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(08-15-2015, 12:22 AM)quiescence at last Wrote: Hey tommy - That is an incredibly well adapted mouth-tape mod! I like it! And I am against the taping process. you can then also sip water thru a straw (I know that is really the reason you popped the hole in it!)


Dear Tommy,
Sorry I haven't responded to your post sooner. Have to admit you are thinking outside of the box. And look at the results! AHI 20 down to 5 ish.
So this will go on my list too, after I get more experience. Getting a different mask soon from my DME. Need to stay focused on managing small changes and then assessing the results.



Hey, welcome to oldbro!


Thank you. Appreciate any and all comments and suggestions.


I have a trick for you - while sleeping on your side, turn your face directly up, use a scrunched up/rolled up pillow to press against the side of your face. Ironically, this seems not to result in same obstructions as if your face is up while on your back. And, the mask is not being wiped off your face.

By the way, you know you probably have worse apnea on your back. Most people do. So read up on sewing the tennis ball in the back of your night shirt.

I was surprised that the OA events seemed to be happening at higher pressures. Am I seeing things?


In the one snapshot I was able to post above, I think it was higher pressures in response to apneas. At least that is what I recall. Sometimes hard to judge the cause and effect, because I always end up being awakened by the mask blow out.

I just want to get to a point where I can consistently get a good nights' sleep with the PAP. Then I can work on finding the right variables for better therapy. More details later after I get some PAP time with a new mask.


I applaud your adjustment of max to 16ish or maybe a bit less - to ensure that you will not be agitated by the higher pressure.

Good luck!

QAL
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