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How long will the daytime sleepiness go away if I'm getting the right treatment?
There really is no other effective treatment...
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To answer about the mask, this is the writing on my mask packaging : Philips Respironics Nuance Pro Gel Pillows Mask
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I started with a Sleepweaver Advance mask (it's fabric and feels pretty comfortable - I also have a nasal pillow, but that doesn't seem as comfortable), and didn't bother with APAP - just straight CPAP at 13. Felt better the very next day. And since then, no more naps needed, and no more nearly falling asleep while standing up teaching a class. Previously was severe sleep apnea. I kind of guess as long as your mask isn't leaking, and assuming the pressure is right, you should feel the effects pretty quickly. As a newbie, just barely a month in, that's my experience.

Edit: Sorry, just read your post more carefully. Apologies. Can't really comment about the tennis ball approach, but I was sleeping on my side before doing CPAP and it didn't really help much in terms of daytime sleepiness. But maybe with only moderate sleep apnea, your experience will be better.
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In a prior post you mentioned one manufacturer and listed a model number from another. To help, I have provided a link to aid in identifying your CPAP:

Good Luck!
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Thanks for the input guys. After some consideration, I'm thinking of trying cpap again. Hoping to get some free trial first. I'm interested with Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset.

Still not sure about a couple things :
- Should I get the ClimateLineAir tubing?
- How is it compared to S9 Autoset? The price of Airsense 10 Autoset on my local shop is around usd 1800. I haven't been able to check the price of the S9 Autoset, but if it turns out to be a couple hundreds cheaper, is it worth it to pay extra for the Airsense 10 Autoset?
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I have the A10. Nice machine. You should get the heated hose. Without it, you can get water in the hose which is noisy. I would get the newer machine, but I have not used the S9...

If you sleep with your mouth closed and you breath all night through your nose, you are NOT a mouth breather.
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At those prices, I would be tempted to order from a US supplier! Ouch! See Supplier #2 in the Supplier List (too of page) for comparative prices.

I am not sure if you need the heated hose. It depends on where in Indonesia you are and what the local climate is like. A lot of North America is cold and dry. I lived in Thailand for a number of years and I don't know if it would even be possible to add more humidity to the air! Now if you sleep in an air-conditioned room that is a different case and you will want the humidifier and heated hose.

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I live in humid area, but sleep in aircon room. So heated hose it is.

I also wanted to buy from #2 supplier but the paperwork of getting it through custom is too much, with no guarantee it will get through. Plus there will be custom fees. Turns out the S9 is slightly more expensive in my local shop. So I'm getting the A10 today. Thanks again guys!
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Do not give up. I do not like CPAP but it works. I will not lay down without it now. I keep working to learn more and make it work better. I will likely never like cpap but we are a team now.

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I am in Papua New Guinea and I have the heated hose on my Air Sense 10 as I sleep in aircon as well.

Another idea you may want to try is to look at some of the ideas for suspending the hose from the ceiling. I have a hook in the ceiling above where my face would be and an elastic strap coming down for the mask. You set this to hold the hose going up so you can move around and the elastic allows a lot of movement side to side. There are quite a few pictures etc on this site that show you how to set this up. I find it really helps. I travel with this strap and hang it off pictures above the bed etc in hotels.

I have both the respironics pillows and the ResMed P10 pillows I prefer the ResMed ones but use the respironics for a break sometimes.

Personally I have been on APAP for about 5 months and in the past month I have seen a real change in my quality of life. I can exercise more am losing weight and no challenge working 12hour days. My blood pressure and resting heart rate have gone back to good figures and I feel great. There certainly wasn't a day that I woke up and had a new life it seemed to gradually get better over a few months.

Cheers Grover
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