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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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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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Auto-Adjusting CPAP
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Resmed S9 AutoSet
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Resmed Mirage Quattro FF

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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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