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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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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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If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
Respironics BiPaP AutoSV Advanced

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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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