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Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea
"Hi ZolliStar, I've heard before that speech therapy, or singing lessons can help sleep apnea.  The problem at that time was there was no way to determine which exercises help.  Getting research done, rather than anecdotal would be…"
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion

Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea

Some people report that singing -- singing! -- really helps their sleep apnea. Dr. Stephen Park said that myology (which are exercises to strengthen muscles around the inside of one's mouth area) helps some. I think singing would be better.  If you read all the FAQs on this (click below), I think you'll agree that it makes sense for some. Maybe you.http://www.singingforsnorers.com/index.htmSee More
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion
Jul 20
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"I talked to Kimberlie at the Novant Sleep lab last week (at Prince William Hospital) and she said they would not be holding any meetings this year but are planning to start holding meetings again next year.  I'll let you know when we have…"
Jul 14
richard graham posted a status
"I just have mask called the Wisp. Hope it works. Anybody have experience with it. I have an ultra mirage nasal mask and get leaks at brid"
Jul 9
Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??

Hi All,First off, my apologies for not checking in for a long time.I've been using my Resmed S8 AutoSet II for almost 3 years! I feel great, have lost almost 30 lbs, am no longer sleepy during the day, sleep through the night, and have my short-term memory back.Yay!I've told my doctors that I'm the "poster child" for Sleep Apnea and CPAPs! It's been, and continues to be, such an amazing experience that I want everyone to know!Everything has been going well in CPAP-land, but in the last few…See More
Jul 7
hifay replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"What type of chin straps?"
Jul 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"No real improvement in sleep study.  Just not having to use cervical neck color.  What a bummer. Surgeon wants another sleep study in about a month or so (home one) Not sure if will do or not. "
Jun 22
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Ginny, how are you doing after the tongue procedure?"
Jun 22
Mary Z posted a discussion

AHI finally under five.

I have been on CPAP since March 2008 and had a good AHI when I started therapy (under 5).Then my AHI started getting worse- for a while it stayed in the 20's, then we got it to the high teens.  Nothing we did would help.  My doctor said it was due to the meds I take.  For a couple of years I just tolerated the high AHI.  I did another sleep study and changed to an ASV machine.  For two years I still had a AHI around 11-13.  Then all of a sudden - a month ago I noticed my AHI was running five or…See More
Jun 22
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"FWIW, I've been alternating between my mouth device and my APAP. I haven't used humidity at all when I use the APAP -- and don't miss it, either. "
Jun 14
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I still use humidity but less of it. It seems to be working OK.."
Jun 14
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I rarely use the humidifier. I think it's less necessary during the summer when there is humidity.   I also switch between my mouth device and the APAP.  I like each for different reasons. Not sure with which I sleep better, though.…"
May 21
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I've been doing well.  I think you were going to try the cpap without humidity- did that help at all?  I haven't had a cold for a couple of years."
May 14
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"CPAP seems to cause stuffiness in many of us.  ANother reason I hate it so much!Do you rinse your nose with saline once a day…maybe before you go to bed for the night? "
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do wake up stuffed up most days"
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do have non allergic rhinitis. Now I'm thinking that's probably it because I only feel that way for a day or 2. Thank you"
May 4
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I have been lucky.  Not one cold past three years. Could some of your problem be allergies?"
May 4
richard graham posted a discussion

sick again

It seems like I am sick with colds more often when I'm on the CPAP. Anybody experience that.
Apr 30
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.  "
Apr 20

Sleep Number Beds: Have they helped anyone & worth the money?

Sleep Number Beds: Have they helped anyone & worth the money? 

I'm considering getting one with the Head & Foot elevation feature. Lying on my back in the store, lower back pain seemed to go away, but for over $5,000, I'm looking for real CPAP customer opinions please. Thanks

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I do not personally have one. All of my patients that have one sware by them.
Hi Garry, Is their a free trial period? 5 k $   Thats 5 times what my car is worth ! Good Sleep,Chris
Thanks. They are nice but Chris makes my point very well. For an old army sergeant, 5k is a significant opportunity cost. That's 2,500 $2.00 Burger King items. Lol - I think the is a trial period I may invoke if I don't improve.
We bought ours from Craigs list. The adjustable ones don't come up very often but I kept watching. One came up that was too expensive but I waited some more and then got a bargain. I like it. Not as much as our old tube waterbed but I do find it comfortable and I love the adjustable head and foot.


chris h said:
Hi Garry, Is their a free trial period? 5 k $   Thats 5 times what my car is worth ! Good Sleep,Chris
Hey you didnt count how much you would spend on tumms!  ; )

Garry Conway said:
Thanks. They are nice but Chris makes my point very well. For an old army sergeant, 5k is a significant opportunity cost. That's 2,500 $2.00 Burger King items. Lol - I think the is a trial period I may invoke if I don't improve.
My son and daughter-in-law got one,and after just a few weeks they hated that they had spent the money on it. Because of the difference in the settings they rolled into each other all night. They did not have the kind where you could raise the head and feet though. Don't know if that would make a difference.

Hi, I work for Select Comfort in customer service.  Clearly I'm biased, but for people with back pain, I think we have the best bed out there.  Among people who come to us with back pain, better than nine out of ten report some improvement after switching to our bed.  The adjustable bases that raises and lowers the head and foot does raise the cost considerably, but we have monthly cash-off specials and financing promotions to help make the beds more affordable.  If you'd like to learn more about our bed you can "like" us on facebook at www.facebook.com/sleepnumber visit our www.beds.com/blog or check our www.sleepnumber.com

  Jim Freund

   Sleep Number Online Customer Service

So is their a free trial period for Garry or is he destined to chow down at berger kings 2$ value menu??

James Freund said:

Hi, I work for Select Comfort in customer service.  Clearly I'm biased, but for people with back pain, I think we have the best bed out there.  Among people who come to us with back pain, better than nine out of ten report some improvement after switching to our bed.  The adjustable bases that raises and lowers the head and foot does raise the cost considerably, but we have monthly cash-off specials and financing promotions to help make the beds more affordable.  If you'd like to learn more about our bed you can "like" us on facebook at www.facebook.com/sleepnumber visit our www.beds.com/blog or check our www.sleepnumber.com

  Jim Freund

   Sleep Number Online Customer Service

Ours isn't height/angle adjustable, but we are quite happy with it.
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Sheryl J. Runyon said:
My son and daughter-in-law got one,and after just a few weeks they hated that they had spent the money on it. Because of the difference in the settings they rolled into each other all night. They did not have the kind where you could raise the head and feet though. Don't know if that would make a difference.

If they are rolling into each other, they may not have a Select Comfort, or they bought the very lowest possible model.  Almost all but the the very cheapest are made with two bladders separated by a very firm 'buffer'.  We not only don't roll into each other AT ALL, I actually have a hard time rolling over to DH when I want to snuggle.

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