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Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Sunday
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Friday
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Friday
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I have to admit, it's easier to fall asleep."
Mar 31
Ginny Edmundson replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"have always used the comfort setting since starting. I tried it once without and hated it. "
Mar 30

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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