See More
Apr 13
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Apr 13
ZolliStar posted a discussion

New mouth device on the market

I've been hearing advertising for this product over the past few days.  It's sold as something to help snoring, but as I look at the information it seems to me that it would work just as well as my mandibular advancement device (MAD).In other words, this could help some of us with sleep apnea.Read about it here.Anybody have any thoughts about this?  See More
Mar 31
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
Basic question about flying with CPAP: are the airlines allowed to count your CPAP machine as a carry-on item? I know you're supposed to be permitted to bring it on the flight, but my question is whether it counts toward an airline's number of carry-on items permitted. I was flying this week, and got into a bit of a confrontation with an airline rep about my CPAP. Also, if the airlines are supposed to exclude CPAPs from the count of carry-on items, but refuse to, is there a place to report them as being in violation of the law? Perhaps the FAA?

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I have read that your cpap does not count towards your carry-on luggage. But getting it through maybe another story.

I hate to fly and have only done so once to see my son graduate Marine boot camp in San Diego. I ended up embarrassing myself and my daughter when we hit turbulence and I stood up and announced we were going down and may God be with us!! She still hasn't let me live it down and that was in August of 2000.
that story is precious. perhaps a more frequent flyer can weigh in on this ;-)

sleepycarol said:
I have read that your cpap does not count towards your carry-on luggage. But getting it through maybe another story.

I hate to fly and have only done so once to see my son graduate Marine boot camp in San Diego. I ended up embarrassing myself and my daughter when we hit turbulence and I stood up and announced we were going down and may God be with us!! She still hasn't let me live it down and that was in August of 2000.
sorry to tell you this but they are allowed to count it as a carry on item. i myself had the same situation a month ago for a trip to Vegas. not only do they count it you have to have the bag opened with the cpap broken down.
I have flown constantly with my CPAP, I strap the CPAP over the handle of my 22" carry on, and my huge purse in my hand, I go right through security. I slip the unit out and hold it until I catch someones eye going through security. They are ALWAYS wonderful and careful. On my last trip, there were four of us in the waiting area, and there was a lively discussion about face masks, and how wonderful we all felt. I have never seen medical equipment counted as a carryon, and if questioned, I would ask security for a supervisor immediately. Anyone announcing the fate of the entire airplane should be able to handle a new security person that doesn't understand that medical equipment is not "optional" and can't be checked. Loved the story.
so we seem to have conflicting info here: Royal says the CPAP machine counts as a carry-on, but Jeanne thinks it does not. anyone want to break the tie?

Jeanne Berry said:
I have flown constantly with my CPAP, I strap the CPAP over the handle of my 22" carry on, and my huge purse in my hand, I go right through security. I slip the unit out and hold it until I catch someones eye going through security. They are ALWAYS wonderful and careful. On my last trip, there were four of us in the waiting area, and there was a lively discussion about face masks, and how wonderful we all felt. I have never seen medical equipment counted as a carryon, and if questioned, I would ask security for a supervisor immediately. Anyone announcing the fate of the entire airplane should be able to handle a new security person that doesn't understand that medical equipment is not "optional" and can't be checked. Loved the story.
CPAP do not count as carry-ons. They are medical equipment. Here's a quote from the Department of Transportation Fact Sheet on "Steps Taken to Ensure New Safety Requirements, Preserve and Respect the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities"

The limit of one carry-on bag and one personal bag (e.g. purse or briefcase) for each traveler does not apply to medical supplies and/or assistive devices (including service animals and their equipment). Passengers with disabilities generally may carry medical equipment, medications, and assistive devices on board the aircraft.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has specific guidelines for going through the security gates with your CPAP on their website
great info. just so everyone is sure to see it, here it is in full (along with picture of your friendly airline security agent)

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines

CPAPs are allowed through security checkpoints once they have undergone screening.

Passengers will be required to take their CPAP machine out of its carrying case and place the device in a bin for x-ray screening. Facemasks and tubing can remain in the carrying case.

In addition to x-ray inspection of your CPAP machine, a visual and physical inspection, and Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) sampling will be required.

To facilitate CPAP machine hygiene and cleanliness:

Once out of the carrying case, you can place your CPAP machine in a clear plastic bag before placing the device in the bin. You will need to provide/bring your own plastic bag.

Upon request, TSOs will change their gloves prior to performing the visual and physical inspection, and ETD sampling of your CPAP machine. The CPAP will need to be removed from the plastic bag by the TSO to conduct the ETD sampling.

Upon request, TSOs will clean the table where the ETD sampling will be conducted.

Upon request, TSOs will change the ETD sampling media before conducting the ETD sampling.

Daniel Levy said:
CPAP do not count as carry-ons. They are medical equipment. Here's a quote from the Department of Transportation Fact Sheet on "Steps Taken to Ensure New Safety Requirements, Preserve and Respect the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities"
The limit of one carry-on bag and one personal bag (e.g. purse or briefcase) for each traveler does not apply to medical supplies and/or assistive devices (including service animals and their equipment). Passengers with disabilities generally may carry medical equipment, medications, and assistive devices on board the aircraft.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has specific guidelines for going through the security gates with your CPAP on their website
Just put the cpap as carry on to the test at San jose airport and had no problems.
This is a tag required for the equipent stateing its medical equipment then is not counted as a carry on. The only place I have seen this tags is on ebay fairly resonable. Hope this helps
I've never seen the tag, and after doing a quick search on ebay didn't come up with it either. If you can grab a digital picture of it somewhere so we know what to look for, please post it.

bob kepler said:
This is a tag required for the equipent stateing its medical equipment then is not counted as a carry on. The only place I have seen this tags is on ebay fairly resonable. Hope this helps
When I was flying every week for a number of years with my CPAP even overseas with no problems as a carry on and was not counted as a carry on and I did not have to have a medical tag on it either. Just had to take it out so they would send it though by itself.
Good question. I am wondering the same thing as I will be flying this summer several times.

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