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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
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Apr 13
ZolliStar posted a discussion

New mouth device on the market

I've been hearing advertising for this product over the past few days.  It's sold as something to help snoring, but as I look at the information it seems to me that it would work just as well as my mandibular advancement device (MAD).In other words, this could help some of us with sleep apnea.Read about it here.Anybody have any thoughts about this?  See More
Mar 31
99 replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"Hi Richard I mainly use an empty humidifier as it reduces noise"
Feb 16
richard graham left a comment for richard graham
"When I can afford it I'd like to get New machine with heated tube"
Feb 10
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"I would like to see this forum active again as well. I will be more aware of what's going on"
Feb 10
ZolliStar posted a discussion

If you have trouble falling asleep....

I thought that when I got my sleep apnea diagnosis, that -- at last! -- all my sleep problems had come to an end.Ha!I have trouble falling asleep. Indeed, I rarely feel sleepy at night although I do feel tired. I even cut back on computer at night, etc., etc. (and installed f.lux on my computer) but I still had trouble. Now I'm doing something different: wearing special glasses (Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear glasses). They block out the blue -- and they're making a difference! First I tried…See More
Feb 1
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
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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
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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
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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