"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…"
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
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
"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.…"
"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.
We are a group of patients and professionals that is reaching out to others to help educate them about the dangers of sleep apnea and sleep disorders. Please feel free to post any comments, questions, etc. you may have about sleep apnea.
'Morning, Chuck....good to hear from you and glad you're venturing onto the site this soon. You'll find that everyone on here will be as warm and welcoming as I. We love having new people join our group 'cause it's the BEST!! Having said that, you're welcome! You may find it's kind of a "pass it forward" kind of thing. If you see someone new coming on, you or anyone else is welcome to reach out and welcome THAT new person. It all just builds on itself, which is pretty neat to be a part of--everybody wins!!!
Do you feel comfortable sharing some of your story with us? Or do you have a question that's been on your mind? (If you're like many of us, you may have a gazillion questions!!!). Regardless, please feel free to jump in. If you want a multi-opinion response, which can be very interesting, try starting with a new discussion topic. If you headline it with "I'm new" or "Help" or something that alerts folks that you're just starting out, things will pop!!
You're about to begin a journey that can literally be life-changing and/or life saving. To say nothing of having some unexpected fun from time to time!!
Hi Charles--welcome to SleepGuide! You've just joined a group of the most compassionate and dynamic people you'd ever want to meet. We're so happy to have you!
Don't let the slow commentary on here today disappoint you. It's just because of the holiday weekend. On a regular basis this site is a beehive of activity. People may be on and off till Tuesday but then you'll get a glimpse of what's in store for you. Meantime, if you haven't already, you might want to take a look at the current discussions going on and feel FREE to add any reply you like. The discussions are always open to any member, and that now includes YOU! This is THE place to get info, support, and cyber-companionship on this journey of sleep apnea. (Some folks, like me, who are rowdier, or ruder, may describe it in any other terms at times!!). It ain't no fun, as you've probably already discovered. But there's fun to be had in being with this group, so hang in there till Tuesday and it'll start to rip all over again! If it's okay with you, I'm gonna send a friend request to you--that just means, if you accept, that friends on SG kinda keep an eye on each other and, basically, pay attention to what each may be going through. Or it can mean you'd just like to have a friend out here who cares what your concerns are. Again, welcome, and I'll look forward to seeing you online!!