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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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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
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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, 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…"
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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…"
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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"
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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
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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
Mar 31, 2015

Respironics PR SystemOne APAPs and BPAPs Problems

Anyone using a PR S1 PAP that is stopping and starting during the night all on its own despite AutoOn and Auto Off being turned off??

Anyone using EncorePro v.2 or higher w/their PR S1 who is having breaks in the Wave Form graphs indicating the possible self-stopping/self-starting problem?

 

 

There's been discussion of this sef-stopping/self-starting at cpaptalk.com and other wave form pages posted as well.

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Hi Judy, Do you have any power fluctuations? Are you using a surge protector or ups?Things like the heating system kicking on can cause spikes in supply voltage.How many hours are on your machine? Good Sleep,Chris
I experienced the same problem late last year. One night it turned off for 4 hours and another for 1 hour, I returned it to the supplier and it was replaced with a new machine. There have been discussions about this on another forum and the problem seems to be with machines bought in early 2010.
I had a machine swapped out very promptly earlier this month when it started making noise in sympathy with my breathing pattern.  The DME explained that this had been the precursor to an unspecified more serious problem and that Respironics had made revisions  to the newer machines to address this.

On the PR S1 BPAP Auto that stopped and wouldn't start again: 1266.8 hrs. About 5 months of use.

 

On the PR S1 current loaner that is stopping and starting on its own: 352.2 hrs. About 44 nights of use.

Not on a surge protector. IF the d*mn thing is so sensitive that the furnace kicking on and off blows its mind it isn't worth a d*mn anyway. My husband is an electrician, a darn good one, he wired this house, the furnace is less than 5 years old.

 

And - interesting Clueless - because both of these BPAP Autos have been very quiet - usually - but both have also had their "noisy" periods - in sympathy w/my breathing.

 

When I get my beloved VPAP Auto back and return this loaner I will be sure to mention these issues to them. Its their BPAP Auto, they can then do w/it whatever they want.

 

By the way - did anyone read about the PR S1 Anniversary Edition PR S1 PAPs???

 

http://http://blog.thecpappeople.com/blog/2010/11/16/philips-respir...

chris h said:

Hi Judy, Do you have any power fluctuations? Are you using a surge protector or ups?Things like the heating system kicking on can cause spikes in supply voltage.How many hours are on your machine? Good Sleep,Chris
Hi Judy, Your husband being an electrician may have a voltage meter that tracks highs and lows in supply voltage. I had a neighbor that had an arc welder that other stuff that caused supply fluctuations and havock with my electronics. Your machines do not have a huge amount of time on them . Just trying to narrow down what caused failures. Good Sleep, Chris

Judy said:

On the PR S1 BPAP Auto that stopped and wouldn't start again: 1266.8 hrs. About 5 months of use.

 

On the PR S1 current loaner that is stopping and starting on its own: 352.2 hrs. About 44 nights of use.

Not on a surge protector. IF the d*mn thing is so sensitive that the furnace kicking on and off blows its mind it isn't worth a d*mn anyway. My husband is an electrician, a darn good one, he wired this house, the furnace is less than 5 years old.

 

And - interesting Clueless - because both of these BPAP Autos have been very quiet - usually - but both have also had their "noisy" periods - in sympathy w/my breathing.

 

When I get my beloved VPAP Auto back and return this loaner I will be sure to mention these issues to them. Its their BPAP Auto, they can then do w/it whatever they want.

 

By the way - did anyone read about the PR S1 Anniversary Edition PR S1 PAPs???

 

http://http://blog.thecpappeople.com/blog/2010/11/16/philips-respir...

 

chris h said:

Hi Judy, Do you have any power fluctuations? Are you using a surge protector or ups?Things like the heating system kicking on can cause spikes in supply voltage.How many hours are on your machine? Good Sleep,Chris

Thanks, Chris. I've mentioned it to him and he is mumbling but checking things out now. I doubt it is any neighbor's equipment tho. *wicked grin*. We're sitting on 10 acres w/a good buffer between homes.

 

I'm not the only one having these problems and others have had theirs replaced by Respironics so I'm putting my money on their being faulty machines despite the odds against TWO of them ending up in my bedroom. It obviously is not an unknown problem w/the S1s but also not a particularily prevalent problem since there are a lot of S1s out there very much loved by their owners/users. Pooh happens. Even to the best of us.

While he is at it ask him to look at house ground conections  , I have seen corroded clamps make poor conection ,(that at a glance looked fine) Two machine failures could be just your luck but if something is flakey and machine fails again you can tell the company you know its their stuff not yours. "My hubby an electrician verified it.....so their : ) " Tell your hubby thanks for looking, Good Sleep, Chris

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