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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
13 hours ago
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."
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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…"
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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…"
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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
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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

Why am I waking up within half an hour to an hour with Auto CPAP

Hello all,

I am new to this forum and new to CPAP.  I recently began using a CPAP in January 2012.  I also did a 1 week test with a auto CPAP to figure out what pressure I needed.  Based on the study, I needed pressure of 9.8.  The test was done with a respironics system.

I was recently switched to a Resmed S9 auto CPAP since I wasn't getting good results with the CPAP.  Since switching, I have been only sleeping between 30 minutes to 3 hours.  If I slept for 3 hours with the auto CPAP, I would wake up within 30 minutes to 1 hour and fall back asleep.  Are there others that have the same problem as far as waking up within 30 mintues to 1 hour after sleeping?  At times when I wake up for the first time, I have a hard time falling back asleep with the mask on.  I don't know why I wake up either.

I currently use the Resmed S9 with the humidifier and swift fx mask.  My settings are at 9.8 minimum and 15 maximum.  I also start with a ramp at 7.8 for 30 minutes.

Anyone?

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This is all super helpful. I have THE SAME exact problem. I wake up within 30 min to an hour after first falling asleep and then I end up FIXATING on the mask and the pressure. Its all down-hill from there. I think that I will try some sort of sleep-aid. Maybe just enough to get me through that first hour or two! I am using the S9 auto as well but with the mirage liberty. My range is between 8 and 16.

Suggest you try some herbal sleep supplements to help you along the way and just relax everything so you have time to get used to your new sleeping arrangements. There are a range on the market any good health shop will be able to guide you on what's best.

Hi Brittany,

For sleep-aids, benadryl works but it's hard for me to get up in the morning.  It also gives me a groggy feeling in the morning.  I take Melatonin to make myself sleepy on workdays since I want to be sure I can get up in the morning.  I feel the same way about waking up fixated on the mask and pressure.  I totally know how you feel.  How long have you been on the CPAP?

I've had some progress over the weekend when I took benadryl as I slept between 1and 1/2 - 2 and 1/2 hours straight without waking up.  Once I woke up, I couldn't tolerate the mask anymore.



Brittany said:

This is all super helpful. I have THE SAME exact problem. I wake up within 30 min to an hour after first falling asleep and then I end up FIXATING on the mask and the pressure. Its all down-hill from there. I think that I will try some sort of sleep-aid. Maybe just enough to get me through that first hour or two! I am using the S9 auto as well but with the mirage liberty. My range is between 8 and 16.

Thanks for the suggestion!

Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie said:

Suggest you try some herbal sleep supplements to help you along the way and just relax everything so you have time to get used to your new sleeping arrangements. There are a range on the market any good health shop will be able to guide you on what's best.

When I take benadryl since it's an antihistamine and takes a while to make me sleepy I take it early in the enening.  If melatonin works tha's even better.

I know it's a lot of trouble, but there are cds out there specifically to help you get to sleep.  Some are just relaxing music, some relaxation, or self hypnosis cds.  I know it's a lot of trouble to get a cdplayer and earphones going in the middle of the night, but they can help and don't leave you hung over in the morning. My favoeite cd is Illuminations by JS Epperson.  It says "for peak performance", but I find I cannot stay awake through the whole cd.

If you are looking for melatonin it's best to try it first in a natural form, rather than the synthetic option normally perscribed by your doctor/bought at a pharmacy. Tart Cherry Juice is rich in natural melatonin and is very effective if you have a sleep deficit.  A couple of spoonfuls of Tart cherry over some yoghurt or neat, about 20 minutes before you go to sleep and you will feel sleepy, naturally. Tart cherry juice is also full of great antioxidants which have overall health benefits.

Hi Mary,

That's interesting you mentioned relaxing music as I use a relaxing background sound to also help with sleeping.  I play a rain type of sound to fall asleep.  I think that helps alot for me to fall asleep initially.  The hurdle I'm trying to get over now is when I get up in the middle of the night.

Mary Z said:

When I take benadryl since it's an antihistamine and takes a while to make me sleepy I take it early in the enening.  If melatonin works tha's even better.

I know it's a lot of trouble, but there are cds out there specifically to help you get to sleep.  Some are just relaxing music, some relaxation, or self hypnosis cds.  I know it's a lot of trouble to get a cdplayer and earphones going in the middle of the night, but they can help and don't leave you hung over in the morning. My favoeite cd is Illuminations by JS Epperson.  It says "for peak performance", but I find I cannot stay awake through the whole cd.

Thanks for the tip on the tart cherry juice.  I try not to eat or drink anything before sleeping to prevent myself from waking up to use the bathroom.

Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie said:

If you are looking for melatonin it's best to try it first in a natural form, rather than the synthetic option normally perscribed by your doctor/bought at a pharmacy. Tart Cherry Juice is rich in natural melatonin and is very effective if you have a sleep deficit.  A couple of spoonfuls of Tart cherry over some yoghurt or neat, about 20 minutes before you go to sleep and you will feel sleepy, naturally. Tart cherry juice is also full of great antioxidants which have overall health benefits.

I doubt if having a teaspoon or two of Tart Cherry juice before bedtime would be a problem. It's not like having 8 oz. of water or other liquid.

Spencer L said:

Thanks for the tip on the tart cherry juice.  I try not to eat or drink anything before sleeping to prevent myself from waking up to use the bathroom.

Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie said:

If you are looking for melatonin it's best to try it first in a natural form, rather than the synthetic option normally perscribed by your doctor/bought at a pharmacy. Tart Cherry Juice is rich in natural melatonin and is very effective if you have a sleep deficit.  A couple of spoonfuls of Tart cherry over some yoghurt or neat, about 20 minutes before you go to sleep and you will feel sleepy, naturally. Tart cherry juice is also full of great antioxidants which have overall health benefits.

Thanks for the clarification Zollistar.

ZolliStar said:

I doubt if having a teaspoon or two of Tart Cherry juice before bedtime would be a problem. It's not like having 8 oz. of water or other liquid.

Spencer L said:

Thanks for the tip on the tart cherry juice.  I try not to eat or drink anything before sleeping to prevent myself from waking up to use the bathroom.

Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie said:

If you are looking for melatonin it's best to try it first in a natural form, rather than the synthetic option normally perscribed by your doctor/bought at a pharmacy. Tart Cherry Juice is rich in natural melatonin and is very effective if you have a sleep deficit.  A couple of spoonfuls of Tart cherry over some yoghurt or neat, about 20 minutes before you go to sleep and you will feel sleepy, naturally. Tart cherry juice is also full of great antioxidants which have overall health benefits.

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