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Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Sunday
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Sunday
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
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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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