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BeeAsleep posted a status
"Hi all. I am just checking in and saying hi after being gone for a long time. I am doing GREAT! Just got a new machine and mask. Feel like I"
Jan 23
BeeAsleep updated their profile
Jan 23
99 replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"Do not turn light on as this hinder you from falling asleep or choose red light instead which do not afect your sleep"
Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for Joan Williams Rice
"Hi Joan visiting pelham and I have osa"
Oct 27, 2015
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"Hi Rhondda I am visiting pelham and have osa "
Oct 27, 2015
99 posted a discussion

Leaky gut

Do you have a leaky gutHow would you knowA telltale sign for leaky gut is Athletes footI wish to ask do you have or suffer from itThe reason I ask is maybe this is a common denominatorJust text yes or text noAnd if you are the first to text also keep a tallyExample38 yes 0 noYour input would alter the tally39 yes 0 noSo now I will input first1 yes. 0 noSee More
Sep 26, 2015
richard graham posted a status
"For the first time in a while I got a whole night sleep with my machine but woke up beat and left side of my head feels weird, not sure if"
Sep 2, 2015
Brendan Duffy posted a status
"How did you slhttp://blog.aastweb.org/winners-and-losers-food-for-thought-sleep-and-athletic-success?utm_campaign=subscribers&utm_source=hs_"
Jul 9, 2015
Pat Kniel updated their profile
Jul 7, 2015
ZolliStar replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"I'm wondering: what prompted you to consider whether you have sleep apnea in the first place? Also, waking throughout the night isn't uncommon especially as we (*sigh*) age.  I seem to every 90 minutes or so. This pattern probably…"
Jun 27, 2015
ZolliStar replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"You can try this website:  http://zyppah.com/ I have a MAD (mandibular advancement device). Dr. Steven Park evaluated my mouth and throat (not everyone can use a MAD, it turns out) and pronounced me a candidate for it. The truth?  I…"
Jun 27, 2015
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"The link didn't work so me so I couldn't see the product.  I do have experience with a supposedly reliable boil and bite device.  I should know by now I have a small mouth and nothing regular size fits.  I don't think…"
Jun 27, 2015
richard graham replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"If I thought something could work other than this lousy cpap that would be awesome"
May 22, 2015
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"
Apr 26, 2015
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, 2015
Fred updated their profile
Apr 13, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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Two weeks post op.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike May 5, 2009.

My story as requested by Mike
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Started this discussion. Last reply by William Rentfrow May 28, 2009.

 

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William Rentfrow replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I'm doing all right. At this point I'm basically all healed up. I did two write-ups about recovery after surgery which can be found as Sleep Apnea: Surgery and Recovery and at Sleep Apena 1 month Post UPPP. I'll summarize by saying…"
May 28, 2009
Jeannie Christmas Smith replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I have 90% blockage in left nostril from bone spur so that will be removed and the uppp/tonsilectomy. Both my drs say this is only option, one of whom has had the surgery. I understand how painful this will be for a few days, I just have to get…"
May 28, 2009
Jeannie Christmas Smith replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Mike said:William, First off, welcome. I read your story and was hanging on every word. Thanks for posting it. It seems as if everyone's story is so different, but there are some commonalities we all share. In any case, I never tire of reading…"
May 28, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"William, we have a member, Jeannie Christmas Smith, who wants to learn more about surgery. Can you let us know how you're doing lately?"
May 28, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion Two weeks post op.
"the 4 sentences you devoted to your post-op bad breath and and the part about being able to laugh an M&M out your nose are the things that initially made the biggest impact on me. and the pain. the kind of pain that brings a grown man to his…"
May 5, 2009
William Rentfrow replied to William Rentfrow's discussion Two weeks post op.
"Naturally at this point I do not know. They say you start to feel "normal" 3-4 weeks after surgery and it takes a while longer than that for the scar tissue to firm up. This is what actually stiffens your soft palate and prevents snoring…"
May 5, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion Two weeks post op.
"WIlliam, thanks for posting this. I'll go to your blog and check out what you've reported. i'm on the edge of my seat. big question : did it "work"? for this, you'd need to do another sleep study and compare with the…"
May 5, 2009
William Rentfrow posted a discussion

Two weeks post op.

Okay - so I posted recently that I was having UPPP + deviated septum repair. This generated a few questions, etc.It has now been two weeks since I had the surgery. The entire post-op report can be found at my personal blog (hope it's okay to link that) which starts at Sleep Apnea: The back story. Yes, I'm too lazy to type it all in again.Things to note:1.) Vidodin is addictive. I went through withdrawal coming off…See More
May 5, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Ruth raises some good points. Have you also been made aware of considerations regarding anesthesia and sleep apnea? Ruth Rayceen said:Hi William, you and Rick London tell compelling stories about sleep apnea and proposed and actual apnea surgery.…"
Apr 10, 2009
Ruth Rayceen replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Hi William, you and Rick London tell compelling stories about sleep apnea and proposed and actual apnea surgery. You said you would answer questions - I'm ready to fire them to you. Several of the replies mention UPPP surgery. I read your story…"
Apr 8, 2009
Barbara replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Whatever you do I hope it works fast so you and the wife can get some good all night snuggle time! If I was married I don't think I could tolerate my snuggle partner being a room away. I'd buy heavy duty ear plugs and yell "ready or…"
Apr 8, 2009
sleepycarol left a comment for William Rentfrow
"Welcome to the forum!! We are glad you joined. You will find informative information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other information to help enhance your sleep. If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the…"
Apr 8, 2009
Rick London replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Enjoyed your story very much. As one who went through three ENT's to find out how to solve this problem, I opted for the surgery too. It was a complicated one; not just tonsils, uvula etc but reconstructing the respiratory system (and…"
Apr 8, 2009
Judy replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I do have some understanding and sympathy for the panic attack. My husband had a drastic nightmare and woke w/a severe panic attack during just his sleep evaluation! He could't sleep a wink the rest of the night, swears he couldn't even…"
Apr 8, 2009
Judy replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I wouldn't be thrilled about the septoplasty and even turbinate reduction but .... I'd consider it depending on the problems I had w/the deviated septum, just as you are doing. As far the UPPP???? And I've read a couple of excellent…"
Apr 8, 2009
William Rentfrow replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I am scheduled to have the Uvulapalatopharyngoplasty and a Septoplasty. Add a turbinate reduction and a mole removal for good measure. Might get a lube and tune while I'm in there... :) So far my impressions are the same - I approach this…"
Apr 8, 2009

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At 5:00pm on April 8, 2009, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum!!

We are glad you joined. You will find informative information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other information to help enhance your sleep.

If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the new users group and the collective wisdom section. In those groups you will find informative discussions that maybe of interest to you.

If you have been around the world of sleep apnea for a while, we hope you still find the site informative and of interest.

Please feel free to share your thoughs, ideas, comments, questions, etc.

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