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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
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, 2014
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, 2014
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Sep 25, 2014
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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.
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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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