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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
richard graham posted a discussion

what's a good AHI?

I've been using and auto and it says my AHI HAS been between 4 and 6 and wondering what's a good range.
Nov 2, 2014

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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