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Shastzi Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

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Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #11
RE: Mouth breathing
The machine can actually go from 0 to full pressure in about 8 seconds but
it doesn't do that when you're asleep because the abrupt change will knock you out of Dream Land.

So, the machine moves slowly in order to not wake up you up.
This does mean that it makes for longer response times as discussed above for the reason
of using a pressure on the low end that is very near to your threshold of airway collapse.

This way you get a better nap time and when something adverse does happen the machine can run the pressure up and
lock your airways open, hopefully thwarting the Obstructive beastie.


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08-11-2015 10:18 AM
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mikeh99 Offline

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Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: PR REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 Pillows
Humidifier: PR System One Heated
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Northern NH

Post: #12
RE: Mouth breathing
Good explanations. Thanks for the info.

08-11-2015 12:57 PM
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