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Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Sunday
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Sunday
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Apr 11
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Apr 11
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2
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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