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First night on CPAP
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Paulie Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: ohio

Post: #1
First night on CPAP
Well picked up my machine and mask this afternoon. Going to be an interesting night I guess. Have been diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea. Feel a little apprehensive going into this evening. Didn't like any of the alternatives the doctor said were possible other than CPAP machine. So I have committed myself to make this work.
06-07-2013 09:18 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #2
RE: First night on CPAP
Well, at least you have a low pressure. If you have trouble with the mask let us know. That's often the first hurdle, but it may be that you encounter no hurdles. My son started CPAP therapy a few weeks ago and has experienced no problems.

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
06-07-2013 09:24 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.

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: First night on CPAP
Hi Paulie,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's great you have a positive attitude.
I look forward to hearing how you do with your CPAP therapy.
Best of luck.

trish6hundred
06-07-2013 09:56 PM
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Paulie Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: ohio

Post: #4
RE: First night on CPAP
Made it through the first night - 8 hrs. Only problem is that I had the top of the mask too tight and now my nose bridge is kind of sore. Brought the data in ResScan and had an AHI of 2.8, under 5 so I think that is good. Will have to start reading up and learning about what is all shown. Kind of felt better this morning in that I wasn't as groggy as I am usually.
06-08-2013 06:58 PM
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Humidifier: ResMed H5i + ClimateLine (not using year-round)
CPAP Pressure: 5–16 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: 12/2011: Mild SAS (AHI 14.5) - 10/2013: Severe SAS (AHI 78.7) - Using AutoCPAP: AHI 1.4

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Location: Greece

Post: #5
RE: First night on CPAP
Great news Paulie! Make the mask fit comfortably and you'll be good to go!

Within a week, you'll feel a lot more refreshed and energetic! Smile
06-09-2013 05:18 AM
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Machine: Respironics PR System One C-Flex+
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CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: also use a Comfort Gel Full Mask by Respironics

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Location: Indiana

Post: #6
RE: First night on CPAP
One of the oddest things about the mask is that looser is better. You would think that tightening the mask would be better but it's not. It takes a while to get that adjustment so that it is loose enough not to be uncomfortable but not too loose that it leaks.

If the bridge of your nose is sore tonight, try putting a bandage on it. That little bit of material might help cushion the mask enough to not make it worse.
06-09-2013 10:35 AM
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SuperSleeper Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #7
RE: First night on CPAP
This thread on how to get a good mask fit might be of some help:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...GUARANTEED

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06-09-2013 05:04 PM
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Paulie Offline

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Location: ohio

Post: #8
RE: First night on CPAP
I have managed in two nights to create a small sore on my nose bridge. Last night it was so irritated the mask only stayed on for a couple of hours. Tonight I am going to put a blister pad on as suggested. I went through the post on getting a good mask fit. Will try some of its recommendations also. I thought my mask was on pretty lose but maybe not. This is only my first mask so I would have been really luckly to get the perfect match right out of the gate. Made an appointment with the DME to evaluate another mask to see if I get a better fit. Patience is definitely called for.
06-10-2013 09:29 PM
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: also use a Comfort Gel Full Mask by Respironics

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Post: #9
RE: First night on CPAP
(06-10-2013 09:29 PM)Paulie Wrote:  I thought my mask was on pretty lose but maybe not. This is only my first mask so I would have been really luckly to get the perfect match right out of the gate. Made an appointment with the DME to evaluate another mask to see if I get a better fit. Patience is definitely called for.

Right attitude and right action. Patience is necessary to find a mask that works for you. Hopefully your DME will be helpful.
06-10-2013 10:34 PM
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Paulie Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: ohio

Post: #10
RE: First night on CPAP
Trying the ResMed Swift FW Nasal Pillow now. Going to stay away for now from the nasal mask. So we will see how tonight goes. The pillows felt pretty good in the DME office, of course the Comfort mask did also.
06-12-2013 02:32 PM
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