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Sep 15, 2018
Rock Conner RRT
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Recliner option?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ross Ryan Sep 1, 2011.

a little absent for NaNoWriMo
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Started this discussion. Last reply by RockRpsgt Oct 31, 2009.

oral appliance therapy for OSA
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tanina Agosto Oct 31, 2009.


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Ross Ryan replied to Rock Conner RRT's discussion Recliner option?
"The recliner will give you a lower number of events just because of the change in core pressure between supine and the recliner is 6-9 inches of water pressure.  If a person is having 60+ episodes an hour, the numbers you get in the recliner…"
Sep 1, 2011
Rock Conner RRT replied to Mike's discussion How Dangerous are CPAP Machines?
"I would never professionally advise anyone to vary from their prescribed CPAP pressure. There are potential problems, and there is sound evidence that staying on a medically managed PAP is the proper path to OSA treatment. If, however, I were…"
Oct 26, 2010
Rock Conner RRT replied to Mary Z's discussion Fired by Doc
"I hope you can get some media coverage about this, including the naming of the physician involved. F**k 'em!"
Oct 14, 2010
Rock Conner RRT replied to Mary Z's discussion CPAP use - on vacation survey
"I don't intentionally sleep without CPAP because I just feel like crap without it. I take my CPAP wherever I'm gonna sleep."
Sep 23, 2010
Rock Conner RRT replied to Allison Keller's discussion DME vs. CPAP Wholesaler
"The old CPAP sales platform assumed no patient recourse other than the local DME provider. Online availability is changing the market. The best DME providers give much more personal support than online providers, but few DME are among the best. If…"
Sep 1, 2010
Rock Conner RRT replied to Mike's discussion Should Regular Dentists be Front Line Diagnosticians for OSA?
"General dentists screening for OSA? Sure! General dentists treating OSA? No. For the relevant physiological processes, an MD has far more training than a DDS. I don't even think most MDs should treat sleep disorders, much less dentists."
Aug 18, 2010
Kyle Dwarver commented on Rock Conner RRT's blog post Your Sleep Environment; 7 Tips to Create a Room that Promotes Sleep
"Would one of these work as a white noise machine? anyone have experience with these?"
Aug 7, 2010
Rock Conner RRT replied to Mike's discussion the kind of message that erodes dentists' credibility
"I worked with an AADSM-boarded dentist & became a proponent of oral appliance therapy (OAT). There are limits with regard to severity of OSA, but I've seen dozens who were frustrated w/ CPAP get relief from OAT. T used in conjunction w/…"
Jul 13, 2010

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Your Sleep Environment; 7 Tips to Create a Room that Promotes Sleep

You're Sleep Environment; 7 Tips to Create a Room that Promotes Sleep

By: Amy Korn-Reavis, RRT, RPSGT

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A good night sleep is influenced by many things. If you are suffering from insomnia the first thing you should do is rule out where you sleep as the cause of the problem. The easiest thing to do is to look at your room and see if a change here could change your… Continue

Posted on April 25, 2009 at 7:05pm — 4 Comments

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At 4:06pm on May 3, 2009, Mike said…
hi rock, dr. hinkle had this question for ya:
At 12:14am on May 3, 2009, Mike said…
At 12:24pm on April 28, 2009, Mack D Jones, MD, SAAN said…
GED (gasrtoesophageal reflux disorder) is a common complication of OSA because of the huge negative pressure generated in the thorax. When one inhales and the upper airway suddenly blocks, but the diaphragm and the chest muscles continue to pull outward, gastric contents are sucked up into the esophagus, sometimes all the way up into the throat. Dr. Park tells me he sees patients with this complication frequently. Not only is "heart burn" and the other esophageal problems an issue, but inflammation of the upper airway, throat and eustacian tubes leading to ear infections can be a problem. Successful treatment of OSA can put an end to this disorder.
At 1:42pm on April 19, 2009, Mike said…
Hi Rock -- Mel, a great member here, is moving to your area and is looking for a DME in the Acworth, GA area
At 4:09pm on April 18, 2009, Mike said…
oops, meant to leave this in link form: Rock's views sought
At 4:08pm on April 18, 2009, Mike said…
paging Rock Conner RRT:
At 6:08am on February 1, 2009, Danny said…
Hey Rock, no we dont give out any hardware, as far as i know...what happens in the day time, i leave that to the day if they do...i wouldnt know. I'm usually sound asleep by the time they go in:)
At 2:02pm on January 31, 2009, Mike said…

We have a new user, Danny (, who works in a sleep lab. You guys probably could trade war stories. . .

At 6:47pm on December 24, 2008, The SleepGuide Crew said…
Welcome, Rock. You might notice the comment on the blog post that a user just left about oxygen instead of CPAP. Perhaps with your RRT experiences you've seen this and have some guidance for her? It sounds wrong to me that she's using oxygen for OSA instead of CPAP.

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