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by CarCulmer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Nasal passages closing
Replies: 22
Views: 1914

Re: Nasal passages closing

Have the same issue - fighting it all the time. Luckily one nostril will remain open when the other one closes up! But the congestion can give me a headache. Don't know what the answer is - I use all kinds of products which help temporarily and some days are better than others. Since I'm not sick, ...
by CarCulmer
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dry mouth with full face mask
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Dry mouth with full face mask

Using all these various products for dry mouth are only temporary fixes (i.e. while the product is in the mouth!) - I know because I've used them. I get a dry mouth even with taping my mouth shut (I use pillows and/or Brevida mask) - how does this happen? The taping makes it impossible to open my mo...
by CarCulmer
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Nasal passages closing
Replies: 22
Views: 1914

Re: Nasal passages closing

Have the same issue - fighting it all the time. Luckily one nostril will remain open when the other one closes up! But the congestion can give me a headache. Don't know what the answer is - I use all kinds of products which help temporarily and some days are better than others. Since I'm not sick, I...
by CarCulmer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Red Face/Green Face
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Red Face/Green Face

I started to look into getting Sleepyhead but was stumped because it seemed like it wouldn't work with my machine - Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset. Was I reading something wrong in the area where it said what machines it works with?
by CarCulmer
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Red Face/Green Face
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Red Face/Green Face

Oh! thanks - sure didn't understand that
by CarCulmer
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Red Face/Green Face
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Red Face/Green Face

I have been tracking my leak rate and AHIs for the last month using my four different masks because I was very curious how each one rated. One thing I have noticed with the red face-green face icons on the machine is that they are somewhat inconsistent in that I can have a red face with a leak "scor...
by CarCulmer
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Snoring Husband - Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Snoring Husband - Help!

Have been using a CPAP for 6-7 years so well know the risks/benefits of not correcting/correcting my sleep apnea problem. Husband, however, flatly REFUSES to get tested for his MAJOR snoring problem. I have tried and tried to get him to go for a sleep study - no luck. Have passed on info about the r...
by CarCulmer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Anyone here use the new Resmed F20 mask...question for you
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: Anyone here use the new Resmed F20 mask...question for you

Tried both the F10 and F20. Hated both and took them back after one night. Leaked badly and created weird suction on my face.
by CarCulmer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dry Mouth & Dental Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Dry Mouth & Dental Issues

I have recently been waking up several times a night for the last few months with a very dry mouth - been on CPAP for 6 years and not had this problem before. I also have AFib and while talking about this issue on an AFIb forum I received this reply below. I had never heard this before and am wonder...
by CarCulmer
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dog & cat proof CPAP cabinet
Replies: 22
Views: 614

Re: Dog & cat proof CPAP cabinet

Well here's my cat "problem" - cat likes to get up around 5:30 - 6:00 AM to eat her canned food and of course I have to get up to give that to her. So.......one of her ways to get me up is to pull and/or chew on my headgear (she loves the Swift FX especially) and my heated air hose. Punched holes in...
by CarCulmer
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Question on AirSense 10 Autoset
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Question on AirSense 10 Autoset

I looks like Sleepyhead doesn't work with the AirSense 10 - right?
by CarCulmer
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: THE GREAT PILLOW EXCHANGE
Replies: 1395
Views: 299242

Re: THE GREAT PILLOW EXCHANGE

Am looking for Swift FX medium pillows - can't get these from the DME any more and have been using this mask for 6 years. They say that Medicare no longer reimburses for these pillows!
by CarCulmer
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Insurance and masks with multiple pillow sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: Insurance and masks with multiple pillow sizes

I have a question regarding Swift FX pillows - my DME tells me they can't give these to me any more because "insurance (Medicare/Blue Cross) won't pay for them." Not that they are discontinued, just that they won't pay. I find them still on the CPAP website for sale so what's the deal? Anybody know?...
by CarCulmer
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dry mouth
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: Dry mouth

I have been having the same problem and it's miserable!! I've been a CPAP user for over 6 years and never had this problem until I got a new machine last September. I now have the AirSense10 - don't know if the dry mouth problem is related to the new machine or not. I wake up numerous times a night ...