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99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
11 hours ago
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…"
11 hours ago
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."
14 hours ago
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."
15 hours ago
Mary Z replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"99, where have you been?  Do you add the colloidal silver to your humidifier?"
15 hours ago
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…"
15 hours ago
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?"
15 hours ago
Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
15 hours ago
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…"
15 hours ago
hifay replied to Mary Z's discussion Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis
"Always something. Thanks for the information."
16 hours ago
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
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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
richard graham posted a discussion

what's a good AHI?

I've been using and auto and it says my AHI HAS been between 4 and 6 and wondering what's a good range.
Nov 2
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
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birdshell replied to mary folse's discussion Kicked out of the room?
"I put my machine as low to the floor as I can, but I use a 15(?) quart plastic storage bin turned upside down as a "table" for it.  When I had cats, I could turn the bin over, put all equipment into the bin, and seal it for the…"
May 10, 2012
birdshell replied to Mike's discussion CPAP Sinus Infection?
"  Maureen:   I wrote that post and feel that you missed the main idea:  what and how should we effectively clean our equipment?      I was saying that I have been told something different about cleaning by each of…"
Apr 11, 2011
birdshell replied to Mike Burns's discussion The best way to clean and dry you cpap tubing, mask . And has ant body use or seen the Hurrcane dryer?
"Not ANOTHER cleaning thread!  EVERY apnea forum has a plethora of these discussions.  There seems to be no clear gold standard for cleaning.   I've been told many methods, from dishwashing detergent and hot tap water, various…"
Apr 10, 2011
birdshell replied to Victoria Castro's discussion Provigil vs Nuvigil
"I take Provigil.  It helps me sometimes, but I think if I am really tired that it doesn't always help.  I can definitely nap if I am tired, despite taking it twice a day.   That said, we are all different.  I believe in…"
Feb 11, 2011
birdshell replied to Mike's discussion Not Enough Sleep Techs? AASM Thinks So
"j n k, I think you left out something...   Docs do not want techs working for them who actually know more than the doc...and it is my assertion, from having talked to a lot of techs and patients,  that many, many techs know more about such…"
Jan 19, 2011
birdshell replied to Darillyn Patterson's discussion STOPPING FACE MASK LEAKING
"Some of the older masks did have such a center strap.   I still wonder why we can get custom fitted ski boots, but not a custom fitted mask?  Someone in Africa or something had a short time doing so, but I never heard much about their…"
Dec 9, 2010
birdshell replied to Darillyn Patterson's discussion STOPPING FACE MASK LEAKING
"I taped my mouth for a few years, but had another sleep study and...guess what? I needed a higher pressure. Getting to that pressure meant that I kept my mouth closed..some would say, for once! ;) If you are unable to adjust the mask properly, I…"
Dec 9, 2010
birdshell replied to Mike's discussion Love CPAP, Need Help Keeping Mask On
"How come in the discussion of face marks from straps, no one has suggested Pad-a-Cheeks? The owner will work with you to get the best outcome, as well. www.padacheek.com She also has a great knowledge of various masks from having tried them in…"
Nov 2, 2010
birdshell replied to Mike's discussion American Heart Association Gives OSA Patients the Finger
"Using that logic, any number of conditions (besides cardiovascular ones) should not be treated because they are partially caused by obesity, such as Type II diabetes, joints with osteoarthritis, gall bladder removal, high blood pressure, and…"
Sep 8, 2010
birdshell replied to Mike's discussion American Heart Association Gives OSA Patients the Finger
"OK, Mike, I see your point! "
Sep 3, 2010
birdshell replied to Mike's discussion American Heart Association Gives OSA Patients the Finger
"HEY, I read the funny e-mails! HAH, I'm heading north tomorrow... "
Sep 2, 2010
birdshell replied to Mike's discussion American Heart Association Gives OSA Patients the Finger
"I have to comment! I ran Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) activities/fundraisers in my classes for years. (For more information: http://www.aahperd.org/jump/ and http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2360 This is a good condensation of…"
Sep 2, 2010
birdshell and Sonia S. are now friends
Feb 27, 2010
Kathleen left a comment for birdshell
"Ah, yes, the Good 'Ol Days, ha ha btw, I still have Senator Levin's picture taped up. I think he's retiring? Are you still on cpaptalk? I haven't been there in years! And how much snow are YOU getting, ha ha. Oh, my goodness,…"
Feb 25, 2010
birdshell left a comment for Kathleen
"Seems like old times!"
Feb 25, 2010
birdshell and Kathleen are now friends
Feb 25, 2010

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Someone I care about may have Sleep Apnea, I have Sleep Apnea, Someone I care about has Sleep Apnea
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Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
ResMed Vantage Auto-Adjusting CPAP with H3i Humidifier
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
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At 10:48pm on February 25, 2010, Kathleen said…
Ah, yes, the Good 'Ol Days, ha ha
btw, I still have Senator Levin's picture taped up. I think he's retiring? Are you still on cpaptalk? I haven't been there in years!
And how much snow are YOU getting, ha ha. Oh, my goodness, you'd think He would spread it out some, rather than dumping it all at once, ha ha.
Hope you are doing well - you sound like it. Good job, ha ha.
Don't you think 'my' roller coaster avatar is well-suited to sleep apnea?
Take care now.
Kathleen


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At 4:57pm on January 12, 2010, 99 said…
hi birdshell a belated welcome
At 8:34am on October 2, 2009, Lala said…
Hi! What the heck is that a photo of?
At 9:31pm on October 1, 2009, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum.

Here you will find caring patients and professionals that care about your health. Sleep apnea can be deadly and with the help and support of this group, I have been able to be 100% compliant and improve my health.

Please feel free to join in the discussions, add a discussion, or just lurk. We are glad you are here.
 
 
 

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