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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
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

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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