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richard graham posted a status
"I moved and have been sick a lot and can't use cpap because of cough and I'm depressed a lot"
yesterday
Fred posted a discussion

CPAP - cure worse than the disease

It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I wasn't tired during the day.From the first night I brought home the CPAP I haven't had one decent night's sleep. Not one. I don't have any problem falling asleep, but I can't stay asleep. At first I was waking up after 4-5 hours and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now it's more like…See More
Apr 13
Fred updated their profile
Apr 13
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
Mar 31
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
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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, 2014
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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