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kyhmm72 Offline

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Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: Philips DreamStation
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics DreamWear
Humidifier: Philips DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 6-16
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: State of Confusion

Post: #1
Good morning... New user here
Good morning everyone. I am new to the forum, as well as new to sleep apnea. Apparently I've been battling this problem for decades and just thought it was stress and anxiety preventing me from resting, when in all actuality, my doctor told me that my brain was smart, and it was keeping me awake to keep me alive.

I just had my sleep study last Wednesday, and was given a CPAP on Friday. I am trying to learn all that I can regarding this 'disease' and everything I can do to help myself get the best benefit from CPAP therapy.

I apologize for not knowing as much today, as I hopefully will know tomorrow. Thank you in advance for all assistance.

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03-28-2016 08:37 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Joined: Nov 2014

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: #2
RE: Good morning... New user here
Welcome to Apnea Board kyhmm72,
There is a lot to learn, but first you should request the Clinicians Manual for your machine at this link:
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

Feel free to ask any questions you may have about your machine, therapy, masks, etc. You will learn quite a bit by reading some of the Threads in the forum.

How to Organize and Post ScreenShots
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03-28-2016 09:04 AM
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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: #3
RE: Good morning... New user here
Welcome

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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

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
03-28-2016 09:12 AM
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FrankNichols Offline

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Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: 17-19
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

Sex: Male
Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #4
RE: Good morning... New user here
(03-28-2016 09:12 AM)DariaVader Wrote:  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
Using this barrier during the day can help you to keep it at night

I find this using this technique during the day helps keep me from saying things that get me into trouble. I have been unable to find the equivalent technique for use on the internet sadly... Smile

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
03-28-2016 10:22 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

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: Good morning... New user here
Hi kyhmm72,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
There is lots to read here on the board.
Feel free to ask any questions you have to help you understand sleep apnea.
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy and hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
03-28-2016 05:43 PM
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JWR Offline

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Machine: DreamStation DSX700 , PR 760 bipap auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed mirage FX
Humidifier: DreamStation DSXH , system one
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 17.5max IPAP = 21
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: .

Post: #6
RE: Good morning... New user here
Welcome to apneaboard!

03-28-2016 08:11 PM
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chill Online

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Posts: 951
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: I have a Walk-in Mask Closet (F&P Simplus most nights)
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #7
RE: Good morning... New user here
Welcome! I am also pretty new to Apnea and here too. Like you, suffered for a long, long time before discovering the problem. I have the same machine as you. I hope you find it as life changing as I did.
03-28-2016 08:15 PM
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DariaVader Offline
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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: #8
RE: Good morning... New user here
(03-28-2016 10:22 AM)FrankNichols Wrote:  I find this using this technique during the day helps keep me from saying things that get me into trouble. I have been unable to find the equivalent technique for use on the internet sadly... 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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03-28-2016 08:23 PM
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kyhmm72 Offline

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Machine: Philips DreamStation
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics DreamWear
Humidifier: Philips DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 6-16
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Female
Location: State of Confusion

Post: #9
RE: Good morning... New user here
Thank you so so much for the warm welcome!!
03-31-2016 07:28 AM
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jxyzobrien Offline

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Machine: resmed s9 series
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: full mask
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: heart checked out ok, lung capacity weaker

Sex: Male
Location: clearwater florida

Post: #10
RE: Good morning... New user here
first night disaster
resmed series 9 machine

Positive airway pressure device

h5i with humidifier

I have the full mask. Mask was too tight fixed that. There is tremendous
air pressure. No leakage on mask. But is it normal for air to come out thru
the tubing connected to the hose.

I can not stand the air pressure. My lungs actually hurt. Is the air
pressure too high. Did i just need the nose breathing mask.
I think i was hyperventilating and breathing hard because of too high
air pressure.

I was told 10% of people use full mask.

I went thru cpap test at hospital.
03-31-2016 07:40 AM
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