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by john5396
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What was explained poorly when you began CPAP/BiPAP?
Replies: 14
Views: 2134

Re: What was explained poorly when you began CPAP/BiPAP?

How to adjust my mask.

The DME did a fairly good job of explaing the machine and cleaning protocols, etc. I was using the resmed Liberty which is complex to fit (getting the tension right..). She spent a while fitting the mask and basically told me to keep it like that.
by john5396
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hot tub
Replies: 19
Views: 1793

Re: Hot tub

I believe in theory it would work, to a depth of 11cm. At a depth of 12.5cm, you are breating water.
by john5396
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Things non-apnea people say.
Replies: 58
Views: 4995

Re: Things non-apnea people say.

I know I dont have apnea. If I want breating i'd wake up.
by john5396
Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Ambien CR vs. the Beach Boys
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Re: Ambien CR vs. the Beach Boys

here is my story for Beach Boys and sleep apnea. This is one of the several reasons I beleive my sleep apnea goes back to when I was 20. Forth of July 1980, Beach Boys performing on the national mall in washington DC. My fiance and I took a blanket and sat on the lawn, our spot right in front of a 1...
by john5396
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Feature in Sleepyhead available?
Replies: 15
Views: 2644

Re: Feature in Sleepyhead available?

Try graphing a 10/15/20 day moving average, that would probably give the MD a better sense of the plateau he is looking for.
by john5396
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed's New Zeo like Sleep Monitor/Analyzer
Replies: 39
Views: 12259

Re: ResMed's New Zeo like Sleep Monitor/Analyzer

Looks like they are now accepting orders.

The FAQ mentions that it should not be used by someone on O2, but does not mention CPAP (positive or negative).

My smartphone isnt on the supported list, IPhone or Samsung Galaxy are supported, so I wont be buying soon.
by john5396
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Loud machine; angry pregnant wife; please help!
Replies: 15
Views: 2287

Re: Loud machine; angry pregnant wife; please help!

Some thoughts on controlling noise: - my machine lives in a drawer in my bedside table. - try getting a mousepad or other soft surfece for the machine to set on to reduce noise transferred to the table it is on. - Have the machine on the floor or at least below the bed height, so that the matress is...
by john5396
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cpap 24 hour newbie
Replies: 24
Views: 3454

Re: Cpap 24 hour newbie

Daso, I'm also a scuba diver, and I had to unlearn mouth breating on the hose, but scuba certainly helped my comfort level with the whole alien on the face thing. I used a chinstrap (I like the ruby, but like mask choice it is a personal comfort thing) for 2-3 months to encourage my mouth to stay cl...
by john5396
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Resmed AirSense just released...will Respironics be next
Replies: 46
Views: 9989

Re: Resmed AirSense just released...will Respironics be next

True...


Now I have to ask, anyone heard anything about when Resmed will release the S11???
by john5396
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAP machines and enhanced airport security
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: CPAP machines and enhanced airport security

I flew international last week, Seoul South Korea to USA.

Security took my small screwdriver that I have carried in my brief case for a couple of years on many flights. No questions about my CPAP.
by john5396
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAP and vacation
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: CPAP and vacation

I have been using CPAP for 2.5 years. I have slept without it for 2hrs in that time. I regret taking that nap without my CPAP but watching NAPCAR just has that affect on me. circumstances may force you to go without your CPAP, but never intentionally sleep without it. Use it whenever you sleep: on v...
by john5396
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Projected release date for next generation ResMed xpaps...?
Replies: 10
Views: 2655

Re: Projected release date for next generation ResMed xpaps...?

The process for getting a medical device approved for global release has got to be very long and expensive. They also will not want to lead the market and make announcements before the new system is rerady because that would reduce/eliminate demand for the current product as people wait for the new ...
by john5396
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Masks - questions from a newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: Masks - questions from a newbie

Gary, My first question to you is are you a mouth breather during the day? That is now while you are sitting infronmt of your computer reading this, are you breating through your mouth? If you are then a full face/hybrid mask would be a likelt recommendation. If not, then a nasal or pillows mask wou...
by john5396
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New Member - Just Had Titration Study - Let The Fun Begin!
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: New Member - Just Had Titration Study - Let The Fun Begin!

[quote="Sheriff Buford I've been here since 2010, and I have never heard anyone say they felt better after their titration (I swore I'd never use that word!! ) study. Sheriff[/quote] Sheriff, I'm also one of the people who felt better after titration... I had a split study, diagnosed AHI of 53. They...
by john5396
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Slightly off topic: Mattress Toppers
Replies: 28
Views: 4520

Re: Slightly off topic: Mattress Toppers

We used a 2 inch topper to extend the life of a pretty worn materess. We got 7 extra years. When in the matress store we found a great variety of feels with different braqnds/configurations. The all memory foam matresses did feel like it was hard to roll over, we didnt have that problem with the 2in...