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99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
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."
Dec 21, 2014
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."
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"99, where have you been?  Do you add the colloidal silver to your humidifier?"
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
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?"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
hifay replied to Mary Z's discussion Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis
"Always something. Thanks for the information."
Dec 21, 2014
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
Dec 20, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Andy posted a discussion

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, 2014
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, 2014
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Sep 25, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

what would be the difference in using oxygen and a cpap for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea ?

would like to know what the difference between using a cpap machine and just using oxygen for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea , do not know much about sleep apnea since just been a little over a week since i was diagnosed as i am just getting started with the wonderful world of sleep apnea

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Apnea means "no breath".

This means that nothing is getting into the lungs. The usage of oxygen would provide no benefit since the issue is that the oxygen is not getting into the lungs. 

Apnea is not a "breathing disorde"r per se, it is a state dependent (sleep) breathing issue. Once the state is changed (wake,) the lungs and all other mechanisms of breathing function properly. It is only the problem of the relaxation of the muscles in the airway during sleep that poses the risk.

In severe cases, it becomes an unconscious choice on the part of the brain:

Sleep and not breath

Wake and breath

 

Providing a means to simultaneously open the airway and allow for sleep is the goal of a usable therapy.  

 

Hope that helps.

I also have COPD-emphazema, pretty severe.  While I'm having an attack, I find I can't use the CPAP at all, I think my pressure is set at 7.  Does anyone else have both these problems?

How safe is it to use only oxygen during the 2 weeks of a flare-up?

If you find you are spending time off the CPAP+O2 mix, you should seek your physician's input for guidance as to what level to possibly increase the O2 during times of off CPAP+O2 therapy. The CPAP will typically alter the amount of O2 required, therefore it most likely is not the level of O2 that would be satisfactory when not used in conjunction with the CPAP. Ask your doctor.

yes it does help , wondered why you could just go on oxygen when diagnosed with this but it looks like that would not be a smart move

thanks  

Somnonaut said:

Apnea means "no breath".

This means that nothing is getting into the lungs. The usage of oxygen would provide no benefit since the issue is that the oxygen is not getting into the lungs. 

Apnea is not a "breathing disorde"r per se, it is a state dependent (sleep) breathing issue. Once the state is changed (wake,) the lungs and all other mechanisms of breathing function properly. It is only the problem of the relaxation of the muscles in the airway during sleep that poses the risk.

In severe cases, it becomes an unconscious choice on the part of the brain:

Sleep and not breath

Wake and breath

 

Providing a means to simultaneously open the airway and allow for sleep is the goal of a usable therapy.  

 

Hope that helps.

i at this time have not been started on the cpap , got to go this coming saturday night to have the 2nd sleep study done with the cpap, so i was trying to get as much information as i can and wanted to know what the difference was , have not been to see my sleep doctor yet since the first sleep study .

Somnonaut said:
If you find you are spending time off the CPAP+O2 mix, you should seek your physician's input for guidance as to what level to possibly increase the O2 during times of off CPAP+O2 therapy. The CPAP will typically alter the amount of O2 required, therefore it most likely is not the level of O2 that would be satisfactory when not used in conjunction with the CPAP. Ask your doctor.

Obstructive sleep apnea means that your airway is obstructed and air can't get thru no matter how much 02 supplementation is bled in during an apnea. The 02 can't get thru to your lungs.

 

During an hypopnea your airway is partially obstructed and only a limited amount of air can get thru to your lungs regardless of whether you are using 02 supplementation or not. At least during an hypopnea w/02 supplementation the air that does get thru is "richer", more full of 02, but it still is only a limited amount.

 

CPAP provides only "room air" BUT at a given pressure titrated to keep the airway open or to open the airway so the room air - and any 02 supplementation - can get thru.

 

The 02 isn't doing you any good when it can't get thru an obstructed airway.

 

OSA is the result of an anatomical situation, it is NOT the result of pulmonary function. COPD, emphysema, bronchitis are pulmonary functions. The two are not the same.

 

CPAP does not increase 02 BUT it does prevent the airway from obstructing so that air (and 02 supplementation) can get thru your airway.

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