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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
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
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
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
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Sep 25
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
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
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
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
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
First of all Happy Holidays to everyone. Apparently the top of the nasal pillows on my Swift LT are rubbing against the bottom part of my nose, mostly on the right side. Last night I put a bandaid in between but know this is more of a pressure thing than a friction issue (or maybe both) I have adjusted and re-adjusted and don't think I can loosen up the straps anymore. Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent this? The good news is I'm sleeping like a baby. Thanks.

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when i was visiting red square in moscow i said to the wife is it going to rain or snow
she said snow
so i said to rudolph the red comrade is it going to rain or snow he said rain

so i said rudolph the red knows rain dear (say it quickly)
a woman who is a member on here sells a product that goes between your face and the mask -- pad-a-cheek products. her name is Karen Moore. You can do a search using the upper right hand side search bar and send her a private message or otherwise get in contact with her (leave a comment on her "wall"). i'm sure she'd be happy to help.
i also use nasal pillows. when i have friction sores on my nose i apply a little neosporin to the spot before putting on the pillows. the soreness usually goes away in a couple of days. i have not had any problems with leakage when using it. i hope this might help.
Well I went to the ResMed website and they have a very detailed slide show on how to wear and not wear the Swift LT. My DME was no help whatsoever. I think I wasn't wearing it quite the right way (too high and too forward). I have adjusted it and am hoping for the best tonight. In addition they have another slide show on taking it apart, how to wash it and then reassemble it.
I can't wear the Swift LT without a similar issue at the tip of my nose, and I had been using a nasal pillows mask for 9 years before trying the Swift, so it's not a matter of getting used to it. It just touches the wrong places, no matter how tight the straps or how I rotated the plenum.

Even though the Swift is currently the most popular nasal pillow mask, it's not necessarily comfortable for everyone. Same is true for every mask. If you like nasal pillows, then check out the Puritan-Bennett Breeze and the Everest Headrest. I find both of them to be very comfortable and both have nothing which touches the face, unlike the Swift. But, what works for me may not work for you. Ah! That's the problem, isn't it?
excellent information. i didn't know that ResMed had posted that to its site. Thanks for telling us.

Carolyn said:
Well I went to the ResMed website and they have a very detailed slide show on how to wear and not wear the Swift LT. My DME was no help whatsoever. I think I wasn't wearing it quite the right way (too high and too forward). I have adjusted it and am hoping for the best tonight. In addition they have another slide show on taking it apart, how to wash it and then reassemble it.

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