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ZolliStar posted a discussion
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liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"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…"
Jul 14
richard graham posted a status
"I just have mask called the Wisp. Hope it works. Anybody have experience with it. I have an ultra mirage nasal mask and get leaks at brid"
Jul 9
Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??

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
Jul 7
hifay replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"What type of chin straps?"
Jul 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"No real improvement in sleep study.  Just not having to use cervical neck color.  What a bummer. Surgeon wants another sleep study in about a month or so (home one) Not sure if will do or not. "
Jun 22
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Ginny, how are you doing after the tongue procedure?"
Jun 22
Mary Z posted a discussion

AHI finally under five.

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
Jun 22
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"FWIW, I've been alternating between my mouth device and my APAP. I haven't used humidity at all when I use the APAP -- and don't miss it, either. "
Jun 14
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I still use humidity but less of it. It seems to be working OK.."
Jun 14
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"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.…"
May 21
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I've been doing well.  I think you were going to try the cpap without humidity- did that help at all?  I haven't had a cold for a couple of years."
May 14
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"CPAP seems to cause stuffiness in many of us.  ANother reason I hate it so much!Do you rinse your nose with saline once a day…maybe before you go to bed for the night? "
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do wake up stuffed up most days"
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do have non allergic rhinitis. Now I'm thinking that's probably it because I only feel that way for a day or 2. Thank you"
May 4
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I have been lucky.  Not one cold past three years. Could some of your problem be allergies?"
May 4
richard graham posted a discussion

sick again

It seems like I am sick with colds more often when I'm on the CPAP. Anybody experience that.
Apr 30
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.  "
Apr 20
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. "
Apr 20
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
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I'm on another site and got the link below to check out. I thought it was interesting not for Sleep Apnea but just for problems sleeping. I have already maded my bedroom into a Bat Cave, I have an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Vella Apr 20, 2012.

 

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Terry Vella replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, hope your well, I believe bi-flex on the Philips is like EPR on the Resmed and is a comfort setting for your exhalation, I'm not sure what the settings are on the Philips but it should allow you more tme to exhale."
Mar 29
Terry Vella replied to ZolliStar's discussion SleepyHead Software: Help!
"ZolliStar, good idea taking the Simcard, the card reader should have a USB bit at the bottom, like a mouse or keyboard plug. Good to hear you were able to download the software, thats half the battle."
Oct 20, 2013
Terry Vella replied to ZolliStar's discussion SleepyHead Software: Help!
"ZolliStar,             It should work Ok on thet model, the link where the download is http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/sleepyhead/index.php?title=Main_Page You will need a card reader…"
Oct 20, 2013
Terry Vella replied to ZolliStar's discussion SleepyHead Software: Help!
"No worries Zollistar, have you downloaded the software or do you need the link? I can't remeber the model and brand of CPAP you have? It only works on certain models."
Oct 19, 2013
Terry Vella replied to Mary Z's discussion Reset my data
"Mary, yes I hadn't seen you for a while on there, I like it because of the number of members they have you normally get a rsponse to a post fairly quickly. The onlt censorship I have seen is around the naming of suppliers which is against the…"
Oct 6, 2013
Terry Vella replied to Mary Z's discussion Reset my data
"Mary, I have wiped my data once by accident but don't remember how I did it. I think your on Apnea Board? I would have a look at the manuals on there or start a discussion and ask for advice. Glad you had no leaks with the new cushions, keep it…"
Oct 5, 2013
Terry Vella replied to ZolliStar's discussion Do I really need distilled water? In other words: What's wrong with using tap water?
"Zollistar, yes I do, 2 litre's isn't that heavy and the shopping centre is fairly close. Some other people boil water and let it cool and use it that way, it's supposed to remove the chemicals.   The dogs still going.  "
Oct 5, 2013
Terry Vella replied to ZolliStar's discussion Do I really need distilled water? In other words: What's wrong with using tap water?
"Zollistar, filtered water should be fine. I'm lucky here in Australia you can buy a 2 litre bottle from the supermarket for $1.59 so I use that and it lasts me two weeks."
Oct 3, 2013
Terry Vella replied to ZolliStar's discussion Seeking advice re: buying a REMstar Auto A-Flex on Craig's List
"Thank you Mary"
Oct 2, 2013
Terry Vella replied to ZolliStar's discussion Seeking advice re: buying a REMstar Auto A-Flex on Craig's List
"Thanks for the advice Zollistar, I'm Ok with it now but my wife won't let go, I don't think he is in pain but he gets me up a few times a night howling which isn't good for my sleep hygiene and we have to look after ourselves so…"
Sep 28, 2013
Terry Vella replied to ZolliStar's discussion Seeking advice re: buying a REMstar Auto A-Flex on Craig's List
"ZolliStar, my dog is still going, not sure if that is good or bad, some night's he has me up a couple of times which isn't good for my sleep hygiene. I think you made the right decision about the APAP for now. Not sure if I asked before,…"
Sep 22, 2013
Terry Vella replied to ZolliStar's discussion Seeking advice re: buying a REMstar Auto A-Flex on Craig's List
"If the Pro Basic does the job stick with it and save the $400, if you decide later to get a different machine I'm sure here will be others that are on Craigslist or other sites, just my opinion. Personally I do think Auto's are better than…"
Sep 21, 2013
Terry Vella replied to ZolliStar's discussion Seeking advice re: buying a REMstar Auto A-Flex on Craig's List
"ZolliStar, not sure about buying it over the net but it is a good machine for $400, it is also data capable so you can read you own data using Sleeyhead software and is an Auto machine so you can set you high and low pressures for more comfort. I…"
Sep 21, 2013
Terry Vella replied to Peggy B.'s discussion Advanced Settings
"No worries Peggy, let us know if you need anything else."
Sep 9, 2013
Terry Vella replied to Peggy B.'s discussion Advanced Settings
"Peggy, what brand and model CPAP are you using? Are you using any software to view your results? On the website I gave you, you can down load free softwear to see what is happening each night, you will need a data card to read it, or you can…"
Sep 1, 2013
Terry Vella replied to Peggy B.'s discussion Advanced Settings
"Peggy, below is the website to another SA site a I am on, it has all manuals that you can down load, I think you will have to join but it is free.   http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-Main-Apnea-Board-Forum"
Aug 29, 2013

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At 5:18am on May 2, 2012, Ellen said…
I thought I would give the Sleepweaver a try of at least a week (Fri)and hope I could adjust as some others have indicated things got better with time. I do have the Mirqge Quattro on standby together with a CPAPSeal gel liner. Unfortunately so far even that combination leaks. Becky is sending me some RemZzzs liners so perhaps they will assist with the Quattro.
At 10:23pm on May 1, 2012, Ellen said…
Terry. My ramp up starts at 6.5 but the auto part is restricted to the 12.5 a 15 band. I may call my tech to adjust it today as I am having no luck with the Sleepweaver
Under these conditions.
At 6:00pm on August 1, 2011, Mary Z said…
Terry, as a fellow member of the forum I would like to welcome you to SleepGuide. 
 
 
 

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