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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"
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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
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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
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

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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