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[CPAP] Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #31
RE: Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Acronyms/Abbreviations - http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Acronyms

Machine choices: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

Don't settle for the first mask they give you. That machine and it's effort to determine the best pressure is useless if the mask doesn't fit, it keeps you awake because you are uncomfortable, and/or it leaks. If you don't breathe through your mouth at night, nasal pillows are the way to go. Nasal masks would work as well if for some reason you cannot tolerate the pillows. If you breathe through your mouth at night, you can still use the pillows or nasal mask but will have to have a chin strap. Or you can use a Full Face Mask.

Once you get the titration done (that's what the two weeks are for), see if you can talk the doc into writing the script for an autoPAP. They're the best option because they are two machines in one. You can set it to "straight" CPAP at a single pressure or you can set it to a min and max pressure range and let it adjust as you sleep. Because of your hypopneas, I would bet an autoPAP would work well for you.

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05-13-2015 08:59 PM
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
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CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #32
RE: Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
(05-13-2015 06:10 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  ......... Everybody is different. .........

You must be wrong here. R_G says that he is the same!!!! Dont-know Big Grin
05-13-2015 11:11 PM
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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P-10, F&P Simplus
Humidifier: integrated
CPAP Pressure: Rx:14, Set:Auto 8.0-15.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Woot! P-10 pillows plus Ruby chinstrap for side-sleeping mouth breathers

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Location: Virginia

Post: #33
RE: Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Sweet Birdsong

soon you will be using your machine, and best of luck to you in feeling better.

So what comes next? Here is another recent thread that might interest and encourage you if you haven't already seen it ... http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...e-benefits

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05-13-2015 11:54 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
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Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #34
RE: Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
(05-13-2015 11:11 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  
(05-13-2015 06:10 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  ......... Everybody is different. .........

You must be wrong here. R_G says that he is the same!!!! Dont-know Big Grin

RG bait Big Grin

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
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

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
05-14-2015 11:10 AM
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Post: #35
RE: Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
he didn't bite. but, i'll say - I am very different now that I use CPAP.

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05-16-2015 10:42 AM
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CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #36
RE: Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
(05-14-2015 11:10 AM)DariaVader Wrote:  
(05-13-2015 11:11 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  
(05-13-2015 06:10 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  ......... Everybody is different. .........

You must be wrong here. R_G says that he is the same!!!! Dont-know Big Grin

RG bait Big Grin

Huh?
05-16-2015 01:06 PM
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