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Dan Lyons posted a discussion

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
Mar 30
richard graham posted a status
"My deductible is double what a machine is online but I can't get the machine set up. Any ideas?"
Mar 10
BeeAsleep posted a status
"Hi all. I am just checking in and saying hi after being gone for a long time. I am doing GREAT! Just got a new machine and mask. Feel like I"
Jan 23
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Jan 23
99 replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"Do not turn light on as this hinder you from falling asleep or choose red light instead which do not afect your sleep"
Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for Joan Williams Rice
"Hi Joan visiting pelham and I have osa"
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"Hi Rhondda I am visiting pelham and have osa "
Oct 27, 2015
99 posted a discussion

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
Sep 26, 2015
richard graham posted a status
"For the first time in a while I got a whole night sleep with my machine but woke up beat and left side of my head feels weird, not sure if"
Sep 2, 2015
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Jul 9, 2015
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Jul 7, 2015
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…"
Jun 27, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 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
Apr 13, 2015
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Apr 13, 2015
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

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

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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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