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[CPAP] Any advice for a new cpap user who has a fear of things covering her face.
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raisedfist Offline

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Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Respironics Trilogy 100
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: IPAP: 10-30; EPAP: 4-14
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #11
RE: Any advice for a new cpap user who has a fear of things covering her face.
The feeling of suffocating/air hunger means that you need to raise your minimum pressure. I also recommend turning off the Ramp feature; you will get used to the prescribed pressure after a few nights.
06-15-2016 04:51 PM
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Dramagal27 Offline

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Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: F&P ICON
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: DreamWear by Philips
Humidifier: Included with ICON
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Female
Location: Canada

Post: #12
RE: Any advice for a new cpap user who has a fear of things covering her face.
I find that if I put on the mask when I am not really ready to go to sleep, this increases my claustrophobia. I solved the issue by taking off the mask for a few minutes, until I was really tired. In the morning, as long as I have slept 5 hours of really deep sleep, that mask goes off, and I rest and/or finish sleeping for another hour or two. This system works well for me, and I resent the machine much less than before.
07-25-2016 06:58 AM
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