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Gaspnea Offline

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Posts: 27
Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12.4
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: My pressure was prescribed by my doctor at 11 but I've upped it to 12.4 on my own.

Sex: Female
Location: Florida, USA

Post: #11
RE: Feeling shattered
Oh wow, thanks! This was going to be my next question after first reading the owner's manual, which I have not done yet. I also just read another unrelated post by someone who found that he was given a used machine when his insurance company has him approved for a new one. He'd seen something like 800 hours of use that could not have been his. I had a feeling my machine was also used because when I first picked it up from Apria Health Care, it was already unpacked and inside a black vinyl carrying case, which also looked used. I thought of all this but said nothing! So tomorrow I guess I have to call Blue Cross and find out if I am supposed to have a brand new machine.
09-30-2012 10:56 AM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #12
RE: Feeling shattered
run hours can not be wind back to zero even if DME erased data and reset the machine to factory settings
cooling down the machine after each use add to machine hours
(This post was last modified: 09-30-2012 03:43 PM by zonk.)
09-30-2012 03:43 PM
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archangle Offline
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Posts: 3,159
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #13
RE: Feeling shattered
If you had a valid sleep test that shows apnea, the apnea is probably doing damage to your brain, heart, and general health. It will probably get worse as you age.

Your CPAP machine stores the compliance info internally, not just on the SD card. You could destroy the SD card and you'll still have the data needed for compliance checks.

In addition to the "sleep debt," you may simply not be sleeping that well due to the weirdness of having the mask and air pressure.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
10-01-2012 12:01 AM
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Moriarty Offline

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Posts: 270
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: Respironics REMStar 50 Series Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Pakel Pilairo Q
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: 8.5-20 (average 9.4)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Image above is my CPAP machine...

Sex: Male
Location: Toowoomba - Qld - Australia

Post: #14
RE: Feeling shattered
Hi Gaspnea

I have been in CPAP for 3 months now. I was not aware of any symptoms from OSA apart from my wife's observations of my snoring and gasping...

Since treatment I don't feel any better in the morning or through the day because I didn't feel bad to start with... I have however noticed two 'lifestyle' improvements.

The first was something that I thought was just advancing years.... I no longer doze off early in the evening... Instead of feeling drowsy from about 6pm on and falling asleep in front of the TV or reading I go till about 10pm or 11pm then crash quickly.

The second I was concerned could have a more nasty cause... Nocturia - my waking every two hours (some nights 1 hour) ceased from the first night.

There is also a third benefit - my wife is no longer woken by my snoring - then lying there waiting for for me to start breathing again several times a night.... and as they say - happy wife - happy life. Big Grin

Cheers

David
(This post was last modified: 10-01-2012 07:23 AM by Moriarty.)
10-01-2012 07:21 AM
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Gaspnea Offline

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Posts: 27
Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12.4
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: My pressure was prescribed by my doctor at 11 but I've upped it to 12.4 on my own.

Sex: Female
Location: Florida, USA

Post: #15
RE: Feeling shattered
Thanks arch and Moriarty. Yes, I think the weirdness of mask and blasting air is probably keeping me subconsciously always aware and in light sleep all night. But as for the nocturia...yeah, that quit on the first night too! And I too had attributed that symptom to something else altogether. "Happy wife-happy life"...yesterday was the first time I ever heard that and now you are saying it...funny!
10-02-2012 07:13 AM
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