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Brand new (to CPAP and the forum)
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #21
RE: Brand new (to CPAP and the forum)
looks like you need an auto pressure (ultimately) of 12 to 18. If you do not need expiratory pressure support, you wont need bilevel unless your max pressure needs go up a smidge - your current machine maxes at 20 where a bilevel machine will go 25.

pressure changes at the bottom end should be made gradually (for comfort)

Consider turning off VS2 to reduce noise in your event chart Smile

but after all that - looking good so far

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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11-01-2015 01:36 PM
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angiessa Offline

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Machine: Philips RemStar System One
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics DreamWear
Humidifier: Philips RemStar System One
CPAP Pressure: 13-18 (Still tweaking.)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #22
RE: Brand new (to CPAP and the forum)
Awesome - thank you so much for the advice! I'll look for the VS2 "mute" next time I'm in the software. Wink
11-01-2015 01:40 PM
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angiessa Offline

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Machine: Philips RemStar System One
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics DreamWear
Humidifier: Philips RemStar System One
CPAP Pressure: 13-18 (Still tweaking.)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
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Post: #23
RE: Brand new (to CPAP and the forum)
Woohoo!!!

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Only problem? I woke up in the same position I went to sleep, and apparently didn't move all night. My left hip is SORE. But in reading up on it, looks like that should go away in time? May look into mattress toppers next, if not. Wink

The Dreamwear mask came today already! We'll see if the numbers hold up with a different style mask. I really, really hope so, because the PR ComfortGel is still not comfortable (though it's better than the first night I put it on).

So happy things seem to be working! Big Grin
11-02-2015 11:33 AM
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DariaVader Offline
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #24
RE: Brand new (to CPAP and the forum)
BananaBananaBanana

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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11-02-2015 11:37 AM
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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: #25
RE: Brand new (to CPAP and the forum)
Looks good angiessa,
Let us know how your new mask works out.

OpalRose
11-02-2015 11:46 AM
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angiessa Offline

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Machine: Philips RemStar System One
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics DreamWear
Humidifier: Philips RemStar System One
CPAP Pressure: 13-18 (Still tweaking.)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #26
RE: Brand new (to CPAP and the forum)
Thank you, and I will! Big Grin
11-02-2015 11:51 AM
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angiessa Offline

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Machine: Philips RemStar System One
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics DreamWear
Humidifier: Philips RemStar System One
CPAP Pressure: 13-18 (Still tweaking.)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #27
RE: Brand new (to CPAP and the forum)
Last night was my first night with the Dreamwear mask -- and, as I expected, my AHI went up. Nothing extreme - 2.86 - and I think part of it was me tugging and shifting the mask. The Dreamwear is super comfortable, but is a huge change from a regular nasal mask. That's especially true when the pressure gets high - I don't notice it when I'm sleeping, but if I happen to wake up while the machine's running at a pressure of 14 and up, I definitely know it. Not uncomfortable, but a weird feeling with all that air blowing in your nose. Wink

All in all, I think I'll be much happier with the DW -- and will throw my PR ComfortGel Blue in a box to only be used in an emergency!
11-03-2015 04:58 PM
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