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Apr 18
ZolliStar replied to Dan Lyons's discussion CPAP & Dry Mouth
"Dan, Do you use a chin strap?  If you're a mouth breather, you may need a chin strap so that your mouth stays closed. It's important to keep it closed throughout the night for a lot of reasons -- mouth, dental, etc., etc. I've…"
Nov 24, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Wed 9  9 mg Thursday 10 missed  Friday 11 9mg have insomnia  going skip rest until insomnia goes away Just did maths had my five days"
Nov 11, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day after tomorrow I mean trump day wed 9 9mg "
Nov 9, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day two Monday 7 Nov 9mg very relaxed Day three Tuesday 8 Nov 9mg sniffles appears to have stopped  must reduce dose"
Nov 8, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Start treatment again  Nov 6 @ 2100 first day"
Nov 6, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day 5 not quite there must quit treetment for non and have at least a five day break But even so my health has improved "
Nov 1, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
Nov 1, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day three not so good with osa  DAY four better but still not quite there "
Oct 31, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure
"Day one immediate improvement to OSA but had insomnia and slight constapation Day two flatulence greatly reduced muscle tighten"
Oct 29, 2016
99 posted a discussion

Five Day Cure

I believe I have found a cure that only take five days which I am trialing now It has many benificial side effects as well by reducing snoring to name onePM ME as I do not want mainstream media to find out and have it banned as I fear that is how it will goWill try again after a little breakIn addition will increase omega 3And thirdly a chiropractic to realign atlas bone in spine is just a passing thought See More
Oct 28, 2016
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"BluePoint Medical* holding their next Remedy event on June 4 with Terry Cralle, RN on "Sleep in the Mordern Family".  They will also be checking CPAP machines and providing breakfast. Click on link above for more…"
May 7, 2016
Dan Lyons posted a discussion

CPAP & Dry Mouth

In recent months, I have developed extreme dry mouth as a result of the CPAP.  I am a mouth breather when using CPAP.Recently, I saw an advertisement for the symptoms of dry mouth, but as usual, when I need the information to have a discussion with both my primary care  physician and my dentist I haven't seen the ad. Has anyone else seen the ad and can anyone remember the info in the ad?Thanks in advance,DanSee More
Mar 30, 2016
richard graham posted a status
"My deductible is double what a machine is online but I can't get the machine set up. Any ideas?"
Mar 10, 2016
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, 2016
BeeAsleep updated their profile
Jan 23, 2016
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
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"Hi Rhondda I am visiting pelham and have osa"
Oct 27, 2015
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New mouth device on the market
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ZolliStar Jun 27, 2015.

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…Continue

Started Feb 1, 2015

Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea
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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)…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Z Jul 28, 2014.

 

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ZolliStar replied to Dan Lyons's discussion CPAP & Dry Mouth
"Dan, Do you use a chin strap?  If you're a mouth breather, you may need a chin strap so that your mouth stays closed. It's important to keep it closed throughout the night for a lot of reasons -- mouth, dental, etc., etc. I've…"
Nov 24, 2016
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
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
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, 2015
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, 2014
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, 2014
ZolliStar posted a discussion
Jul 20, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
ZolliStar posted a discussion
Mar 26, 2014
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion depression
"Exercise makes a big difference in how I feel.  If I do as little as 15 minutes a day of brisk walking plus about two minutes of lifting weights, there is a difference in how I feel."
Mar 26, 2014
ZolliStar posted a discussion

Study: Troubled sleep linked to lower brain volume

At least now I sleep thanks to my APAP and also my MAD (madibular advancement device) BUT my sleep isn't always really good or marvelously refreshing. Maybe you're in the same boat. If so, could this article explain our problem/challenge?http://news.yahoo.com/study-ties-troubled-sleep-lower-brain-volume-190346074.html;_ylt=AwrBEiSoGBpTTxQA1DzQtDMDSee More
Mar 8, 2014
ZolliStar left a comment for Tom
"Dr. Park gave a presentation at our SA meeting some two years ago. I also read his recent book (forget the title) and attended some of his  online meetings. All were excellent. It was clear to me that Dr. Park is a real scientist. I saw Dr.…"
Feb 27, 2014

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At 8:39am on March 2, 2012, Mary Z said…

 ZolliStar, you have become an invaluable member of the forum  You not only put good informatiion out there, but write down the links, or tell us what you did and how it works.

Thanks,

Mary Z.

At 9:46am on January 12, 2012, Mary Z said…

Zollistar, did you know your two pieces of advice to a newbie has had over 900 views!

Mary Z.

At 11:59am on December 31, 2011, Mary Z said…

Zollistar, your comments are always welcome.  You are  right on point and an asset to the forum.  I'm trying to get more members posting to help the shy newbie and keep the forum varied and lively.

Mary Z.

At 8:35am on December 31, 2011, Mary Z said…

ZolliStar, Thanks for the email.  Haven't had a chance to read it yet, but am anxious to read the article.

Mary Z.

At 8:32am on December 31, 2011, Mary Z said…

ZolliStar,  as a member of the SleepGuide Crew I would like to welcome you to the forum.  We are all about sleep. Sleep, lack of sleep, sleep disorders, wakefulness disorders, diagnosis, treatment or not, problems with treatment, tips, success stories- anything you can think of about sleep.  We help navigate the support system of sleep professionals, DMEs, and family support.   This forum is a place to fill in gaps in your knowledge and help others do the same,  deal with treament problems such as mask fitting and using the machine through the night and using the machine while ill.

I hope you feel free to post, or just lurk

Mary Z.

 
 
 

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