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"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…"
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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"
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99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
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"Day two Monday 7 Nov 9mg very relaxed Day three Tuesday 8 Nov 9mg sniffles appears to have stopped  must reduce dose"
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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 "
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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 "
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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
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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
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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

The Silent Majority of People with Sleep Apnea

If you're reading this, you can pat yourself on the back. You're part of the elite, the "Top Gun" of those with Sleep Apnea. How? Largely just by virtue of knowing that you have Sleep Apnea -- ninety percent of those with Sleep Apnea remain undiagnosed. Moreover, not only are you in the top 90th percentile of the "Sleep Apnea Class," but because you're educating yourself about the disorder and trying to improve your life by actively seeking treatment, you, the members of this forum, are more likely in the top 99th percentile. If those figures don't drive home how special you are, then consider yourself in comparison to others who, like you, have Sleep Apnea.

Here's a common story taken from my own personal experience. My friend Kathy's father is in his early 60s, is overweight, falls asleep in front of the TV, snores so loudly the house shakes, has developed diabetes and suffers from high blood pressure. Kathy thinks her dad should get a sleep test done for Sleep Apnea, as do I. But he refuses to do a sleep study. The reason? His primary care physician told him that he just needs to focus on losing weight, and has never suggested it to him. "If I needed a sleep study done, wouldn't my doctor have told me to get one," is his reasoning. Sadly, as we all know, the answer is no. Most primary care physicians don't screen regularly for sleep disorders, if they're even educated about their symptoms. So Kathy's father will remain on the wrong end of the Sleep Apnea statistic. . . another number to add to the 90% of Americans who have Sleep Apnea, but who have not yet been diagnosed. No skin off the back of his primary care physician, but for Kathy and those who love this man who will likely die a little bit if not a lot earlier than he otherwise would, it's a shame.

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Comment by Mike on April 1, 2009 at 1:09am
it means that, on average, you stop breathing or breathe insufficiently 48 times/hour. severe sleep apnea. needs to be treated or it will take an enormous toll on your heart and the rest of your body.
Comment by Mary E. Dow on April 1, 2009 at 1:05am
What does it mean if I have 48 incidents per hour?
Comment by Anne Pf on March 11, 2009 at 9:38pm
Banyon,
I am so relieved. I am fully in agreement with you, in that case. I honestly can't imagine not getting a data-capable machine if it's an option with your income and health insurance. Why would you NOT have all the information available? It might not be needed -- but then again, I think it is needed in most cases, if only to prove that the machine is doing the job.
Anne
Comment by Linda Brown on March 11, 2009 at 7:34pm
Thanks.
Comment by Mike on March 11, 2009 at 5:57pm
sorry, i meant follow this link to the sleep apnea undiagnosed statistic
Comment by Mike on March 11, 2009 at 5:56pm
Linda, here's evidence of the 90% sleep apnea undiagnosed statistic: "Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects approximately 20% of US adults, of whom about 90% are undiagnosed"
Comment by Banyon on March 11, 2009 at 4:59pm
AnnePF,

No, I did not advise anyone to buy a machine without a legitimate prescription.

Those comments of mine were directed specifically to Marlene's case. She already has completed two sleep studies and certainly has a prescription or prescriptions for a CPAP machine. If needed, she should be able to buy another machine with her existing prescription.

Marlene is complaining that CPAP is not effective (she gives few details so at least that is my interpretation). A data-capable machine and monitoring software is the only way to ensure a good therapy, IMO.

Regards,
Comment by Anne Pf on March 11, 2009 at 10:51am
Banyon, Are you advising people to get CPAP machines without any prescription? Or is this for people who have been diagnosed but who are unable to get the machine they need because of insurance problems, etc.?
Comment by Banyon on March 11, 2009 at 8:40am
Mike, Good article. It points out a sad fact of the state of our health: 90% undiagnosed and maybe the majority of PCPs don't have a clue.

Regarding people who ignore their own condition, I may have posted here before a statement I got from someone else, "The biggest health problem in the country is DENIAL."

Marlene, You get my oft-repeated advice. Get on internet forums, learn about data-capable CPAP machines, data cards and monitoring software. Then select and purchase a system. Also learn about masks from the different forums. You may have to try several masks before you find one that works for you. The forums can help direct you with advice on different types of masks and how to fit and adjust them.

95% of the success of CPAP is patient driven. Just do it!
Comment by Linda Brown on March 11, 2009 at 6:38am
How do you come up with that statistic that 90 percent of sufferers of sleep apnea are undiagnosed? How can I believe that?

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