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ZolliStar replied to Dan Lyons's discussion CPAP & Dry Mouth
"Dan, Do you use a chin strap?  If you're a mouth breather, you may need a chin strap so that your mouth stays closed. It's important to keep it closed throughout the night for a lot of reasons -- mouth, dental, etc., etc. I've…"
Nov 24
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Wed 9  9 mg Thursday 10 missed  Friday 11 9mg have insomnia  going skip rest until insomnia goes away Just did maths had my five days"
Nov 11
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day after tomorrow I mean trump day wed 9 9mg "
Nov 9
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day two Monday 7 Nov 9mg very relaxed Day three Tuesday 8 Nov 9mg sniffles appears to have stopped  must reduce dose"
Nov 8
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Start treatment again  Nov 6 @ 2100 first day "
Nov 6
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day 5 not quite there must quit treetment for non and have at least a five day break But even so my health has improved "
Nov 1
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99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day three not so good with osa  DAY four better but still not quite there "
Oct 31
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure
"Day one immediate improvement to OSA but had insomnia and slight constapation Day two flatulence greatly reduced muscle tighten "
Oct 29
99 posted a discussion

Five Day Cure

I believe I have found a cure that only take five days which I am trialing now It has many benificial side effects as well by reducing snoring to name onePM ME as I do not want mainstream media to find out and have it banned as I fear that is how it will goWill try again after a little breakIn addition will increase omega 3And thirdly a chiropractic to realign atlas bone in spine is just a passing thought See More
Oct 28
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"BluePoint Medical* holding their next Remedy event on June 4 with Terry Cralle, RN on "Sleep in the Mordern Family".  They will also be checking CPAP machines and providing breakfast. Click on link above for more…"
May 7
Dan Lyons posted a discussion

CPAP & Dry Mouth

In recent months, I have developed extreme dry mouth as a result of the CPAP.  I am a mouth breather when using CPAP.Recently, I saw an advertisement for the symptoms of dry mouth, but as usual, when I need the information to have a discussion with both my primary care  physician and my dentist I haven't seen the ad. Has anyone else seen the ad and can anyone remember the info in the ad?Thanks in advance,DanSee More
Mar 30
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"My deductible is double what a machine is online but I can't get the machine set up. Any ideas?"
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"Hi all. I am just checking in and saying hi after being gone for a long time. I am doing GREAT! Just got a new machine and mask. Feel like I"
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99 replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"Do not turn light on as this hinder you from falling asleep or choose red light instead which do not afect your sleep"
Oct 27, 2015
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Oct 27, 2015
99 posted a discussion

Leaky gut

Do you have a leaky gutHow would you knowA telltale sign for leaky gut is Athletes footI wish to ask do you have or suffer from itThe reason I ask is maybe this is a common denominatorJust text yes or text noAnd if you are the first to text also keep a tallyExample38 yes 0 noYour input would alter the tally39 yes 0 noSo now I will input first1 yes. 0 noSee More
Sep 26, 2015
I cannot find the perfect pillow to support my head, the mask & hose. I have several pillows,including a couple supposed to be intended for CPAP. Before I was diagnosed with Apnea, my favorite pillow was made of 100% down. I'd had it a couple of years and it nestled my head to perfection. I tried all three pillows last night nothing worked- I was very tired - we have a 2 1/2 week old grandbaby in intensive care - And I wanted comfort. .

I would appreciate knowing what type pillow has worked for others.
Ruth Rayceen

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Heart goes out to you and all hopes for your little grandbaby. I like my oxygen pillow. It's supportive and very comfortable.
I will keep your grandbaby in my prayers. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

It seems pillows, like so many things with cpap, tend be an individual thing.

For the last several years, I have used a king size memory foam pillow. This is particular pillow is dense and cradles my neck without flattening. Loved that pillow and still have it.

A few weeks ago, I was in on a trial product that www.pur-sleep.com was introducing. It is the Regenisis pillow. It is a buckwheat hull pillow. Love that pillow and now use it full time.

I have not tried the pillow that Mike has recommended but it looks like it would be a great pillow as well.
i know the manufacturer of the oxygen pillow, and he really knows his stuff. i am going to try to get him to post some on here to give his perspectives on mattresses/pillows generally (and not just his products). He's really a sharp guy.

sleepycarol said:
I will keep your grandbaby in my prayers. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

It seems pillows, like so many things with cpap, tend be an individual thing.

For the last several years, I have used a king size memory foam pillow. This is particular pillow is dense and cradles my neck without flattening. Loved that pillow and still have it.

A few weeks ago, I was in on a trial product that www.pur-sleep.com was introducing. It is the Regenisis pillow. It is a buckwheat hull pillow. Love that pillow and now use it full time.

I have not tried the pillow that Mike has recommended but it looks like it would be a great pillow as well.
I sell the Oxygen Pillows in Dallas, and yes indeed. Pillows are just as important as the bed. As a general rule, the pillow should keep your head in a neutral alignment with your spinal column. To determine your neutral alignment, just stand up normally. Then take a look at the space between your chin and your chest--that's the same amount of space you need when sleeping on your back to get in maximum oxygen without putting undue stress on your neck.

I don't know how much side sleeping you're doing (or NOT doing!) but a properly fitting pillow would once again be able to keep that space nice and open without pitching your head up, or making it drop too far towards the bed. (and when testing for proper sizing, be sure to put your hands underneath the pillow if that's how you sleep-otherwise the pillow you test without doing that will end up being too tall.

Also very important--make sure you test out a pillow on a bed that approximates the feel of the bed you have at home! What works on a super firm bed is going to be (usually) WAY too tall to get you into your neutral on a soft, plush bed.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
Super helpful and informative post, April!

April Reeves said:
I sell the Oxygen Pillows in Dallas, and yes indeed. Pillows are just as important as the bed. As a general rule, the pillow should keep your head in a neutral alignment with your spinal column. To determine your neutral alignment, just stand up normally. Then take a look at the space between your chin and your chest--that's the same amount of space you need when sleeping on your back to get in maximum oxygen without putting undue stress on your neck.

I don't know how much side sleeping you're doing (or NOT doing!) but a properly fitting pillow would once again be able to keep that space nice and open without pitching your head up, or making it drop too far towards the bed. (and when testing for proper sizing, be sure to put your hands underneath the pillow if that's how you sleep-otherwise the pillow you test without doing that will end up being too tall.

Also very important--make sure you test out a pillow on a bed that approximates the feel of the bed you have at home! What works on a super firm bed is going to be (usually) WAY too tall to get you into your neutral on a soft, plush bed.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
Sending prayers, Thanks for sharing about pillows I have arthritis everywhere, and I need a good pillow for
my neck,
Was this information helpful and did you find a pillow that you like yet?
Thanks for asking this question. Since I started with my treatment 3 weeks ago....my neck has been totally out of alignment. I think it went out of alignment when I turned to sleep on my side...and the mask put in in an unusual position. I went to a chiropractor for an adjustment.....but I'm wondering if a correct fitting pillow would help?
A good ole 100% down pillow is what has worked best for me. Simply because I can punch it into any postition I want for my head, my mask, whatever.

I tried the buckwheat hull pillow. Too hard and too NOISY for me! I tried the PAPillow, a bit too thick for me. I like something soft and "skinny". I love my down pillow and "beat up on it" as need for the position I'm in. One punch and it doesn't bother my mask at all. The "dent" is just right. Or, if I want I can punch up the end and let my mask hang over the end. Or punch a hollow in the end for my mask to lay into.
Pillows are like cpap masks -- what one loves another hates!!

I know hubby was home a few nights ago and stole my pillow for the night (he hadn't been home since I had switched pillows and he probably thought he was doing me a favor since it is on the small side) and I didn't sleep worth a hoot. I have a buckwheat pillow and love it. I have found that it has helped my neck and upper back (I have chronic back pain).
I personally am sticking to my guns that the Oxygen Pillow is the one to get.

Mary J said:
Thanks for asking this question. Since I started with my treatment 3 weeks ago....my neck has been totally out of alignment. I think it went out of alignment when I turned to sleep on my side...and the mask put in in an unusual position. I went to a chiropractor for an adjustment.....but I'm wondering if a correct fitting pillow would help?
So many people do get very attached to pillows--I always have customers who come in and tell me that their necks are killing them. Then the "probing" begins. Usually, when I ask people "okay, how are you sleeping?" the answer is "side and back." More often than not, when I ask about the pillow situation, the customer will tell me they sleep with feather pillows. (and usually, it's 2, and they're stacking to make TV watching easier, or reading).

Down pillows are very malleable, which is initially wonderful. The problem is that they do get flattened out as you change position. So you either wake up with an awfully sore neck from trying to sleep on your side with not enough lift to fill the area between the neck and bed, or you get knocked out of your sleep cycle to have to reposition and punch away at the pillow to make it fit right again. or BOTH!! I'm not sure which is worse.

Judy loves her down, because she can punch it into a good fit. I'm wondering how many times she wakes up each night to get the pillow to fit. I call it "The Never-ending Pillow Orchestration." That being said, if you love it and feel like it works for you, that's a beautiful thing!!

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