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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
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I've been doing well.  I think you were going to try the cpap without humidity- did that help at all?  I haven't had a cold for a couple of years."
May 14
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"CPAP seems to cause stuffiness in many of us.  ANother reason I hate it so much!Do you rinse your nose with saline once a day…maybe before you go to bed for the night? "
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do wake up stuffed up most days"
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do have non allergic rhinitis. Now I'm thinking that's probably it because I only feel that way for a day or 2. Thank you"
May 4
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I have been lucky.  Not one cold past three years. Could some of your problem be allergies?"
May 4
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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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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 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.

If you have been around the world of sleep apnea for a while, we hope you still find the site informative and of interest.

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