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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
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Hi Richard,  I don't bother with a humidifier.  Someone on the forum suggested not using it and I'm a lot less congested without it.  A good AHI is under 5.  I use the Wisp and have been since it came out.  I think…"
Dec 21, 2014
hifay replied to Mary Z's discussion Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis
"Always something. Thanks for the information."
Dec 21, 2014
99 posted a discussion

colloidal silver

a humidifier can be used with colloidal silverthis can keep the humidifier clean for day maybe weeks or longer without the need to clean the humidifiersilver colloidal is antimicrobial and you could just top up your humidifier without cleaning and at the same time treat your bodyor you just put silver on it own into the humidifierSee More
Dec 20, 2014
richard graham posted a status
"I feel like the humidifier is making me feel yucky and I'm waking up hacking and having to clear my throat a lot for a while."
Nov 3, 2014
richard graham posted a discussion

what's a good AHI?

I've been using and auto and it says my AHI HAS been between 4 and 6 and wondering what's a good range.
Nov 2, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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Sep 25, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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Lucid Dreams?
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Now that I can keep my mask on at night (yeah!), a new issue has arisen...Lucid Dreaming. I am still exhausted and falling asleep at work but now every time I fall asleep (even if it is only for 5…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Banyon Aug 6, 2010.

Take it off!
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I for the life of me can't stop taking my mask off. It's 12am and I'm asleep- I sit up in mid sleep and rip that bad boy off like it's hotter than coals and throw it on the floor, just to wake up at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Herring Jun 27, 2010.

 

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Banyon replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"Mark, How are you doing. Have the dreams subsided?"
Aug 6, 2010
Phillip Herring replied to Mark's discussion Take it off!
"UPDATE: I lowered my ramp time, ta-da! That's it! I made it 10 minutes. going from 4.0 to 16 slowly messed me up. I don't get it, but hey I like it! You know Mark that does make perfect sense. This is why. You apparently have it bad.…"
Jun 27, 2010
Mark is now friends with RockRpsgt and D. W. Conn
Jun 13, 2010
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"This is a really cool thing to ponder, Ecclesiastes 5:3, "For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words." Ecclesiastes 5:7: "For in the multitude of dreams and many words…"
Jun 9, 2010
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"THANK YOU!! Banyon on June 7, 2010 at 2:43pm "
Jun 9, 2010
Banyon replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"Being a believer in a Creator who created each of us in his own image, I find the subject of dreaming fascinating. Did God create us with a mind that dreams when asleep? If so, why did he create us with this attribute? Is dreaming a God-like…"
Jun 9, 2010
RockRpsgt replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"Here are 2 papers I found interesting on dreams."
Jun 9, 2010
D. W. Conn replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"It is obvious to any polysmnographer that the brain is very active during sleep. We see different levels of brain activity during the night. It was no shocker when they found dream type images during all stages of sleep. Night terrors are associated…"
Jun 9, 2010
bonesigh replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"I don't know much about this but I saw a documentary on sleep (think it was a NOVA program) and they did a study where they woke someone up during different stages of REM dreaming. They said we used to think that we only dream in REM but found…"
Jun 8, 2010
D. W. Conn replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"Mark, Usually the Lucid and vivid dreams will pass after a while. Make sure you follow up with your MD. Tell Her/him about the constant dreaming. All thought this is very normal and expected. I am concerned that you continue to have micro-sleep and…"
Jun 8, 2010
Banyon replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"Mark said: Lucid dreams .... not happy dreams .... Mark, What is happening to you is an excellent indication of good therapy. When I started CPAP, I went through the same thing - many vivid dreams and many of them unpleasant. Many other beginning…"
Jun 7, 2010
John Krainik replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"Mark, Your comment to my response on the "take it off" discussion was: " My prescription is for a 25 setting, the CPAP will only do 20, and they said that my sleep study was nuts, I am trying to get my results. I will keep you…"
Jun 6, 2010
RockRpsgt replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"I guess I should probably tell you how I wake myself up. I learned this from a post on binary on lucid dreaming. Anyway you have to wear a watch or have some kind of timepiece for this to work. When you are dreaming your mind has no concept of…"
Jun 6, 2010
RockRpsgt replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"I have been known to have crazy reocurring dreams that can go on for days. Due to my shedule i am usually carrying some sleep deprivation around with me. For this reason I will sometimes sleep 10-12 hours at a time. Adding an extra sleep cycle or 2…"
Jun 6, 2010
RockRpsgt replied to Mark's discussion Lucid Dreams?
"Have you been tested for narcolepsy?"
Jun 6, 2010
Mark replied to Mike's discussion Dryness Number 1 CPAP Complaint
"My own #1 complaint is RAIN!!!"
Jun 5, 2010

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My Interest in Sleep Apnea
I have Sleep Apnea
Treatment Being Used, if any
CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
Respironics REMStar M-Series CPAP with C-Flex and integrated heated humidifier currently set to 16 to be raised to 20, possibly 25 (Bi-PAP required)
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
ResMed Mirage Activa LT™ CPAP Mask & Headgear

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At 11:31am on May 28, 2010, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the fourm!

We are glad you joined. If you are new to sleep apnea and the different treatment options available, read the F & Q section and the group discussions for some informative information.

If you are having problems, share them with the group and maybe we can help solve them. If you have tips that you have found is beneficial to you, post those as others may find them useful as well.
At 8:19am on May 23, 2010, Mary Z said…
Mark, welcome to SleepGuide. Wow, 25 is like as high as they go I think, otherwise I think the mask would just blow off your face!
Glad you're already posting. Hope to hear more from you,
Mary Z.
 
 
 

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