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Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?

Hi All,I've just ordered a new Resmed S10 AirSense, and I was wondering if anyone here has used one?Any information or input would be appreciated!See More
Sep 29
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"Hi All, Well, I went to the sleep doc today, and he ordered a new S10 for me! I still don't know why my S8 is not tracking data anymore. Anyone have any ideas?"
Sep 29
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Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Just found they have a Facebook for the REMedy event, 1st Class Sleep REMedy Wellness Health Fair."
Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Reminder: REMedy event is this Saturday, 10 am to 2pm.  Topics include: Nutrition and Weight Management with Sarah Kelly, Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea with Drs. Rena Vakay & Lara…"
Sep 25
Kay Day left a comment for Kay Day
"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…"
Sep 1
Mary Z posted a discussion

Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis

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
Aug 23
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea
"Hi ZolliStar, 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…"
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion

Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea

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
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion
Jul 20
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
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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.

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