"Dr. Park gave a presentation at our SA meeting some two years ago. I also read his recent book (forget the title) and attended some of his online meetings. All were excellent. It was clear to me that Dr. Park is a real scientist.
I saw Dr.…"
"Is your implantable device working? Mine cost a little over 6 Grand each time…insurance pays him a little over 3 grand and I pay nothing. So it is just cost of hotel/drive and my time. If my procedure does not work I will keep on…"
"This procedure is being done at my sleep center. I'll ask next time I see my sleep doctor how it's going. I already have one implantable device/battery. It cost $138,000 and my last battery cost $127,000. I am convinced…"
"I think every single person will tell you the same thing: It takes a while ti find the right mask.
I was issued a nasal mask when I first started with CPAP therapy. I had a bit of irritation, so it wasn't an ideal solution for me at all. A RT…"
I am so tired of CPAP. Does anyone have any ideas for a mask I can try that might work?I have just tried Respironics Nuance Gel Pillows Mask. The mask is junk, total junk. It stretches in the back to pull on. Pulls my hair and is showing wear and tear after about 3 uses. Velcro will not stick. The loop that might be able to hold the tubing if it were big enough is too small. The pillows are too close together at the top so they hurt my nose. What happen to having pillows that swiveled so they…See More
"Oh, I know the feeling. It does work better since the procedures. No more chin strap. Some nights I sleep all night through but then last night I woke up at 2:45 just feeling so claustrophobic. Had to take my Swift Nano off…"
"A few thoughts:"Circular breathing" is fun, and when you get it you'll feel like you're "in the club." Which is cool, and I don't doubt that CB can be a helpful part of the technique as far as OSA is…"
"Well, a few things: The network website only went live a couple months ago. LA Outback is a didg dealer in LA, nice guys. But we're not competitors. I'm not a vendor, I only stock some sticks for my students and friends. And the ones we…"
"Thanks, Mike and Marcia. Marcia, if you call me I can easily describe an exercise that will let you try circular breathing.Mary, I think there's much more to instrument selection than sales details. There are poor choices: If a beginner gets a…"
"Yeah, the tuba just doesn't use the same techniques as the didg. But most didges are played with a relatively loose embouchure, when compared to say, a trumpet. They tend to be more like a trombone, baritone or bass. If you need one, I can…"
"I used to have OSA, never used a machine but I don't have it anymore. FWIW, I also perform and teach Tuvan Throat-Singing and did long before taking up the didg, but that didn't help (I believe). Those styles of singing use the tongue and…"
Steve, as a member of the SleepGuide Crew I would like to welcome you to the forum. SleepGuide is all about helping each other navigate the world of sleep apnea and its treatment. We have some experts on the forum, but it's mostly users supporting other users and families/friends. We're here to help you understand and take charge of your own treatment, solve problems and pass on tips and tricks to other members. A forum is only as successful as it's members make it by posting- a short intro would be great, or responding to others threads. An easy way to keep track of all the current discussions is from the main page.
Glad to have you, Steve. I don't know how many musicians we have on the forum, but your instrument has certainly been discussed.