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Another cpap noob!
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H2Daddy Offline

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Machine: Respronics System One 560P
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Wisp
Humidifier: Respronics System One 60 Series
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Huntsville.AL

Post: #1
Another cpap noob!
After a few years of living with apnea, my wife made see a doctor. Sure enough, I had it bad. At least that's what the doc said. So, two sleep studies later, I'm on cpap. I just picked up my equipment this evening. The DME was most helpful. She gave me, what I believe to be, a decent machine. She wanted to give me FFM but, I told her I liked the nasal pillow type I used during my cpap sleep study better. She said that it was no problem. She gave a heated hose and a chin strap at no extra charge, even though she told me that the straps don't really work in her opinion. I said that for the comfort difference, I'd make it work! Since I got home so late, I think I'll set it all up tomorrow. I don't have a user's manual so, I had to download it. I'm not afraid of it, just too tired to mess with it tonight! Wish me luck!
02-27-2015 09:22 PM
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JWR Offline

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Machine: DreamStation DSX700 , PR 760 bipap auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed mirage FX
Humidifier: DreamStation DSXH , system one
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 17.5max IPAP = 21
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #2
RE: Another cpap noob!
Welcome to Apneaboard H2Daddy, Glad to hear that you have a good DME. Welcome

02-27-2015 09:59 PM
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me50 Offline

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Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: USA

Post: #3
RE: Another cpap noob!
doesn't sound like you went to apria. stick with it and come here for any help so you will stick with it. we have been where you are. your wife will thank you for it because your chances of waking up dead just decreased (along with hopefully never having heart conditions, etc.). Oh, the chin strap did great for me and after a few months, I no longer need it. Hopefully that will be the case with you PROVIDED they gave you a good chin strap and not that flimsy one
02-27-2015 10:00 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Another cpap noob!
Hi H2Daddy,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's too bad you didn't feel like setting your machine up tonight so you could get started, the sooner,the better. Good luck with it tomorrow.
It's great to hear that you have a good DME, they are sort of rare.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you start your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
02-27-2015 10:26 PM
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archangle Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

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Location: USA

Post: #5
RE: Another cpap noob!
Welcome.

The 560 is an excellent machine.

Nasal masks and chin straps can have problems with mouth leaks, and you may need a full face mask. However, I think the disadvantages of FFM's are enough that it's worth trying a nasal mask and trying to make it work for most users.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
02-27-2015 10:55 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #6
RE: Another cpap noob!
Hi H2Daddy,
I do wish you luck, but it sounds as if you have a positive attitude and you will adapt well.
I also started out using a chin strap, but didn't need it after awhile. If you find that you breath from your mouth or open your mouth during sleep, try practicing keeping your tongue to the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue right behind your front teeth. This blocks any air entering your throat.
Sleep-well
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02-28-2015 07:49 AM
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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
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CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Location: Texas

Post: #7
RE: Another cpap noob!
You got that thing set up yet?

It's really plug and play.

OMM
(This post was last modified: 02-28-2015 11:14 AM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
02-28-2015 10:44 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
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CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #8
RE: Another cpap noob!
(02-27-2015 10:55 PM)archangle Wrote:  Welcome.

The 560 is an excellent machine.

Nasal masks and chin straps can have problems with mouth leaks, and you may need a full face mask. However, I think the disadvantages of FFM's are enough that it's worth trying a nasal mask and trying to make it work for most users.

What are the disadvantages of full face masks?

Best Regards,

PaytonA
02-28-2015 01:29 PM
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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Post: #9
RE: Another cpap noob!
So. How did it go?
03-01-2015 04:09 PM
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H2Daddy Offline

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Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Respronics System One 560P
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Wisp
Humidifier: Respronics System One 60 Series
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Huntsville.AL

Post: #10
RE: Another cpap noob!
Sorry for the late reply. Work keeps me pretty busy. Well, as much as I wanted the P10 to work, it just wasn't meant to be. The mask was great overall but, I couldn't get it to not bruise the bottom of my nose. So, while my numbers were good (AHI=.51; no leaks and I slept really well), the pain was not. I tried every size pillow (large worked the best), every possible arraignment of the straps but, no joy. So, today I exchanged it for a Respironics Nuance Pro. It did feel better on my nose with a bit more room between and below my nostrils but, I'll find out for sure tonight. I'll check back in next chance I get.
(This post was last modified: 03-04-2015 04:49 PM by H2Daddy.)
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