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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?"
Sep 29
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Sep 25
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
Mary Z posted a discussion

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
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

I've been using my CPAP for almost five weeks now and have developed a substantial pair of eye bags. Apart from the fact that they offend my vanity, do they reflect/represent that I'm doing something wrong?

 

If eye-bags come with the territory, then (like living with a CPAP for the rest of my life), I'll live with them. But I'd definitely prefer not to!

 

Anyone have this problem? And able to offer a solution? Or am I just the lucky winner?! 

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The only time I personally have any under eye puffiness (sounds better than bags!)  is when mask is leaking in to my eyes badly.

Hmmmmm.... I never thought of this.

 

Also, I'm not aware of the leaking. On the other hand, I am asleep :-)  That said, sometimes it's one eye;  sometimes both. I may dislodge the mask just enough for it to air leakage into one eye and, on a toss-and-turn night, into both.

 

Thank you very much for this insight, Ginny. It's very useful.
I may be wrong!  :)

ZolliStar said:

Hmmmmm.... I never thought of this.

 

Also, I'm not aware of the leaking. On the other hand, I am asleep :-)  That said, sometimes it's one eye;  sometimes both. I may dislodge the mask just enough for it to air leakage into one eye and, on a toss-and-turn night, into both.

 

Thank you very much for this insight, Ginny. It's very useful.
I had badly swollen eyes- under the eyes and my eyelids while using the Quattro FFM.  I believe it was the style of the mask as I didn't have any air leaking into my eyes.  I changed to a Respironics FitLife Total Face Mask.  It goes around the eyes, not over the nose under the eyes and so puts no pressure in this delicate area.
SNAP!  In the UK that means "exactly the same" just in case it doesn't mean this over the pond ;)  The Quattro also did that to mean + I'm a Fit Life convert like you Mary, alternating between that and the Hybrid.

Mary Z said:
I had badly swollen eyes- under the eyes and my eyelids while using the Quattro FFM.  I believe it was the style of the mask as I didn't have any air leaking into my eyes.  I changed to a Respironics FitLife Total Face Mask.  It goes around the eyes, not over the nose under the eyes and so puts no pressure in this delicate area.
Hi Zollistar, Their are many cpap pillows and hose managment systems that reduce the tugging and pushing that happens when moving to a different position. Less leaks.Good Sleep,Chris

ZolliStar said:

Hmmmmm.... I never thought of this.

 

Also, I'm not aware of the leaking. On the other hand, I am asleep :-)  That said, sometimes it's one eye;  sometimes both. I may dislodge the mask just enough for it to air leakage into one eye and, on a toss-and-turn night, into both.

 

Thank you very much for this insight, Ginny. It's very useful.

This is very helpful information from both of you. Thank you!

 

(And thanks for the translation from across the pond, Kath.)

 

My mask, btw, is a Mirage Micro. But I'm wondering if I should change into a Respironics FitLife Total Face Mask. That said, I'm awaiting the arrival of an Mirage FX for Her. Maybe that will do the trick. If not, I''m taking notes: FitLife, here I (might!) come!

Kath Hope www.hope2Sleep.co.uk said:

SNAP!  In the UK that means "exactly the same" just in case it doesn't mean this over the pond ;)  The Quattro also did that to mean + I'm a Fit Life convert like you Mary, alternating between that and the Hybrid.

Mary Z said:
I had badly swollen eyes- under the eyes and my eyelids while using the Quattro FFM.  I believe it was the style of the mask as I didn't have any air leaking into my eyes.  I changed to a Respironics FitLife Total Face Mask.  It goes around the eyes, not over the nose under the eyes and so puts no pressure in this delicate area.
Kathy, I know I "spoke" with you before.  Does the fit Life do well, in your opinion for a small face.  And I think you said you sleep on your side, even with this mask.  I may have to give it a try. Took a nap this afternoon (bad night last night~used 3 different kinds of masks~NOT all at once~LOL) SO I was tired.  FOr the hour nap the Quattro FX did fine so I am trying to think ++ about tonight.

Kath Hope www.hope2Sleep.co.uk said:
SNAP!  In the UK that means "exactly the same" just in case it doesn't mean this over the pond ;)  The Quattro also did that to mean + I'm a Fit Life convert like you Mary, alternating between that and the Hybrid.

Mary Z said:
I had badly swollen eyes- under the eyes and my eyelids while using the Quattro FFM.  I believe it was the style of the mask as I didn't have any air leaking into my eyes.  I changed to a Respironics FitLife Total Face Mask.  It goes around the eyes, not over the nose under the eyes and so puts no pressure in this delicate area.

Hi Ginny.  Just a quickie before bed..... (it's 12.35 am here in the UK).  I have what is probably a medium face, but I think Mary has a small face, so best ask her about this.  However, I never ever sleep on my back and manage to sleep on my side with this mask on the edge of the pillow.  Those shaped pillows with cut-outs never seem to be in the right place for me :( hence the fact that I've designed my own pillow which is on the patent list + ready for manufacture now, and what a long job this has been.   I had a friend round today who hasn't seen me for a while + she commented how much better my face looks.  This is since I've only used the Fitlife + Hybrid.  The Quattro is the worst one for me.  We're all so different though.  Hope I've helped rather than confuse you further LOL.  Good Night!



Ginny Edmundson said:

Kathy, I know I "spoke" with you before.  Does the fit Life do well, in your opinion for a small face.  And I think you said you sleep on your side, even with this mask.  I may have to give it a try. Took a nap this afternoon (bad night last night~used 3 different kinds of masks~NOT all at once~LOL) SO I was tired.  FOr the hour nap the Quattro FX did fine so I am trying to think ++ about tonight.

Kath Hope www.hope2Sleep.co.uk said:
SNAP!  In the UK that means "exactly the same" just in case it doesn't mean this over the pond ;)  The Quattro also did that to mean + I'm a Fit Life convert like you Mary, alternating between that and the Hybrid.

Mary Z said:
I had badly swollen eyes- under the eyes and my eyelids while using the Quattro FFM.  I believe it was the style of the mask as I didn't have any air leaking into my eyes.  I changed to a Respironics FitLife Total Face Mask.  It goes around the eyes, not over the nose under the eyes and so puts no pressure in this delicate area.
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