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Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
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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"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." - Mother Teresa

So many people get a CPAP delivered to them, become frustrated and then give up. Others never even come to the realization that
they have a common, chronic sleep disorder called Sleep Apnea --
they think it's their lot in life to be tired, irritable,
miserable, depressed. One thing that is certain is that the outlook
does not have to be so grim. Many people have successfully treated
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individuals who have sleep apnea and want to provide a friendly,
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to sleep apnea, a vastly under-diagnosed and commonly misunderstood
condition.

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you are a patient ready to rely on yourself and the collective
wisdom of a vibrant, intelligent community of individuals who have
sleep apnea, and who recognize the importance of treating it
properly, you've come to the right place. It's a place to ask
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works and what doesn't --- tips and tricks for managing CPAP and
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At 2:15pm on February 4, 2011, Deborah Williams said…

I'M going back into hospital on 2/8 for another sleep study..i still can't sleep on my back even with my BIPAP i still feel as though i'm suffocating & tightness in my chest & light

headed as i'm lying on my back..but also on the 1/24 i ended up in the E/R as i'd sprained my right knee in my sleep & bruises on my left leg..i couldn't believe it when the dr in the E/R said that you must have done all this in your sleep..never had that before..has anybody else had anything like this? go to bed ok then wake up to injuries unknown how there done??

At 2:05pm on February 4, 2011, Deborah Williams said…
thank you for your friendship :)
At 10:55am on January 30, 2011, terry lee holden said…
IS THIS A MASK JUST COVERS THE MOUTH IF SO CAN SOME SEE ME A PIC TO MY E=MAIL PLS terry_holden37030@yahoo.com TY

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Posted on May 12, 2009 at 7:01pm

History of RPSGTs

Re-posting this history of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGTs) from a Discussion started by Dave Hargett, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the BRPT:



"Peter McGregor is RPSGT registry number 1, from June 1979. This year the BRPT (Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists) celebrates it's 30th birthday as the credentialing agency for the RPSGT credential. In that 30 years there have been about 14,000 persons who have become RPSGTs.



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Posted on May 3, 2009 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Didgeridoo for Sleep Apnea

Can playing a musical instrument, the Didgeridoo, help treat Sleep Apnea? Sounds like a gimmick, but there's actually some credible scientific evidence showing exactly that. The Didgeridoo appears to strengthen muscles in the airway, reducing the likelihood of their collapse and obstruction. For some serious scientific evidence on the effectiveness of the Didgeridoo in the treatment of Sleep Apnea, check out PubMed and the… Continue

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

What is Sleep Apnea?

What Is Sleep Apnea?



Here's a simple response to the question of what is sleep apnea: sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.



Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They often occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.



Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition… Continue

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 4:13am — 2 Comments

HIPAA Privacy Rule Must Die

The Problem

The HIPAA Privacy Rule must die. Since its inception in 2003, the HIPAA Privacy Rule has been invoked by health care providers not to protect us patients as Congress originally intended, but rather as a crutch for health care providers to fall back on when they have an interest, be it laziness, financial, incompetence or whatever, in making it more difficult for patients to gain control over our own health care decisions.



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Posted on March 15, 2009 at 4:30pm — 15 Comments

 
 
 

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