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by ChicagoGranny
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Insert to keep nose open?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Insert to keep nose open?

ejackson1200 wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:57 am
Larry's dentist recommended something to help keep his nostrils open and said, " I use it myself in addition to my cpap" .
This is a bit surprising. For me, the CPAP pressure keeps the nostrils (and the other parts of the airway) open. Maybe some have a different experience?
by ChicagoGranny
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Why would honey, nature's antibiotic, rot teeth? ------------> The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the cariogenicity of various fluids that are frequently fed to infants and toddlers. We chose to examine sucrose, cola drink, honey, human milk, cow milk, and water because some of ...
by ChicagoGranny
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Which Brand CPAP you are using?
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Which Brand CPAP you are using?

Pour être parfaitement franc et ouvert,
palerider wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:12 pm
Nobody in their right mind wants that knock off crap.
by ChicagoGranny
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: should I try AVAPS/IVAPS for shallow breathing?
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: should I try AVAPS/IVAPS for shallow breathing?

On a good day I can hike up a mountain for an hour without any problems. Not to ignore your RR, but could you be exercising too strenuously? Among light/moderate/strenuous, moderate is often best for restful sleep. How old are you? Do you consume caffeine? Take any drugs? Is your diet healthy? Has ...
by ChicagoGranny
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is your biggest CPAP struggle?
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: What is your biggest CPAP struggle?

what do you want to know more about? Everything I needed to know was found in this forum. The sleep doc wasn't much help except for doing the things that insurance requires for coverage. When she left town, I went to my GP to write prescriptions. He said he didn't know anything about CPAP. I said n...
by ChicagoGranny
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: disable the modem F&P SleepStyle Auto
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: disable the modem F&P SleepStyle Auto

Like getting back on a horse. Yup. Results: Horses receiving CPAP had significantly higher PaO2 and calculated oxygen indices than horses receiving PAP. No significant differences in ventilation indices were observed between the 2 groups. Eight horses receiving PAP and 5 receiving CPAP required con...
by ChicagoGranny
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

chunkyfrog wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:58 pm
Tongue/mouth sores may not have a clear-cut cause;
but the real question is how to relieve it.
I found that regular application of manuka honey helps.
No prescription, and tastes very nice.
Not cheap, but it is amazing stuff.
I'm skeptical. Plus, won't it rot teeth?
by ChicagoGranny
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Poll for airmini bluetooth connection problem
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Poll for airmini bluetooth connection problem

danguba78 wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:56 am
Why? blah blah blah
Very good analysis.
it could definitely change
English language and logic clobbered :D
by ChicagoGranny
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

GuanYu201 wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:02 pm
But in the meantime I will try a triamcinolone dental paste.
In the US, a prescription is needed.
by ChicagoGranny
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Ok, so it's not suction...is there another way that CPAP can cause tongue sores? Like positive pressure that causes one to bite on the tongue? Or pressure on the jaw that is so tight that the tongue is pinched between the upper and lower jaw? Also, what about in the open airway situation: where air...
by ChicagoGranny
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Non-mouth breather suddenly has dry mouth with new APAP
Replies: 14
Views: 202

Re: Non-mouth breather suddenly has dry mouth with new APAP

And this morning, I actually feel like I got a good night's sleep and am starting work without yawning. Oh, and I understand that MyAir isn't the best indicator, but it's all I have at the moment so my score was 99, with a perfect mask seal and 0.8 events per hour. https://c.tenor.com/dMB5-L45SpwAA...
by ChicagoGranny
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Poll for airmini bluetooth connection problem
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Poll for airmini bluetooth connection problem

tb2496 wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:47 pm
Hmm so not many here have this issue?
1. There are not many here who use an AirMini.

2. There are not many here who think the AirMini app is of value.*



*The exception on the app is for convenient reporting of usage when proof of compliance is needed for insurance purposes.
by ChicagoGranny
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Non-mouth breather suddenly has dry mouth with new APAP
Replies: 14
Views: 202

Re: Non-mouth breather suddenly has dry mouth with new APAP

In this situation....S9 to AirSense ...not changing brands. I didn't understand if the 7.2 on the S9 was fixed or not but if it had been me and going to auto from fixed (and staying in same brand) I wouldn't be hard nosed about the "one change at a time" thing. Without seeing what all the 7.2 resul...
by ChicagoGranny
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: AHI comparison to home sleep study results
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: AHI comparison to home sleep study results

Ahhhh. Otherwise known as RDI or Respiratory Disturbance Index http://adventures-in-hosehead-land.blogspot.com/p/understanding-data-in-your-sleep-test.html If you do the math on the numbers he quoted, RI is equal to AHI. This would mean either they mean AHI by RI, or he had no RERAs during the stud...