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First night... wow
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
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CPAP Pressure: 5-20
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First night... wow
Just tried CPAP for the first time last night. Now I havent seen a Dr or been diagnosed yet ( that will be Monday) but I had the opportunity to try a machine last night and all I can say is WOW!!!

Before I get people all upset about using a machine without supervision I will say I'm a paramedic and have administered CPAP to many patients, so I have a firm understanding of the mechanics and settings.

I talked to my dad about my issues and the appointment I have setup for Monday, thats when he told me he had a friends backup travel machine sitting around that he was afraid to try. I figured what the heck I have an appointment already and I know what I'm doing so I will give it a shot. The setup is a probasics zzzpap brick and a breeze mask. The first hour was pure hell, the tubing leaked causing whistling, and the mask made my nose feel like I was jamming knives up my nose.

But then I got the mask adjusted right tightened it down and woke up about four hours later. Slept for another hour and now Im more awake then I have been in years. I woke up before 7am on a weekend... I dont remember the last time that happened, and I feel amazing! I mean I slept for maybe 5 hours and I feel better then I would after sleeping 12 hours untreated.

The mask was ok, fit could have been better as my nose is really sore this morning. I also dont think the humidifier was working because my nose and the back of my throat were really dry. But all in all Im impressed and floored at the way I feel right now.

PS I had the pressure set to 10 to start out and that felt perfectly fine to me, now I cant wait to see what happens with my appointment... I dont wanna give this thing up.
(This post was last modified: 05-18-2013 06:25 AM by jeepersheart.)
05-18-2013 06:20 AM
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed Elite S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Pilairo (for now)
Humidifier: S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #2
RE: First night... wow
I remember my first night.... at a sleep clinic. I had a terrible nights sleep, but woke up with an alert mind and realized that I had been living in a mental fog.
The technician stated that the untreated results indicated that I was getting approximately 3 hours of real sleep a WEEK, and now I regularly dream, which I hadn't done in years.]

Good luck with the appointment!

The dry throat is often a symptom of breathing through your mouth while sleeping with the mask, if it continues you may want to get a chin strap.
05-18-2013 07:10 AM
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jeepersheart Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 5-20
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RE: First night... wow
I thought about the mouth breathing, but I never have been a mouth breather. I would think that if I were breathing through my mouth I would have a dry mouth too. Just judging from the way I feel and how my mouth felt compared to my nose and throat I think my mouth stayed sealed off, and the dryness is from the humidity (or lack thereof). But I will keep it in mind.
05-18-2013 07:56 AM
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Shastzi Offline

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Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

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Post: #4
RE: First night... wow
What can I say, Jeepers.
You're doing a good thing.
Make them issue you a ResMed S9 AutoSet and you'll probably do even better.

Cheers & Good Luck!

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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05-18-2013 09:05 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
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RE: First night... wow
(05-18-2013 06:20 AM)jeepersheart Wrote:  I had the opportunity to try a machine last night and all I can say is WOW!!!

Hi jeepersheart, a hearty welcome to the forum!

Glad you joined us!

Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
05-20-2013 12:57 AM
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