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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…"
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
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
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
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
Fred updated their profile
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

I have one that was used two nights if anyone would like it!!!

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CPAP can be an expensive condition.  I have always bought masks out of pocket.  Insurance gives me a new mask every three months and a new cushion ever month, but that has never been enough.  Last month a got my new mask- a Wisp- and this month needed a FFM some nights.  That was $176 out of pocket.  There are so many small incidental expenses.  Distilled water, chin straps, mask liners,  silicone for mask leaks.

I trialed a Nano, but didn't like it.  I was having trouble with my Wisp then, too, so I was probably too restless to keep the mask seated.

Thanks, Ginny. Hopefully it will be useful to someone.

What didn't you like about the Nano?

I liked the way it fit over the nose but the headgear was not comfy for me.  It's always something!!!!  It did not seem to stay in place well for me.  We have lots of income tax deductions, don't we??   I can get  a new mask every three, but two cushions a month. Well, 11/21 is getting closer.  I may be having these procedures for nothing but I feel like I have to give it a shot. At least I won't wonder if it might have helped.

I used the NANO last night and liked it!  Strange how one night differs from another!

Ginny Edmundson said:

I liked the way it fit over the nose but the headgear was not comfy for me.  It's always something!!!!  It did not seem to stay in place well for me.  We have lots of income tax deductions, don't we??   I can get  a new mask every three, but two cushions a month. Well, 11/21 is getting closer.  I may be having these procedures for nothing but I feel like I have to give it a shot. At least I won't wonder if it might have helped.

It is good that you like it. I found that the wisp does not last very long at all and when it gets older I feel like I can not breath when I use it.

Still "liking" the Nana.  (as much as one can like CPAP!)   Called Lincare over a week ago and ordered my monthly two cushions.  Today I called to see if had been shipped as usually gets here quickly.  Customer service tells me today, "Oh, we don't even carry them… you will have to call your local Lincare office."   What great customer service…NOT!   Leave 1/8 for 3rd procedure in Statesboro GA.  

I'm glad it's working, Ginny.  I have a Wisp that is lasting a long time now.  It's funny how the longevity varies.  Good luck with your procedure.

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