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2PAPs Offline

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Machine: PR System One 750p
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed Ultra Mirage
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CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #11
RE: In it for the full ride?
Put it this way, I already have diabetes. The leading cause of death is cardio vascular. The leading cause of death with those with sleep apnea is heart failure in sleep. Why do I want to increase my chances of early death?
09-30-2015 03:54 PM
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Jim Bronson Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
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CPAP Pressure: 9.2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: California

Post: #12
RE: In it for the full ride?
If you're only using it for compliance, then you're using it for the wrong reason.

If I wake up an hour or so before my normal wake-up time, then I usually take it off. But if i wake up in the middle of the night, I always put it back on when I go back to bed.
09-30-2015 05:46 PM
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eseedhouse Offline

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Other Comments: Also on supplemental O2 at 3L/min. while sleeping.

Sex: Male
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Post: #13
RE: In it for the full ride?
(09-30-2015 03:54 PM)2PAPs Wrote:  Put it this way, I already have diabetes. The leading cause of death is cardio vascular. The leading cause of death with those with sleep apnea is heart failure in sleep. Why do I want to increase my chances of early death?

Seems like badly chopped logic to me.

What do you think the leading cause of death for untreated sleep apnea is?

I have diabetes too, and take insulin every day. Doesn't stop me from using my machine whenever I sleep. Apnea is very stressful and if you are building up to a heart attack it might very well precipitate it early. CPAP therapy is known to reduce blood pressure and strengthen the heart. Mine has gone down 20 points since I started on CPAP.

Everybody dies of something sometime. If you have two chronic diseases the smart thing seems to me to be getting them both treated properly.

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09-30-2015 09:10 PM
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GP49 Offline

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CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: USA

Post: #14
RE: In it for the full ride?
All night, usually 7+ hours. I sleep so much better with my machine that maintaining it and putting on and wearing the mask all night is easily worthwhile.
09-30-2015 09:13 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Post: #15
RE: In it for the full ride?
Ditto here. I may not like doing the therapy, but I hate being miserable the next day when I can't get it done.

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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10-01-2015 08:54 AM
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