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DWaldman Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: InnoMed Aloha
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: We rescue dogs... I am going to need LOTS of filters....

Sex: Male
Location: Atascadero Ca

Post: #1
First Night
Machine arrived today... I had a great on-line purchase experiance. Got it all set up, preliminary numbers input, first mask adjustments made... Now I wait for sleepy time... This is so exciting...
10-20-2015 10:07 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #2
RE: First Night
will you be able to sleep? Big Grin

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
10-20-2015 10:23 PM
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player Offline

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Posts: 412
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed A10
Humidifier: Resmed A10 Autosset
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: It's a... mad world...

Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #3
RE: First Night
What are you numbers?
10-21-2015 02:50 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: First Night
Hi DWaldman,
I hope your first night went well.
It’s good to hear that you had a good online experience, how exciting to get a new machine.

trish6hundred
10-21-2015 08:09 AM
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DWaldman Offline

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Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: InnoMed Aloha
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: We rescue dogs... I am going to need LOTS of filters....

Sex: Male
Location: Atascadero Ca

Post: #5
RE: First Night
First morning...
Here are the sleep study numbers: Epworth 20, sleep time 5.9hrs out of 8.1, eff = 73%.Prior pap no centrals, 33 OSA's, Low O2 level of 83%, AHI index was 22.8 CPAP AT 11 CM reduced AHI to 1.5.
Set machine last night to 9-17, humidity 85, ramp 7 for 15. Slept for 9 hours, though some of that time was time spent on setup. At the end this morning, AHI was 0.7.
I feel good, only got up once last night to pee as to the usual 3 or 4, Felt like I had a bit of a harder time falling asleep because of the mask, but that may have been an illusion. Some nose soreness noted during the night on the left nostril by the septum, sleep position adjustment helped relieve it, I am sure I need to fine tune mask fit plus find a good nasal ointment.
Next steps: Turn off ramp, don't think I need it, makes me feel a little restricted. Raise humidity, slight bit of throat congestion during the night and this morning, make mask adjustments to help relieve pressure on left nostril. Get another good night's sleep. ( Will propbably be a nap later, good sleep feels so good.) I also need to make a trip to Staples for a card reader so I can use Sleepyhead.
10-21-2015 09:50 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #6
RE: First Night
Glad to hear your first night went well!
Good-work

OpalRose
10-21-2015 09:58 AM
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DariaVader Offline
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #7
RE: First Night
Doin' good! re: falling asleep - It does take some time to get used to sleeping with equipment - even after a year I still struggle some, but not as much as without it! You were so excited about your first night I wondered if you would be like a 1st grader the night before school starts Big Grin

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
10-21-2015 11:47 AM
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Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #8
RE: First Night
as for the ramp feature, there are two ends to the ramp.
There is a starting pressure and if that is too low it will be uncomfortable.

If you can put the mask on, with ramp off, and are able to relax and breathe with the pressure then you probably don't need to use ramp. If it takes you too long to relax then you might benefit from using ramp and could look to adjust how long of a ramp time is best for you

Glad you hit your numbers out of the park on the first night, now to get the comfort settings right for you.
10-21-2015 01:55 PM
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DWaldman Offline

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Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: InnoMed Aloha
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: We rescue dogs... I am going to need LOTS of filters....

Sex: Male
Location: Atascadero Ca

Post: #9
RE: First Night
Took a short nap this afternoon, (played hooky from work.), and used the large pillows instead of the medium. I was able to relax the the straps a good bit and maintain a seal with the machine on. My trial fit last night was a static one, Machine off, make it comfortable, and no leaks when blocking the hose. I loosened the straps a bit during the night, but never got it quite right. the larger pillows this afternoon were much better. Proof it pays to expirement with your equipment. Will post tommorow after tonight's sleep.
10-21-2015 08:23 PM
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