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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
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(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.
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Hi mikewithey,

Welcome to the Apnea Board.

Rich
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#5
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.
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(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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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/

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(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

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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.
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#10
Hello, mikewithey.

Welcome to the forum. congratulations on your progress.

Good luck with your therapy.
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