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by rested gal
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can we learn to keep the mouth closed?
Replies: 19
Views: 3103

Re: Can we learn to keep the mouth closed?

For over ten years I've been using tape over my mouth to prevent my mouth-breathing during sleep. That's the only way I've been able to use the nasal pillows mask I prefer. Here's a link with a lot of topics about creative ways to prevent mouth breathing while sleeping: http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewt...
by rested gal
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How should your prescription read???
Replies: 20
Views: 3441

Re: How should your prescription read???

Personally, I've gotten everything I want (CPAP related) without having to jump through Medicare and other prescription/order hoops. I've bought all of my machines and a lifetime of supplies out-of-pocket, and quite some time before I got on Medicare. Den . I've always done the same. Out of pocket;...
by rested gal
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Maybe we need a "purge"
Replies: 29
Views: 2700

Re: Maybe we need a "purge"

HerbM wrote:Just keep everything.
That would be my vote. If this were a poll.

But then, I might be a tad biased.
by rested gal
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What do you suppose they will charge me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1860

Re: What do you suppose they will charge me?

I'll be too narcotized to put up a fight. Gonna be a lot of relaxed collapsed tissue in the airway. All the more reason, imho, to do what some others have suggested and bring your machine, mask, hose, humidifier, and a little bottle of distilled water -- along with a savvy, gutsy relative or friend...
by rested gal
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT - My new hobby ...
Replies: 287
Views: 25361

Re: OT - My new hobby ...

John, I was late getting to the gallery, but wow, wow, WOW!

Your watercolors are stunningly beautiful. What a talent you have. Thanks so much for letting us see them.

You, too, Karen!

Laura
by rested gal
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Still haven't received the ASV machine that was prescribed
Replies: 32
Views: 3192

Re: Still haven't received the ASV machine that was prescribed

The part that always gets me is how many americans will still try to defend this system as " the best in the world" which is just beyond belief. Well, I don't find indoctrination, dogma, delusion, or dishonesty beyond belief. Any of those might lend the statement that we Americans have the best hea...
by rested gal
Tue May 28, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: THANK YOU!
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: THANK YOU!

Thanks for coming back in to let us know how you've been doing, gomer, and congratulations on your success. You dug in and did your research... smart move!

Hope things continue to go well for you.
by rested gal
Tue May 28, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Are my nostrils getting bigger...?
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: Are my nostrils getting bigger...?

After almost ten years of using nasal pillows every night ... I haven't noticed any change whatsover:

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by rested gal
Tue May 28, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: taping mouth shut?
Replies: 46
Views: 25580

Re: taping mouth shut?

For more than any person could ever want to read about mouth taping (plus a few other ways to handle mouth air leaks)...

LINKS to: Mouth leaks - Air Leaks - Tape - DIY Guard
viewtopic.php?t=8011
by rested gal
Tue May 07, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Okay, so tell the truth...
Replies: 42
Views: 2682

Re: Okay, so tell the truth...

Pugsy wrote:Take your choice.

viewtopic.php?p=567264#p567264

There's as many different schedules and routines are there are people here.
Do what you feel that you need to do to make you comfortable with the regiment you want to use.
Thanks for posting that link, Pugsy.
by rested gal
Sat May 04, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAP Basics - 17 - Potpourri
Replies: 11
Views: 4598

Re: CPAP Basics - 25 - Potpourri

Geeze...just when I thought it was safe to take another sip of Pepsi..... !!
by rested gal
Sat May 04, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAP Basics - 17 - Potpourri
Replies: 11
Views: 4598

Re: CPAP Basics - 25 - Potpourri

From The Cleveland Clinic Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation: Increasing use in acute care In 1936, Poulton and Oxon [7] described their “pulmonary plus pressure machine,” which used a vacuum cleaner blower and a mask to increase the alveolar pressure and thus counteract the increased intrapu...