Received an email survey from Phillips. They basically wanted my opinion on what sounded like a good name for a new mask. There was no place to type a response….I wanted to say who th check cares what it is called if it worked!!!!See More
"This is not quite the same as the one that was done 10 years ago in a hospital OR. It is done over 6 months each a month apart and then is repeated yearly. All done in an MD's office with no sedation etc. Just a local to the tongue. Took…"
"I wish I'd seen this three months ago and would be the first to acknowledge that the plural of anecdote is not data, but I had this procedure a decade back and was off CPAP for a few years but it wasn't worth it. My doctor no longer…"
Medicare started covering oral appliances for sleep apnea in January, 2011 if certain conditions were met. These conditions included a face-to-face meeting with a doctor who prescribed a sleep study, a Medicare approved oral appliance, etc.I met the conditions in 2011, and my regular dentist made the device. I self-filed to Medicare, and, after 6 months, Medicare finally paid. A close relative of mine met the conditions in mid-2012, and his dentist made the appliance. He self-filed, and after…See More
"I liked the way it fit over the nose but the headgear was not comfy for me. It's always something!!!! It did not seem to stay in place well for me. We have lots of income tax deductions, don't we?? I can get…"
"Glad you feel better this AM. People that do not have sleep apnea do not know how fortunate they are. They just get ready for bed and fall into it. We have so much preparation and then the mental anguish of wondering what kind of a…"
"CPAP can be an expensive condition. I have always bought masks out of pocket. Insurance gives me a new mask every three months and a new cushion ever month, but that has never been enough. Last month a got my new mask- a Wisp- and…"
"Ginny, you're so sweet. The CPAP can certainly be difficult at times. Mainly the mask. Last night I was clear and used the nasal mask all night. I've had sinus woes since childhood. When I first go to bed…"
I haven't been on this site for a long time but I'm so happy I clicked on the Sleep Guide email that came in today. This information is wonderful! I work on a laptop day and night! Until seconds before I go to bed, and have been…"
"My RLS is horrible. I'm currently taking Mirapex (Pramipexole) but it's now that effective. I want to try Ropinirole (Requip) which is what you take... I'm hoping that helps. RLS is a NIGHTMARE. It is an awful feeling and it leaves me…"
"My mask is a "small". So I think the size is okay, although I really don't have anything to compare it to. I would think that leaking, when it comes to mask size, would be a result of a mask that is too big. Since my is small and fits…"
"I'm going to try this Quietus Liner. I keep repositioning my Quatro FX to stop leaking, but it always starts again in the middle of the night since it moves around when I lay sideways. Anyway, I hope these liners work. Thanks for the tip."
"All - I have the solution. Because it's summer, and hot, the HUMIDITY setting should be set to ZERO. Once I did that, the heat plate did not heat up. Yai!! Also, I was told there is no need to put water in the container."
"Hi Linda - Sorry to say but I have really bad RLS (restless legs syndrome) and the CPAP machine does not help. My sleep clinic doctor prescribed another medication for the RLS which helped a tiny little bit but not that much. RLS is about the worse…"
Hi All, I need help. I've only had this machine for 2 months. I use it at level 12, as prescribed by my Sleep Study Doctor and have not had any problems with it since raising the level to 12. Two nights ago I noticed that the water chamber (and the water) was pretty warm but didn't pay any attention. Last…See More