Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Poll: Approximately, how many years have you been using CPAP?
This poll is closed.
Don't have a CPAP yet
1.45%
1 1.45%
Less than 1 Year
17.39%
12 17.39%
1-2 Years
17.39%
12 17.39%
More than 2 but less than 5 years
28.99%
20 28.99%
At least 5 years but less than 8 years
10.14%
7 10.14%
At least 8 years but less than 10 years
2.90%
2 2.90%
At least 10 years but less than 15 years
11.59%
8 11.59%
At least 15 years but less than 20 years
7.25%
5 7.25%
At least 20 years but less than 25 years
1.45%
1 1.45%
25 years or more (please comment to tell us the exact number)
1.45%
1 1.45%
Total 69 vote(s) 100%
* You voted for this item. [Show Results]

How LONG have you been on CPAP?
#1
How LONG have you been on CPAP?
Okay, inquiring minds want to know... approximately how many years have you been on CPAP?

Please take the POLL and we'll see if we can find some folks around here to win distinct honor of being on CPAP for a VERY long period of time!

For this poll, please select the number of years that comes closest to the actual time you've been on CPAP.

If there have been substantial periods of time when you did not use your CPAP machine, please subtract those years or months from your total number of years.

Okay, I'll go first...

I've been on CPAP since 2004, so I currently have about 15 years of non-stop CPAP use under my belt.  I've never had even one night where I wasn't connected to my machine.

After you vote, feel free to comment below...

HOW ABOUT YOU??  Take the POLL and let's find out!

Eat-popcorn
SuperSleeper
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.



#apneaboard



Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: How LONG have you been on CPAP?
Showoff! I'm coming up on 5 years.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: How LONG have you been on CPAP?
2003 
but that is already published here
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 

New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Download SleepyHead
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: How LONG have you been on CPAP?
I expect the distribution to be bi-modal because my expectation is that at least half of those who might participate are newcomers who are trying to learn or get help, and then they drift away.  The second modal 'lump' will comprise the hangers-on and helpers, plus monitors and admin, who like to help and who enjoy participating for other reasons.  At this early stage, it looks like I may be right.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#5
RE: How LONG have you been on CPAP?
Every night except 1 for just over 3 years.
Useful Links
Download SleepyHead Software
Organize your SleepyHead charts
Attaching images and files to posts


Advisory Members serve as an "Advisory Committee" to help shape Apnea Board's rules & policies. Membership in the Advisory Members group does not imply medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment.
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
RE: How LONG have you been on CPAP?
I've missed two nights over my 3+ years on CPAP.  Consider me a happy hanger-on. Dreaming
Sleepless No More
Post Reply Post Reply
#7
RE: How LONG have you been on CPAP?
I have been on CPAP for 12 years and haven't missed a night. I just recently joined the forum as I had a brick before and never followed up with any sleep doctors.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#8
RE: How LONG have you been on CPAP?
Started in October 2014, so it will be 5 years this October.  

I have never missed a day.  I use it every night, whether away or home and use it for naps.   Smile

Can’t imagine being without.
OpalRose
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Organize your SleepyHead Charts
Using Attachments to Post ScreenShots.
Machine choices


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#9
RE: How LONG have you been on CPAP?
I missed 2 days, the first was a camping trip where an external power supply failed on me.  The second was a second Diagnostic study that was supposed to be a split but I didn't sleep long enough, 118 minutes of the 2 hours required for a valid diagnostic before the titration started.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 

New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Download SleepyHead
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#10
RE: How LONG have you been on CPAP?
My 1 yr anniversary is coming up in a couple weeks!
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Question Long Term Use of Travel CPAP HL649 22 990 03-01-2019, 03:03 PM
Last Post: mbernstone
  [CPAP] Long apneas RobertWA 5 198 02-03-2019, 01:18 AM
Last Post: RobertWA
  Home sleep apnea test - how long is a “night?” Zandor435 8 526 12-30-2018, 08:59 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Long time CPAP user looking for some feedback fallonkane 21 1,110 11-05-2018, 04:15 PM
Last Post: Fats Drywaller
  Long CA, low SpO2 - but machine didn't mark it as a CA MyronH 0 188 11-03-2018, 11:35 AM
Last Post: MyronH
  how long should I give this mask - dry mouth issue NiteNite 5 366 11-02-2018, 02:06 PM
Last Post: Walla Walla
Question How long do Philips Dreamwear Nasal Gel Pillows typically last? JimInPT 10 699 09-01-2018, 12:58 PM
Last Post: yrnkrn


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.