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99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
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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…"
23 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."
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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."
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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
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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?"
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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
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"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…"
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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

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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