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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
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
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"I would like to see this forum active again as well. I will be more aware of what's going on"
Feb 10
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
99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
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."
Dec 21, 2014
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."
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"99, where have you been?  Do you add the colloidal silver to your humidifier?"
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
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?"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
hifay replied to Mary Z's discussion Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis
"Always something. Thanks for the information."
Dec 21, 2014
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
Dec 20, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Oscar Lemus updated their profile
Sep 25, 2014

Having Moderate Sleep Apnea is like having had a moderate heart attack: while better than "Severe," it's still dead serious. Mistakenly, my first reaction when getting the diagnosis of Moderate Sleep Apnea was relief. "Well, at least I'm not too far gone," I thought, as I let my guard down and didn't get serious about my Sleep Apnea treatment.

Then I did some research and found out what Moderate Sleep Apnea means.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) defines Moderate Sleep Apnea as having an AHI of greater than 15 but less than 30. AHI, in turn, stands for "Apnea-Hypopnea Index," and is a measure of the total number of times you stop breathing or have shallow breathing during sleep divided by the total number of hours you were asleep. For an an episode of interrupted breathing or shallow breathing to count as a true event, it must last 10 seconds or longer. The bottom line: a "moderate" case of Sleep Apnea means a person stops breathing or has dangerously shallow breathing for more than 10 seconds at a time, on average, 15 to 30 times PER HOUR! Certainly not something to be taken lightly, as this magnitude of Sleep Apnea will usually adversely impact daytime functioning and cardiovascular health.

An AHI of greater than 5 but less than 15 is deemed "mild" sleep apnea; an AHI of greater than 30 indicates "severe" sleep apnea.

If you don't know what your AHI is, find out. Your life might depend on it.

Do you still have questions about Moderate Sleep Apnea?  Post your questions here and we will answer them as best we can:

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Comment by Mike on March 29, 2009 at 1:13am
Ruth, here's a quick way to tell your friends who suffer with sleep problems (especially apnea) about us:
Comment by Judy on March 28, 2009 at 8:18pm
Ruth the ResScan 3.7 software is compatable w/the Resmed VPAP Auto 25 which is Resmed's latest and greatest bi-level. So as long as your local DME supplier seems to like to provide Resmed devices AND you INSIST on the VPAP Auto 25 you should be good to go if you got the software and cable reader. IF you are interested e-mail me at downeast at concentric dot com You can see a sample of two of the reporting pages from ResScan 3.7 in the "ResMed Data Report - interpretation request" discussion.
Comment by Mike on March 28, 2009 at 7:42pm
Ruth, there are some very knowledgeable people on here who use the ResScan 3.7 software. I'm sure they'll be able to advise you further. By the way, if you like the site, be sure to shout it out to the world so that people know we exist! We're small, but growing, and not very well known right now.
Comment by Ruth Rayceen on March 28, 2009 at 7:26pm
I have visited several sleep sites, but this is the first with articles written by Sleep Doctors and Sleep Professionals. The articles I have read by patients have are more detailed & professional than others.This article was especially interesting to me. I was previously diagnosed with severe sleep apnea with AHI of 98 per hour. I had UPPP surgery - I would never recomment it, I have complications, and I still have sleep apnea.
My Dec, 08 sleep study reported an AHI of 32 per hour. Because of the large decrease, I have not considered
serious, so I am very appreciative of the information in the article.

I have ResMed 8 Elite ll,and record the stats daily. My last week averaged 24. AI's for the same period were 4.9. This week my AI's average 2.6. . Although the AI's have been under 5, I have been dishearted by my therapy because of the UPPP. The air from the CPAP seems to float around in my mouth, at times fill my cheeks until they puff out.

I don't know if getting ResSkan 3.7 and the download cables would help me moniter my problems areas better.
I have hesitated because my Sleep Doctor has been considering a BIPap. RuthRayceen

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