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Bonnie Stalter
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I seemed to be sensitive to silicone.  I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of a cloth sleep mask to see if I can tolerate it.   Know I need to treat the sleep apnea.  Hope this works. 

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marianne Kleminski Jan 3, 2011.

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Marianne Kleminski replied to Bonnie Stalter's discussion new idea
"Did you try the cloth mask?"
Jan 3, 2011
joe hart left a comment for Bonnie Stalter
"I had been using a Dreamhelmet (a combination sleep mask sound-muffling pillow) for years, to sleep at night and for napping during the day. I always found it hard to sleep without the Dreamhelmet, and was afraid I would not be able to use it with…"
Nov 20, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to Bonnie Stalter's discussion new idea
"thanks.. the parachute mask did not work. It leaked all around it. My face, mouth, nose is small. For now. working on losing weight to improve. I do so much better when I have a vaporizer in my room over night. My upper respiratory symptoms have…"
Apr 25, 2010
pat replied to Bonnie Stalter's discussion new idea
"I to have had problems with what smelled like gasoline but the tech insisted I try so I did,well woke up with a asthma attack thank god i had my resue inhaler with me, i use the nasal pillows and has worked for 5 yrs now.dont worry they will find…"
Apr 23, 2010
Bonnie Stalter posted a discussion

new idea

I seemed to be sensitive to silicone.  I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of a cloth sleep mask to see if I can tolerate it.   Know I need to treat the sleep apnea.  Hope this works. 
Apr 5, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"I determined that i am sensitive to silicone itself. avoiding it.. just heard of friend who had terrible problem with breast implants .. and had to remove them for similar reasons."
Feb 28, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"NICU nurses use with babies and wash them with peroxide. some use baby wash.. do not use dish detergent. on them.. those from China a problem, some spray put in mold to release it. that is what has to be washed off.. before use.. i stopped…"
Feb 27, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"there is no switch on my model. still having issues not using machine. sinus, post nasal drip and cough. bronchitis, pneumonia, severe chills. allergy.."
Feb 8, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"The saga goes on. I have had sinusities, bronchial pneumonia, cysts on eyelids and now menieres or labryinthitis since trying mask. New eye glasses with silicone nasal pads and all the coatings possible are adding to issues. Very chemically…"
Feb 5, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"adding. I reacted to the strap.. head itched all night long, I got cysts on eyelids on both eyes, (I have severe dry eyes and use Restasis) severe chapped lips, dry mouth, ended up with bronchial pneumonia.. stopped using mask for a month. will try…"
Jan 31, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"trouble with the pillows leaking. now trying a mini mask. Small face. it is abrasive on the nasal septum. Can only stand for a few hours. Need to readjust and put back on. I Have a cold which is not helping this adjustment. I am trying. Thanks for…"
Jan 13, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"took a night off and have bad chest cough and beginning of bronchitis. Will look for the switch."
Jan 7, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"I am trying to use a CPap pillow mask. with heated humidifier. After 2 weeks. nasal passages very dry, burning, I am violently sneezing and have watery eyes. not relieved by repeated doses of clear benydryl. Called service rep and no return phone…"
Jan 6, 2010

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trying to learn to use pillow mask cpap machine.

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At 9:23pm on November 20, 2010, joe hart said…
I had been using a Dreamhelmet (a combination sleep mask sound-muffling pillow) for years, to sleep at night and for napping during the day. I always found it hard to sleep without the Dreamhelmet, and was afraid I would not be able to use it with the CPAP mask.

So, after using the CPAP machine for a short while, I tried wearing the Dreamhelmet over the CPAP mask, covering up the straps – voila, it worked like a charm! I found that the Dreamhelmet actually helps keep the straps in place when I change positions, so now I can sleep all night in comfort, not being bothered by sound, light, or changing positions. The CPAP combined with the Dreamhelmet are the perfect sleeping combo for me. Dreamhelmets are only sold online at www.dreamhelmet.com

Now I don’t snore, I wake up rested, and I have energy that lasts all day. I’m still overweight, but I don’t feel so run down all the time or always need an afternoon nap. I still carry an extra Dreamhelmet in my car just in case I do need a nap.
 
 
 

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