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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
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I've been doing well.  I think you were going to try the cpap without humidity- did that help at all?  I haven't had a cold for a couple of years."
May 14
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"CPAP seems to cause stuffiness in many of us.  ANother reason I hate it so much!Do you rinse your nose with saline once a day…maybe before you go to bed for the night? "
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do wake up stuffed up most days"
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do have non allergic rhinitis. Now I'm thinking that's probably it because I only feel that way for a day or 2. Thank you"
May 4
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I have been lucky.  Not one cold past three years. Could some of your problem be allergies?"
May 4
richard graham posted a discussion

sick again

It seems like I am sick with colds more often when I'm on the CPAP. Anybody experience that.
Apr 30
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Apr 20
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Looking for Advice
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I was diagnosed with OSA  2 and 1/2 years ago. It is considered very severe. I also have Chronic Hepatitis C and have been diagnosed with several serious personality disorders along with Bipolar and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 99 Mar 7, 2012.

Having nightmares after starting and using cpap
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OK this may seem strange but has anyone else noticed that after starting or during cpap treatment, that they are dreaming more that before? I have always dreamt alot all though my life but as my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by susan mccord Nov 13, 2009.

 

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99 replied to sleepybob's discussion Looking for Advice
"i think with mental health issues you should be allowed a free advocate to state your case for you and make representations for you"
Mar 7, 2012
Mary Z replied to sleepybob's discussion Looking for Advice
"Sleepybob, thanks for the update. One of the best things I did when applying for social security disability was to hire a lawyer who specialized in that area.  This was after I had been turned down once.  Your case sounds more serious and…"
Mar 7, 2012
sleepybob replied to sleepybob's discussion Looking for Advice
" I wanted to add an update, I am now currently under doctors care for my mental health and have their support for my disability case. In regards to my sleep apnea I still use it faithfully but continue to have issues with cpap treatment. My…"
Mar 6, 2012
sleepybob replied to Rita Butler's discussion Looking for some answers....
"I also use the full face mask( I am a mouth breather) and usually start having problems after the first couple of months with leaks. My headgear Velcro wears out quickly forcing me to tighten and tighten the mask to prevent leaks until it…"
Mar 6, 2012
sleepybob replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"I can't stand the humidifier so I don't use it, although I do wake up with a dry mouth every morning. It feels like I'm being water-boarded or trying to breathe through a wet rag when I fill it. I'd rather just brush my…"
Mar 6, 2012
sleepybob replied to sleepybob's discussion Looking for Advice
"Ah I read the thread on self titration your talking about managing air pressure correct? I was prescribed the maximum pressure the machine is capable of and I personally feel that I still struggle to breathe even at this level and could…"
Nov 30, 2011
sleepybob replied to sleepybob's discussion Looking for Advice
"I'm not sure what self titration is... can u please elaborate? And thank you for your advice:) My first step is to get my mental health doctor on board and if he/she feels that my conditions can be managed ( I cannot take medication…"
Nov 29, 2011
sleepybob replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Applying for Disability Based on Severity of Sleep Apnea
"I recently applied for disability in KY. You can either fill out an online form or go down to your local SS office and take a number talk to the initial caseworker. you will be required at that point to furnish you I.D. SS card and…"
Nov 29, 2011
sleepybob replied to Carolyn Tipping's discussion Depression
"  I am not under doctors care for the hep C. Treatment options have never been raised by my physicians when I was first diagnosed because I was so young the doctor told me " you'll probably live a normal life just…"
Nov 29, 2011
sleepybob posted a discussion

Looking for Advice

I was diagnosed with OSA  2 and 1/2 years ago. It is considered very severe. I also have Chronic Hepatitis C and have been diagnosed with several serious personality disorders along with Bipolar and major depression. I'm currently using Cpap and have every night since the Sleep study. The problem is its no longer working as well as it did in the beginning and I am right back to where I was before, except now I have a new array of symptoms which I believe are aggravated by my other…See More
Nov 29, 2011
sleepybob replied to Carolyn Tipping's discussion Depression
"To someone who asked i dont believe the HCV virus directly effects my sleep apnea it does however effect my physical health and especially my mental health> I definately believe that sleep apnea has an overall effect on mental health in general…"
Aug 19, 2011
sleepybob replied to Carolyn Tipping's discussion Depression
"I also suffer from severe sleep apnea, depression, chronic hepatitus C along with back ,hip and knee problems. I think its common and and may be more related to the apnea than alot of people think. I am currently seeking a doctor for treatment but…"
Aug 19, 2011
99 left a comment for sleepybob
"hi bob welcome to the forum welcome"
Nov 23, 2009
susan mccord replied to sleepybob's discussion Having nightmares after starting and using cpap
"Jason, I'm pretty sure this is the same way for a patient to order chinstraps too. They carry all that stuff for mvapmed. McCord "
Nov 13, 2009
susan mccord replied to sleepybob's discussion Having nightmares after starting and using cpap
"Okay, Jason--I got the putty ordered. It's a different route for patients to order--the last link you gave me is for labs only. The shipping was only $386.45!!!!! lol If you're gonna refer patients to buy their own, here's the info…"
Nov 13, 2009
susan mccord replied to sleepybob's discussion Having nightmares after starting and using cpap
"Thanks, Jason. Yes, I checked Apnea Life first--always do--that kind of stuff's not on inventory yet. I always start there. Takes awhile to get a store like that stocked. It'll come with time, Appreciate the direct link--will check it out…"
Nov 13, 2009

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At 3:26am on November 23, 2009, 99 said…
hi bob welcome to the forum welcome
At 6:21pm on November 2, 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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