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Maggie Buehler updated their profile
Apr 18
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Start treatment again  Nov 6 @ 2100 first day"
Nov 6, 2016
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, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
Nov 1, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
richard graham posted a status
"My deductible is double what a machine is online but I can't get the machine set up. Any ideas?"
Mar 10, 2016
BeeAsleep posted a status
"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"
Jan 23, 2016
BeeAsleep updated their profile
Jan 23, 2016
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
99 left a comment for Joan Williams Rice
"Hi Joan visiting pelham and I have osa"
Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for martha crabtree
"Hi maths visiting pelham "
Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for Rhonda Harrison
"Hi Rhondda I am visiting pelham and have osa"
Oct 27, 2015

Losing Pounds Sensibly & Sleep Apnea Support


Losing Pounds Sensibly & Sleep Apnea Support

This group is dedicated to those of us that need to shed those extra pounds caused by untreated sleep apnea. Here we may share our stories, recipes, and motivate each other to take control over our weight caused by sleep apnea.

Members: 87
Latest Activity: Mar 21, 2012


Low Carb Diet 3 Replies

Started by Mary Z. Last reply by Richard Gepheart Mar 21, 2012.

3 pounds in a week ! YAHOO YAHOO !!! 1 Reply

Started by candice. Last reply by susan mccord Oct 6, 2010.

Vegan Chicken Fried Steak?? 2 Replies

Started by D. W. Conn. Last reply by RockRpsgt Jun 1, 2010.

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Comment by Virginia Iverson on January 16, 2012 at 3:23pm

I'm happy to find this forum....I've been struggling with weight all my life.....Was just diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2011 and with treatment I now awaken feeling refreshed....for the first time in years. I now need to work to change the eating habits that developed as a coping mechanism to stress and depression. I'm going to retire this year and view this as MY YEAR for change. It won't be easy....and I'm so glad to find this supportive sitr.

Comment by Donna Smith on January 16, 2012 at 12:17pm

Hello everyone,As a dieter who has tried many weight loss programs, I know there is no magic program out there.  I recently lost weight on WW.  The hard part is keeping it off.  I, too, love sweets and went off track over the holidays.  I simply cannot have sweets in the house. As a single, I can limit their presence. My goal is to eat only when I am hungry and stop when I am no longer hungry, not when I am "full". Healthy eating to all!

Comment by Mary B on December 9, 2010 at 12:13pm
My sleep doc recently said he didn't understand why 'such a little girl should have sleep apnea". Then he looked in my nose and throat and said I have small passages. So just loosing weight does not assure no sleep apnea. I am not overweight because I have been a member of Overeaters Anonymous for 5 years. We use AA's 12 steps to achieve abstinence from compulsive eating, not a diet and calories club, only requirement for membership is the desire to stop eating compulsively (i.e. when your not hungry). You can find a meeting near you at
Comment by Allison Keller on September 7, 2010 at 8:56pm
AGH. I feel like a fat blob. I am literally the biggest I have ever been in my life and I have been pretty big before. I had my thyroid removed in January so I'm pretty certain that isn't helping but I've always, since grade school, had a weight problem. I don't want that surgery. To me, that really isn't even an option. I can, or could, lose weight pretty easily before thyroid surgery. I've tried it for a week or two at a time since then and don't see any results so I just give up. I wish there was a medicine or an herb that made food taste awful so I wouldn't want to eat.
Comment by D. W. Conn on July 5, 2010 at 11:40am
Here is a great trick to keep from over eating. About 30 minutes before dinner 8 to 12 oz water and a low or no sodium rice cake. You feel full already and your will power will get you through the dinner.
Comment by D. W. Conn on July 5, 2010 at 10:32am
Sleepcarol To help break that sugar habit try Agave nectar it has a low glycemic index and it taste great. You can use it to sweeten drinks or as a honey sub. It comes from the same plant as Tequia so oyu know its good. I tried the pink stuff-blue stuff and the worst of all steevia (so gross). Agave is not calorie free so use it only when needing a fix.
Comment by sleepycarol on June 27, 2010 at 7:08pm
Well here I am back to needing to do something about my weight gain. I have gained back all that I lost previously. :(. Work was sooooo stressful that my ulcers started acting up again, along with my nerves being totally fried. I finally went and asked the doc for something for my nerves and she was stunned as I have never been one that needed that sort of thing. I ended up filling the script -- but never took them -- I think they served as a security blanket for me.

Work is still stressful and although we are out on summer break I ended up having to change rooms and what a mess!! I have worked for over a week getting things in order and still am only partially done!! Will be glad when it is all done and put away!!

I am needing to go back and start from square one. My problem lately is that I have zero energy. Taking the trash out to the curb, sweeping, picking up around the house, etc. tires me out. I am thinking along the lines I probably need a good physical to rule out any type of problems and start eating more sensibly. I have gotten into the habit of eating one meal a day. I tell myself that by only eating a meal once a day is cutting out unnecessary calories and am having trouble getting over this hump. I think in my mind that I am trying to justify my snacking by thinking that since I "am saving calories" it is okay to snack.

I am a sugar addict if there is such a thing. I crave the sweets like a junkie looking for their next fix.

Any good ways of breaking the sugar habit?
Comment by D. W. Conn on June 23, 2010 at 3:23am
I got off the Vegan bandwagon for a couple of weeks. The results are staggering. There has been a 9 pound weight gain and I feel awful.
The energy that was gained during the Vegan change has been lost. This is enough for me to go back and remain vegan or at least Vegan-Vegetarian.
Comment by D. W. Conn on June 13, 2010 at 11:47am
Wheatberry Salad with Stawberries, Cherries, and Mint
1 cup wheatberries (available at natural foods stores)
1 can or 1 cup dried black eyed peas
1/2 cup diced stawberries
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup chopped mint
5 tablespoons olive oil
5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
1 tablespoon honey mustard (may use white wine vinager infused with mint leaves)
freshly cracked pepper, to taste
In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the wheat berries for 1 hour, or until they are tender, and drain them. (At this stage, the wheatberries can be stored for several days in a covered container until ready to use.) In a small bowl, mix lemon juice, olice oil, salt, pepper, and mustard. Whisk to combine, and adjust as necessary. In a large bowl stir together the wheat berries and all other ingredients. Toss to combine. Serve cold or room temperature.
Comment by D. W. Conn on June 1, 2010 at 8:27am
3 tsp ground flax seed
Fresh pressed garlic 2 cloves
Ground black pepper to taste
1 cup cooked drained pinto beans
1 cup cooked drained black bean
½ cup whole kernal corn
1 medium jalepeno peer fine chopped
1 small course chpped Onion
3 tsb corn starch
Mix all ingredients and form into patties.
Refridgerate or freeze until needed.
Thaw and add 2 tsp olive oil to cast iron skillet. Brown patties on each side for about( if thawed) 3 minutes or cooked and heated through.
You may use these for Hambugers, or meat sub and serve with any veggies. You may back them but wrap in foil they tend to be dry in oven.

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