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Hello All!

I am brand new to CPAP.  I have been using Ambien for several years and knew that was not the long term solution.  I finally talked to a new Dr and he couldn't believe my previous Dr let me take it for so long and how addictive it was. Huh 


He referred me to a Sleep Specialist (sleep study) and I agreed (to appease).  I have no intention of jumping through all those loops and the time and cost so I did next next best thing....craigslist... I was able to pick up a Philips-Respironics DreamStation Auto CPAP with Humidifier for $300 with only 12 hours on it and Mirage FX mask.

Made some educated guesses and walla, all set up. Okay

Whoa!  What an interesting sensation!  I am a mouth breather, so this nasal thing is a challenge.  So the next best thig you say?   Amazon prime!  I ordered a Mirage Quattro Full Face System. Should get that tomorrow.

Does anyone know what heated tube I need for this thing?

I will try it tonight.  Wish me the best of sweet dreams.  I know my pregnant wife will enjoy not sleeping in the spare bedroom due to my snoring Sleep-well
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#2
Hello, ghs215. Welcome to the forum. 

Just search Amazon for DreamStation heated hose. The last I checked it was around $40.00. 

Good luck.
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#3
I believe the part number is HT15. As suggested can easily be found online for $40 or less.

Good job taking charge of you therapy. Keep up the good work.
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#4
You seem like someone who really wants to take charge of your own treatment. Yet you are listing no software

Download and use SleepyHead (free) and then post charts of your usage. Pay attention to the chart organisation because likely charts you feel are important. Frequently are not.

Post and we can help you understand and dial in your treatment
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#5
Hi ghs215,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good job for taking charge of your CPAP therapy.
I wish you good luck as you start your CPAP journey.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
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