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ZolliStar replied to Dan Lyons's discussion CPAP & Dry Mouth
"Dan, Do you use a chin strap?  If you're a mouth breather, you may need a chin strap so that your mouth stays closed. It's important to keep it closed throughout the night for a lot of reasons -- mouth, dental, etc., etc. I've…"
Nov 24
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Wed 9  9 mg Thursday 10 missed  Friday 11 9mg have insomnia  going skip rest until insomnia goes away Just did maths had my five days"
Nov 11
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day after tomorrow I mean trump day wed 9 9mg "
Nov 9
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day two Monday 7 Nov 9mg very relaxed Day three Tuesday 8 Nov 9mg sniffles appears to have stopped  must reduce dose"
Nov 8
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Start treatment again  Nov 6 @ 2100 first day "
Nov 6
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day 5 not quite there must quit treetment for non and have at least a five day break But even so my health has improved "
Nov 1
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
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Nov 1
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day three not so good with osa  DAY four better but still not quite there "
Oct 31
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure
"Day one immediate improvement to OSA but had insomnia and slight constapation Day two flatulence greatly reduced muscle tighten "
Oct 29
99 posted a discussion

Five Day Cure

I believe I have found a cure that only take five days which I am trialing now It has many benificial side effects as well by reducing snoring to name onePM ME as I do not want mainstream media to find out and have it banned as I fear that is how it will goWill try again after a little breakIn addition will increase omega 3And thirdly a chiropractic to realign atlas bone in spine is just a passing thought See More
Oct 28
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"BluePoint Medical* holding their next Remedy event on June 4 with Terry Cralle, RN on "Sleep in the Mordern Family".  They will also be checking CPAP machines and providing breakfast. Click on link above for more…"
May 7
Dan Lyons posted a discussion

CPAP & Dry Mouth

In recent months, I have developed extreme dry mouth as a result of the CPAP.  I am a mouth breather when using CPAP.Recently, I saw an advertisement for the symptoms of dry mouth, but as usual, when I need the information to have a discussion with both my primary care  physician and my dentist I haven't seen the ad. Has anyone else seen the ad and can anyone remember the info in the ad?Thanks in advance,DanSee More
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"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"
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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
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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

Nasal Irrigation/Sinus Rinse - Isotonic vs. Hypertonic Solution & Xylitol

I currently have started regularly using the nasal irrigation (the neilmed bottle with Isotonic solution). I have OSA, chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and swollen turbinates. I have found the nasal irrigation has helped. I was wondering if others have found the Hypertonic solution to be better than the Isotonic. I'm trying to attack all issues at once, since they all relate in some way and are difficult to tackle one at a time.


Some relevant info:
Hypertonic Saline Solution
http://www.neilmed.com/common/hypertonic.html
http://www.achooallergy.com/isotonic-vs-hypertonic.asp
These guys also include xylitol in their rinse:
http://www.xlear.com/nasal-spray.aspx

xylitol
http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/7-12-2006-102081.asp

Note: I also take singulair at night and omnaris (1x spray each nostril morning & night).


So basically I'm asking:

1) What do people think of hypertonic vs. isotonic saline solution?
2) Any thoughts on Xylitol?


Thanks!

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Nasal irrigation with saline is a great way of addressing many nasal/sinus issues. Regarding isotnic vs. hypertonic, the debate has been going on for years. There are proponents of both. Hypertonic works better because it's saltier and therefore decongests your nasal membranes much more effectively. However, there are studies that show that hypertonic saline immobilizes the cilia of the nasal mucous membranes. Either way, you need to experiment with both and keep using whichever works better for you. I don't have any experience with Xylitol nasal spray. There are dozens of various nasal saline preparations.
If your sinusitis is not caused by allergies and you have swollen turbinates then I think hypertonic solution will probably work better for you. Hypertonic solution is less comfortable than isotonic but has far greater evidence to support its efficacy.

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