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by ElusiveSleep
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Sleep studies negative but having chronic fatigue
Replies: 12
Views: 1426

Re: Sleep studies negative but having chronic fatigue

Psychiatric medications affect sleep stages. This a handy chart of what the most widely used drugs do:

http://a360-wp-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com ... -Sleep.pdf

Also, opiate drugs reduce N3 duration.
by ElusiveSleep
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fixed v variable pressure
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Re: Fixed v variable pressure

Switched to fixed pressure on my own without telling my sleep doc. I had asked her if I could switch but she said no. Have tried FP with and without EPR (EPR = 3 is best for me). Overall getting better results than APAP mode. Sudden increase in pressure during APAP mode can cause arousals in some fo...
by ElusiveSleep
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OSCAR v1.2.0 is released 10/10/2020
Replies: 110
Views: 25628

Re: OSCAR v1.2.0 is released 10/10/2020

JohnO wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:17 am
ElusiveSleep wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:10 am

How do you get around this issue: " OSCAR cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified."
Here is a link to the process to accept running an application (such as OSCAR) from an unidentifiable developer.
It works! Many thanks.
by ElusiveSleep
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Better to use Medicare for new apap, or buy used/new?
Replies: 63
Views: 2626

Re: Better to use Medicare for new apap, or buy used/new?

After his own research, he himself would like a nose-only mask, but NOT the type that goes into his nostrils. That's what he has during the study and he didn't like the feeling of the mask in his nose. Thoughts? The Philips Dreamwear Nasal Cushion is what my sleep doc had me start with and am happy...
by ElusiveSleep
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OSCAR v1.2.0 is released 10/10/2020
Replies: 110
Views: 25628

Re: OSCAR v1.2.0 is released 10/10/2020

kbh209 wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:04 pm
I'm able to open Oscar without my computer yelling at me to change the security settings.
How do you get around this issue: " OSCAR cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified."

Trying to run it from the Applications folder.
by ElusiveSleep
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why doesn't everyone use a cervical collar?
Replies: 61
Views: 11338

Re: Why doesn't everyone use a cervical collar?

The professional sleep community is obssessed with chin straps. They should all have to wear one for several nights to experience what a patient has to deal with. I tried several and gave up on them pretty fast.
by ElusiveSleep
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why doesn't everyone use a cervical collar?
Replies: 61
Views: 11338

Re: Why doesn't everyone use a cervical collar?

Maybe the collar somehow stabilizes breathing. These collars hold the neck in an optimal position for airway patency. That is the stabilization factor you are wondering about. They also help prevent jaw-drop. 6B496908-D6A0-48F1-9B88-E343E941884D.jpeg The patients in this study wore a full face mask...
by ElusiveSleep
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why doesn't everyone use a cervical collar?
Replies: 61
Views: 11338

Re: Why doesn't everyone use a cervical collar?

GrumpyHere » Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:02 am This seems to be a classic thread and could help people who find it. Cervical collars rock! Even my sleep doctor admits this. Agree! Had really bad mouth leaks and the cervical collar was, all around, the best way to reduce them. However - the leaks started to ...
by ElusiveSleep
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Creepy Amazon, no thanks !
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Creepy Amazon, no thanks !

"They know when you've been sleeping, they know when you're awake . . ."
by ElusiveSleep
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: get a AirSense10 now or wait for AirSense11?
Replies: 24
Views: 2792

Re: get a AirSense10 now or wait for AirSense11?

Good news for OSCAR users! This sleep doctor confirmed on Twitter that the AS11 has a flash card slot.

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by ElusiveSleep
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: i need a new mask, any sugestions
Replies: 26
Views: 928

Re: i need a new mask, any sugestions

Nasal cushion is the type that Iies against the nose whereas pillows insert slightly inside the nasal openings. I tried the Brevida nasal pillow mask; it sealed well and had minimal leaks. However, I have thick nasal hairs so it tended to cause irritation and soreness. So am sticking with cushions. ...
by ElusiveSleep
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Opinions on mouth taping?
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Opinions on mouth taping?

I tried mouth taping (Somnifix) but only with a backup battery in line with the machine. If power goes out, you could end up like the bad guy in the movie Thunderball where Bond severs the tube to the diving tank. Seriously, there my be an issue with not getting air supply; whether you would wake up...
by ElusiveSleep
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Advice please - mouth open
Replies: 28
Views: 2682

Re: Advice please - mouth open

I have a Resmed chin strap but by itself, it has not fixed the problem. For the record, I do not breath through my mouth normally. Even at night. The issue is that with the CPAP set at twelve, during the night my mouth opens (due to the pressure?) and the air from the CPAP rushes out. Just to reite...
by ElusiveSleep
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New n30i cushion
Replies: 25
Views: 2004

Re: New n30i cushion

This Resmed site has a list of online sellers: https://www.resmed.com/en-us/sleep-apne ... es-online/

I ordered the new version from a company that had it in stock. For any others, probably need to contact them by phone to ensure what version they will be sending.
by ElusiveSleep
Mon May 24, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Philips Dreamwear Nasal Cushion-Manufacture Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Philips Dreamwear Nasal Cushion-Manufacture Issues

I have a MW cushion (came as part of a complete mask set), and it is larger than both M size lots. So it does appear to be a manufacture inconsistency