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(08-01-2015, 08:55 PM)Paula McCabe Wrote: I have to also consider the risk to my health from not having the surgery, which are mounting.

Perhaps it would be helpful if you talk about the health risks that are mounting. They may very well be related to SA and that tweaking your machine settings, better sleep hygiene, take control over your fragmented sleep, etc. could resolve or improve a lot of those issues. The best we can do is make suggestions on what you can do to improve the use of your machine to treat SA and then you have to decide what your course of action will be. Whatever you decide, I hope that it is successful.
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#52
Paula, your BiPAP won't hurt your, and it can potentially make you feel MUCH better. The secret to solving your UARS problem is "pressure support" which your (and my) machine does very nicely. Without changing much of anything at all except the minimum pressure support, I believe you will sleep well and comfortably. Pressure support will provide an increase of pressure while you inhale to overcome your airway resistance, and when you exhale, it will relieve the pressure. It will seem very natural and comfortable assuming you do it right. It would be great if you could see the difference by using Sleepyhead data, but it's not the end of the world if you don't use that, because you should feel the difference, and that's all that matters.
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(08-02-2015, 08:00 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Paula, your BiPAP won't hurt your, and it can potentially make you feel MUCH better. The secret to solving your UARS problem is "pressure support" which your (and my) machine does very nicely. Without changing much of anything at all except the minimum pressure support, I believe you will sleep well and comfortably. Pressure support will provide an increase of pressure while you inhale to overcome your airway resistance, and when you exhale, it will relieve the pressure. It will seem very natural and comfortable assuming you do it right. It would be great if you could see the difference by using Sleepyhead data, but it's not the end of the world if you don't use that, because you should feel the difference, and that's all that matters.

Thank you. I know I've worked with the pressure before. The doctor turned it up and I couldn't tolerate it so then he turned it back down. He is my PCP and I don't know if knows much about the machine. The techs won't change it without doctor's orders and I won't try it because I don't know what I'm doing. Is there somebody who can coach me on this, like someone at a sleep clinic, etc.?
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#54
(08-02-2015, 05:44 AM)me50 Wrote:
(08-01-2015, 08:55 PM)Paula McCabe Wrote: I have to also consider the risk to my health from not having the surgery, which are mounting.

Perhaps it would be helpful if you talk about the health risks that are mounting. They may very well be related to SA and that tweaking your machine settings, better sleep hygiene, take control over your fragmented sleep, etc. could resolve or improve a lot of those issues. The best we can do is make suggestions on what you can do to improve the use of your machine to treat SA and then you have to decide what your course of action will be. Whatever you decide, I hope that it is successful.


HBP, adema, PVCs plus many symptoms.

I been messaging Sleeprider and going to try to work with him for a solution. It's too much to try to work with everyone.

Thank you, Paula
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#55
Good choice, Paula. You will get excellent coaching that way without all the noise.
هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
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(08-02-2015, 02:18 PM)DariaVader Wrote: Good choice, Paula. You will get excellent coaching that way without all the noise.

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Grouphug3

Thanks everyone!
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(08-02-2015, 04:18 PM)Paula McCabe Wrote:
(08-02-2015, 02:18 PM)DariaVader Wrote: Good choice, Paula. You will get excellent coaching that way without all the noise.

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Grouphug3

Thanks everyone!

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#58
Like 3.

Like all the advice, but the reception is limited due to how confusing this all is to someone who "doesn't know what they don't know". Investing so much toward a single direction makes you pretty hesitant to shift to another. Hope you find your ability to take health choices into your own (likely very capable) hands, regardless how non-techy you may be. When the "light comes on", you'll look back in amazement.

Your best health is my earnest desire.

QAL
Dedicated to QALity sleep.
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#59
Is there anyone who is good with computers who can help me with SleepyHead? I've been trying for a week to download it and read my SD card and something is wrong. At first, the problem appeared to be that my SH needed updated since it would not read any data on the SD card after July of 2014 (although I was able to read recent data with Sleepmapper but, it gives me bare bones info). Then it appeared that I since I changed my user name on my PC, I am have 2 users and maybe SH somehow was under the old user name and the update would not take place. I kept on trying and uninstalled and manually deleted files and now I am missing drivers and everything is a mess. I think I am going to have screen share and/or fix it over the phone.

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#60
Go to the Sleepyhead folder (probably on your C: drive) and double-click the Sleepyhead-brokenGL.exe file. Does the program start?
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