Post Reply 
How long before seeing health benefits
Author Message
brianwood619 Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 171
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 16-22cm/h2o
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Peaceful Acres

Post: #21
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
It took some time, but it took about five weeks to get used to having the mask and then transitioning to sleeping all night with it on.

BP improvements: Sixty days after acclimation to the machine I came off BP meds
Weight: No change
Cardiac status: Never had problems
Polyuria/Nocturia: About eight days after starting pap therapy I stopped going to the bathroom in the middle of the night (was going four to six times)
Daytime yawning: About four weeks after starting I stopped yawning during the day, usually now don't start yawning till around six in the evening
Attention span: Four weeks it got better
11-19-2014 11:11 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #22
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
The funny thing about "symptoms" is sometimes something just gets better and we might not even notice. For instance, just this morning it occurred to me something was missing from my life now that I'm using CPAP. For years I've been able to predict changes in the seasons, or even changes in weather patterns because I'd get a headache. Not a huge sort of headache, but one for which I would take Tylenol for a few days.

I don't do that anymore! I can't even remember when I quit doing that. But I'm glad I don't.

Sort of like I don't have to take Prilosec anymore. I took that stuff for years. But not anymore.

So there are really some things that get better that are quite nice, even if we do still "yawn" lots of the time. I kind of like that.
11-19-2014 07:34 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Long time CPAP user now with a problem PrkChps 5 191 12-07-2016 09:07 PM
Last Post: PrkChps
  Does long term humidifier use affect lungs? Russatrice 11 487 12-06-2016 06:27 PM
Last Post: eseedhouse
  Two Long Weeks EnigmaGrey 20 932 10-12-2016 12:39 PM
Last Post: EnigmaGrey
  How long until changes in blood tests or medications? NorthernGuy 11 774 09-04-2016 07:46 PM
Last Post: Mosquitobait
  How long to show improvement amykathleen2005 6 409 09-04-2016 08:08 AM
Last Post: pupcamper
  Why are hypopneas 10 seconds long? Rcgop 33 1,451 08-03-2016 09:26 AM
Last Post: PaytonA
  [News] Traveling with CPAP - advice from a long-haul truck driver ApneaNews 1 463 08-02-2016 05:16 PM
Last Post: green wings

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)