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liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"BluePoint Medical* holding their next Remedy event on June 4 with Terry Cralle, RN on "Sleep in the Mordern Family".  They will also be checking CPAP machines and providing breakfast. Click on link above for more…"
May 7
Dan Lyons posted a discussion

CPAP & Dry Mouth

In recent months, I have developed extreme dry mouth as a result of the CPAP.  I am a mouth breather when using CPAP.Recently, I saw an advertisement for the symptoms of dry mouth, but as usual, when I need the information to have a discussion with both my primary care  physician and my dentist I haven't seen the ad. Has anyone else seen the ad and can anyone remember the info in the ad?Thanks in advance,DanSee More
Mar 30
richard graham posted a status
"My deductible is double what a machine is online but I can't get the machine set up. Any ideas?"
Mar 10
BeeAsleep posted a status
"Hi all. I am just checking in and saying hi after being gone for a long time. I am doing GREAT! Just got a new machine and mask. Feel like I"
Jan 23
BeeAsleep updated their profile
Jan 23
99 replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"Do not turn light on as this hinder you from falling asleep or choose red light instead which do not afect your sleep"
Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for Joan Williams Rice
"Hi Joan visiting pelham and I have osa"
Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for martha crabtree
"Hi maths visiting pelham "
Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for Rhonda Harrison
"Hi Rhondda I am visiting pelham and have osa "
Oct 27, 2015
99 posted a discussion

Leaky gut

Do you have a leaky gutHow would you knowA telltale sign for leaky gut is Athletes footI wish to ask do you have or suffer from itThe reason I ask is maybe this is a common denominatorJust text yes or text noAnd if you are the first to text also keep a tallyExample38 yes 0 noYour input would alter the tally39 yes 0 noSo now I will input first1 yes. 0 noSee More
Sep 26, 2015
richard graham posted a status
"For the first time in a while I got a whole night sleep with my machine but woke up beat and left side of my head feels weird, not sure if"
Sep 2, 2015
Brendan Duffy posted a status
"How did you sl"
Jul 9, 2015
Pat Kniel updated their profile
Jul 7, 2015
ZolliStar replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"I'm wondering: what prompted you to consider whether you have sleep apnea in the first place? Also, waking throughout the night isn't uncommon especially as we (*sigh*) age.  I seem to every 90 minutes or so. This pattern probably…"
Jun 27, 2015
ZolliStar replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"You can try this website: I have a MAD (mandibular advancement device). Dr. Steven Park evaluated my mouth and throat (not everyone can use a MAD, it turns out) and pronounced me a candidate for it. The truth?  I…"
Jun 27, 2015
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"The link didn't work so me so I couldn't see the product.  I do have experience with a supposedly reliable boil and bite device.  I should know by now I have a small mouth and nothing regular size fits.  I don't think…"
Jun 27, 2015
richard graham replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"If I thought something could work other than this lousy cpap that would be awesome"
May 22, 2015
richard graham posted a status
"I moved and have been sick a lot and can't use cpap because of cough and I'm depressed a lot"
Apr 26, 2015
Fred posted a discussion

CPAP - cure worse than the disease

It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I wasn't tired during the day.From the first night I brought home the CPAP I haven't had one decent night's sleep. Not one. I don't have any problem falling asleep, but I can't stay asleep. At first I was waking up after 4-5 hours and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now it's more like…See More
Apr 13, 2015
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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

Profile Information

My Interest in Sleep Apnea
I have Sleep Apnea
Treatment Being Used, if any
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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