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99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
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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…"
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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."
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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."
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Mary Z replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"99, where have you been?  Do you add the colloidal silver to your humidifier?"
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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…"
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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?"
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Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
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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…"
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"Always something. Thanks for the information."
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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
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"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."
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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.
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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
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?"
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"Reminder: REMedy event is this Saturday, 10 am to 2pm.  Topics include: Nutrition and Weight Management with Sarah Kelly, Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea with Drs. Rena Vakay & Lara…"
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"September 1, 2014 My apologies to Sleep Guide for not participating in a long time. In January 2012 I started classes at the local community college (my husband is an instructor there, and my tuition is refunded when my grades are above a C. My…"
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Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis

Sleep apnea/osteoporosis study finds “increased” health riskA recently published study may have found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and osteoporosis, marking yet another health…See More
Aug 23

I put the humifier on my machine every fall. My wife says my machine wakes her up with 7 beeps and then 3 quick beeps. My machine provider says they can not find anything wrong with my machine. Anyone know what is happening?

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I had a brand new Respironics BiPAP that drove my husband and me nuts singing that song. I gave it back and got a Resmed SP VPAP Auto. No more noise although once in a blue moon it sings a few notes depending on  the setting. But the Respironics was constantly singing. I found it impossible to get to sleep and stay asleep with that noise in my ear.

Gordon, perhaps the clinical manual available from www.apneaboard.com would tell you what the beeps mean.  Also, have you thoroughly reviewed your users manual?

Mary, I reviewed the user manual first. I took the machine back to the equipment provider yesterday, and they told me they couldn't find anything wrong with the machine.

I don't hear the beeping as my hearing aids are out, and the migraine/sleep medicines keep me asleep.

Now hear this - the equipment provider suggested when the noise wakes my wife up, she should get out of bed, walk around to my side, and see if there are any error messages showing! Of course if she does that, who is going to help her get back to sleep?


Mary Z said:

Gordon, perhaps the clinical manual available from www.apneaboard.com would tell you what the beeps mean.  Also, have you thoroughly reviewed your users manual?

My wife said that your reply makes her feel better as she is not crazy. See my response to Mary a few seconds ago. Thank you.

Marcia Herman said:

I had a brand new Respironics BiPAP that drove my husband and me nuts singing that song. I gave it back and got a Resmed SP VPAP Auto. No more noise although once in a blue moon it sings a few notes depending on  the setting. But the Respironics was constantly singing. I found it impossible to get to sleep and stay asleep with that noise in my ear.

I can tell you I had no error messages!

Thanks to Mary Z I just solved my problem. I went to http://www.apneaboard.com/ and downloaded the clinical manual for my Respironics M-Series Bipap machine. I ran a test, and the problem was replicated by deliberately causing my mask to leak. I saw and heard 7 slow beeps and 2 quick ones before the machine turned off. If I then slightly adjusted my mask so that I fixed the leak, the machine went back on automatically.

Therefore, the problem is due to the replacement mask I get every 3 months (free since I am on Medicare). I need to better adjust the straps on the mask, especially since I have lost 10 pounds in the last few months and the shape of my face also may have changed slightly.

Kudos again to Mary Z. Once I had the clinical manual, I was able to turn off the audible alert and allow my wife to sleep through the problems (I was also waking up and adjusting the position of the mask which also helped turn off the alarm).

Gordon H

See my new reply. Thanks for your answers.

Marcia Herman said:

I can tell you I had no error messages!

I see we're talking about different sounds. My aggravating sounds were a repetitive four note song from a Respironics Pro One. 

PS I love being able to get the Clinician's Manuals to solve problems and learn more about what's going on with treatment. :) I have my allotted two already so I'm in trouble if I need another one - which I don't plan on needing any time soon. But really, you'd think the DME/RT could have figured out the beeps without forcing you to look in the manual yourself. Sheesh.

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