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11 hours ago · Anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you for getting back to us with your results. I hope now that you have identified anxiety inducers, you now have the knowledge of what to do to help curb it. Studies have shown a large minority are sensitive to caffeine so you are not alone in that

15 hours ago · Cleaning your CPAP mask. in Sleep Health

I have a deviated. Septum which can result in moisture building up in my small nostril which can lead to coughing. During the summer when humidity is high, I discontinue the water in the tank. The rest of the year I find that low humidity does not give me the problem.

1 day ago · Inability to live a normal life. in Epilepsy & Seizures

I had a roommate years ago with epilepsy. He applied for ssi disability and was denied so appealed. Got up to court before supreme Court and they said there is a rule in ssi disability that states uncontrolled seizures is an automatic win. Do realize disability is contingent on having worked enough to qualify for it and then is 40 per cent of what you previously made. There is supplemental security income which can add to the regular ssi if you have very low ssi. Some states have help for disabled. Hope this info helps you in making a decision on whether or not to keep on with disability request.

1 day ago · The link between sleep apnea and AFib in Sleep Health

Yes there is a link. Cutting off the oxygen in sleep apnea results in shutting down the heart. This results in blood clots which lead to heart attacks and strokes. My father and his family had afib from sleep apnea which resulted in strokes and heart attacks which killed them. Years ago nobody realized the link so nobody was treated. My father unfortunately was diagnosed just before dieing from a stroke.

3 days ago · Cleaning your CPAP mask. in Sleep Health

Yes it is good to laugh at how we look in our CPAP equipment. For those of you with spouses that snore, that can be sign of sleep apnea. Please do them a favor and ask them to be checked for sleep apnea. Yes cutting off oxygen is very dangerous so treatment is very important.

4 days ago · Cleaning your CPAP mask. in Sleep Health

I agree that it is better to do more than not enough. As for the distilled water in the tank being wasted, I have learned that filling the tank to the halfway mark on it results in the water all being used near the end of my sleep. Thus no wasted water and no leftover water to breed germs.

Fri, Jan 11 12:37pm · SoClean Machine in Lung Health

I have had a CPAP machine for many years and never became sick. I do clean the mask every night using CPAP wipes and make sure the water is changed every night. I rarely clean the hose. Ido have a heated hose so moisture does not collect in it.

Thu, Jan 10 6:16am · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

It simply means the symptoms are showing in the peripheral areas if your body, that is your feet and hands. It is not a diagnosis, but a description. Neuropathy means death of nerves.