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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
22 hours ago
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
Mary Z replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"I Andy, I realize I'm months behind your post.  I have no idea why your S8 would stoop collecting data.  I'm glad to hear  you're having such improvement with your apnea.  I have made great strides since I changed…"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?
"Andy, just found your post.  I don't know anything about this new machine.  How are you liking your new ResMed?"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Hi Richard,  I don't bother with a humidifier.  Someone on the forum suggested not using it and I'm a lot less congested without it.  A good AHI is under 5.  I use the Wisp and have been since it came out.  I think…"
Dec 21, 2014
hifay replied to Mary Z's discussion Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis
"Always something. Thanks for the information."
Dec 21, 2014
99 posted a discussion

colloidal silver

a humidifier can be used with colloidal silverthis can keep the humidifier clean for day maybe weeks or longer without the need to clean the humidifiersilver colloidal is antimicrobial and you could just top up your humidifier without cleaning and at the same time treat your bodyor you just put silver on it own into the humidifierSee More
Dec 20, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

It is now about a year since I got my last surgery. 3 months after I got out a full in-lab PSG study that showed that I was completely cured. I've now completed my first

annual sleep test.


How have I experienced this first year?


I need hardly tell how nice it is to get rid of my CPAP, it is wonderful.


The first 7-8 months I had a strange feeling in my remaining Uvula. It was not unpleasant, just weird. I think that it has been a kind of a phantom sensation of still
having my full Uvula. I have read that there are some nerves in the Uvula. Then
this feeling disappeared, and today I just have a normal (but much smaller)
Uvula.


At my first PSG study after my surgery, they found a little snoring I did not have before my surgery.


The new result from my annual follow-up sleep tests shows that I still have no Apneas or 

Hypopneas, so I'm still fully cured, but my snoring has largely disappeared again.


Simultaneously, I was studied in the nose and throat, which showed that everything was very nice looking.


I think that when you once have or have had Sleep Apnea so you will always have a lot of focus on your quality of sleep. I've had an extreme focus on this, which may be
a problem. 


Even people without sleep apnea may have a bad night. This, I immediately perceived as though my sleep apnea had perhaps come again.


I have talked this through with my Sleep Doctor and my ENT, and we agreed that I must now try to "forget" my fear of Sleep Apnea. In my situation there is only a minimal risk that I might have a relapse because my soft palate and my tongue are

not affected.


So I will now try to "forget" my former Sleep Apnea. I will nevertheless from time

to time look in to this website.


I will have my next sleep study (and maybe the last) within 3 years.


If someone responds to this thread, I will of course respond back, just as anyone has questions you are obviously free to PM me.


Thank you to everyone on this forum. It has been (and are) great to be a member of a forum among so many competent people.


To Mike,


I was among the first who became a member of this forum. It's amazing what you have
accomplished.


Henning

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Henning, I am very happy for your good results. I suspect that the tonsillectomy was 95% of the cure and the nasal surgery and uvula trimming were 5%. What do you or your doctor think ?

Henning said, To Mike,
I was among the first who became a member of this forum. It's amazing what you have
accomplished.


Yes Mike, that is a reminder for me to thank you for the good work you have done with the forum. You are improving people's lives.
Hi Banyon,

I am not sure which of my operations in the nose worked most. These together changed my AHI from moderate to mild.

Actually, I think in my case was the reduction of my Uvula the biggest prize, but I cannot know for sure when I got my tonsils removed simultaneously.

Henning


Banyon said:
Henning, I am very happy for your good results. I suspect that the tonsillectomy was 95% of the cure and the nasal surgery and uvula trimming were 5%. What do you or your doctor think ?

Henning said, To Mike,
I was among the first who became a member of this forum. It's amazing what you have
accomplished.


Yes Mike, that is a reminder for me to thank you for the good work you have done with the forum. You are improving people's lives.
Great to hear, Henning.

For those of you who may have questions regarding surgery for sleep apnea, I'm hosting an Ask Dr. Park Teleseminar tonight at 8PM Eastern. You can call on or listen on the web.

Register here for free access:
http://doctorstevenpark.com/ask-dr-park-insider-secrets-to-sleep-ap...
I will miss you Henning.

You have helped others that might be contemplating surgery and show that for some it works.

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