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richard graham posted a status
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Jul 7
ZolliStar replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"I'm wondering: what prompted you to consider whether you have sleep apnea in the first place? Also, waking throughout the night isn't uncommon especially as we (*sigh*) age.  I seem to every 90 minutes or so. This pattern probably…"
Jun 27
ZolliStar replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"You can try this website:  http://zyppah.com/ I have a MAD (mandibular advancement device). Dr. Steven Park evaluated my mouth and throat (not everyone can use a MAD, it turns out) and pronounced me a candidate for it. The truth?  I…"
Jun 27
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"The link didn't work so me so I couldn't see the product.  I do have experience with a supposedly reliable boil and bite device.  I should know by now I have a small mouth and nothing regular size fits.  I don't think…"
Jun 27
richard graham replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"If I thought something could work other than this lousy cpap that would be awesome"
May 22
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"
Apr 26
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
Fred updated their profile
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
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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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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