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ZolliStar posted a discussion
Sunday
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
richard graham posted a discussion

sick again

It seems like I am sick with colds more often when I'm on the CPAP. Anybody experience that.
Apr 30
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Apr 20
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Apr 20
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
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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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