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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
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
Oscar Lemus updated their profile
Sep 25
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
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
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
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
ZolliStar posted a discussion
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
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
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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

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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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