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cate1898 Offline

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Posts: 776
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #11
RE: CPAP Insomnia
I must be weird cause I don't even notice my pressure of 9.5. Sometimes I have to take off the mask to see if it's going.

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11-28-2015 07:03 PM
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Posts: 3,027
Joined: Nov 2014

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: #12
RE: CPAP Insomnia
I think your main problem is anxiety and getting used to Cpap therapy.
Talk to your doctor. You need to find a way to adapt to therapy without taking unnecessary medications.

When I first started, I experienced a lot of anxiety. My doctor told me that I probably wouldn't be alive in 5 years if I didn't make this work. He was serious and it scared me.

I went home that day, and found this forum and started to read as much as I could about this condition. I made a commitment to myself and my family to make this work. Now over a year later, I can't even believe that I was that anxious. It is second nature now.

Your pressure of 4 is low, almost too low. It should be set higher, then you can set the EPR (exhale pressure relief) to help you breath against the pressure.

Another thing, you aren't stuck with using a mask you hate. Find a supplier that will work with you!

Give this therapy a chance. It's up to you!

(This post was last modified: 11-28-2015 07:42 PM by OpalRose.)
11-28-2015 07:40 PM
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