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ZolliStar posted a discussion

New mouth device on the market

I've been hearing advertising for this product over the past few days.  It's sold as something to help snoring, but as I look at the information it seems to me that it would work just as well as my mandibular advancement device (MAD).In other words, this could help some of us with sleep apnea.Read about it here.Anybody have any thoughts about this?  See More
14 hours ago
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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Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"Mike, you need to learn a bit of technique, it sounds like to me. No way that didge is going to play/feel like a big-bore C# molded plastic unit. Relax and call Pablo, man!   ;-)"
Mar 1, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"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…"
Feb 29, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"Wow, Mike, enjoy that new stick. What changed your mind?"
Feb 29, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"Cool: 612-521-4308.What does your lip do when you try? "
Feb 18, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"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…"
Feb 18, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"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…"
Feb 18, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"Hah, sounds like you have it all figured out, Mike!  ;-)Cheapest usable option: those black tubes golfers stick in their bags to keep their clubs from clanging. $2-3 bucks at a sporting goods store. "
Feb 17, 2012
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Feb 17, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"I've been asked to watch posting links. That's why I deleted links from my post above. So if anyone wants didgeridoo recommendations, please contact me directly."
Feb 17, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"We stock these: http://didgeridoostore.com/didgeridoo_modern2.htm and also the 1-piece version in D (flared didges at the bottom of http://didgeridoostore.com/didgeridoo_modern1.htm ) . I prefer these for a variety of reasons: they sound…"
Feb 17, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"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…"
Feb 17, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"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…"
Feb 17, 2012
Steve Sklar replied to Judy's discussion Bananas, Didgeridoos and now Surface Lubricants and OSA
"Hi,  Actually, the didgeridoo can help some people.  I invite you to visit us for more info at http://sleepapneadidgeridoo.com Thanks,Steve "
Feb 16, 2012
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Feb 16, 2012

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At 10:10am on February 17, 2012, Mary Z said…

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.

Mary Z.

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