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Auto-CPAP settings - bad?
#61
OK, yes sorry to ask a vague question..but thanks for the explanation. :-)
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#62
As well you should apologize, since we really dislike people asking questions and not simply following instructions blindly.

[ Dammit, could I have sarcasm cleanup in aisle three please? ]
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#63
(08-27-2013, 12:04 AM)RonWessels Wrote: As well you should apologize, since we really dislike people asking questions and not simply following instructions blindly.

[ Dammit, could I have sarcasm cleanup in aisle three please? ]

Hi Lindy,

Ron is right. You never need apologize for a question. All questions are welcome!

Take care,
--- Vaughn
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
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#64
Awe..sweet...thanx!
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#65
To switch to a nasal mask from nasal pillows, do I have to do another sleep study? Hardly slept last night. I think the pressure is too high and irritates my sinuses. I wake up not tired but in a couple hours I am feeling like a nap. I think I think about it and just don't get comfortable..
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#66
No. The mask is simply the mechanism by which the treatment pressure is applied to the airway. It is the treatment pressure that is determined by a sleep study (actually a titration). The choice of mask is strictly a comfort / fit issue.

For reasons that I cannot even begin to comprehend, buying a complete mask (ie. not just replacement parts) requires a prescription. Fortunately, your original prescription for the CPAP unit should suffice.
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#67
No! You just need to find a mask you like. Depending on how deep your pockets are or your insurance company, you should be able to go to your local DME and request any mask to try. You can also order one from the Supplier's List but the site will need an copy of your `script. Supplier #1 will obtain the script directly from your doctor in order to speed up the process.

"Deep pockets" help if you plan on trying several types of masks over an extended period of time. Until I went on Medicare, I paid for almost all my own mask and supplies because it was a lot less hassle and expense than having to deal with the insurance company hoops.
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#68
My Dr. wants me to do another whole sleep study for a bipap next week. I am not willing to do it because I am thinking that I will become dependent on it to breathe. If I am ever without it I would not breathe on my own. Now I have cpap and at least. I am much better than before. My Dr. said he is picky to get my AHI less than 5 but 8 is not that off. What are your thoughts?
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(09-05-2013, 10:08 PM)Lindy Wrote: My Dr. wants me to do another whole sleep study for a bipap next week. I am not willing to do it because I am thinking that I will become dependent on it to breathe. If I am ever without it I would not breathe on my own. Now I have cpap and at least. I am much better than before. My Dr. said he is picky to get my AHI less than 5 but 8 is not that off. What are your thoughts?

Hi Lindy,

It is not that we will become dependent on a BiPAP type machine. If we don't have it one night (power failure or whatever) we can still sleep like before, without the machine, but if our PAP treatment has been working well our general health will be so much improved that we will likely do better that night during a power failure than if we had not been receiving optimized BiPAP treatment before the power failure.

Go for the BiPAP titration and ask for an Auto BiPAP machine with heated hose. It is important for your general health to optimize your PAP therapy, to achieve restful sleep and stop stressing your heart and whole body so much.

Any Auto BiPAP machine can be adjusted to work like a straight CPAP or a standard AutoPAP machine. Having an Auto BiPAP machine gives you many treatment options.

Take care,
--- Vaughn
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
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#70
I"ll be starting on auto bipap next week. My sleep study was only 3 hours this time. My card read that my ahi was 9 with my coal settings of 12 to 20. The Dr. said my average setting was 18.2. I actually feel fine on my present cpap. I wake up a lot but go to sleep fast and wake up fine. He said a ahi should be a lower number.
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