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CX1739 - A drug to treat Obstructive and/or Central Sleep Apnea
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Apr 22, 2009.

Anyone out there use the Sleepweaver?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by The SleepGuide Crew Jan 4, 2012.

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My Interest in Sleep Apnea
I have Sleep Apnea, Sleep Professional
Treatment Being Used, if any
Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
Respironics M-Series REMstar Auto w/CFlex
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
OptiLife

CPAP user who became a DME Provider

I became a DME provider specifically for sleep apnea because I too am a hosehead. When I got my first CPAP, I had a totally different career - one that placed a very high value on good customer service. My provider (it has five letters in the name...) basically handed me a machine and a mask and said good luck. I struggled for more than three months before I found out that alternative masks even existed. With the dot com implosion of 2001, I had to change careers, and I settled on sleep disorders because I knew there had to be a better way to do things. At SomniHealth, we typically spend at least 90 minutes with a patient and bed partner to educate, train, and try on as many masks as it takes till we find the right one.

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At 7:47pm on July 6, 2009, BleepingBeauty said…
Thanks again, Daniel. I appreciate your suggestion re: the OptiLife. I'll look into it, since these new Swift pillows aren't working well for me.

To answer your earlier question, no, I haven't changed my cleaning regimen (nor what I use for cleaning my equipment) since I started my therapy in late 2007. I don't use an antibacterial soap, nor anything with a skin-softener in it.

Re: the recent flimsier Swift pillows, I really think it's a manufacturing issue. I'll let you know if I hear anything from ResMed. (Oh, and I'm glad you found the thread about this topic of interest.)
At 4:01pm on July 6, 2009, BleepingBeauty said…
Thanks for your response, Daniel. The topic of Swift LT pillows and the apparent recent change in their firmness and/or quality was discussed recently here: http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic/t41729/MIRAGE-SWIFT-LT-QUALITY-POLLOUTCOME-REPORT-7109.html

I haven't heard anything from ResMed yet, but I hope they're working on the problem. Thanks for trying to help me out. Appreciate it.
At 1:00am on July 5, 2009, BleepingBeauty said…
Hi, Daniel. Dan Lyons suggested that I contact you, so here I am.

I'm looking for replacement pillows for my Swift LT/LT For Her masks. The newer pillows I've recently received are terribly flimsy and end up IN my nose rather than sealing well up against it. I love both of these masks and would be happy to find "older" LT pillows (in size Medium), if possible.

I wrote to ResMed about this issue, but they've yet to respond. Any chance you can help a gal out? TIA.

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