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Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Sunday
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Sunday
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Apr 11
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Apr 11
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2
Brittany
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Nose Hair?!? We all have it!!

I am a little embarrassed and my doctor actually kind of laughed at me when I brought this up. I am a 20something female.. I don't exactly have NOSE HAIR... I have what I would suppose is a normal…Continue

Started Feb 27, 2012

 

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Brittany replied to Noreen LaVallo's discussion Where to put the Cpap: Higher or lower than the bed?
"Puddles on the floor!? That sounds like more than condensation from the humidfier. I cant imagine how the water would be getting out of the tube. There may be something wrong with you machine... or maybe make sure the door to the humidifier…"
Feb 27, 2012
Brittany replied to Kate's discussion Intolerant Of Caffeine
"I love my wine... and i seem to love cheap wine. Its hard to resist the very large $11 dollar bottles of Barefoot.It's even harder being in your 20's and going out with friends to bars knowing that I have to go home and "hook myself…"
Feb 27, 2012
Brittany replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion #$%^%##@ MASKS!!
"I have had the Mirage Liberty for about a month now and I really like it... It is what I guess you would consider a hybrid mask. It goes around just the mouth and has nasal pillows on-top of it so I feel significantly less claustrophobic. There is…"
Feb 27, 2012
Brittany replied to Spencer L's discussion Why am I waking up within half an hour to an hour with Auto CPAP
"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…"
Feb 27, 2012
Brittany posted a discussion

Nose Hair?!? We all have it!!

I am a little embarrassed and my doctor actually kind of laughed at me when I brought this up. I am a 20something female.. I don't exactly have NOSE HAIR... I have what I would suppose is a normal amount of shorter fine blonde hair in my nose that you can not see. It is not like it is hanging all about. But I feel like maybe it is SUPER sensitive? Does anyone else have this problem? I hope I am not alone with this. I have had the Mirage Liberty for about a month now and I really like it... It…See More
Feb 27, 2012
Brittany replied to Noreen LaVallo's discussion Where to put the Cpap: Higher or lower than the bed?
"I love my heated tube! I completely agree with you. I never have much condensation but any that I do get sits below the level of my bed with the extra hose. I also find it helpfull with the S9 if you give the machine and tube some time to 'warm…"
Feb 27, 2012
Brittany replied to Noreen LaVallo's discussion Where to put the Cpap: Higher or lower than the bed?
"I used to have it on a night stand next to my bed and it was perfect. When I moved into an apartment with my fiancé we had to put the bed up against the wall becuause of space issues. Of course my fiancé refuses to sleep on the side of…"
Feb 27, 2012
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What It First Felt Like

"This is exactly how I feel  "
Nov 2, 2011
Brittany commented on Mike's group New Users Group
"I'm Brittany, I live in Connecticut and im 23years old. I was diagnosed with obstructive and mixed apneas. I went to the doctor after my fiance noticed a change in my sleeping patterns over the last year that then led to night terrors.…"
Nov 2, 2011
Brittany joined Mike's group
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New Users Group

This is the place for new users to orient themselves to the forum.
Nov 2, 2011
Brittany is now a member of SleepGuide
Nov 2, 2011

Profile Information

My Interest in Sleep Apnea
I have Sleep Apnea
Treatment Being Used, if any
Auto-Adjusting Bi-Level
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
ResMed S9 escape Auto CPAP with EPR and climate control.
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
ResMed Quattro FX face mask

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At 6:54pm on November 2, 2011, Mary Z said…
Brittany, as a fellow member of the forum and on behalf of the SleepGuide Crew I would  like to welcome you to SleepGuide.

We come from all over the world and range fom the yet to be diagnosed and newbie to those who have been on the machine for many years, Sleep Professionals, and those concerned about a friend or relative.

There is a wealth of information available from the main page including articles, videos, and the FAQ.  You can also start a new discussion- you never know when your comments or suggestions will help someone else.  The "What's on Your Mind?" feature is for a quick rant or comment for which you do not need feedback.

We are all about the world of Sleep Disordered Breathing, narcolepsy, and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. Up for discussion are Doctors, DME'S, sleep labs, tests and results, and any problems or tips about therapy. We also discuss alternatives to CPAP- Provent, dental devices, surgery and the new electrical implant.

SleepGuide was founded by Mike Goldman, a Sleep Health Advocate and Blogger.

We welcome your contributions,

Mary Z

 
 
 

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