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First Night with CPAP
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velvetackbar Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Nuance Air Pillows
Humidifier: built in
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Portland, Oregon, US

Post: #1
First Night with CPAP
New Resmed Airsense 10 Auto, with Phillips nasal pillows (I have a big mustache to accompany my big head.) I was a 42 on my home sleep test.

Errrr.

Was that even a night? I don't remember any of it. Which is good...? I think? I shifted twice?

Once at midnight, I had a rough time with my pads.

I woke up with a sore nose. Likely my straps are too tight, so I'll goof with that tonight. I went and bought Ayr at lunch, so I am appropriately soothed.

The other thing I noted when I woke up: it didn't feel *stumbly.* Wasn't even sure I needed coffee--Silly me, the answer to every morning is always, COFFEE!!!!!

Oh, and I am new here, so I guess this is a delurk. If I put this in the wrong place, let me know. I looked for a newbs corner, but didn't find one.

Velvetackbar
02-02-2016 04:13 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 with CPAP
Welcome

You're in the right place Smile

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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

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02-02-2016 04:22 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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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: #3
RE: First Night with CPAP
Welcome to the Forum velvetackbar,

No newbs corner, just jump right in and ask whatever.

And yes, you are in the right place. If you have a software question, there is a separate forum.

Do you have an Auto or Bilevel machine? I ask because your profile says 5-22 pressure range. APAP's only go as high as 20cm. Bilevel's go higher.

Glad you didn't feel *stumbly*, and no one should do without coffee. Coffee

OpalRose
02-02-2016 04:30 PM
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pholynyk Offline

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Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 APAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: included
CPAP Pressure: 11-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #4
RE: First Night with CPAP
Welcome to the forum. Velvetackbar, I see a couple of others beat me to first reply.
I've been here less than a year myself, and I've learned a lot by listening here and looking at my Sleepyhead data.
From what I hear, pillows don't need to be tight because the air pressure inflates them. My nasal mask works that way.
Don't be shy if you have questions, the most knowledgeable people are the friendliest.

Phil
02-02-2016 04:44 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #5
RE: First Night with CPAP
Hi velvetackbar,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
02-02-2016 05:00 PM
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velvetackbar Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Nuance Air Pillows
Humidifier: built in
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Portland, Oregon, US

Post: #6
RE: First Night with CPAP
(02-02-2016 04:30 PM)OpalRose Wrote:  Do you have an Auto or Bilevel machine? I ask because your profile says 5-22 pressure range. APAP's only go as high as 20cm. Bilevel's go higher.

So I just ran my SleepyHead, and it shows the following settings:

APAP
5-20.

Sorry :-)

My Max pressure was 9.92.
02-02-2016 11:21 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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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: #7
RE: First Night with CPAP
(02-02-2016 11:21 PM)velvetackbar Wrote:  
(02-02-2016 04:30 PM)OpalRose Wrote:  Do you have an Auto or Bilevel machine? I ask because your profile says 5-22 pressure range. APAP's only go as high as 20cm. Bilevel's go higher.

So I just ran my SleepyHead, and it shows the following settings:

APAP
5-20.

Sorry :-)

My Max pressure was 9.92.


Great, keep us posted.
Watch your numbers for at least a week and see where your 95% pressure and max pressure is. I would think that your minimum is too low and should fall about 2cm below 90% number. If you are uncomfortable now with low pressure, raising it to 6 won't hurt.

OpalRose
02-03-2016 09:49 AM
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