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99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
20 hours ago
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…"
20 hours ago
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."
23 hours ago
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."
23 hours ago
Mary Z replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"99, where have you been?  Do you add the colloidal silver to your humidifier?"
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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…"
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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?"
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Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
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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…"
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hifay replied to Mary Z's discussion Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis
"Always something. Thanks for the information."
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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
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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
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
Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?

Hi All,I've just ordered a new Resmed S10 AirSense, and I was wondering if anyone here has used one?Any information or input would be appreciated!See More
Sep 29
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"Hi All, Well, I went to the sleep doc today, and he ordered a new S10 for me! I still don't know why my S8 is not tracking data anymore. Anyone have any ideas?"
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liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Just found they have a Facebook for the REMedy event, 1st Class Sleep REMedy Wellness Health Fair."
Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Reminder: REMedy event is this Saturday, 10 am to 2pm.  Topics include: Nutrition and Weight Management with Sarah Kelly, Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea with Drs. Rena Vakay & Lara…"
Sep 25
Kay Day left a comment for Kay Day
"September 1, 2014 My apologies to Sleep Guide for not participating in a long time. In January 2012 I started classes at the local community college (my husband is an instructor there, and my tuition is refunded when my grades are above a C. My…"
Sep 1
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Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis

Sleep apnea/osteoporosis study finds “increased” health riskA recently published study may have found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and osteoporosis, marking yet another health…See More
Aug 23

Sore nostrils with my nasal pillow mask!!!! Several night time awakenings

Can anyone tell me why my nostrils hurt when I am wearing my nasal pillow mask...it burns at night....this is new-- my nose has some red marks.....but nothing major it is a little sore during the day but really burns at night????Help please :)

Is it normal to suddenly to wake alot during the night, I have been wearing my mask okay without any awakenings.......then lately waking up several times a night--getting more tired instead of feeling rested....

Any feeback would be greatly appreciated.....

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How long have you been using the mask that is bothering you? How long have you been using a cpap?

Which mask are you using? Somewhere on the mask, hopefully, it will tell. If not please give us more description, if you are able.

I used Ayr gel when I was toughening my nares up. Others have used lanolin successfully. Do not use petroleum based products as they have a tendency to break down the silicone.
I found this happening when I do not have the straps adjusted properly and it is actually pulling the pillow up instead of onto your face.. Man does it cause some discomfort...
Nasal pillows do "apply" the air pressure more directly into your nostrils than a nasal cushion or a full face mask. You may need a little more humidity if this is a recent problem. AND some Ayr Saline Nasal Gel or even Ayr Saline Nasal Spray tho I personally feel the Gel is better in this type of situation. NEVER use petroleum based products in or near the nostrils. It is detrimental to your health.

Also it could be that your headgear is not quite centered on your head and pulling your nasal pillows slightly more to one side than the other, or the hose is tugging your nasal pillows slight more to one side than the other if it is just one nostril and the pillow itself is rubbing the interior of your nose. That was a problem I had w/the original Swift. And you are right about the air "burning" .... it felt like someone pouring salt on a raw wound!
Are you cleaning your nasal pillows regularly? The suggested regimen is daily cleaning with soap and water. The symptoms you describe could be due to dirty pillows irritating your nostrils.
I want to thank everyone for their suggestions, I will be trying the Ayr gel.....tired of the burn ouch lol
I was having that problem and I was told to get the aloe gel with lidocaine that you use when you have a sunburn.
They told me to put just a small amount around the nasal part....I started using and it works perfect and it helps give you a good seal.
Judy said what I was going to say, but better....

This is one of the problems with Nasal Pillow masks.

If you can tolerate wearing a nasal mask to allow your nares to heal, that would be great.

Jason

Judy said:
Nasal pillows do "apply" the air pressure more directly into your nostrils than a nasal cushion or a full face mask. You may need a little more humidity if this is a recent problem. AND some Ayr Saline Nasal Gel or even Ayr Saline Nasal Spray tho I personally feel the Gel is better in this type of situation. NEVER use petroleum based products in or near the nostrils. It is detrimental to your health.

Also it could be that your headgear is not quite centered on your head and pulling your nasal pillows slightly more to one side than the other, or the hose is tugging your nasal pillows slight more to one side than the other if it is just one nostril and the pillow itself is rubbing the interior of your nose. That was a problem I had w/the original Swift. And you are right about the air "burning" .... it felt like someone pouring salt on a raw wound!

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