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LJones Offline

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Posts: 34
Joined: Sep 2014

Machine: Philips Respironics RemStar BiPap Auto with BiFlex (760P)
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Wisp
Humidifier: Onboard
CPAP Pressure: 9/4
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
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New BiPap User - Stats
Ok, so after a month of being passed around from medical supply to medical supply, I finally picked up my BiPap yesterday and eagerly went to sleep last night. I was expecting miracles and maybe it happened, idk. I yawned a ton this morning, but I didn't fall asleep at work. So, at least no damage was done. I downloaded the SleepyHead program and brought up my stats. I assume all looks good. I tried to wade through the data info on here, but it is vast. From what I can tell last night went well. At least I slept with it on all night

I have a Philips Respironics RemStar BiPap with Auto (760P). I used a nose mask that didn't seem to give me any trouble. Here are the numbers... Tell me if this is good for a first night.
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09-05-2014 05:17 PM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: New BiPap User - Stats
(09-05-2014 05:17 PM)LJones Wrote:  From what I can tell last night went well. At least I slept with it on all night
Fantastic 1st night, go and treat yourself to something nice
Congrats
09-05-2014 05:27 PM
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LJones Offline

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Posts: 34
Joined: Sep 2014

Machine: Philips Respironics RemStar BiPap Auto with BiFlex (760P)
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Wisp
Humidifier: Onboard
CPAP Pressure: 9/4
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #3
RE: New BiPap User - Stats
(09-05-2014 05:27 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(09-05-2014 05:17 PM)LJones Wrote:  From what I can tell last night went well. At least I slept with it on all night
Fantastic 1st night, go and treat yourself to something nice
Congrats

I'll do that!!! I was concerned about the leak rate. They sent me home with a small-medium mask. I found it hard to breathe with it, so I changed it to the large. It almost seemed too easy to breathe with. So, I was worried it was leaking. Before the BiPap I was having, I think they said, over 160 episodes per hour. It must have helped!
09-05-2014 05:30 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
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: #4
RE: New BiPap User - Stats
Hi LJones,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
09-05-2014 05:39 PM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #5
RE: New BiPap User - Stats
(09-05-2014 05:30 PM)LJones Wrote:  I was concerned about the leak rate.
% of time above above leak threshold ... 0.69%
Hours of sleep ... 7.16 hours

If my math is correct, that means you spent about 3 minutes above what the machine consider acceptable leak threshold

I would not worry about it, Chinstrap can helps keep mouth closed and minimize mouth leaks
09-05-2014 05:49 PM
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Clementine Offline

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Posts: 208
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPap Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i--not using currently
CPAP Pressure: Auto -- 8/13.2 PS 3.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began with machine on 7/7/14.

Sex: Female
Location: eastern Iowa

Post: #6
RE: New BiPap User - Stats
I don't know much yet, but it looks good to me. It's what I'm trying to get to . . .
09-05-2014 05:49 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #7
RE: New BiPap User - Stats
Those numbers look good LJ. What you want to do is just see how it goes for a few days, then you can think about any pressure adjustments to bring the ahi a little lower if need be.

I'm seeing your pressure at 4/9 which would be uncomfortably low for me. But run with it for awhile and see how you feel.

Good job!
09-05-2014 06:04 PM
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