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Welcome Jimi Owen, the tiredness in the afternoons will eventually get better, you have to remember your body is healing now after years of sleep and oxygen deprivation, keep at it and well done so far Smile
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(11-17-2015, 03:25 PM)zonk Wrote:
(11-17-2015, 10:46 AM)Jimi Owen Wrote: I did not have any problems with my provider and they were really good and let me use 3 different masks including nose pillows but I had the dry mouth thing and I guess I breath through my mouth so I stayed with the F10 full face.
Dry mouth is common with full face masks
Have you tried chinstrap with the nasal pillows?

No I never tried the chinstrap at home, they tried that at the sleep clinic and I found it uncomfortable then but everything at the sleep clinic seemed to cause leaks I believe she overtightened everything and that made it worse.
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Hey, Im new to this machine mask type stuff. i've been only able to use the mask for about 4 hours per night, but i'd did just start this week. My question is how many hours are good and yesterday I recorded AHI of 0.6 from prior days of 2.0 is that good
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(11-18-2015, 12:27 PM)cbermea1 Wrote: Hey, Im new to this machine mask type stuff. i've been only able to use the mask for about 4 hours per night, but i'd did just start this week. My question is how many hours are good and yesterday I recorded AHI of 0.6 from prior days of 2.0 is that good

Ideally you want a normal nights sleep, which for most is 7 or 8 hours.

Four hours is enough to reach "compliance" so your insurance will pay for the machine. Four hours below AHI 5 is better than no hours at all.

If you are sleeping without the mask for three or four hours then you will be partially undoing the good that you get during the four hours with it.

You want the AHI to be under 5, so you are doing decently there. Mind you AHI isn't everything.

Why are you only getting 4 hours with the mask? Not meant to chide you but if you tell us why we might be able to give you some helpful suggestions.
Ed Seedhouse
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I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.

Actually you know, it is what it isn't.
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