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ZolliStar replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"I'm wondering: what prompted you to consider whether you have sleep apnea in the first place? Also, waking throughout the night isn't uncommon especially as we (*sigh*) age.  I seem to every 90 minutes or so. This pattern probably…"
Jun 27
ZolliStar replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"You can try this website:  http://zyppah.com/ I have a MAD (mandibular advancement device). Dr. Steven Park evaluated my mouth and throat (not everyone can use a MAD, it turns out) and pronounced me a candidate for it. The truth?  I…"
Jun 27
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"The link didn't work so me so I couldn't see the product.  I do have experience with a supposedly reliable boil and bite device.  I should know by now I have a small mouth and nothing regular size fits.  I don't think…"
Jun 27
richard graham replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"If I thought something could work other than this lousy cpap that would be awesome"
May 22
richard graham posted a status
"I moved and have been sick a lot and can't use cpap because of cough and I'm depressed a lot"
Apr 26
Fred posted a discussion

CPAP - cure worse than the disease

It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I wasn't tired during the day.From the first night I brought home the CPAP I haven't had one decent night's sleep. Not one. I don't have any problem falling asleep, but I can't stay asleep. At first I was waking up after 4-5 hours and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now it's more like…See More
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ZolliStar posted a discussion

New mouth device on the market

I've been hearing advertising for this product over the past few days.  It's sold as something to help snoring, but as I look at the information it seems to me that it would work just as well as my mandibular advancement device (MAD).In other words, this could help some of us with sleep apnea.Read about it here.Anybody have any thoughts about this?  See More
Mar 31
99 replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"Hi Richard I mainly use an empty humidifier as it reduces noise"
Feb 16
richard graham left a comment for richard graham
"When I can afford it I'd like to get New machine with heated tube"
Feb 10
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"I would like to see this forum active again as well. I will be more aware of what's going on"
Feb 10
ZolliStar posted a discussion

If you have trouble falling asleep....

I thought that when I got my sleep apnea diagnosis, that -- at last! -- all my sleep problems had come to an end.Ha!I have trouble falling asleep. Indeed, I rarely feel sleepy at night although I do feel tired. I even cut back on computer at night, etc., etc. (and installed f.lux on my computer) but I still had trouble. Now I'm doing something different: wearing special glasses (Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear glasses). They block out the blue -- and they're making a difference! First I tried…See More
Feb 1
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

My Dog Snores

Trying to get her to wear CPAP too.

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Comment by Mack D Jones, MD, SAAN on October 5, 2009 at 11:01pm
It should be easier working with dogs/cats (with their shorter life spans) to get some answers regarding the question of OSA = AD. I would think a vet school might jump at the chance to take on the project. When proven, I can see the animal PAP machines and masks flying off the shelves because nothing will stand in the way of an devoted pet lover intent on getting the best for his/her beloved pet. This is in contrast to some of us humans who too often take a less than enthusiastic "la dee da" attitude toward OSA.
There are not any CPAP masks or other interfaces for dogs to my knowledge. Are you listening ResMed? It seems a little far fetched, but how about the dogs doing scuba diving with their water/air tight masks we have seen on the animal channel? And then there is always the possibility of treating with a trach with a plugged stent.
If your dog or cat snores, then in my opinion he/she is at risk for CDS or what is equivalent to Alzheimer's Disease in humans. It is time to find out exactly what is going on and if what I suspect proves to be true, then we must do whatever it takes to put a stop to it.
Comment by BeeAsleep on October 4, 2009 at 10:28pm
My little dog snores so loud I thought my husband was snoring right through his CPAP...nope, it was the little doggie girl under the bed. The vet said that dogs throats get loose with age and collapse, sound familiar? I don't think she will let me strap a CPAP to her little muzzle.
Comment by Mike on October 4, 2009 at 9:58pm
To be honest, yeah, i was just messing around / joking. But I like the way you are thinking about this Dr. Jones. I'll read the link you gave us. Very interesting.
Comment by susan mccord on October 4, 2009 at 8:56pm
Wouldn't surprise me ONE BIT if the vets beat the MDs to the punch!!!

McCord
Comment by susan mccord on October 4, 2009 at 8:55pm
Irma! CPUP?? LMAO!!!!!!!

Now THAT is FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan McCord :-p)
Comment by susan mccord on October 4, 2009 at 8:51pm
So is she compliant?????????

She doesn't look all that thrilled with your intervention, Mike! I'm just sayin'...........lol
Comment by Mack D Jones, MD, SAAN on October 4, 2009 at 4:30pm
Mike, I assume the mask and head gear around your dog were just props for the effect of humor in the photo. But I have been wondering for some time do snoring dogs have sleep apnea and if so what are the long term effects. Do they suffer the same health disasters that we do? Do they have what might be the equivalent of Alzheimer's Disease?
I googled the question and found out that sleep apnea is common in dogs and cats. Not too surprising to me was the finding that both cats and dogs suffer from a medical condition known as canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) which causes disorientation, confusion, memory loss and personality changes that are very similar to Alzheimer's disease in humans. Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is sometimes referred to as "old dog syndrome", "brain aging", "doggie dementia" or "senility" according to Sandy Moyer www.bellaonline.com/articles/art25417.asp. Beta amyloid plaques, similar to those in AD patients, are found in brain specimens.
Could OSA in animals cause what is equivalent to Alzheimer's Disease? I believe so. Here is something to ponder: When canine and feline lovers learn that OSA is the cause of CDS how long do you think to take them to get treatment for their pets? Will the veterinarians be the first to make the association of OSA to AD? Will they beat the medical establishment to the discovery which will lead to the end of AD in both humans and other animals? It's going to get interesting. Oh, and what about the other animals in the animal kingdom? I boggles the mind.
Comment by Irma Kulikowski on January 6, 2009 at 11:24pm
Think he needs CPUP:)
Comment by Tracy Leask on January 2, 2009 at 3:39am
Mine snores too - it's comforting when the hubby is out of town.
Comment by E.M. on December 30, 2008 at 2:00am
What a good puppy for letting you put that on her. Now only if there was a way to help puppies when they snore.

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