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ZolliStar replied to Dan Lyons's discussion CPAP & Dry Mouth
"Dan, Do you use a chin strap?  If you're a mouth breather, you may need a chin strap so that your mouth stays closed. It's important to keep it closed throughout the night for a lot of reasons -- mouth, dental, etc., etc. I've…"
Nov 24, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Wed 9  9 mg Thursday 10 missed  Friday 11 9mg have insomnia  going skip rest until insomnia goes away Just did maths had my five days"
Nov 11, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day after tomorrow I mean trump day wed 9 9mg "
Nov 9, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day two Monday 7 Nov 9mg very relaxed Day three Tuesday 8 Nov 9mg sniffles appears to have stopped  must reduce dose"
Nov 8, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Start treatment again  Nov 6 @ 2100 first day"
Nov 6, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day 5 not quite there must quit treetment for non and have at least a five day break But even so my health has improved "
Nov 1, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
Nov 1, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day three not so good with osa  DAY four better but still not quite there "
Oct 31, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure
"Day one immediate improvement to OSA but had insomnia and slight constapation Day two flatulence greatly reduced muscle tighten"
Oct 29, 2016
99 posted a discussion

Five Day Cure

I believe I have found a cure that only take five days which I am trialing now It has many benificial side effects as well by reducing snoring to name onePM ME as I do not want mainstream media to find out and have it banned as I fear that is how it will goWill try again after a little breakIn addition will increase omega 3And thirdly a chiropractic to realign atlas bone in spine is just a passing thought See More
Oct 28, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
BeeAsleep updated their profile
Jan 23, 2016
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
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"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
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CPAP - cure worse than the disease
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 99 Oct 27, 2015.

 

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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
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
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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Apr 13, 2015
Fred replied to Mary Z's discussion What do you do besides 'PAP to ensure quality sleep and successful therapy?
"I have horrible sleep problems, which started coincidentally when I started using my CPAP over 10 years ago. No matter what, I can't sleep more than 4-5 hours a night at one stretch. It would be one thing if I woke up refreshed, but I'm…"
May 9, 2012
Fred replied to BeeAsleep's discussion Lost 50 pounds= AHI went up.
"Is it possible you have more Central Sleep Apnea than obstructive? Not an expert but I think central is more neurological and less about weight. Just thinking out loud."
Mar 14, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"I just ordered one of their dishwasher safe tanks. Not planning to put it in the dishwasher, but it does come apart for easy cleaning. The only problem is they don't make the kind that fits my humidifier anymore, so I had to order a new cover…"
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"I'm looking on the CPAP.com website and they have "dishwasher safe" humidifier chambers. I would have never believed you could put one of those in the dishwasher."
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"Well maybe it says it on yours, but it sure doesn't say it on mine. As far as making distilled water, I would just buy it at the drugstore. Those machines that distill water can get pretty pricey."
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Rita Butler's discussion Am I The Only One Ready To Give Up?
"You might want to try a bite guard, which you can get at a drugstore for $20 or so. It repositions your jaw a little and may keep your mouth from opening."
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"As I recall Legionnaire's outbreaks are usually caused by things like condensation water in AC units, etc. I have never heard of Legionnaire's Disease being caused by tap water."
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"I don't reuse the vinegar (gross). I pour a mixture of water and vinegar into the chamber, let it sit for a couple of hours, then rinse it out. I use a bendable brush to clean off any gunk. As far as this whole issue of tap vs distilled water…"
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"It's just the one that came with my resmed vpap. I didn't know there were ones you could take apart. I would love to get one of those. The one I have is really hard to clean."
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"My DME said to use vinegar to clean the humidifier. By the way, I really hate the way they make these humidifiers so they are almost impossible to clean.Why can't they make a humidifier that can be taken apart so we can clean the darn things…"
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"So are you saying we should not use tap water in our humidifiers at home? If not, why is it OK to use tap water at home and not in the sleep lab?"
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Victoria Castro's discussion Provigil vs Nuvigil
"Provigil and Nuvigil are absolutely prescribed for people with OSA, who are being successfully treated with CPAP but still suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness. I know because I'm one of them.If your doctor doesn't know that he/she…"
May 21, 2011

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At 11:28pm on November 25, 2010, sleepycarol said…
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