(04-09-2014, 06:27 PM)DocWils Wrote: Thanks herbm, it makes me more interested in getting this little fella. But since my machine is above my head (I know, not recommended, but alas, space requirements and all that (and I sleep on a futon, so you can't really get the machine below you) I will still have to tack it up over my head, but at least I won't have to run it over my forehead, I guess. Definitely want to try one.
Put the machine BESIDE you futon and tack it up over your BELLY after it exits the covers.
A little rearranging can make you vastly more comfortable for years to come.
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
Nope, machine is way too noisy to sit next to me. And since I am a roller (I won't use tosser for obvious reasons) at night, the hose hanging anywhere below my head is a no-go - I tried that at the beginning and it became a real mess and a massive problem.
Well, I got my mask! Tonight I will try it out and let you all know, but I did fit it to the machine and adjust hose length, etc already, and I can honestly say I am impressed, I have switched out to the Large pillows for comfort (and they ARE more comfortable than the medium) and that IMHO the head strap is idiotic and needs to be replaced or modded, and fast. Also, instead of running the hose up over my head to the wall, this one might be better served with a hose stand around chest position, if only to avoid the hose hitting me in the head as I toss from one side to the other. Not a problem on the FX, since I could rig a way to attach the hose to the top strap of the head piece, something the P10 is missing. But even in the fitting I was deeply impressed with how quiet it is, and how little one notices the outflow venting. No need to rig something to direct the air up the hose as I did in the FX, so plus again and again.
Tonight will be the first test, although not a fair one, since I must take Valium and Tramadol tonight (and for the next three nights) for my bad back (something we call a Hexenschuss (witch's shot) where half the back in in heavy spasm), which will depress my breathing considerably, but it will still be interesting.
I will let you know.