Hi everyone! My name is Nick. I'm 36 and was just diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. I did a home study with that headband gizmo and had 100 events per hour and my pulse dipped down to under 30. My ENT/sleep doctor prescribed an auto pap. I just started using the Resmed Airsense 10 autoset with a nasal pillow mask last night. I registered my machine on their website and I really like how I can view my sleep report from the previous night.
In addition to the cpap, he also has me using breathe right strips, Flonase and Neil Med saline rinse before bed.
I just found this forum and discovered how to tweak some settings, like turning down the humidity and air temp, and increasing the ramp up pressure. I felt like I wasn't getting enough air when I first put the mask on.
So, I just wanted to say hi and thanks for all the good info!
Welcome Nick.... Visit often and you will be rewarded with mountains of good information regarding CPAP and sleep issues.. Your posts will always be welcome as you progress into the land of CPAP and any post could possibly help another new apnea patient along the way.
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