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Anyone used a Sefam S.Box machine?
#31
RE: Anyone used a Sefam S.Box machine?
Hi Guys,

I'm getting the hang of this thing now, and thanks for the help so far. I really appreciate it! Last night I had the best sleep that I've had for years, and although I did wake up at 04:20, I did doze off again until almost 06:00. I don't like my nasal mask. Even with the soft gel seal, it needs to be rather tight or else it leaks when I sleep on my side. I will buy a F&P Brevida nasal pillow mask next week so maybe that will work better for me. 

I've attached the chart from last night. It seems to look good with zero AHI events. How does it look to you guys? Thanks.

Keith R


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#32
RE: Anyone used a Sefam S.Box machine?
Kieth, those are excellent results, and I don't personally see them very often (assuming you have events switched on. I would suggest allowing the maximum pressure to go higher. You are using EPR 2 which reduces the effective pressure during EPAP and you might need a bit more room to allow this move. This will be especially important if you try a EPR at 3. I suspect that pressure is rising on flow limitations.

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#33
RE: Anyone used a Sefam S.Box machine?
Thanks, I did have the max pressure set to 10 but then I saw a few CA events appear. I\ll try some more with your suggestions but it will probably be next week sometime when I get the nasal pillow mask.

Keith R
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RE: Anyone used a Sefam S.Box machine?
For me, I went through some phases of adjusting to xPAP therapy. One phase had it difficult for me to get more than 4 or so hours of sleep. I believe it's because my body was finally getting restful & restorative sleep, so it thought 4 hours of restorative sleep was fine enough.

Also, with having gotten such restorative sleep, when I'd wake up (to use the restroom, or tend to a dog, etc.), my body had trouble going to sleep because it wasn't so dead tired. Thus my ears would hear everything, and my brain couldn't shut back down to go to sleep. (This still happens to me, but now after about 7 hours of sleep.)

It's a phase. You'll get through it. I think the body needs to adjust to getting restful sleep, and once it's used to that it'll start wanting *more* hours of restful sleep.
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Thanks Hydrangea, I really appreciate all of the encouragement on this forum. I was rather desperate before because I just did not get what I needed from the clinician that did my tests. I must say that I am confident that with all this help, I will get better. Be well.

Keith R
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