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Indents in forehead
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I have two indents in the middle of my forehead due to Fisher and Paykel HC244 which do not disappear even after 24 hours.  I have tried loosening the straps but then I loose the seal.  Any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth Fowler Dec 28, 2010.

Ozonated Distilled Water
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Does anyone use ozonated distilled water in their CPAP.I have been experiencing headaches and burning eyes since using the ozonated water.I am beginning to think there may be a connection.Please let…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by margaret emerson Dec 18, 2011.

Fisher and Paykel HC244 E51
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My CPAP machine shows E51 and keeps flashing on and off.Everything else seems to be working except the total number of hours.Anyone know how to reset this or fix it?Thanks for any information. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 99 Oct 6, 2010.

AHI of 10
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I have been using a CPAP for 5 months now and keeping track of the readings.Over the past 2 weeks I have had and AHI reading of 10 three times.(Normally the AHI is 0,1,2 or 3)Should I do anything…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by RockRpsgt Mar 5, 2010.

 

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JanSaysHello replied to Jeffrey Donaldson's discussion Follow up sleep studies
"Hi Ernestine and others Your advice is excellent. I just want to plead to people to use the new electric candles and not to resort to wax candles. Especially before bedtime, wax candles can be a real fire hazard. Thanks and have great and safe…"
Mar 20, 2012
JanSaysHello replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"Boiling tap water may kill any bacteria or viruses but it also concentrates any contaminants such as chlorine, rust, lead etc.  Please don't use boiled water. Avoid breathing in those concentrated chemicals forced into your…"
Mar 6, 2012
JanSaysHello replied to Mike's discussion Very Cool Sleep Graphic
"Thanks Mike. Might I add that keeping regular hours of sleeping and waking is also important (if you are able)"
Feb 23, 2012
JanSaysHello replied to Kate's discussion Computers WILL Impair Your Ability To Sleep!
"I sleep very well after 2-3 hours of computer compuer use in the evening. I do admit it takes me a long while to get to sleep (1hr or so) but once I am asleep I sleep straight for 8 - 9 hours. I will now try to limit my hours to allow…"
Feb 15, 2012
ZolliStar and JanSaysHello are now friends
Jan 11, 2012
JanSaysHello replied to ZolliStar's discussion If you had two pieces of advice to give a newbie....
"Adjust the straps by small increments. I do this in the day time so I am not too tired and frustrated. Then I lie down with the mask on and the CPAP attached to check for leaks. If it is too loose you, will hear and feel air escaping from…"
Jan 10, 2012
margaret emerson replied to JanSaysHello's discussion Ozonated Distilled Water
"RE:  Ozonated distilled water.  I, too, have recently begun using ozonated water in my CPAP.  I have developed a cough and wheeze.  I believe they are related.  I live in Canada, and Walmart here sells  REMINERALIZED…"
Dec 18, 2011
JanSaysHello replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Usually "life" of mask cushions
"I had the same problem with the cushion for my mask. I solved the problem by washing the cushion mask less often (weekly) and being very gentle when I washed it and letting it dry thoroughly before reusing. Good Luck."
Jul 12, 2011
JanSaysHello replied to Donna Medin's discussion Insomnia
"I try to exercise during the day I avoid all caffeinated beverages after 3 pm I make sure my bed is comfortable and I have several different pillows to chose from I slow down an hour before bedtime and avoid the computer and other brain stimulating…"
Mar 22, 2011
JanSaysHello replied to Mike's discussion Medications People Use to Sleep?
"Even though I'm on a lot of meds, I sleep best when I have had exercise during the day and no naps.  "
Jan 13, 2011
Kenneth Fowler replied to JanSaysHello's discussion Indents in forehead
"My only solution to this problem was to change my mask.  I am using the Respironics Comfort Gel Full mask now."
Dec 28, 2010
Jenny Foerst replied to JanSaysHello's discussion Indents in forehead
"Try a different mask.  I think the Quattro left permanent dents in my forehead.  I even finally cut bangs to cover them.  Pad-a-cheek didn't stop the indentation, but a Comfort Gel mask did.  (Of course, now my nose is…"
Dec 22, 2010
Chris H replied to JanSaysHello's discussion Indents in forehead
"Hi Jan, A swett band or a piece of a wash cloth between you and the forehead coushins might help you. Good Sleep,Chris"
Dec 21, 2010
JanSaysHello posted a discussion

Indents in forehead

I have two indents in the middle of my forehead due to Fisher and Paykel HC244 which do not disappear even after 24 hours.  I have tried loosening the straps but then I loose the seal.  Any suggestions?See More
Dec 21, 2010
JanSaysHello replied to Mike's discussion Love CPAP, Need Help Keeping Mask On
"About keeping the mask on . . . When I first started using CPAP, I took my mask off in the middle of the night without realizing it. This happened every night for about 2 weeks and then tapered off. After about 3 weeks I never had a problem again -…"
Oct 29, 2010
Chris H replied to JanSaysHello's discussion Ozonated Distilled Water
"What Kind/ brand of mask are you using? can you loosen the top strap slightly and tighten the lower ones slightly?"
Oct 12, 2010

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At 3:00pm on December 24, 2009, D. W. Conn said…
welcome to my friends list
At 9:17pm on November 28, 2009, RockRpsgt said…
Hello JanSaysHello. That is a very unique name. Welcome to Sleepguide where an adult can be a kid. Maybe that is another forum.
At 8:38pm on November 26, 2009, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum.
At 6:21pm on November 26, 2009, 99 said…
hi and welcome jan welcome to the sleepguide forum
 
 
 

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