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Leak fixed (mouth breather for sure)
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Violetskyye Offline

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Posts: 34
Joined: Aug 2016

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed F-10
Humidifier: Resmed Airsense
CPAP Pressure: 6-10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: California

Post: #11
RE: Leak fixed (mouth breather for sure)
Not sure about not eating 2 days per week. If you do that, your metabolism slows down to compensate for no food coming in, and it stays slow, so that when you eat again, you gain more.

I'm not a medical professional, but have maintained the same weight from high school to age 60, doing very simple things. Eat more slowly. Eat some protein with every meal. A small piece of chicken will satisfy a lot longer than a giant plate of spaghetti.

My other trick is never to eat low fat anything. They put sugar in low fat foods to make up for the taste deficit, which is why so many people are heavier these days. I just eat a modest amount of the real version. Studies show people on diets will eat 10 low-fat cookies instead of one piece of real chocolate. Anyway, it's worked for me. I just cut down some, but don't deprive myself so much that I'll go on a binge, and eat modest portions of stuff I like, instead of icky tasting health food.
10-01-2016 11:54 PM
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jxyzobrien Offline

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Posts: 56
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: resmed s9 series
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: full mask
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: heart checked out ok, lung capacity weaker

Sex: Male
Location: clearwater florida

Post: #12
Upping the pressure did help
Persistance hope this helps others
THE IMPORTANT THING DO NOT GIVE UP.
I increased my pressure from 13.8 to 15. Leak rate was 1 and ahi 10
and i made it to almost 5 hours. So i am encouraged and will go to 16.

It took 8 weeks to get an appointment and pressure change prescription with my doc and ROTECH the sleep company from hell took 8 weeks to change the pressure from 12 to 14 but they changed it to 16. Most of the time if you leave ROTECH a message they will not call you back.

Fortunately i know how to adjust all the machine settings on my own now.

You must become your own doctor. My doc (a nice man) simply does
not have good knowledge of the cpap machine.

Once i complete my tinkering i will then get the software stats
and can see what else i can do.

It took almost 2 years to get a cpap machine. The first year the Florida Governor denied health care for me. Then when i got health care it took
almost 10 months to get the machine.

I think if i keep the leak rate low and get 6 hours of continuous sleep
and have an ahi at 5 or below i can improve my health big time.
My weight loss has been amazing since i can not really exercise and sleep
apnea curtails weight loss big time. I think weight loss will help big time
too. I will get better.

history
resmed autoset h5i s9 series
positive airway pressure device
with humidifier
Elite model
FULL mask
pressure set at 15
scored 40 ahi test in hospital
10-02-2016 07:45 AM
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cate1898 Offline

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Posts: 784
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #13
RE: Upping the pressure did help
Yes in today's health care one has to be their own advocate. Glad you have been doing your own research and fine tuning your machine. Can you not just drop into your sleep company ROTECH and refuse to leave until they help you?

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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10-02-2016 09:06 AM
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SuperSleeper Offline

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Posts: 9,973
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #14
RE: Leak fixed (mouth breather for sure)
jxyzobrien, I've combined your recent three threads together, since much of it is discussing the same topics regarding your CPAP treatment.

You want advice, and we've been advising you since April to post your SleepyHead data, but you don't want to to post your SleepyHead information. Without that data, it's all a shot in the dark.

Get your SleepyHead data and post it on the forums. THEN, we can help you properly. Please do not continue to ask for advice, then ignore that advice - that's an exercise in futility and it's a waste of time for our members and for you.

This thread is closed. In the next post or thread you create, we expect you to post your SleepyHead data so we're not (yet again) spinning our wheels in trying to advise you.

Here are some pages with info on how to do that:
https://sleep.tnet.com/resources/sleepyhead/shorganize
https://sleep.tnet.com/resources/sleepyhead/shscreenshot
https://sleep.tnet.com/reference/tips/imgur

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10-02-2016 09:36 AM
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