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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…"
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
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
Apr 13
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Apr 13
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
Mary Z replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"I Andy, I realize I'm months behind your post.  I have no idea why your S8 would stoop collecting data.  I'm glad to hear  you're having such improvement with your apnea.  I have made great strides since I changed…"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?
"Andy, just found your post.  I don't know anything about this new machine.  How are you liking your new ResMed?"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
Dec 21, 2014
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David E. Lawler DDS D.ABDSM replied to Sandra Ford's discussion Bruxism and TMJ linked to Sleep Apnea
"I feel very strongly that the clenching is an instinctive body response to protecting the airway.  We all are aware of the threat to the airway that the tongue provides during sleep, but never really consider the threat to the airway during the…"
Feb 1, 2012
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David E. Lawler DDS D.ABDSM replied to Kath Hope www.hope2Sleep.co.uk's discussion Holding Breath Whilst Awake?
"I have just added video records of 4 different patients who have had Oral Systemic Balance treatment to the video section of this site.  There are almost endless variations in the way people will describe breathing issues that ultimately…"
Jan 19, 2012
David E. Lawler DDS D.ABDSM posted videos
Jan 19, 2012
David E. Lawler DDS D.ABDSM replied to Kath Hope www.hope2Sleep.co.uk's discussion Holding Breath Whilst Awake?
"Mary, it's interesting how something that gets posted on the internet has a long shelf life.  Again, the fee clearly varies with patient's needs and the type and number of orthotics needed, but the average fee for OSB treatment is…"
Jan 17, 2012
David E. Lawler DDS D.ABDSM replied to Kath Hope www.hope2Sleep.co.uk's discussion Holding Breath Whilst Awake?
"Mary, some of the issues that you raise are what have kept me from posting on this site for quite some time.  However, when I got an email asking about "holding your breath" I really did not feel it appropriate to at least answer WHY…"
Jan 17, 2012
David E. Lawler DDS D.ABDSM replied to Kath Hope www.hope2Sleep.co.uk's discussion Holding Breath Whilst Awake?
"Marcia, a dentist well trained in dental sleep medicine can be very helpful to you in assisting you with your breathing during sleep.  However, if you relate to the symptoms specific to the patient above, such as daytime breathing, head and…"
Jan 16, 2012
David E. Lawler DDS D.ABDSM replied to Kath Hope www.hope2Sleep.co.uk's discussion Holding Breath Whilst Awake?
"It is very common for those with sleep-related breathing disorders to have some awareness of shallow breathing, holding the breath, or "forgetting to breathe" during the daytime.   The tongue, which is the villain in sleep-related…"
Jan 16, 2012

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Outrageous Claims by Dentists???

I am responding to your post "Outrageous claims by dentists". You mention an unfortunate situation where a dentist placed an oral appliance in a patient's mouth without any diagnostic basis for doing so. There can be no justification for this behavior and no dentist who is trained in sleep medicine would do such a thing. It takes very little training and no understanding of sleep medicine to learn how to make a "snore appliance". It takes a great deal of training and a significant amount of… Continue

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At 8:25pm on October 20, 2010, Mary Z said…
Thanks Dr. Lawler, glad to be a friend.
Mary Z.
At 2:27pm on October 10, 2010, 99 said…
hi david and welcome to the worlds formost sleep apnea forum site
glad to have you aboard
At 10:45am on July 29, 2010, Mike said…
Dr. Lawler, I sense your genuine conviction in the effectiveness of your therapy. It's up to doctors like yourself who have rare insight to push the boundaries to make things happen. I hope you unveil your therapy to the world through SleepGuide. We here at SleepGuide would be honored to support your efforts in any way possible.
At 10:26am on July 28, 2010, Mike said…
Dr. Lawler, I was fascinated by the webpage you sent me to. I'd suggest you gather more feedback by posting a new topic on it at http://www.sleepguide.com/forum/topic/new , but until then, here are my thoughts:

I think you do a really good job of talking about the physiology of this problem/ the anatomical issues. You don't do as much talking about how the treatment will help. I don't think that should be the focus necessarily, since i appreciate the in-depth explanation of the anatomy. But somewhere you should highlight how your treatment helps.
At 4:41am on May 25, 2010, D. W. Conn said…
Dr. Lawler,
For many years... (Well too many) I have looked at my super obese patients and wanted to try a combination of therapy. Dental appliances in tandem with CPAP.
One case a 700 lbs male's obstructed apnea could not be reduced any lower than 60 events per hour and had desaturations as low as 68% with 3 liters of oxygen. In just a couple of weeks of testing he passed away. This was a tragedy that should not have happened. He refused tracheotomy; I wanted his Physician to try a dental device as well. This patient had a week jaw and a neck girth of 29 inches.
This is that one patient I have thought about and sure will continue to haunt me.
Wayne
 
 
 

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