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by HannaJ
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can't solve leaks, despair setting in, could use ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: Can't solve leaks, despair setting in, could use ideas

I don't have suggestions for your exhalation problem, but I just got a new mask, the ResMed AirTouch F20, which does not leak near as much as former masks. It is edged with memory foam, which not only makes the mask much softer on the face, but also helps with leak problems, because the foam is flex...
by HannaJ
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New mask with memory foam--WORKS!
Replies: 11
Views: 2002

New mask with memory foam--WORKS!

ResMed AIRTOUCH F20 WITH MEMORY FOAM delivers comfort! I've tried five different CPAP masks: Respironics DreamWear (tube under nose; mouth free), two sizes of ResMed's AirFit F10; Phillips Amara View; and ResMed's AirTouch F20 for Her. I liked DreamWear, but was a mouth-opener with or without chin s...
by HannaJ
Sun May 14, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why is it necessary to have a support team?
Replies: 84
Views: 748644

Re: Why is it necessary to have a support team?

For ICan'tBreathe: I sympathize with your difficulties. Isn't Medicaid administered by the state? Why would you be referred to a different state? That's worth looking into. Social programs like Medicare and Medicaid can be roadblocks. My sister needed new filters for her machine, just as she was tra...
by HannaJ
Sat May 13, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why is it necessary to have a support team?
Replies: 84
Views: 748644

Re: Why is it necessary to have a support team?

Interesting thread. When I see "support team" I think of professionals, but in our current health care environment, putting together a team of people with enough time, frequent enough availability for appointments, sufficient skill, and insurance coverage can present major obstacles. I live alone; I...
by HannaJ
Sat May 13, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Advice on how to tell my nephew he should be tested fir OSA
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Advice on how to tell my nephew he should be tested fir OSA

Does death scare him? One of the techs at my supply store told of her father and uncle who both died young because they were too macho to get checked for apnea. Also, it seems that we now know why people sleep. At least one reason is that, during certain phases of sleep, the brain cleans itself of d...
by HannaJ
Sat May 13, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cloth masks?
Replies: 12
Views: 2216

Re: Cloth masks?

Update: I think a lot of the trouble I wrote about above was due to a mild upper-respiratory infection I had for about ten days. That cleared up. Since, I have had a number of nights of very solid sleep with 6-9 hrs. on the CPAP. Unfortunately, I often forget to check the AHI and other data, so I do...
by HannaJ
Mon May 01, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Three months in and I still feel like absolute crap
Replies: 36
Views: 6022

Re: Three months in and I still feel like absolute crap

Sorry to wait so long to post. Have you been checked for REM behavior disorder? The dreaming you describe makes me think this might be part of your problem. Do you thrash about in your sleep, maybe even inadvertently whacking yourself or your partner? Clonazepam is prescribed for RBD, but you can al...
by HannaJ
Mon May 01, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fired My Sleep Doctor
Replies: 78
Views: 7054

Re: Fired My Sleep Doctor

Paper_nanny, you don't give your location. Someone might know of a good sleep specialist in your area. Or, if you're near enough to a major metropolitan area to make occasional visits, you might look into a sleep specialist at a major medical center or university hospital. That's what I'm doing--I'l...
by HannaJ
Mon May 01, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cloth masks?
Replies: 12
Views: 2216

Re: Cloth masks?

Thanks again for your replies! I'm committed to CPAP, but I have to resolve the comfort problems or I'll never achieve more than partial therapy. I figured out the Flex feature of my Dreamstation, and it's already set at 3, the maximum. So I'm going to ask for a BiPAP machine. I hope I can get one c...
by HannaJ
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cloth masks?
Replies: 12
Views: 2216

Re: Cloth masks?

I’ve tried adjusting the various masks I’ve tried in all sorts of ways. I get a good fit seal-wise with the AirFit F10. Problem is, I have strange bone structure at the top of my nose, right below where glasses sit—a pointy, bony protrusion out to the side on each side of my nose. Not large, but eno...
by HannaJ
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Where did my post go?
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Where did my post go?

I didn't do the post right. I've got it now. Thanks!
by HannaJ
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cloth masks?
Replies: 12
Views: 2216

Cloth masks?

I guess my long query is gone. So I'll make it short. I'm going nuts with CPAP masks to the point where my therapy is seriously compromised. Wondering whether anyone has had success with cloth masks, as the rigidity of the plastic ones is a big problem for me. Also wondering whether anyone has had s...
by HannaJ
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Where did my post go?
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Where did my post go?

I just wrote a long query. I saved it, but it seems to have disappeared. Is it sitting somewhere, waiting to be submitted? Thanks!