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Posts: 106
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Trialling a Dreamstation auto and fixed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
Humidifier: dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 9 cm
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: australia

Post: #11
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
Just to clarify, I have tried a few machines: Airsense 10, dreamstation, Weinmann prisma and Fisher and Paykal and found so far the dreamstation has suited me the best due to ease of use and the ease of breathing with it. It seems to me the most gentle to breath with without feeling you not getting enough air or forcing the air at you it seems to match my breathing more naturally.
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Steve
07-19-2016 08:35 PM
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Lateralus Offline

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Posts: 5
Joined: Jul 2016

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Simplus
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: 10.6-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: AHI hovers around 0 - .2

Sex: Male
Location: Southern California

Post: #12
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
I started 2 weeks ago myself. When I started I found it uncomfortable and almost claustrophobic. Found that was actually mostly because of my sinus and nose problems I have had previously. First few days was averaging 3-4 AHI. Now I'm often getting 0, to .2 on average and it's trending more consistently towards 0 as time goes on which I know is fortunate.

I'm still waking up for reasons TBD, but the need to pee is gone. I still feel tired early in the evening like before when I would get no sleep. I do remember dreaming now, sometimes more than once a night, which I know is good and an improvement (and I can't recall dreaming much in the months prior to).

Only thing I'd offer is, that what most people say that it gets better with time, which was hard to accept at first.
07-19-2016 11:20 PM
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stephennic Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 106
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Trialling a Dreamstation auto and fixed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
Humidifier: dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 9 cm
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: australia

Post: #13
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
(07-19-2016 11:20 PM)Lateralus Wrote:  I started 2 weeks ago myself. When I started I found it uncomfortable and almost claustrophobic. Found that was actually mostly because of my sinus and nose problems I have had previously. First few days was averaging 3-4 AHI. Now I'm often getting 0, to .2 on average and it's trending more consistently towards 0 as time goes on which I know is fortunate.

I'm still waking up for reasons TBD, but the need to pee is gone. I still feel tired early in the evening like before when I would get no sleep. I do remember dreaming now, sometimes more than once a night, which I know is good and an improvement (and I can't recall dreaming much in the months prior to).
Only thing I'd offer is, that what most people say that it gets better with time, which was hard to accept at first.

I started a few weeks also, and I also hope it gets better with time, last night got 2 hours with CPAP then couldnt go back to sleep so just didnt use CPAP after that.
Cheers
Steve
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07-19-2016 11:30 PM
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wocko1 Offline

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Posts: 12
Joined: Jul 2016

Machine: Philips Respironics Dreamstation Auto CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel SIMPLUS (Medium)
Humidifier: Dreamstation Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 5-20 cmH2O
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #14
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
So far, I think I'm managing to get used to the machine. I finally did have a good night's sleep, but I noticed that I am getting up earlier than I used to. I used to get up at 7.30 but now I am getting up at 6 am, not to mention I don't feel as lethargic as I used to. My AHI is down to 2.06 so far according to SleepyHead.

One question, is it best to use distilled water in the humidifier? I have been using just plain tap water at the moment. Also, I'm planning to go overseas some day to China and I know the water there is dodgy. Is it ok to boil tap water or use distilled?
07-20-2016 05:10 PM
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