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Insomnia specialists?
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I was wondering if anyone in the NYC metro area know of any really good insomnia specialists that you have had success with? When my last sleep doctor moved to DC, I lost a really good doctor. His…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Callahan Aug 18, 2011.

Roseanne Barr's new show & sleep apnea
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Did anyone catch the new show, "Roseanne's Nuts" on Lifetime channel? This past week I happened to be surfing and came across it. The show showed how she snored and her husband couldn't get any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Louise Jul 26, 2011.

Gastric Insuflation when sleeping on side, not on back
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Anyone have any idea what to do about suffering gastric insuflaction on one's side, but not on one's back?  I land up taking my mask off after the first 4 hours of sleep, since I cannot keep sleeping…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Z Aug 18, 2011.

RLS/PLMS - just diagnosed, any suggestions how to help both
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I was just diagnosed with RLS/PLMS yesterday. It had shown up on my sleep study but minimally that night, but after speaking with the sleep doctor yesterday, did he realize how serious it is for me,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kay Day Feb 1, 2011.


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My Interest in Sleep Apnea
I have Sleep Apnea
Treatment Being Used, if any
No treatment
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
ResMed S9 auto with humidifier
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Swift FX

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At 8:57pm on December 19, 2010, Donna B. said…

Hi Mary,

I was getting a little concerned, just wanted to make sure you were ok. It's funny (not really) that you mentioned calling your doctor and his response to you....

I went to my Sleep Doc on Friday, I told him how much Sleep Guide has helped me. I mentioned to him that there is so much to learn about OSA and I couldn't imagine having to call him every time I had a question. He laughed. I laughed back at him and said, "you think it's funny but it's not, how are we supposed to become educated and informed patients when this OSA condition doesn't come with a manual?" "There is no way you could return every patients phone call, there are not enough hours in the day. I told him to check this out and tell me what he thinks at my next appointment. We'll see if he does or not. I think he understood that in no way was I trying to be rude, just wanted to express my opinion.

I think it would be best for you to find another Doc. Because sleep medicine is not an exact science, each doctor has his/her own ideas and therapy plans. I hope you are able to find one with good credentials.

Wishing you a better night's sleep,


At 7:25am on December 19, 2010, Donna B. said…


Haven't heard from you in a few days, are you ok?

At 9:05pm on November 8, 2010, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum!!

We are glad you joined. Here you will find information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other sleep related disorders.

If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the FAQ tab and under the Groups tab, the new users group and the collective wisdom section. You may find those of particular importance in learning the language often used on the forum, solutions to common issues patients may have, and other information you may find useful.

If you have been around the world of sleep apnea for a while, we hope you still find the site informative and of interest.

Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, comments, questions, etc.

Again, Welcome to the forum!!
At 5:36pm on November 3, 2010, Mary Z said…
Mary, welcome to SleepGuide. As a fellow forum member I hope you enjoy and learn from the discussions as much as I do. Are you considering treatment?
Mary Z.

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