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Conair SU12-3PK Sound Therapy with Night Light, Silver

April 27th, 2011

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Sound Machine – 16 Sound Effects

April 26th, 2011

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Zoe’s mandibular distractor

April 25th, 2011

Our daughter Zoe has been a true blessing. She was born with a pierre robin sequence which means she has a cleft palate and a recessed chin. Because of the recessed chin it caused a compromised airway which is why she needed the distractor. She wore the distactor from 3/11/2010 to 5/12/2010. This device saved her life and we thank Dr Ruas and staff for taking care of our beautiful daughter. we also want to thank Dr sanchez for her help with zoe, and everyone at all childrens hospital.

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Has anyone tried the CPAP PRO mask for CPAP machines for sleep apnea….?

April 25th, 2011

…If so, would you recommend it?
I currently use a gel face mask, which I do pretty good with, but it is causing irritation on my face as well as leaving marks. The CPAP PRO is kept in place with a mouth piece, and uses nose pillows. I just ordered it even though my insurance company won’t pay for it. I have read both good and bad reviews on it. Looking for more comments.

And it worked very well for him, keeping him breathing until his pacemaker quit on him. After that, I saw a cable program that was a “medical mystery” thing about this guy with trouble sleeping that CPAP was the solution. It does work. Only, you can’t be kissed with it on.

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Do you know anyone that lost weight using a CPAP for Sleep Apnea?

April 25th, 2011

When I have my sleep study completed I will probably get a CPAP. The doctor kept saying i will lose weight with this therapy. Has anyone heard of this happening or do you know someone that lost weight from CPAP?

Dear Brett, CPAP masks are specially designed to overcome sleep disorders and breathing trouble.They have nothing to do with losing weight and other issues.

http://www.yourcpapmask.com/

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what is the treatment for central sleep apnea?

April 25th, 2011

im on cpap. doesnt work. cant get enough pressure to go thru my nose. only my mouth. i sleep using my nose only. sleep study says negative for obstructive sa. do i have central. what can i do. doc is no help.

This article might help. Its about a person who went through the same stuff you are.

http://www.parade.com/health/2010/05/16-the-end-of-snoring.html?index=2

Hope this helps 🙂

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should people drive who are being treated for obstructive sleep apnea?

April 25th, 2011

also is there amedicine other than provigil that helps sleep apne related deppresion?

No they should not be driving if their treatments are not working. However if there is some improvement there is no reason not to drive. The dangerous ones are those who have severe sleep apnea, are not diagnosed or in treatment, and do no know enough to pull over and nap when they feel drowsy.

I am on provigil and it does seem to help my alertness during my mind numbing job. So far though I don’t know if No Doz pills would be just as good. Certainly a lot cheaper.

 

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On-Line CPAP Retailer Promises Products and Personal Service for Sleep Apnea Patients

April 19th, 2011

On-Line CPAP Retailer Promises Products and Personal Service for Sleep Apnea Patients

TheCPAPPeople.com

 

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 13, 2010

On-line retailer, CPAP Connections Inc., has started a new website that promises a wide inventory of the best CPAP Machines, CPAP Masks, and CPAP Supplies available in the industry. TheCPAPPeople.com was launched last month in an effort to provide affordable products and services to sleep apnea patients who want choices and availability while maintaining privacy, convenience, and reliability. The website contains educational resources, advanced sorting and searching features, and a quick checkout process. The focus of the company and the website is patient compliance with CPAP therapy.

 

CPAP Connections Inc. has established valued relationships with the global leaders in continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The company is proud to be an authorized reseller for Philip Respironics, a unit of Royal Philips Electronics, ResMed Inc., New Zealand-based Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited, and DeVilbiss Healthcare Inc.

 

The board of directors of CPAP Connections Inc. consists of five individuals with experience in e-commerce, CPAP therapy and sales, banking, and the healthcare industry. In addition to the board, CPAP Connections Inc. has established an advisory panel made up from industry leaders and experienced business professionals in the Richmond, VA area. The company is a member of the Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Sleep Apnea Association, and the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce. The company is also certified by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

 

In this time of healthcare debate and insurance questions, CPAP Connections has stepped up to provide services and products that do not require insurance at prices that are lower than most deductibles. The company offers products that generally cost less than brick-and-mortar suppliers and it provides more selection. Patients can rest assured that the value of the service provided is on-par with a local supplier and support is always available via email, live chat, or telephone. Says Tim Tillman, Chief Information Officer, “We may be an Internet provider, but we believe we can offer the same or better level of service as a patient’s local supplier. We know these products and we have the resources available to answer any question.”

 

Chief Executive Officer Bryan Carlson says, “We are very excited to be a part of this community. Our focus is customer satisfaction and compliance and we hope to be a valued service for sleep apnea patients across the country and in our own backyard.”

 

Approximately one in five U.S. adults suffers from some form of sleep apnea, and it is believed that 85% of those are undiagnosed. There is growing scientific evidence of the relationship between sleep apnea and other co-morbidities such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Sleep apnea has no major demographic and can affect anyone in any age group and in any physical condition.

 

About CPAP Connections, Inc.

CPAP Connections, Inc. is a privately held company based in Chesterfield County in the Richmond-metro area of Virginia that sells CPAP machines, CPAP masks, and other CPAP supplies. Through a series of websites like TheCPAPPeople.com, CPAP Connections Inc. hopes to provide to sleep apnea patients the support and service they require for accurate compliance with CPAP therapy. More information can be found by visiting http://www.thecpappeople.com/.

 

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Sleep apnea …………….CPAP ?

April 18th, 2011

How many of you out there in Yahooland have sleep apnea? Do you use a CPAP machine? If so, which kind of mask do you prefer? Did you have an adjustment period in getting used to the machine? Does it help you ??? If so, in what way?

I have sleep apnea. I am 100% compliant for using my CPAP machine. I use a full face mask. My husband also has apnea and uses a nasal mask. Since I sometimes sleep with my mouth open I prefered the full. He is a little claustrophobic and liked the nose one better. I had been suffering the affects of apnea for years. My problem was getting worse and I took that as others judging me because of my weight. I had classic symptoms-I would fall asleep at work, standing in the shower, during dinner, at the movies and driving. Sex? Sure, have me lay down and get comfortable and I would be out. I got severe pneumonia early 2005. I thought my being out of breath was due to the fact that I needed to get my lazy butt back to the gym. I landed in the hospital and spent 2 weeks on a ventilator. In the hospital they told me they suspected I had apnea. They tried to put one of the nostril pillow ones-the ones that look like a snorkel-on me. I still had a hole in my throat from the tracheostomy and a large sore from the nasogastric tube. Let me say that even at a pressure of 5, it didnt go well. A friend of mine has this type of appliance and jokes that he feels like he gets nose raped. My nostrils are small and the size of the things they tried to shove up my nose…I think not. After about a minute I ripped it off and said no more. A month after my release I went for my sleep study. I was awoken after 1/2 an hour and told that I had stopped breathing about 25 times. Needless to say I was given a CPAP. I remember the day after the sleep study, I had to go to a store meeting. It was the first time in YEARS that I didnt have to stand in the back of the room so I wouldnt fall asleep in the meeting. I felt like I had woken up from many years so sleep walking. I did have some adjusting but the discomfort was a small price for the privilige of being AWAKE. I did have a little claustrophobia at first but I kinda stopped myself in the middle of panicing and told myself that it was a mask and I was not being smothered. When I started with it I always turned it on, hit the ramp up button and put it on. Now I will turn it on and go brush my teeth. By the time Im done it is at an 8 and that is enough pressure for me to not feel smothered. If I put it on at 4 it does feel a little smothering. My CPAP is on 14 and my husband’s is at 11. The best advise I can give is that if you have trouble with it, try to give it 30 days. If you are still uncomfortable or cant sleep, talk to your doctor about trying a different type of mask. I also made fleece covers for the straps. I found that I would wake up with “strap face”. Having the covers has greatly reduced strap face and has made the mask more comfortable to wear. Lastly clean your resevoir and mask at least once a week. Warm soapy water on the silicone will help the mask last much longer. When you need a new one, ebay is MUCH less than the dr. When I replaced mine the first time it was $300. When my hubby needed one, I got his on ebay for $35.

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have any of you used a CPAP for sleep apnea?

April 18th, 2011

Did you ahver to have an overnight sleep test done at the hospital-and did your dr. of neurologist have to order it. Did Insurance give you a hassel. I am newely diagnosed but am on an oxygen converter and it does not help me sleep. I understand a CPAP does and would like to hear of your experience and if possible, the brand you use for the base unit and mask.
this would be of such help to me in my old age.

thank you for taking time to share with me.

Hi,

If your new to using a CPAP mask for OSA it will be uncomfortable for a while and your body will repeatedly remove it during the night, usually without you knowing. As you get used to the mask over the first two weeks your body will become accustomed to the new addition. Being a CPAP user isn’t a bad thing, most people (self included) report that after the first two weeks or so they sleep much better, wake up alert and refreshed. It will slowly become second nature and you will start to find you don’t like to sleep without a CPAP. Some good resources are cpaptalk.com, cpap.com, http://sleepapnea.respironics.com/. I use a respironics full face mask and I am happy with it. At first I could only just fall to sleep with it on. Then I made it to 1.5 hours then a hour or two more, then I was up to 5 hours a night, now I can wake up with the mask on. Your CPAP (depending on what you have) will say how many hours you’ve used it, that way you can keep track of how long you kept it on. Most of the CPAP’s shut off if you take the mask off. I don’t know if all of them do that but mine does. Also, the mask really “seals” the deal if you know what I mean. Keep abreast of the masks that are available and ask your respiratory therapist if you can try something else. There are at least a dozen or more masks that may work for you. Also, try to live a healthy life, in some cases I have read people have been able to reduce their therapy pressures and even get off CPAP therapy. Anyways, if you have more questions feel free to ask. Keep at it!

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