Join Our Newsletter

New? Free Sign Up

Then check our Welcome Center to a Community Caring about Sleep Apnea diagnosis and Sleep Apnea treatment:

CPAP machines, Sleep Apnea surgery and dental appliances.

CPAP Supplies

Latest Activity

BeeAsleep posted a status
"Hi all. I am just checking in and saying hi after being gone for a long time. I am doing GREAT! Just got a new machine and mask. Feel like I"
Jan 23
BeeAsleep updated their profile
Jan 23
99 replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"Do not turn light on as this hinder you from falling asleep or choose red light instead which do not afect your sleep"
Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for Joan Williams Rice
"Hi Joan visiting pelham and I have osa"
Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for martha crabtree
"Hi maths visiting pelham "
Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for Rhonda Harrison
"Hi Rhondda I am visiting pelham and have osa "
Oct 27, 2015
99 posted a discussion

Leaky gut

Do you have a leaky gutHow would you knowA telltale sign for leaky gut is Athletes footI wish to ask do you have or suffer from itThe reason I ask is maybe this is a common denominatorJust text yes or text noAnd if you are the first to text also keep a tallyExample38 yes 0 noYour input would alter the tally39 yes 0 noSo now I will input first1 yes. 0 noSee More
Sep 26, 2015
richard graham posted a status
"For the first time in a while I got a whole night sleep with my machine but woke up beat and left side of my head feels weird, not sure if"
Sep 2, 2015
Brendan Duffy posted a status
"How did you slhttp://blog.aastweb.org/winners-and-losers-food-for-thought-sleep-and-athletic-success?utm_campaign=subscribers&utm_source=hs_"
Jul 9, 2015
Pat Kniel updated their profile
Jul 7, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
Fred updated their profile
Apr 13, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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.

Views: 225

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

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.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

© 2016   Created by The SleepGuide Crew.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service