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ZolliStar posted a discussion
Sunday
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
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I've been doing well.  I think you were going to try the cpap without humidity- did that help at all?  I haven't had a cold for a couple of years."
May 14
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"CPAP seems to cause stuffiness in many of us.  ANother reason I hate it so much!Do you rinse your nose with saline once a day…maybe before you go to bed for the night? "
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do wake up stuffed up most days"
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do have non allergic rhinitis. Now I'm thinking that's probably it because I only feel that way for a day or 2. Thank you"
May 4
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I have been lucky.  Not one cold past three years. Could some of your problem be allergies?"
May 4
richard graham posted a discussion

sick again

It seems like I am sick with colds more often when I'm on the CPAP. Anybody experience that.
Apr 30
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Apr 20
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Apr 20
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
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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