Quote:Do most people buy a back up battery in case of power outages? I had a brief power outage a couple of nights ago -- I woke up and the machine was off, of course. But the power came back on in a minute or two, which is typical, but I do wonder what I would do if it lasted a few hours. Any suggestions for a back up battery that isn't too expensive?
Funnily enough I just read that quote above, in another thread on this forum, in Success stories but it made me laugh. I just started my CPAP therapy in a half assed manner as I am waiting to go to the DE I think you call them, this week to change masks.
The one I have unfortunately is leaking too much and it keeps waking me up so I just haven't really got into the swing of this CPAP stuff yet.
But, the other night, the last night i wore the mask I presently have, I found myself, for the first time feeling anxious while wearing it and I wasn't sure if what i was feeling was claustrophobia or not but all I could think about was what wold happen if the power went off, would i be able to get enough air in to breathe if it weren't pushing in oxygen? Technically of course i knew that i would but I still wasn't convinced and took it off and refused to sleep with it on that night, telling myself it was pointless anyhow, because of the leaks. Hence, just waiting for the appointment this week.
But this leads me to my only concern and that is, losing interest in this therapy if i spend endless months being fitted for one mask or another and none work.
As mentioned in a post earlier in this thread, since i am a mouth breather I am best off with FF and the second sleep study I did recently tried every single FF mask they had on store there and each one leaked. The first one she choose didn't for the first 4 hours but once it started, it wouldn't stop so i am going to try my FF mask one last time tonight and if it does it again, my next hope i think is to try Nasal Pillows, as someone recommended early in this thread, on the 1st or 2nd page, as well as a chin restraint strap.
So looking at masks, I see nasal pillows with a strap OR nasal masks. Any idea what the difference might be? I can see the difference in the design but I mean the differences in why one would wear pillows and another the nasal mask?
Can you wear a nasal mask with a chin strap or not? If you need the chin strap is it just an automatic decision to go with the nasal pillows?
I realize that the FF would be the best option but since there are too many face leaks, does anyone suffer leaks with nasal pillows or nasal masks?
Sorry to ask so many questions but the doctor and the DE seem better suited at filling out papers.
Its only just now I realized that I didn't have to set my machine for pressure and that the DE must have done it when i took home the machine so all I have to concern myself with is changing humidity level and time for it to start up after I put on my mask, and thats all...nothing was explained to me so its just by reading here that i am grasping it all......and the first while i was posting but I really didnt have any sort of feel for what i had been handed.........
Sorry, another question.......I keep seeing people saying that on CPAP they no longer wake up for washroom breaks?
Um, is it normal to sleep right through the night without waking up at least once?