ALL LINKS by rested gal

General Discussion on any topic relating to CPAP and/or Sleep Apnea.
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ALL LINKS by rested gal

Post by rested gal » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:36 pm

Not really ALL -- but, well... a lot!

LINKS to discussions about the Aussie heated hose or Repti heat cable - to prevent rainout

LINKS to Battery operation, camping, power outage

LINKS to discussions about problems with S9 "climateline" hose

Links to Central Apnea discussions

Links to Cleaning mask, hose, humidifier

LINKS to dreaming - dreams - REM rebound

LINKS to Encore Pro, "MyEncore", smart card reader

LINKS to Hose hangers and methods of managing the air hose

LINKS to MASKS - nasal mask, nasal pillows, nasal prongs

LINKS to Lab Rat Trophy awards

LINKS to mikemoran humor

LINKS to discussions about resmed's internet sales policy

LINKS to topics about recall of resmed S8 machines

LINKS to surgery, turbinates, Pillar, TAP experiences

LINKS to message board discussions with "-SWS"

LINKS to UARS - Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

LINKS to: Mouth leaks - Air Leaks - Tape - DIY Guard


LINK to Janknitz's excellent - "WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU MEET YOUR DME Part I" ... me-part-i/

LINK to Mile High Sleeper's great information resource for cpap users.

Topic describing types of machines.
"Whats the differences in BIPAP, XPAP, APAP, CFLEX"

My list of machines that record "full data" and those that don't --
Oct 24, 2008 New user, saying hello...with some questions...

Links to common abbreviations and definitions.
"Definitions - Abbreviations - Terminology - Acronyms"

Great thread started by Moogy.
Oct 30, 2006 subject: Please Share Misc Helpful Hints

Topic about the "Repti" heat cable to control rainout, started by p2pjunkie
Jan 12, 2008 subject: Cheap heated hose

Save wear and tear on air hose rubber cuffs:
Picture of elbow connector for hose cuffs ... irhose.jpg

Using homemade straps -- useful for stablilizing masks other than just the one shown.
Using one or two homemade straps with the Headrest nasal pillows mask.

Cutting legs off Pantyhose tights to use as a homemade strap
Score another one for Rested Gal's Pantyhose!

DoubleStart Knot How to tie a flat knot behind head when using a homemade strap.

Link to a study that concluded, "yes."
"Can Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Titrate Their Own Continuous Positive Airway Pressure?" ... wnCPAP.pdf

Link to a Powerpoint presentation by board certified pulmonolgist/sleep doctor (Dr. Barbara Phillips) at a meeting of the American Lung Association of the Central Coast - November 2004:
"Not Every Patient Needs to Go to the Sleep Lab" ... t_0830.pdf

ResMed video showing what happens during sleep apnea.
"Understanding Sleep Disordered Breathing" ... 40x380.swf

Thanks to padacheek for this link:
Video - PBS program about Sleep Apnea. ... 2008&seg=3
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Post by Linda3032 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:39 pm

Thanks for the update, RG.

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Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifier
Additional Comments: Compliant since April 2003. (De-cap-itated Aura).

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Post by birdshell » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:39 pm

Thank you very much, Laura. You always have such wonderful ideas!!

Be kinder than necessary; everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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Post by WillSucceed » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:40 pm

Who's a clever girl? What are ya?
Buy a new hat, drink a good wine, treat yourself, and someone you love, to a new bauble, live while you are alive... you never know when the mid-town bus is going to have your name written across its front bumper!

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Post by drbandage » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:07 am

Typographical Error noted below:
ALL LINKS by rested gal:
I noticed a fairly prominent typo. I believe it should read:
all links by RESTED GAL:
Thank you for just one more of your selfless gifts that allow us to make the most of all the random bits of wisdom scattered across this board.

Your posts invariably are some pleasing blend of inordinately helpful, well informed, scientifically valid, cordial, and humorous. Your prolific posting has placed you upon a prestigous precipice: Five Grand!!!

RG is closing in on 5,000 posts, and it is worth celebrating. Let the countdown begin. You are far too humble to seek recognition, but you certainly do deserve it.
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Post by pedroski » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:23 am

Thanks Laura,

Very handy list.

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Post by blarg » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:41 am

Well, you've definitely earned it!


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(actually works for me!)

Aussie Hose, and lots of home made covers.

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Post by Catnapper » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:50 am

This one should go in the yellow lightbulb list!

Machine: PR System One REMStar 60 Series BiPAP Auto + Heated Tube Humidifier Core
Humidifier: PR System One 60 Series Heated Tube Humidifier with Heated Tube
Additional Comments: Encore Pro Analyzer, Padacheeks, ComfortSleeve

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Post by betty303 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:34 pm

How great to have this list! What a fantasic resource and how gratefull we all all to reap the benefits of your work!

I endorse Catnapper's idea to put this under the Yellow LightBulb.

Hooray for blarg's Link Rat Extraordinaire kudos. An award richly deserved!

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Software: Encore Smart Card Reader - USB
Additional Comments: 2 yrs as of Dec. 17! 2L of O2, titrated 10, use Bipap 11.5/7.5 Flex 2, backup M series BiPap Auto, Hybrid, UMFF, decapitated Aura

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Post by roster » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:35 pm

Catnapper wrote:This one should go in the yellow lightbulb list!

Mask: Hybrid Full Face CPAP Mask with Nasal Pillows and Headgear
Software: Encore Pro Smart Card
Additional Comments: M Series Integrated Humidifier

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Post by rested gal » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:33 pm

"Link Rat" LOL!!!

Thanks, you all.

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Post by WillSucceed » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:48 pm

Shouldn't that be "all, you all"?
Buy a new hat, drink a good wine, treat yourself, and someone you love, to a new bauble, live while you are alive... you never know when the mid-town bus is going to have your name written across its front bumper!


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Post by zaffy » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:58 pm

EPAP a new treatment is small valve you can wear in your nostrils that keeps the airway from collapsing by expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP). that is all I know now.

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Post by rosacer » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:08 pm

Thanks a lot Rested Gal. For sure you deserve a price!

You make our life (the newbies) easier


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Additional Comments: Headrest not modified, Hose Lift System, SleepyHead software. Pressure settings 7 cmH2O constant.

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Re: ALL LINKS by rested gal

Post by Rebecca R » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:22 pm

I was looking for that double start knot link. There are a few more there I will read when I get a minute.