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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

How many of you have actually talked to a Sleep Technologist?

I am not talking about the night of your study either. Forums do not count. I mean a face to face conversation with an educated Sleep Technologist about sleep.

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Well Carol, hit up a website called binarysleep.com they can help you there!

carol bevins said:
Hi, I am taking poly class, I am in my third semester. Any hints you can give for my boards??? Thanks CB

lia deneau said:
uh, every day and night.... i am a sleep tech... RPSGT.
Not me. Even after getting the sleep study (I've only had one less than 2 years ago) and the sleep specialist/doctor giving me the diagnosis, which took probably no more than a minute (that's how long the doctor spent with me), I didn't really know anything about obstructive sleep apnea except that I stopped breathing for a few seconds several times each night while I slept. I wasn't really told how bad this condition is or how bad the consequences could be if I didn't use the treatment. What little I learned came from info I found online. This is a great site to get a lot of good, useful info on sleep apnea, especially since I'm more informed and have a better idea of what I should ask the doctors.

I'm seeing a ENT next week and will hopefully be getting a sleep study at a sleep clinic in the city soon (my cardiologist already gave me a script for it). Hopefully communication with the doctors will be better this time.
That sounds great lia. Where is this clinic located?


lia deneau said:
As the clinical coordinator for our sleep center, each patient is scheduled for a pre sleep consult before their sleep study, to register , go over paperwork, watch an educational video and discuss their night of sleep with us.... sooooo, unless the patient opts out of this...which they normally dont....our patients all get to speak to a registered sleep tech, and I even provide each one with my business card to call me if they ever have any questions.... what do ya'll think?
EAST TEXAS!!! YEAH HAH!

Sonia S. said:
That sounds great lia. Where is this clinic located?


lia deneau said:
As the clinical coordinator for our sleep center, each patient is scheduled for a pre sleep consult before their sleep study, to register , go over paperwork, watch an educational video and discuss their night of sleep with us.... sooooo, unless the patient opts out of this...which they normally dont....our patients all get to speak to a registered sleep tech, and I even provide each one with my business card to call me if they ever have any questions.... what do ya'll think?
That's the same answer I got from the sleep tech, Melinda, when I asked him to tell me the results of the sleep study, but he did tell me how many apnea episodes I had per hour (though I forgot the answer) and was nice enough to give me the mask I used to take home with me. Just wished the mask would have been the right fit for my face though.

Sonia


Melinda Hertel said:
Respiratory therapists are also involved in educating the patient. I think part of the problem is that sleep techs perform the sleep study, while the patient is sleeping, then go home to get their own zzzzzz's. There isn't an opportunity for the tech to spend much time educating patients. And in my experience, when you ask questions at your study, the tech tells you that they can't say much because they are not the doctor. I work with a sleep doc and the sleep lab where my studies were done, and I still get that for an answer.
Aww, that's too far from NYC. Bummer!

Sonia


lia deneau said:
EAST TEXAS!!! YEAH HAH!
If you mean the tech that tested me at a sleep lab. No, not really. About every 6 months I see the Pulmonary phsycian, who is managing my case. Does that count/

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