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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 slhttp://blog.aastweb.org/winners-and-losers-food-for-thought-sleep-and-athletic-success?utm_campaign=subscribers&utm_source=hs_"
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:  http://zyppah.com/ 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
Fred updated their profile
Apr 13, 2015
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, 2015
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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
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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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Jul 7, 2015
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

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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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