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Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Sunday
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Friday
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"
Friday
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
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I have to admit, it's easier to fall asleep."
Mar 31
Ginny Edmundson replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"have always used the comfort setting since starting. I tried it once without and hated it. "
Mar 30
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I can't sleep with it or with out it!
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I've been tired most of my adult life. I am not the classic sleep apnea patient. I am 55, atheletic, a triathelete, only ~ 10 lbs over weight (but it doesn't look it). I am a veterinarian and use to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Sep 10, 2010.

 

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sleepycarol left a comment for James A. Miele
"Welcome to the forum!! We are glad you joined. Here you will find information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other sleep related disorders. If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the FAQ tab and under the…"
Sep 18, 2010
Dawn replied to James A. Miele's discussion I can't sleep with it or with out it!
"Good luck James. Let us know how it goes. It can be a tough road, but it is one well worth traveling. I hear you on your symptoms. My Dad and Grandpa both had bad sleep apnea and both were thin guys. I have it too, but you could write me off as I…"
Sep 10, 2010
gordon replied to James A. Miele's discussion I can't sleep with it or with out it!
"For nasal pillow burning, you can use Ayr saline nasal gel, and play with the strap tightness. I use it as tight as I can tolerate, same with the chinstrap, my wife took 2 tucks in it. But that's because I washed in hot water.(no-no) Good luck,…"
Sep 10, 2010
Rooster replied to James A. Miele's discussion I can't sleep with it or with out it!
"James A. Miele said, "I will review the questionaire with my doctor and go forward with the data.." One thing you can look into before the doctor visit is mouthbreathing. Do you awaken sometimes with a very dry mouth? Have you ever…"
Sep 7, 2010
99 replied to James A. Miele's discussion I can't sleep with it or with out it!
"very encoaraging questions some may be difficult to answer after the event of a PSG and so it may be in order to ask the RT prior to the PSG to look out for these things so that a proper answer will be given you "
Sep 7, 2010
James A. Miele replied to James A. Miele's discussion I can't sleep with it or with out it!
"Thank you everyone! I've was getting very discouraged any you've fired me up again to go the distance. I will review the questionaire with my doctor and go forward with the data. Thanks again! JAM "
Sep 6, 2010
Rooster replied to James A. Miele's discussion I can't sleep with it or with out it!
"I have posted a document below that needs to be in the hands of patients before they review PSG results with the doctor. But you need to step back to it. Give us some comments. Questions to ask about your PSG and Titration Study 1. Did I have any…"
Sep 6, 2010
BeeAsleep replied to James A. Miele's discussion I can't sleep with it or with out it!
"Using the CPAP is not an easy thing to do. I am grateful to this forum for teaching me to sleep with my CPAP. It is what jnk and Jason said, trying every combination of mask, machine, humidity, sleep pillow, positioning of the CPAP next to your bed…"
Sep 6, 2010
Jason replied to James A. Miele's discussion I can't sleep with it or with out it!
"I noticed you said that you use the nasal pillows. I get the same nose burning sensation with those. I recommend trying different mask. I found out that I like the ResMed Quattro mouth and nose mask. It's the most comfortable to me and my nose…"
Sep 6, 2010
James A. Miele replied to James A. Miele's discussion I can't sleep with it or with out it!
"After ~ an hour or so my nose burns and I find my self waking up uncomfortable. I also find it confining (unable to move around) I can't get comfortable. I'm notw up after trying to sleep with it again. "
Sep 6, 2010
James A. Miele posted a discussion

I can't sleep with it or with out it!

I've been tired most of my adult life. I am not the classic sleep apnea patient. I am 55, atheletic, a triathelete, only ~ 10 lbs over weight (but it doesn't look it). I am a veterinarian and use to work 70-80 hours / week. Now ~ 45. I don't sleep at night. I am up every hr. to 1.5 hrs either tossing and turning or urniating. I go to the bathroom on average 3-4 times / night. I feel when I'm sleeping I am half awake, but I actively (very actively) dream. I never wake up refreshed. I had a study…See More
Sep 5, 2010
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At 10:27pm on September 18, 2010, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum!!

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If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the FAQ tab and under the Groups tab, the new users group and the collective wisdom section. You may find those of particular importance in learning the language often used on the forum, solutions to common issues patients may have, and other information you may find useful.

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