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Another newbie with setup questions
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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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Location: Texas

Post: #11
RE: Another newbie with setup questions
No special CPAP pillows, but I use buckwheat hull pillows that you can kind of mold/shape and they can stay that way in pretty much any shape you choose. Cooler too since they don't trap heat like down, feathers, or even the Tempur foam pillows I used to use.

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03-11-2015 08:32 PM
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Evpraxia Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift LT for Her - Nasal Pillows System
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-17
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Pacific Northwest USA

Post: #12
RE: Another newbie with setup questions
I use a pillow that is dipped in the center from one to the other; hard to describe, but it has a small "bump" (think "rolled towel" for the neck, lower area for the where the head rests and a larger "bump" where the top of the head ends.

My APAP is on my bedside table and is about 3" from the mattress - it can not be pulled off because it sits about 4" below the mattress top.

I have tried routing the hose down towards my body, using a clip on my PJs and that just didn't work for me. My headgear has a nice little clip on the top for the hose which really helps; I then route the hose over the headboard and over to the APAP - works for me!

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03-20-2015 01:47 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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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #13
RE: Another newbie with setup questions
Do not sit the machine on the floor near where the dog sleeps. If you have a dog. Especially if it is the least bit flatulent.

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03-20-2015 05:46 PM
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Crimson Nape Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Georgia

Post: #14
RE: Another newbie with setup questions
(03-20-2015 05:46 PM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  Do not sit the machine on the floor near where the dog sleeps. If you have a dog. Especially if it is the least bit flatulent.

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03-20-2015 05:48 PM
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truetopath Offline

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Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
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Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #15
RE: Another newbie with setup questions
I use a soft cotton filled pillow. I find it works best for me, but YMMV. I tried the cpap pillow and it was an epic fail. I actually had more and worse leaks with it than without. I use the cpap hose hanger that tucks between the mattress and box spring and routes the hose over you. It works well for me, but then again YMMV. Best of luck on your cpap journey.
03-20-2015 06:24 PM
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Pita2112 Offline

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Machine: Air sense 10 auto set
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed quatro
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Post: #16
RE: Another newbie with setup questions
Thanks for all of your suggestions!
03-20-2015 06:33 PM
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