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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
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
Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?

Hi All,I've just ordered a new Resmed S10 AirSense, and I was wondering if anyone here has used one?Any information or input would be appreciated!See More
Sep 29
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"Hi All, Well, I went to the sleep doc today, and he ordered a new S10 for me! I still don't know why my S8 is not tracking data anymore. Anyone have any ideas?"
Sep 29
Oscar Lemus updated their profile
Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Just found they have a Facebook for the REMedy event, 1st Class Sleep REMedy Wellness Health Fair."
Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Reminder: REMedy event is this Saturday, 10 am to 2pm.  Topics include: Nutrition and Weight Management with Sarah Kelly, Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea with Drs. Rena Vakay & Lara…"
Sep 25
Kay Day left a comment for Kay Day
"September 1, 2014 My apologies to Sleep Guide for not participating in a long time. In January 2012 I started classes at the local community college (my husband is an instructor there, and my tuition is refunded when my grades are above a C. My…"
Sep 1
Mary Z posted a discussion

Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis

Sleep apnea/osteoporosis study finds “increased” health riskA recently published study may have found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and osteoporosis, marking yet another health…See More
Aug 23
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea
"Hi ZolliStar, I've heard before that speech therapy, or singing lessons can help sleep apnea.  The problem at that time was there was no way to determine which exercises help.  Getting research done, rather than anecdotal would be…"
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion

Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea

Some people report that singing -- singing! -- really helps their sleep apnea. Dr. Stephen Park said that myology (which are exercises to strengthen muscles around the inside of one's mouth area) helps some. I think singing would be better.  If you read all the FAQs on this (click below), I think you'll agree that it makes sense for some. Maybe you.http://www.singingforsnorers.com/index.htmSee More
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion
Jul 20
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
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Roscoe mask success

I posted quite a while ago asking if anyone had experience with Roscoe masks. I bought this myself since my DME doesn't carry that brand. I wonder if that is partly because the mask si inexpensive…Continue

Started Dec 9, 2011

Help putting a Roscoe full face mask on
5 Replies

I have a large and medium mask. They both leak at the same place. Where the jawbone changes from going down and starts angling towards the point of my jaw. Since I am more than pleasingly plump I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Kniel Oct 19, 2011.

New pressure settings. AHI down but patient triggered breaths way down.

My pressure setttings have been changed. My AHI went down from 7.6 to 4.1 but my patient triggered breaths went down from an average 85% to 50%. Is this bad?Continue

Started Mar 24, 2011

What is a reasonable number of leaks.
4 Replies

I haven't been feeling rested for the last several weeks. When I look at the Encore Viewer report my leak rate is averaging 44. I just had to switch from a nasal mask to a full face mask and I have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Kniel Mar 22, 2011.

 

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Pat Kniel posted a discussion

Roscoe mask success

I posted quite a while ago asking if anyone had experience with Roscoe masks. I bought this myself since my DME doesn't carry that brand. I wonder if that is partly because the mask si inexpensive compared to many others. It cost me about 60 dollars including shipping. Now that I have figured out how to put it on it is wonderful. After over 10 years and many masks I think I found my soul mate. Hope the romance lasts. The next mask I receive will be a new design. I have been assured that no…See More
Dec 9, 2011
Pat Kniel replied to Pat Kniel's discussion Help putting a Roscoe full face mask on
"I am really late following up on this. I did figure out how to adjust the Roscoe full face mask. The bottom does go under my chin. Don't know if that is what it is designed to do but it works for me. Now that I have it adjusted I love it. The…"
Oct 19, 2011
RockRpsgt replied to Pat Kniel's discussion Help putting a Roscoe full face mask on
"I have never seen that mask before. Just looking at I would say that your chances of getting a good fit are slim at least."
Sep 11, 2011
Kath Hope www.hope2Sleep.co.uk replied to Pat Kniel's discussion Help putting a Roscoe full face mask on
"I'd never heard of the Roscoe either Rock.  Just found it http://www.ezcpap.com/roscoefullfacemask.aspx "
Sep 10, 2011
RockRpsgt replied to Pat Kniel's discussion Help putting a Roscoe full face mask on
"What mask are you using?"
Sep 9, 2011
Pat Kniel posted a discussion

Help putting a Roscoe full face mask on

I have a large and medium mask. They both leak at the same place. Where the jawbone changes from going down and starts angling towards the point of my jaw. Since I am more than pleasingly plump I would be surprised to find that I need a small mask. I tried a pad-a-cheek full face liner. I thought it was helping but my leaks are still around 50.Should this mask go under my chin? Also, I read that it should cling to my face. It doesn't feel like it is clinging. I like this mask since it is soft…See More
Sep 9, 2011
Pat Kniel replied to Mike's discussion Ages of Sleep Apnea Patients on this Site
"I"m 78. I have a diagnosis of sleep aspnea and variable respiratory muscle weakness.  I also have a diagnosis of Mitochondrial Cytopathy, a form of Muscular Dystophy."
Apr 26, 2011
Pat Kniel posted a discussion

New pressure settings. AHI down but patient triggered breaths way down.

My pressure setttings have been changed. My AHI went down from 7.6 to 4.1 but my patient triggered breaths went down from an average 85% to 50%. Is this bad?See More
Mar 24, 2011
Pat Kniel replied to Pat Kniel's discussion What is a reasonable number of leaks.
Mar 22, 2011
Pat Kniel replied to Garry Conway's discussion Sleep Number Beds: Have they helped anyone & worth the money?
"We bought ours from Craigs list. The adjustable ones don't come up very often but I kept watching. One came up that was too expensive but I waited some more and then got a bargain. I like it. Not as much as our old tube waterbed but I do find…"
Mar 22, 2011
Pat Kniel replied to Pat Kniel's discussion What is a reasonable number of leaks.
"Thanks Mary, sounds strange but it's worth a try. "
Mar 20, 2011
Pat Kniel replied to Pat Kniel's discussion What is a reasonable number of leaks.
"I should have added that my pressures are 17 IPAP AND 13 EPAP."
Mar 19, 2011
Pat Kniel posted a discussion

What is a reasonable number of leaks.

I haven't been feeling rested for the last several weeks. When I look at the Encore Viewer report my leak rate is averaging 44. I just had to switch from a nasal mask to a full face mask and I have had to make them really, really tight to try to get the leaks under control.I've tried the Liberty, the Quatro in a small and medium and a Comfori Gel. I've boiled the Comfort Gel twice in an attempt to make it fit. HELP  Pat KnielSee More
Mar 19, 2011
Pat Kniel replied to Corinne's discussion Newly diagnosed - OSA
"I'm curious about how a mask can be fitted in the DME office. Don't you have to be laying down? Pat"
Jan 27, 2011
Pat Kniel replied to Darillyn Patterson's discussion STOPPING FACE MASK LEAKING
Jan 26, 2011
Janknitz replied to Pat Kniel's discussion I can't change the report date on encoreviewer.
"You get a 7 day report for efficacy and a report of compliance from the beginning of your machine usage no matter what (why PR thought it was important for the patient to have all that compliance data is beyond me--I KNOW how much I use the…"
Dec 24, 2010

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At 8:56pm on October 7, 2010, rose said…
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My name is miss Rose i saw your profile today at(sleepguide.com) and fund you worthy to be mine as some one whom i can lay on his arms as long as love is concern, caring and teassing you all the nightlong and ,l will also like to know you the more,and l want you to send an email to my email address (rose.devid50@yahoo.com) so l can give you my picture for you to know whom l am. Here is my email address I believe we can move from here! I waiting for your mail to my email address above. miss Rose
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At 7:12pm on August 30, 2010, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum!!

We are glad you joined. Here you will find information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other sleep related disorders.

If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the FAQ tab and under the Groups tab, the new users group and the collective wisdom section. You may find those of particular importance in learning the language often used on the forum, solutions to common issues patients may have, and other information you may find useful.

If you have been around the world of sleep apnea for a while, we hope you still find the site informative and of interest.

Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, comments, questions, etc.

Again, Welcome to the forum!!
At 11:43am on August 17, 2010, Mary Z said…
Hi Pat, welcome to SleepGuide. We don't hear from many people (not any that I can remember) on an ASV machine. I would be interested in the story of how you got on that type of machine, if you feel like starting a discussion, or just posting more here.
Mary Z.
 
 
 

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