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PaulaO2 Offline
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Post: #71
RE: P's fun with FFM
I completed night 3 with the Simplus, the longest I have gone so far with a FFM. And the leaks were wonderful. As in all below its threshold. I even made myself sleep on my side to see what the leaks would do with the mask on the pillow.

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No clue about the high AHI, though. No drugs, wasn't overly tired, and even slept on my side. I woke up a few times on my back but no more than usual. And I never woke up with my mouth open so I think I've gotten used to the air compressor feeling on my face.

It does leak into my eyes but it is very minimal and I don't wake with any more gunk than usual. I think it is because the air is higher, hits more my upper eyelid and eyebrow.

I was going to try the FlexiFit because it has the chin cup. But I think I will stick with this one. What do y'all think? Well, anyone but Ghost. I know his opinion.

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12-20-2014 11:31 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Post: #72
RE: P's fun with FFM
Looks to me like it might be a keeper.

Sleep Well,

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12-20-2014 12:31 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #73
RE: P's fun with FFM
Paula as regular as clock work if I go FFM vs nasal my AHI goes up and pressures run higher. The simplus has a vent rate that rivals Fitlife total face. And anytime I change mask types even FF to FF my ahi goes up for a few days then settles.

My PRS1 on opti start raised my min pressure with it vs nasal back to the min pressure for the fitlife.

And now I will shut up LOL
12-20-2014 05:44 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #74
RE: P's fun with FFM
So you are saying give it a few more days and the AHI should go back down?

I didn't feel that tired when I woke and I was surprised to see it that high. That's why I wasn't overly concerned. And I've not got enough data to establish a trend which is also why I'm not freaking. I'll give it ten or more days, THEN I'll panic. And blame you, okay Ghost?

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12-20-2014 07:04 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

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Post: #75
RE: P's fun with FFM
(12-20-2014 07:04 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  So you are saying give it a few more days and the AHI should go back down?

I didn't feel that tired when I woke and I was surprised to see it that high. That's why I wasn't overly concerned. And I've not got enough data to establish a trend which is also why I'm not freaking. I'll give it ten or more days, THEN I'll panic. And blame you, okay Ghost?

If your therapy goes in the tank over using the Simplus you can blame me totally Paula. And I will take my forty lashes without complaint LOL.

Mine settles down after a mask change after a few days. Any mask change tosses me out of whack for a few days.


As I said the Simplus vents quietly but alot. You might need to touch you min pressure up a tad. I did on the PR machine but your on a Resmed so I have no clue about that.

Still think youll wind up liking the Simplus especially if the small cushion was the wrong size
12-20-2014 11:05 PM
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Post: #76
RE: P's fun with FFM
Mine goes wonky with every mask swap, even when swapping back to the Mirage Quattro which gives me the lowest AHI.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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12-21-2014 01:46 AM
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Post: #77
RE: P's fun with FFM
Yup...another example about CPAP therapy being an individual thing. If it weren't for the fact that my wife plays "musical pillows" on occasion, I'd have a pair that would let me sleep pretty much any way except face down with my FitLife. It happens to give me my best numbers (leaks and AHI), but that's me....except when I'm stuck with the extra heavy and thick pillows which push more on the mask and cause leaks when I side sleep.

I'm also one of the luck bastards able to run pretty much any style of mask and now that I've fine tuned my pressure. I have been known to swap in nasal pillows when I get the big, thick pillows, ditch one of 'em so I'm only using one, and tummy sleep just fine.

Paula, here's hoping you've found something that will work for you Smile
12-22-2014 01:18 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #78
RE: P's fun with FFM
Yes! I found my mask! Phew!

AHI last "night" was 3.9. Leak 95% - 3.6, leak max - 15.6

The only caveat is my sleep was from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

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12-22-2014 03:08 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

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Post: #79
RE: P's fun with FFM
Whew!! So no beatings coming my way????Laugh-a-lot

Glad the Simplus worked out for ya PaulaBig Grin
12-23-2014 01:10 AM
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Post: #80
RE: P's fun with FFM
Excellent news Paula!

Keep us posted about how you're getting on with that mask.

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12-26-2014 07:45 AM
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