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Fri, Jan 11 5:52am · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

I was told I can wash my hose every other day if I use distilled vinegar (3 cups water to one cup vinegar). I pour it through my hose many times. I like to rinse my nasal pillow every day. I have been doing this for over a year with no problems. I hang up my hose every day to dry. I also change the distilled water every other day. No problems.

Hopefully over time you will adjust to the CPAP machine and will see it as your friend. It does take a while to get used to. Now I can't sleep without it. Keep the thought in your mind that it is a way to improve your health and feel less tired during the day. Good luck.

Nov 30, 2018 · Total hip replacement - What to expect for recovery in Joint Replacements

I had my hips done in 2001 and 2003 without cement which meant it took longer to heal. I used a walker for 6 weeks the first time, and 3 weeks the second time. I think therefore it's important to find out how yours will be done. With cement you will be up and around more quickly. As my procedure was so long ago, I don't know how the hips are done today. I've had very good luck so far. No problems at all. Good luck to you.

Nov 3, 2018 · Cleaning your CPAP mask. in Sleep Health

I was originally told I could empty the water every 2-3 days, but I like to clean my hose on the same day I empty the water. It's easier to keep track of. It seems like there is a lot of varying information out there on how to keep the apparatus clean. I prefer the distilled vinegar because otherwise I'd have to wash the hose daily with soap and water. When I travel and can't get the vinegar, I clean every day. I'm willing to put up with the cleaning if I can get a good night's sleep. I wish there was some good scientific information on the best way to clean and on frequency. Anybody have such information?

Nov 2, 2018 · Cleaning your CPAP mask. in Sleep Health

I've been using the CPAP machine for about a year and a half. It has become essential for a good night's sleep. I was told I can clean the tubing every other day using distilled vinegar and water (3 cups water to 1 cup distilled vinegar). I just put it in a plastic bucket filled with the vinegar solution, pour the solution through the all plastic hose, and rinse with plain water. I clean the nasal cushion every day. I am religious about cleaning the tubing and it has become part of my morning routine. No big deal. I clean the other head gear about once a week and the distilled water holder about every two weeks. I change the water every other day and let it dry.

Oct 25, 2018 · Pulsatile tinnitus in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Sorry to read your tinnitus has returned. I don't yet know my fate, but I am prepared for a possible return in the future. Can you figure out any changes in your life that may account for the reoccurrence? I hope you can enjoy another time of peace in your future. Good luck.

Oct 8, 2018 · Pulsatile tinnitus in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

My tinnitus has stopped. It has been about a month or more. I'm not sure why, but am happy not to have the noise. I assume the enlarged vein has decreased in size. Not sure if there is a connection, but I try to avoid any straining when I go to the bathroom. It may sound odd, but that may have been the cause for me.

Jul 20, 2018 · Pulsatile tinnitus in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I got a diagnosis of an enlarged jugular bulb vein behind the ear drum. The swooshing sound caused by changes in the spinal fluid pressure. I was told I was probably born with this variation and that something happened to cause the sound to begin. For some reason, the sound suddenly stopped about 4 nights ago. I have a theory why, but need to give it more time to see if I am right. I was told there is nothing that can be done. I don't know yet if the sound will return. Keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck with your procedure.

Jul 10, 2018 · Knee Replacement - Getting Prepared in Joint Replacements

I'd also recommend a reacher that can be used to pick up things from the floor. I needed it when I had my hips done, but also found it useful with my knees. I still use it at times.