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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #11
RE: Need advice, please!
(05-14-2014 03:43 PM)WakeUpTime Wrote:  Failing that, I don't think persistence is going to make a difference for me. This may just be the way it's going to be.

I've noticed that improvement is gradual. Just when I think things won't change, I notice something else changing.

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05-14-2014 05:48 PM
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WakeUpTime Offline

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Machine: PR System One BiPAP S60 Auto 760
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 pillows
Humidifier: PR S1 w Heated Tube+Hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto / Inhale 11-12.5 / Exh 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #12
RE: Need advice, please!
I just read a note you made awhile back on the fellow who was upset at his lingering 7.6 AHI. You gave a great piece of advice there too.

Before, I couldn't break an AHI of 10. Now, I'm down to about 7.6 too. Maybe it can still get better but improvement is painfully slow and lowering AHI by 25% doesn't always feel like a 25% improvement in sleep. For me, that 25% improvement was a result of a smaller mask and getting out of Auto mode and back into constant settings.

If anybody would know what's possible, it would be you that's for sure. Thanks for your ongoing advice.

(05-14-2014 05:48 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  
(05-14-2014 03:43 PM)WakeUpTime Wrote:  Failing that, I don't think persistence is going to make a difference for me. This may just be the way it's going to be.

I've noticed that improvement is gradual. Just when I think things won't change, I notice something else changing.

Sleep Apnea has given me a terrible memory. Please forgive me if I've repeated myself.
05-14-2014 08:40 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 16-22cm/h2o
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Peaceful Acres

Post: #13
RE: Need advice, please!
It took me a little over three weeks to get used to the mask, six weeks sleeping 4-5 hours and then around week 7 I started sleeping 6+ hours a night. Hang in there it gets better with time.
05-15-2014 07:24 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #14
RE: Need advice, please!
(05-14-2014 09:50 AM)handyman2 Wrote:  I too was uncomfortable with the mask on at first. I got a FX mirage mask that was much more comfortable and never had a problem keeping the mask on all night. I got it from someone in in Florida that advertised on Craigslist.
Hi handyman2,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's great to hear that you found a mask that works for you.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

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05-15-2014 07:40 PM
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