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[CPAP] Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
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KSMatthew Offline

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Location: Kansas, United States

Post: #11
RE: Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
It also sounds like you are looking at Amazon or Ebay or something like that.

Ordering on-line is OK, but for a first-timer I recommend you use an on-line DME so they can talk you through setup and help get you what you need. You'll get tech support that way, and you might not if you get it from some other seller.

Here's a list of suppliers:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List
07-12-2016 05:02 PM
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EwanRGR Offline

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Machine: Dreamstation Pro Auto-CPAP
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Post: #12
RE: Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
(07-11-2016 11:13 PM)chill Wrote:  Here is a link to guide you in
your decision: http colon backslash backslash www dot apneaboard dot com/wiki/index dot php...ne_Choices

Was curious to see what this was, but when I click the link I get a Page not Found error. I presume it's an old link?

Replace each " dot " with . and replace the other words accordingly to see what I mean - or go to the original message.
07-12-2016 05:08 PM
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NukaColaCaps Offline

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Post: #13
RE: Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
Oh boy, Thank you so much. Jeeze you guys work fast! A f****** lifesaver. Pardon my french. Big Grin
07-12-2016 05:19 PM
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NukaColaCaps Offline

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Post: #14
RE: Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
Interesting perspective, Monkeyfeathers. Thank you. Insight like this is what I need, so I don't freak out if something changes along the way.

So just to be completely clear, all I need is the DreamStation, and the mask, correct? All hoses and jazz will come with both of them (the heating one for the DS and the one connected to the actual mask), correct? I'm getting excited already, can you tell? XD

KSMatthew, I am on Amazon because it is way cheaper than the ones listed on the supplier list. :/ Thank you though, that is definitely the way to go for newbs like me.
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07-12-2016 05:32 PM
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KSMatthew Offline

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Location: Kansas, United States

Post: #15
RE: Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
The hose comes with the machine and connects to the mask. Some masks will come with a short hose already attached, you connect the CPAP hose to the end of that .
07-12-2016 05:44 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
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CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #16
RE: Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
(07-12-2016 05:08 PM)EwanRGR Wrote:  
(07-11-2016 11:13 PM)chill Wrote:  Here is a link to guide you in
your decision: http colon backslash backslash www dot apneaboard dot com/wiki/index dot php...ne_Choices

Was curious to see what this was, but when I click the link I get a Page not Found error. I presume it's an old link?

Replace each " dot " with . and replace the other words accordingly to see what I mean - or go to the original message.

That link should have been http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

my link is good, even tho it appears the same... Chili must have copied the bad display text off of another post Smile

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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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07-12-2016 06:13 PM
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NukaColaCaps Offline

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Post: #17
RE: Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
Thank you for the info. The nasal mask worked pretty well for me in my sleep studies. I would like to try a full mask though. Basically, I want whatever will leak the least. Do you know of which mask leaks the least? I know it probably also has to do with a person's shape, size, of their head etc.
07-12-2016 06:19 PM
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green wings Offline

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Post: #18
RE: Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
Hi, Nuka. Hang in there, the fog will start to clear after you start using the CPAP machine.

The type of mask that leaks the least is nasal pillows. (Maybe I should say "in my opinion".) To use nasal pillows or a nasal mask, you have to be able to keep your mouth closed enough so that you don't have large leaks of air from it. People who have problems with mouth leaks either use a full face mask or get a chin strap to go with their nasal pillows or nasal mask.

You'll see a lot of talk about leaks on this forum. There are two types: leaks from the mask and leaks from the mouth.

Welcome

Does the machine that you're looking at come with a heated hose or non-heated one?

(07-12-2016 06:19 PM)NukaColaCaps Wrote:  Thank you for the info. The nasal mask worked pretty well for me in my sleep studies. I would like to try a full mask though. Basically, I want whatever will leak the least. Do you know of which mask leaks the least? I know it probably also has to do with a person's shape, size, of their head etc.
07-12-2016 06:44 PM
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EwanRGR Offline

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Post: #19
RE: Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
(07-12-2016 06:13 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  That link should have been title=Archangle:Machine_Choices

my link is good, even tho it appears the same... Chili must have copied the bad display text off of another post Smile

Thanks. Only wished I had seen this before I ordered last week. Probably would have made the same choice, but still.
07-12-2016 07:00 PM
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Post: #20
RE: Complete newbie, about to buy my first machine.
Thank you green wings, I didn't like the nasal pillows because of the pressure emitted. I believe that the dream station comes with heating tubing. Now I'm thinking bout getting the full mask just in case. I think I mean leaks from the mask, not sure. XD I know that I didn't need the strap when I did the nasal mask in the sleep studies.
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