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by stcrim
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Pill for Sleep Apnea
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: Pill for Sleep Apnea

I tried https://www.mynaturesrite.com/product/sleep-apnea-relief/ (purchased on Amazon) for the past two nights while using my CPAP. Using the Lookee Pulse/Oximeter. My oxygen went from an average of 93, 94, 95 all the way to 98 I had zero 4 percent drops (usually had 10 to 20 per night) and my tota...
by stcrim
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask Fluttering and jumping
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Mask Fluttering and jumping

I assume the machine uses FOT to measure and report the event. My pressure is set at a single level so it's not like it can use the reading to ramp up additional pressure. My respiration reading is always averages around 16 or greater. The closer one is to 10 or 12 breaths per minute the less likely...
by stcrim
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask Fluttering and jumping
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Mask Fluttering and jumping

I am using a Resmed AirSense 10 with a Wisp mask. Exhale relief is set at 3. While awake if I slow down my breathing to 8 or 10 seconds per breath the mask will start to flutter or jump. (I use slow breathing to relax) It's almost like the machine is telling me to breath more. To test it I deliberat...
by stcrim
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: RNA Supplements for Sleep Apnea
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

RNA Supplements for Sleep Apnea

This is a very interesting video about the use of RNA for Sleep Apnea. Has anyone tried it successfully? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEAWoOkX3KU&t=75s
by stcrim
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Accurate measure of AHI without Cpap
Replies: 24
Views: 1204

Re: Accurate measure of AHI without Cpap

Pugsy - thank you! When you say Type III, what does that refer to, if I may ask???
by stcrim
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Accurate measure of AHI without Cpap
Replies: 24
Views: 1204

Re: Accurate measure of AHI without Cpap

I have been doing it for years. I don't need to be schooled in what does and doesn't work - I just want to find a way to measure without a Cpap...
by stcrim
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Accurate measure of AHI without Cpap
Replies: 24
Views: 1204

Re: Accurate measure of AHI without Cpap

Sort of a long story - my pressure should be 13 (and I still have an AHI of close to 5.0) however through a method I've developed I have been able to reduce my pressure to 4 and have an AHI to 0.0 with a top of 0.3. A pressure of 6 is more comfortable so I keep it there. I frequently us the method a...
by stcrim
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Accurate measure of AHI without Cpap
Replies: 24
Views: 1204

Accurate measure of AHI without Cpap

Is there anything that will accurately measure breathing events on nights I don't use a Cpap??? I have a pulse oximeter but it really doesn't appear to be very accurate. Maybe there is a better brand - or something??? -s-
by stcrim
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: orofacial exercises for Sleep Apnea
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

orofacial exercises for Sleep Apnea

Has anyone successfully used orofacial exercises for Sleep Apnea???

-S-
by stcrim
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why does this lower my AHI
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Why does this lower my AHI

I have posted some about this in the past but now really want to know why this lowers my AHI so dramatically. I cut two small pieces of 3M waterproof tape and punch a 4.5mm hole in each. I place each piece of tape over a nostril where the 4.5mm hole is about in the center. Once done I am effectively...
by stcrim
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Herbal Treatments for Apnea
Replies: 37
Views: 5147

Re: Herbal Treatments for Apnea

I really feel sorry for the person who posted the original question about "Sleep Apnea Relief" from Amazon. This forum is dominated by a handful of users with very closed minds. I have a close friend who is having extremely good success with this product so I plan to try it myself. I guess long-term...
by stcrim
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Non-Vented Masks
Replies: 25
Views: 8195

Re: Non-Vented Masks

Currently on a ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset. I have reduced my max pressure from 12 to 9 which did reduce some of the CAs but not a lot. I usually set the expiratory relief at 1 or 2. I am clearly a hyperventilator as perhaps all people with apnea (central and obstructive) are. Normal respiration shou...
by stcrim
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Non-Vented Masks
Replies: 25
Views: 8195

Re: Non-Vented Masks

Slarty - thank you!!! So how does one prevent or slow Co2 washout that contributes to CAs? When I restrict my nostrils to 4mm holes with waterproof tape (using a Wisp mask) my medium respiration rate comes down from 17 or 18 to 15 or 16 and the CAs disappear. My AHI drops from close to or above 5 to...
by stcrim
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Non-Vented Masks
Replies: 25
Views: 8195

Re: Non-Vented Masks

This is a commercial, use at home non-vented mask: Mojo® Full Face Ventilation Mask. I think it has to be safer than that our they wouldn't be readily available: http://www.sleepnetmasks.com/respirator ... face-mask/
by stcrim
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Non-Vented Masks
Replies: 25
Views: 8195

Re: Non-Vented Masks

Non-Vented masks are used regularly in hospitals: http://www.resmed.com/int/products/hospital_nv_full_face/hospital-nv-full-face.html?nc=dealers Cpaps tend to wash out the needed Co2. I'm not talking about added Co2 just preventing it from washing out which would be increasing it over regular Cpap C...