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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
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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
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
I'm asking this question, as one of my customers has asked me it?  Thankfully, I hardly need to nap during the day since my best friend came into my life (CPAP) LOL!  However, on the odd occasion I have needed extra sleep, I've always used it.  I always assumed CPAP should be used at all times when sleeping, and have read several reports to say this is the case.  What is the general view of you kind knowledgeable people?

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I've always heard wear it everytime you sleep, even during naps. If your customer has a data capable machine they can check after their nap to see if they had any apnea incidents (provided the machine data has rolled over from the previous night and is starting a new cycle).
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Thanks for the compliments,
Mary Z.
Thanks Mary. I should have also said that it was the sleep clinic that told her she didn't need to. However, we're in the UK so not as knowledgeable as you in the States. She doesn't have a data capable machine.
Sleep apnea happens during naps as well as at night; I would never sleep, including naps, without my CPAP.
It's interesting that in a Multiple Sleep Latency Test you don't wear CPAP. I imagine it's a real bother for the techs with an inexperienced user having to put that mask on for a 20 minute nap and perhaps having a patient who couldn't go to sleep right away because of the strangeness of the mask.
Sleep is just bigger, more profitable business here than in the UK.

Kath Hope www.hope2Sleep.co.uk said:
Thanks Mary. I should have also said that it was the sleep clinic that told her she didn't need to. However, we're in the UK so not as knowledgeable as you in the States. She doesn't have a data capable machine.
Sleep w/o CPAP for apneans is untreated sleep. If you are going to sleep and are an apnean you should use your CPAP. I am going to take a nap right now - w/my BPAP.
People who have mild sleep apnea (and for some reason must take a short nap) may be better off if they take a nap without CPAP rather than to not nap; but they would still be better off if they used CPAP while napping.
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