04-14-2016, 11:20 AM
I am so new, that last night was my first night sleeping in my own bed with my brand new bpap machine. I was able to pull off 7.7 hours worth of results, but I woke up feeling like a Macy's day parade inflatable. And the next hour was similar to Robin Williams colenoscopy comedy skit. Other than that it was a great nights sleep, well I can't say I'm actually happy to be here, but we are all in a similar situation. So if I have to be somewhere, it might as well be here.
I'm a mouth breather and I have a mask the goes under the nose and around the mouth, pretty ingenious design actually, my bpap is a dream station or dreamworks, it's made by Phillips. My pressure is 22/18, and I have no idea what I should set my humidifier at 1-5???
I haven't set up any sleep software on my phon yet, as I still have lots of reading left to go on this board. I hope to get to know most of you in the coming days, weeks.....ect.
Hi Rjhoeper! (Russ)
What you describe is very common. It takes time to adjust to your new treated environment. You didn't get to your condition overnight. . . Or did you?
Here is something to keep in mind: There is a high degree of dropouts in xPAP therapy due to impatience and/or the willingness to accept the therapy. Hang in there. Time is your friend.
Statistics prove that people who have more birthdays live longer.
IMHO the phone software is not great. I tells you the same smiley face information that the front panel does. Get sleephead and start getting used to your data. Just kind of cruse around and check out what things look like. Your data is your best friend.
The treatment pressures are the ONLY prescription things on the machine, everything else is comfort and only you can tune those in to what you like.
Make one small change and try it, if you know right away it's wrong then change the other direction and see how it feels for a few nights.
You are in the right place.