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skyler Offline

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Machine: Respironics ASV
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Wisp
Humidifier: System One Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 8-12-20
CPAP Software: Not using software SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed February 2008

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Location: Norfolk, Virginia

Post: #11
RE: First night
Sounds like you did well, except for those bumps. When I get up in the night I just unhook the mask from the hose - takes only a second. You certainly may turn the humidity up until you're comfortable. It would use very little water at a setting of two. The sore throat may be from mouth breathing, if it continues to be a problem you may want a chin strap. As to the stale smell- smell the distilled water and make sure it smells good and is fresh. I'm in Virginia where the humidly is moderate and I don't use a humidfier with pressure from 10- 14 and feel less congested than with the humidity. You did good not to take the mask off. Soon it will be second nature and you won't consider sleeping without your mask.
If the stale sell persists there are aromatherapy products that you place on a disc or cotton ball and place near your intake filer area.
Keep us posted.
10-17-2013 09:55 AM
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Peter_C Offline

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Machine: System One DS960HS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro "MED"
Humidifier: Attached
CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

Sex: Male
Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #12
RE: First night
I agree, humidity is different everywhere, and what works for me at home isn't what I do when I travel. Every room is different, so turning up the humidity is fine, just do it a click or two at a time, til you find what you like. For instance, mine is turned up most of the way, and my chamber is usually almost empty every morning.

The sore throat *may* be mouth breathing, or could simply be caused by the increased air-flow. It takes time to adjust to change. It sounds like overall you did very well last night, and the key is to do the same every night. Create a pattern, and stick with it.

*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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10-17-2013 11:30 AM
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Jasonlboyd Offline

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Joined: Oct 2013

Machine: S9 Elite
Mask Type: Not using mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: H5
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Arkansas, USA

Post: #13
RE: First night
(10-17-2013 07:48 AM)me50 Wrote:  Your throat being sore could be that you opened your mouth during sleep. Have you tried a full face mask? Have you tried a chin strap?

Just curious why they didn't give you an Auto Set.

I am sure someone else here will be able to answer your other questions for you.

I'm not sure why I didn't get an automatic. It would have been nice!
10-17-2013 05:25 PM
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me50 Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: USA

Post: #14
RE: First night
(10-17-2013 05:25 PM)Jasonlboyd Wrote:  
(10-17-2013 07:48 AM)me50 Wrote:  Your throat being sore could be that you opened your mouth during sleep. Have you tried a full face mask? Have you tried a chin strap?

Just curious why they didn't give you an Auto Set.

I am sure someone else here will be able to answer your other questions for you.

I'm not sure why I didn't get an automatic. It would have been nice!

Maybe it isn't too late to get an autoset
10-17-2013 06:06 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: #15
RE: First night
Hi Jason,
You could turn your humidifier up a notch and see if that helps you, but if you keep having problems, you might consider getting a chinstrap to keep your mouth closed during sleep.
It's great to hear that you did pretty well for the first night, just hang in there and stick with it.

trish6hundred
10-17-2013 09:40 PM
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