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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 have tried almost every type of face mask. Including just the nostril one-hated it. I breath thru nose and mouth. The full face Mask ResMed Mirage Quattro provides the most comfort for me. My Porblem-I use night creams due to trying to reduce lines and wrinkles around my eyes and face-VAIN. I know, I have been told and read numerious articles saying don't do that! Will cause leaks-it does. Will break down the stuff that seals to my face. It does. But I can't take the increasing lines the mask causes on the sides of my face and I am noticing a lot more under eye wrinkles dark circles and puffy eyes. I am in my 50's- Usto look in my 30's- Until March this year Apena. I am trying to research this problem-Does anyone know if I can try sleeping with a night eye mask or full face mask,then placing my CPAP mask over that? I just purchased an eye mask from a company called Talika-gonna try it tonite. There's gotta be a solution out there- I refuse to give up my wrinkle creams they have worked for years. I would rather stop breathing. Any suggestions out there?

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Kathleen,

Here is a place to find a possible answer to your quandary:

www.padacheek.com

Good Luck
Dan, I owe ya big time! Not only that site but it gives me idea's! I will be in touch. Can't thank you enough.
Kathleen
Cindy,
Thanks! This one looks interesting. I know my creams are a big no-no-and can destroy the seals, I just gotta keep my looks! but this one may be possible to ware the Talika wrinkle eye mask that I have -the wrinkle treatment is covered with a cloth material that should not affect the mask- I'm gonna call/email them-just to let them know what I'm doing. There site does say don't clean with moisturisers, but I don't see anything yet about using night creams.--you guys are great. I promise! When I find the cure you all will know I'm loving the help! Truley-your great- I will spread your site to my local supplier-Medi Home Care and my sleep center too- I will let them know- Don't give it up Sign up with you guys! Thanks again! keep the help comming!
I have switched to an entirely different skin care process.....and I LOVE it. Right after starting with my APAP, I ran into this product on a weekend trip and when I discovered that this regimine requires you to not use night cream....I had to try it since I couldn't use night cream anymore. I got the

http://www.drhauschka.com/about/7-facts/

Skip the night cream; your skin will thank you.
While you sleep your skin is actually hard at work regenerating itself, balancing oil production and expelling impurities. Regular application of night creams interferes with these essential tasks, and over time skin becomes less able to care for itself. Covering the skin with moisturizer 24 hours a day sends a signal to sebaceous glands to cut down on moisture production, resulting in even drier skin that becomes dependent on moisturizing products just to appear “normal.”
This site sounds interesting. I will have to contact them. Since February this year I became Anaphylaxis to shellfish. Yep- my favorite foods in life now can kill me- almost did. Not only eatting them but also any product containing Glucosamine-I can't ware or injest.-Growing old gracefully-Really?- and now apena? This stinks!-After month of research I can only ware some Bare Minerals makeup products and my skin care is still Signature Club A-meltdown cleansing cream and 5 essentials creme face and eyes day and night creme.-These 2 companies spent hours with me researching the product ingredents. February every product I owned went in the trash. For example-Oil of Olay-and even shampoos and bath soaps. I have to research everything I do now including the gel on the CPAP mask. So-last night I only used my face cleansing creme-skipped the night creme-cut up an old silk pillow case-padded the forehead and sides of my face-looked very funny but was a bit more comfortable this morning-got the idea from Dan's suggestion website-padacheek- still puffy eyes-but the side indentations on my face not as severe. The bridge of my nose not as sore and red-hum- T'm really leaning toward the fitlife full face mask-and finding some kind of eye mask to prevent dry eyes-Thanks again-I really appreciate all your help
Kathleen
Kathleen Burkart said:
This site sounds interesting. I will have to contact them. Since February this year I became Anaphylaxis to shellfish. Yep- my favorite foods in life now can kill me- almost did. Not only eatting them but also any product containing Glucosamine-I can't ware or injest.-Growing old gracefully-Really?- and now apena? This stinks!-After month of research I can only ware some Bare Minerals makeup products and my skin care is still Signature Club A-meltdown cleansing cream and 5 essentials creme face and eyes day and night creme.-These 2 companies spent hours with me researching the product ingredents. February every product I owned went in the trash. For example-Oil of Olay-and even shampoos and bath soaps. I have to research everything I do now including the gel on the CPAP mask. So-last night I only used my face cleansing creme-skipped the night creme-cut up an old silk pillow case-padded the forehead and sides of my face-looked very funny but was a bit more comfortable this morning-got the idea from Dan's suggestion website-padacheek- still puffy eyes-but the side indentations on my face not as severe. The bridge of my nose not as sore and red-hum- T'm really leaning toward the fitlife full face mask-and finding some kind of eye mask to prevent dry eyes-Thanks again-I really appreciate all your help
Kathleen
Hello Kathleen ~

Another product you might want to check out is at this website: www.remzzzs.com

Renee
I had the same issue with line forming. I was going for Botox injections. Before I did this I was shown the fit life full face mask. Wow I was shocked it covered the eyes as well. This looked like the Old style mask that was glass and covered face. Didn’t want to think about it being claustrophobic. With reluctance tried it. Amazing! It didn’t dry my eyes and the lines have almost gone away. I sleep better for sure.
I test many mask but keep going back to the fit life for general use.
I have issues with air going into my eyes - even small amounts seem to aggrevate them. Wouldn't this mask have air going all over your eyes? I would appreciate any input as my eyes are driving me mad!
do you smoke
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do you smoke
No I have never smoked and no -one in the house smokes

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