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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."
Apr 11
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"
Apr 11
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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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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