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by Moogy
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Best mask for side sleepers?
Replies: 19
Views: 20785

Re: Best mask for side sleepers?

I have been using the ResMed Mirage Activa for nine years. I have found it very good for side sleeping. It works well with high pressures.
by Moogy
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Altitude question
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: Altitude question

Thanks for the advice, friends.
Wulfman, I am surprised you remember me. It has been a long time since I was a regular on this board.
by Moogy
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Altitude question
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Altitude question

The only posts I can find on this issue are rather old. I am ordering a new machine through my insurance and a local DME. The DME seems to know little about altitude issues. I live at a low altitude, but since retiring, I want to travel. I know some of my destinations will be higher than the limits ...
by Moogy
Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Lansinoh
Replies: -1
Views: 64

Re: Lansinoh

I have used it in my nostrils without problems. Only a light coating, of course. As long as you don't inhale it, you shouldn't have a problem. It should be safer than petroleum jelly or even Vicks vapor rub.
by Moogy
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Opinions on use of wake-promoting meds like provigil?
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Opinions on use of wake-promoting meds like provigil?

Provigil saved my life. I was falling asleep while driving!. I took Provigil until I could get a sleep study, then kept using it for a while after I got my bipap. Pretty soon I didn't need it.
by Moogy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: 2nd Night Better but...
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: 2nd Night Better but...

Some masks have a port for people to use if they need supplemental oxygen.
by Moogy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Work and Sleep Study Troubles
Replies: 32
Views: 2702

Re: Work and Sleep Study Troubles

I just want to offer some encouragement. I also fell asleep at work, driving, etc. Your bosses need a note from a doctor, but your doctor does not seem the least bit helpful. I hope you find a solution soon. Sorry about all the preachy posts above.
Moogy
by Moogy
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is CPAP supposed to feel like? and actually do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

There is an immense difference in the amount of pressure that I feel when using the Activa rather than the Swift.

And I CAN talk with the Activa on, even at relatively high minimum pressure.

I would be concerned though, if I could never get my AHI under 7. I can usually manage around 1-2.

Moogy

by Moogy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cruise?
Replies: 12
Views: 1469

Holland America had a "medical needs" form that I filled out in advance. I ordered distilled water on that form. There was a very small charge. I also filled out info for my dad, who was travelling with a wheelchair, oxygen concentrator, and portable oxygen. There was no problem. We even had plenty ...
by Moogy
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: High Titration Value?
Replies: 13
Views: 2735

Another point

My advice is to absolutely avoid ANY machine that has a top pressure of 20. If you are at 19 now, you may need 20+ in a year or two. This happened to my sister--she is stuck with a machine that only goes to 20, even tho she suspects she may need a higher pressure now. Most straight cpaps top out at ...
by Moogy
Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: .
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

102.5 AHI untreated
1.0-3.0 AHI treated

by Moogy
Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Ever take a night off?
Replies: 65
Views: 9706

We have storm-related power outages out here in the wild west. So far, I don't have a backup battery. Last night, we had a real killer of a storm--large hail stones that did substantial damage to the house and tore up our roses, which were starting to bud. The lawn looked like someone dumped a gigan...
by Moogy
Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: problems getting seal with activa and breeze is uncomfortabl
Replies: 12
Views: 2082

When I tried the shallow Activa, I got a leak around the eyes/top of the nose. I switched back to my standard, and the leak was gone. The very top of the opening is narrower on the standard, even tho the overall opening is larger. I have a very narrow nose bridge, and this explains the leaks, I thin...
by Moogy
Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Drbandage
Replies: 76
Views: 9896

Insulting statements

Some people seem to think lawyers are fair targets for insults, also. I often restrain myself from replying when I see such insults, often paired with gross misinformation. I keep quiet because I don't want to engage in flame wars with people who get thrills from starting arguments. Moogy P.S. I als...
by Moogy
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: "Fun Time Poll" Why did you choose your particula
Replies: 44
Views: 5291

Any Star Trek fans on the forum? If so, do you remember the minor character on "Deep Space Nine" with the nickname "Moogy"? Moogy was the mother of the Ferengi bartender. (The Ferengis were the race with the bald heads and VERY large ears.) Her grown children called her Moogy as a pet family name. S...