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hammerman1201 Offline


Posts: 5
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: Res Med S9 Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Res Med Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Res Med H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Canton, GA.

Post: #11
RE: Newbie needing a little help
it's just hard at first to convince your brain you won't suffocate.


Oh yes. When I get to the panic stage I start breathing deeply which doesnt help. I notice if I just breathe normally, inhaling and exhaling lightly and easy, I'm fine.

This is all new to me. I hate having to wear this machine but damn, I feel so good in the morning. Smile
12-28-2012 11:06 PM
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TheWerkz Offline

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Posts: 261
Joined: Oct 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i & ClimateLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto-CPAP 11 - 20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Dallas, TX - USA - Planet Earth

Post: #12
RE: Newbie needing a little help
(12-28-2012 10:18 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote:  Never quite understood why professionals give patients one before trying a standard nasal mask or nasal pillows system. Dont-know Seems to be a lot of folks lately that are given a FFM for some reason.


I think it may have a lot to do with people that already know they breathe through their mouth while sleeping and their RT rightfully puts them into a FFM instead of having a new user try to deal with their long-taught practice of mouth-breathing while they're trying to wear a nasal mask or pillows.

I've snored loudly through my mouth since I was 5 or 6 years old and was never able to wake-up, since my brain has been opening my mouth to breathe for 90% of my life, I don't think I could ever somehow train myself to breathe only through my nose while sleeping like I do when I'm awake.

I received a brand new ResMed Swift FX with my S9 and I actually tried it, I woke myself up gasping for air through my mouth, so there's only one style of mask that will ever work for me all the time, the good 'ol tried and true FFM.

There's another plus to not wearing pillows, we don't wake-up with the Henry Waxman look! Too-funny

(This post was last modified: 12-28-2012 11:14 PM by TheWerkz.)
12-28-2012 11:11 PM
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