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hello im new
hello id like to welcome myself i am mike in 47 and i am from oxford... i have just been diagnosed and received my cpap machine just over a week ago i am on a full facemask and i am still getting used to it... i also have a humidifier not really sure how high to set it yet still playing with it i'm up to 4 atm ...

i am finding i do not snore any more but only feel slightly better but my seep during the day had almost stopped... i'm only feeling sleepy at night time now instead of during the day all day... so thats a good thing... anyway hello
07-01-2016 02:39 AM
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Location: australia

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RE: hello im new
(07-01-2016 02:39 AM)mikewitney Wrote:  hello id like to welcome myself i am mike in 47 and i am from oxford... i have just been diagnosed and received my cpap machine just over a week ago i am on a full facemask and i am still getting used to it... i also have a humidifier not really sure how high to set it yet still playing with it i'm up to 4 atm ...

i am finding i do not snore any more but only feel slightly better but my seep during the day had almost stopped... i'm only feeling sleepy at night time now instead of during the day all day... so thats a good thing... anyway hello
Welcome to the forums, I am new here too being here about a week. you are doing better than me, I am still trying to get a good night sleep trialling 2 CPAP machines at the moment.
Cheers
Steve.
07-01-2016 03:30 AM
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Post: #3
RE: hello im new
Welcome

Welcome to the forums...

Mongo

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07-01-2016 05:28 AM
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Post: #4
RE: hello im new
Hi mikewithey,

Welcome to the Apnea Board.

Rich

Apnea Board Member RobySue has posted a Beginners Guide to Sleepyhead Software here: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead
07-01-2016 07:19 AM
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cate1898 Offline

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

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Post: #5
RE: hello im new
Welcome to the forum mikewithey!

It would be good if you could update your user profile information to show which CPAP machine (even loaner), Mask, CPAP pressure. At the top of the page is a link for SleepyHead software that you can download and use to monitor your sleep therapy.

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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07-01-2016 07:57 AM
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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #6
RE: hello im new
(07-01-2016 02:39 AM)mikewitney Wrote:  hello id like to welcome myself i am mike in 47 and i am from oxford...

Welcome aboard Mike
You found a great community of people, some struggling and some highly successful with positive airway pressure therapy. Feel free to vent you frustrations or just ask for advice or information.

Many of us owe our success with positive airway pressure therapy to the forum as it can be slow, difficult and expensive to get answers through many of our heath care systems

Good luck with your therapy

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it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy

Observations and recommendations communicated here are the perceptions of the writer and should not be misconstrued as medical advice.
07-01-2016 08:21 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #7
RE: hello im new
Welcome to Apnea Board mikewitney!

Go ahead and order the Providers manual. This will help you learn about your machine.
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

Also link to free software to help you monitor your progress.
http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

OpalRose
07-01-2016 08:39 AM
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Post: #8
RE: hello im new
(07-01-2016 02:39 AM)mikewitney Wrote:  i have just been diagnosed and received my cpap machine just over a week ago i am on a full facemask and i am still getting used to it... i also have a humidifier not really sure how high to set it yet still playing with it i'm up to 4 atm ...

By "atm" I hope you mean "at the moment" and not atmospheres .....Setting 4 on whatever humidifier you have would be one thing.... a setting of 4 atmospheres would be quite another!

Note that for the humidifier, it should probably be set at the minimum necessary for comfort.

Welcome.
OMMOHY
(This post was last modified: 07-01-2016 08:50 AM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
07-01-2016 08:48 AM
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Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #9
RE: hello im new
Welcome! If you are not sleepy during the day then it is working. The rest takes time to adjust to and you have to recover from the way you were sleeping.
07-01-2016 11:59 AM
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Post: #10
RE: hello im new
Hello, mikewithey.

Welcome to the forum. congratulations on your progress.

Good luck with your therapy.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
robysue's Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
07-01-2016 06:13 PM
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