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Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Sunday
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Sunday
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Apr 11
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Apr 11
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2

Skin irritation and allergies...and the story of a regular person who found an answer

Hey folks, I just wanted to let you know that I've posted a new video on the forum that gives the story of how RemZzzs mask liners were born. The story is not about some giant corporate machine offering another contraption, but a story about how a regular person found an answer to an extremely discouraging problem. Have you ever struggled with blow-out leaks or with an allergic reaction to the silicone in the mask skirt? If so, I'd like to hear your story.

http://www.sleepguide.com/video/remzzzs-cpap-mask-liners

Tags: allergic, cpap, cpap mask, mask liner, skin irritiation

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congrats Nathan! Nicely done video.
Thanks Mike!

Mike said:
congrats Nathan! Nicely done video.
I'm sure that these liners are great for some users. It really is a great idea and it does work to reduce the leaks but it creates a constant (tiny) leak all around the mask that was just intolerable to me. Instead of the mask feeling warm around where it touched my face it was now very cold and uncomfortable to me. I have a high pressure of 18/14 maybe that's why? I also found the liners hard to deal with because they are so small and flimsy, curl up, hard to keep in place. I ordered the ffm kind and I'm not sure I got the right kind because there was only enough space for the nose and the mouth area was covered. I know you could breath through it but I found that uncomfortable too. I think the product could be improved by having it attach in some way to the mask or by making the edge of it stiffer or something, I don't know. I'm not trying to put down the product but just to give my experience with it. I'm glad you designed it and hope it helps many people.

Thank you.
Thanks for the great input @bonesigh! From your description I am certain that you must have used the wrong size liner for your mask. Do you mind if I ask what mask style and size you use? When RemZzzs are fitted correctly, they should extend past the edge of the mask skirt slightly. Also, if fitted correctly, you should have space for both your nose and mouth in the center area of the liner. The liners will feel snug at first around the mouth and nose, however, a little tug on the outside edges will stretch and adjust the liner for a perfect fit. As far as not being attached to the mask, this is actually one of the best features of RemZzzs. We have found that when the liners are allowed to "float" on the surface of the mask they can better accommodate many facial features and abnormalities. We would love to have you try RemZzzs one more time with the right size, so that you can make sure that RemZzzs is not right for you. Send an email to help AT remzzzs DOT com and mention that you are from SleepGuide and we'll send you a free sample pack in the right size.

Thanks again for the input!
Nathan


bonesigh said:
I'm sure that these liners are great for some users. It really is a great idea and it does work to reduce the leaks but it creates a constant (tiny) leak all around the mask that was just intolerable to me. Instead of the mask feeling warm around where it touched my face it was now very cold and uncomfortable to me. I have a high pressure of 18/14 maybe that's why? I also found the liners hard to deal with because they are so small and flimsy, curl up, hard to keep in place. I ordered the ffm kind and I'm not sure I got the right kind because there was only enough space for the nose and the mouth area was covered. I know you could breath through it but I found that uncomfortable too. I think the product could be improved by having it attach in some way to the mask or by making the edge of it stiffer or something, I don't know. I'm not trying to put down the product but just to give my experience with it. I'm glad you designed it and hope it helps many people.

Thank you.
Hi Nathan,

I was using a Mirage Quattro full face mask size small. They just switched me to a size extra small. My pressure was reduced last week so I asked to try a Swift light with nose tubes, no mouth covering. I seem to have been able to train my brain to only breath through the mouth. The nose mask seems to be working. I feel a little better. I will still be using the M.Quattro when I have a stuffy nose though. I'm not sure if I should try the liners another time since I was uncomfortable with the coldness of the air surrounding the edge of the mask. What have you to say about the coldness? Just another thing to have to get used to? Oh, and I wasn't trying to say that the whole liner should be stiffer, just the edge so it does not curl up and it would be easier to put in place. Or you could make it so it slips over the mask like a mini shower cap, then it would totally stay in place with no fuss.
Hi @bonesigh, thank you for the feedback. I'm glad to hear that you are doing better with the Swift nasal pillows. Getting a good night's sleep makes such a huge difference in quality of life! As far as the "coldness" you experienced with RemZzzs, I am fairly certain that this was a result of the poor fit from using the wrong size. Additionally, we have found that many, many people have reported a big increase in their overall comfort levels while using RemZzzs. I would imagine that with the right size the "coldness" might be lessened, however, matters of this nature are sometimes very personal and one person may report something that another might not, even with the same exact conditions. Thank you for the great feedback and the recommendations. I hope that you continue to have success with your therapy!

Blessings,
Nathan
Interesting. I had apparently missed this post. I have sensitive skin and will keep this product in mind if and when I need something to soothe my face when wearing a full face mask. I typically use the Headrest as there is little contact with your face.
@sleepycarol, I'm glad you found the post. I'm sure that RemZzzs would help to reduce skin irritation whenever you do use a full face mask. Hope you continue to have success with the Headrest nasal style.

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