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jorgeluis37 Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Aug 2016

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: US

Post: #1
Question New User
Hello, by tomorrow I will be a new member of the CPAP world.
I purchased a Resmed Airsense 10 Auto CPAP along with the Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow.

Before I start my endevour tomorrow I was wondering if there are any tips, advice and recommendations from this forum that would help me in getting started for this "trip".

Thanks in advance for your help!
08-24-2016 04:15 PM
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GingerMan512 Offline

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Posts: 54
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airsense 10 Auto
Humidifier: Yes
CPAP Pressure: 5-11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Austin Texas

Post: #2
RE: New User
Welcome!

I have the same machine/mask. I turned off ramp up and changed it from hard set pressure to automatic with a range of 10-15.

To get used to the mask wear it, disconnected from the machine, for 30 minutes during the day until you stop ripping it off at night.
08-24-2016 04:24 PM
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Crimson Nape Offline

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Posts: 1,335
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: P-10 / F&P Simplus / DreamWear
Humidifier: H5i w/Climateline
CPAP Pressure: 8 - EPR 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS-50F & 50IW

Sex: Male
Location: Georgia

Post: #3
RE: New User
Hi jorgeluis37!

Welcome

One little trick to help in adapting to your new sleeping environment is to wear the mask and use the CPAP while watching TV or reading before retiring for the night. This will go a long way to desensitize the odd feeling of having "stuff" on your face when you're trying to sleep.

Good luck with your therapy!

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08-24-2016 04:30 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,453
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: New User
Hi jorgeluis37,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You have a good attitude about your therapy and that goes a long way.
Much success to you as you start your CPAP therapy tomorrow, hang in there for more answers to your question.

trish6hundred
08-24-2016 05:27 PM
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icyura10 Offline

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Posts: 197
Joined: May 2016

Machine: RESMED AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Respironiscs DreamWear under the nose nasal ma
Humidifier: INCLUDED
CPAP Pressure: IPAP (20); EPAP (12); PS (8)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in!

Sex: Male
Location: I'm just a Galactic Traveler Traversing the Universe on a Blue Rock!

Post: #5
RE: New User
Welcome jorgeluis37 to our club.

I'm happy science has a therapy for us all. I'm equally sorry any of us need it.

here's one of the little things I've learned.
  • Always, Always, Always, did I say ALWAYS? Wash your face before putting your mask on your face.
  • I use an astringent on the areas where the mask would touch my skin {Alcohol based seems to work best for me, YMMV]
    • Forehead
    • Around nose
    • If using Pillows, Upper lip; bottom of nose; sides of face
  • Wash your mask every day.
This seems to do two things
  • Keeps your face clean
  • Helps to prepare your face and mask for a good seal to occur between the skin and the mask.


As always, YMMV

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08-24-2016 05:46 PM
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jorgeluis37 Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: Aug 2016

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: US

Post: #6
RE: New User
Thank you all for the tips and encouragement!
It turns out that the machine arrives tomorrow, so one more day of waiting.

In regards to tracking software, where do you recommend I start?
Haven't researched much on this topic... Are there any iphone apps or only mac/PC?


Also, where can I get familiar with the terms that are used (ex. rainout, etc)?
(This post was last modified: 08-25-2016 04:03 PM by jorgeluis37.)
08-25-2016 03:56 PM
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pholynyk Offline

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Posts: 308
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 APAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: included
CPAP Pressure: 11-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #7
RE: New User
The general consensus here is that the SleepyHead software is the easiest to use. It is free, and runs on Macs and Windows, (and with some effort, on Linux - we will help). At first glance it provides more information than you will know how to use, but our wiki has a very good guide. There is a link to the download information at he top of the page.

The wiki also has a glossary of apnea terms that is very complete.

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08-25-2016 04:17 PM
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