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Hello, I'm new to this forum - not able to acclimate to CPAP
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(03-27-2013, 11:38 PM)tekis Wrote: Clip...But impulse moved me to take a look and I saw two ResMed S9s, one used, one new. I purchased the new one for less than a third of what they're currently selling online--only had to buy a mask and Climateline (and a few extra filters).

That's a sweet deal! It must have just fell off the truckUnsure

Sounds like you are making progress... Just used mine for 3 nights now and my numbers are getting better. After reading some of the struggles here on the forum I guess I got lucky and just happened to get a mask I was happy with right off he bat. I did hang the hose so it did not strangle me and all has been good since then.

Wish I had done a sleep study years ago...
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(03-27-2013, 01:48 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: Consider the CPAP to be a medication. Many medications take time to not just "get into your system" but often even longer to have results be noticeable. Medications also need to be adjusted and checked on a regular basis. CPAP use is no different.

Some people can take up to a year to notice enough of a difference. Some people take just a few nights.

If it has been a while since your last sleep test, I suggest having another one done. Besides just time, your weight loss may have affected it. And if you have insurance, get another machine. The "Plus" in your machine means it is a leaf blower. The only thing it tracks is hours used. Using the medication analogy, no doctor would ever prescribe hypertension medication yet never check the patient's blood pressure again. Avoid any Phillips Respironics with the word "Plus" in the name and any Resmed with "Escape" in the name. Icon is another good machine but software to read it is not free although the newer ones work with SleepyHead software.

How many masks did you try? Nearly all of us had to go through several masks to find the one that fit us and our sleep style.

Sit up during the day with the mask and machine on. This helps you and your body get used to the sensation of the air and the mask.

Just fig out a way to work in a 10AM nap and a 3pm nap as part of your daily routine. It has to be better than torchering your self with a Cpap. I have been on my Cpap for over 6 years and I miss my morning and afternoon naps!
Lee
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Hang in there. Machine saved my life, I was a week or two from death I think. I managed with the mask quite quickly since the alternative was death. Now cant sleep as power off for over one hour! My battery pack not here. My OSA is genetic, several cousins and a brother all on CPAP, from male side. My question is about my mother. I know that I held my breath during the day with activities, which probably helped save me from further damage to kidneys etc. I don't think she has OSA, but excessive daytime sleepiness persists, and I noted she breath holds with activity. Also a mouth breather. I am an RN, but can't find anything online to help me find a reason or a cause. Her MD not very sympathetic to the elderly, but minimal resources within her area.
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News Flash: I'm sleeping great again--WITHOUT CPAP! Whoo-hoo! Turns out it was a misdiagnosis. I sleep every night now and it's blue skies!! [per Apnea Board rules, portion of post has been removed --Admin] Thanks for you support everyone! Happy trails to ya! Thanks
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