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Fri, Oct 25 7:36pm · CPAP machine for travel in Sleep Health

This is exactly what I need – recommendations for a good travel CPAP machine. Has anyone had experience with the Philips travel Dreamstation with humidifier? If so, what do you think of it? I am currently using a Philips System one 60 series and like it – but it's heavy and bulky.

Sat, Mar 30 9:55am · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

I have sensitive skin. I had this very same problem with one of my 4 scars being right under the bra elastic. What worked for me were 3 things: using "Scar Away" tape for 3 months (at least 22 hours out of 24 every day); going without a bra (for 8 1/2 months), and wearing tops under loose flannel shirts that were slightly, but comfortably, compressive (I hat anything tight and too close to my skin – I wore these inside out with the seam out). Then after 8 1/2 months I transitioned to Hanes Smooth comfort bra (a tip that I found from another lung surgery patient). Then finally back to a normal bra, although 1 yr, 8 months later I sometimes wear the comfort bras. I got mine at Target and also at Amazon. It's style WHG 796. So, did I feel comfortable not wearing a bra? No, but the tops and flannel shirts helped me to feel a little bit better than my t-shirts. Good Luck. BTW, all my scars are now flat.

Wed, Mar 20 6:13pm · How to reduce my events while using my Cpap in Sleep Health

Oh, thanks for letting me know.

Wed, Mar 20 4:16pm · How to reduce my events while using my Cpap in Sleep Health

@pearlbaby7 – Oh, thanks for letting me know. I still think I won't be using the CPAP for my shorter naps. But maybe I should use it for the longer ones.

Wed, Mar 20 3:27pm · How to reduce my events while using my Cpap in Sleep Health

@pearlbaby7 I don't use my CPAP for naps at all, but I often nap in a recliner chair with my torso "propped up", so I am not completely flat. I think that might be okay, but I am not sure. Also, my naps usually don't last longer than 1 hour, and often more like 30 minutes.

Mon, Mar 18 8:35am · How to reduce my events while using my Cpap in Sleep Health

John, I have been using the CPAP hose stand for 3 nights. It is a definite improvement over my moving the hose out of the way several times during the night. Thanks for suggesting it and I will be recommending it to my CPAP using family and friends.

Sat, Mar 16 10:22am · SoClean Machine in Lung Health

When I asked my sleep therapist about this machine, she said do NOT use it – She said it would damage the CPAP.

Tue, Mar 12 7:54pm · How to reduce my events while using my Cpap in Sleep Health

Colleen, to answer your question about how long did it take before I was feeling less tired, I think at least 3 weeks. And I do want to second the importance of getting the right mask. I went through 3 different designs over a several week period and finally settled on a low profile one – Dreamwear by Phillips. It just cradles my nose with no prongs poking in the nostrils. I mostly am a nose breather, so I was able to use this one – not the case with with some of my CPAP using friends, though.