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[CPAP] first post_confusing first week on CPAP
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Hi Stephen, welcome to the Forum.
Sorry you are not travelling too well. You must realise it is still early days yet. It took me a good month before I started to feel at ease with all of this.
I also use the P10 pillows but fortunately I am a back sleeper and mostly my leaks are fine. I have found on the odd occasion when I have gone on to my side I haven't had a very good seal, so I try not to side sleep at all.
Please try to bare with this and just take it one day at a time.
As mentioned if you can download SleepyHead and have a look each day at what your AHI's and leaks are doing, I think that will give you an idea of what is going on.

Don't be frustrated, not everyone adjusts to this overnight. I still suffer excessive daytime tiredness. The only good thing I have noticed in six months is not getting up to go to the bathroom five or six times but I still persevere.

Good luck to you.
Sleep Tight...
Gabby
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(07-08-2014, 11:32 PM)APAAW Wrote: Is it the Airfit P10 a better mask because it does worse things to the miserable cats, or because it's better for just you?

Either answer is understandable of course. Thanks!

Better for me. Happily the miserable cats moved out of the house when the new puppies came home. Unhappily new puppies can do really bad things to your SDCard and your airhose.

But I have found that when I spend most of the time on my side, I do better with a larger size pillows mask. I go from the medium to a large. Then, I'll have a week or so period where I want to be on my back more, and I'll move back to the medium. Don't have a clue why that is.......
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(07-08-2014, 11:58 AM)StephenR Wrote: Horrible night, nasal pillows start to leak if I roll on to my side. Is this an issues for others? Do I need to sleep on my back?

I am going to make a chin strap see if that helps too, I think I am mouth breathing a bit...

Ugg, this is hard, feel like I want to crawl under a rock today, lol....

onwards.....

Failure is not an option. If you persist you will be rewarded. You will find CPAP therapy comfortable enough that it doesn't interfere with your sleep, you will eventually feel better than you have in very long time even though that doesn't seem possible now, and you will lead a longer and richer life.

The chin strap may help. Also try a pillow for your head that is smaller in width but thicker. They make pillows like this for CPAP users and I find mine to be very nice.

Try adjusting the straps on your mask just a bit tighter. Small changes make big differences.
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#14
just got back from the sleep tech, it was a good visit..

Got a slightly smaller head band for the nasal pillows, feels much better, will try that for a few days, trying another nasal mask, the Wisp just did not fit me..apparently I have a small head, who knew, lol.

Starting pressure now 7.5, going up to 11 to see if we can get rid of the last of the apneas...

now if I can only get some energy...

Stephen
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Good job Stephen. Get everything else right so you're getting nice nights sleep and the rest will take care of itself. I thought I would never quit yawning all day long. The saving grace of that was yawning can feel downright good if you haven't been able to do that much previously.

But now I'm a ball of fire. Well, maybe more of a ball of warm soot, but that's ok, I'm lovin the livin...
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(07-10-2014, 03:51 PM)StephenR Wrote: the Wisp just did not fit me..apparently I have a small head, who knew, lol.

Reminds me of when my son took his son in for his first pediatric check up. After running a series of tests it was time to sit down with the anxious new parents and explain that the child was perfectly healthy and normal in every way.

"Well," said the doctor, "He's got a big head, but that's ok, his Dad's got a big head, too."

My son was astonished. Said he hadn't realized he had a big head! Too-funny
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(07-10-2014, 04:22 PM)retired_guy Wrote: Good job Stephen. Get everything else right so you're getting nice nights sleep and the rest will take care of itself. I thought I would never quit yawning all day long. The saving grace of that was yawning can feel downright good if you haven't been able to do that much previously.

But now I'm a ball of fire. Well, maybe more of a ball of warm soot, but that's ok, I'm lovin the livin...

Thanks for that, ball of warm soot, made me laugh...

Stephen


(07-10-2014, 04:37 PM)Sleepster Wrote:
(07-10-2014, 03:51 PM)StephenR Wrote: the Wisp just did not fit me..apparently I have a small head, who knew, lol.

Reminds me of when my son took his son in for his first pediatric check up. After running a series of tests it was time to sit down with the anxious new parents and explain that the child was perfectly healthy and normal in every way.

"Well," said the doctor, "He's got a big head, but that's ok, his Dad's got a big head, too."

My son was astonished. Said he hadn't realized he had a big head! Too-funny

I was amazed that there was any standard head sizes...well live and learn..:-)

Stephen

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(07-10-2014, 05:18 PM)StephenR Wrote: I was amazed that there was any standard head sizes...well live and learn..:-)

large medium and small, haven't you ever bought headgear? Smile
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(07-10-2014, 05:41 PM)diamaunt Wrote:
(07-10-2014, 05:18 PM)StephenR Wrote: I was amazed that there was any standard head sizes...well live and learn..:-)

large medium and small, haven't you ever bought headgear? Smile

I am now using the "ladies" headband for my nasal pillow, it is a lovely shade of lilac...:-)

Stephen

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#20
ok, large, medium, small, and "for her". *lol*

and then there's that "stretch it till it fits" P10 thing
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