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DruiD Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: Resmed Airsense10 fitted.
CPAP Pressure: Auto 8 - 18
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Settled on a Resmed Auto 10 over Dream Station

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #1
Feedback and Suggestions after 1st week?
So .. its a week since I started CPAP and would like some feedback on the numbers \ data if I could.

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06-08-2015 07:19 PM
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trailrider Offline

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Machine: A10 Autoset for Her
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Eson or P10
Humidifier: autoset
CPAP Pressure: 6-12 DME, 7-13 me
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: engineer. EPR at 3, unheated hose, humidity at 2. Routine hose entanglement.

Sex: Female
Location: Ontario

Post: #2
RE: Feedback and Suggestions after 1st week?
Hi there Druid!

Your numbers are ok for starting out. You have a lot of leaks, which is quite common when starting. You need to adjust straps or switch to a P10 pillow. My DME started me on the Eson as well. I moved to the pillow within a month.

I don't understand why you are on a straight CPAP instead of an autoset. From the land of Resmed too no less! I think you should try an autoset which basically titrates continuously all night long. That way you can go to sleep at a lower pressure and only get as much pressure as needed to cope with the events as you sleep.

Overall, your AHIs are pretty good! Congratulations!
06-09-2015 10:39 PM
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DruiD Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: Resmed Airsense10 fitted.
CPAP Pressure: Auto 8 - 18
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Settled on a Resmed Auto 10 over Dream Station

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: Feedback and Suggestions after 1st week?
Thanks for that trailrider. I have a download at the clinic tomorrow and possibility of trailing another mask.
The Leaks are semi expected as apart from being new,
1) High pressure makes the in-nose mask type ineffective (apparently) - so using trying an F&P Eson.
2) I have a "Van Dyke" style upper and lower facial hair
3) I move and turn a fair bit in my sleep (and wake up and adjust mask)

Cheers,
DruiD
06-11-2015 06:02 AM
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Mosquitobait Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #4
RE: Feedback and Suggestions after 1st week?
I'm still a newbie. I agree about the pillows. I think the general limit for those is 14 (there are exceptions of course). My brother uses an FandP full face mask. It's one of the few recommended for facial hair. I seem to recall coming across a listing on the internet. If I find it, I will post (if it's commercial, I will pm as per site rules)).

Congrats on your first week. I'm on my third, so not much ahead of you in actual practice.
(This post was last modified: 06-11-2015 08:41 AM by Mosquitobait.)
06-11-2015 08:40 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i Cleanable with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP-ing since 1995; Type 2 Diabetes; Chronic Asthma; Gout

Sex: Male
Location: Westfield, IN

Post: #5
RE: Feedback and Suggestions after 1st week?
Take it from a long time wearer of Van Dykes and full beards: Nasal pillows work best! oldman


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06-11-2015 09:27 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
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CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #6
RE: Feedback and Suggestions after 1st week?
Druid,

I too have a "Van Dyke" type beard and mustache. My unintentional leaks are as follows over the long haul. Median=0, 95%<7, max<15. I currently use a Mirage Quattro FFM. I have used a nasal mask. It never leaked at the seals just through my mouth a lot. I had a FFM that I could not get to quit leaking into my eyes and waking me up but it never leaked anywhere the seals were on top of my facial hair.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
06-11-2015 11:23 AM
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DruiD Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: Resmed Airsense10 fitted.
CPAP Pressure: Auto 8 - 18
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Settled on a Resmed Auto 10 over Dream Station

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #7
RE: Feedback and Suggestions after 1st week?
Well a couple of adjustments today at the clinic, and the F&P Eson nasal mask feels (and sounds) a LOT better - a few more sleeps and another download will tell if its improved the actual leaks etc.
The trick was.. LOOSEN it. I was 'ever tightening' it to get a better seal - but I was making it worse. It should just barely ride on your face apparently.

Apparently these nasal mask cushions are supposed to ride on a cushion of air .. and when moving and such ..its allowed to move around to 'reseal' against your face.
.. The air pressure naturally expands out the silicone cushion against your face and cushion 'rolls' into the new position without leaking.

I kept tightening it so it couldn't roll or move.. thus .. it just leaked.. instead of self-sealing\adjusting.

Oh.. and somehow I had lost (or never given) the 'defuser' ? - the little extra plastic clip and cloth piece on the mask end near where the hose connects - that reduces the 'air' noise CONSIDERABLYSmile.
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06-12-2015 04:32 AM
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