"September 1, 2014
My apologies to Sleep Guide for not participating in a long time. In January 2012 I started classes at the local community college (my husband is an instructor there, and my tuition is refunded when my grades are above a C. My…"
Sleep apnea/osteoporosis study finds “increased” health riskA recently published study may have found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and osteoporosis, marking yet another health…See More
I've heard before that speech therapy, or singing lessons can help sleep apnea. The problem at that time was there was no way to determine which exercises help. Getting research done, rather than anecdotal would be…"
Some people report that singing -- singing! -- really helps their sleep apnea. Dr. Stephen Park said that myology (which are exercises to strengthen muscles around the inside of one's mouth area) helps some. I think singing would be better. If you read all the FAQs on this (click below), I think you'll agree that it makes sense for some. Maybe you.http://www.singingforsnorers.com/index.htmSee More
"I talked to Kimberlie at the Novant Sleep lab last week (at Prince William Hospital) and she said they would not be holding any meetings this year but are planning to start holding meetings again next year. I'll let you know when we have…"
Hi All,First off, my apologies for not checking in for a long time.I've been using my Resmed S8 AutoSet II for almost 3 years! I feel great, have lost almost 30 lbs, am no longer sleepy during the day, sleep through the night, and have my short-term memory back.Yay!I've told my doctors that I'm the "poster child" for Sleep Apnea and CPAPs! It's been, and continues to be, such an amazing experience that I want everyone to know!Everything has been going well in CPAP-land, but in the last few…See More
I have been on CPAP since March 2008 and had a good AHI when I started therapy (under 5).Then my AHI started getting worse- for a while it stayed in the 20's, then we got it to the high teens. Nothing we did would help. My doctor said it was due to the meds I take. For a couple of years I just tolerated the high AHI. I did another sleep study and changed to an ASV machine. For two years I still had a AHI around 11-13. Then all of a sudden - a month ago I noticed my AHI was running five or…See More
"I rarely use the humidifier. I think it's less necessary during the summer when there is humidity.
I also switch between my mouth device and the APAP. I like each for different reasons. Not sure with which I sleep better, though.…"
"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.