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Ok first night back with it.
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Murf Wrote:I wonder why he did not mention anything about the different type of interruptions and being able to track those?

Well, if he had acknowledged that there are different types of apnea events that are not treated the same way by the machine, then he might also have had to explain why he's handing you a machine that can't tell the difference.
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(07-22-2015, 04:30 PM)kaiasgram Wrote:
Murf Wrote:I wonder why he did not mention anything about the different type of interruptions and being able to track those?

Well, if he had acknowledged that there are different types of apnea events that are not treated the same way by the machine, then he might also have had to explain why he's handing you a machine that can't tell the difference.

Yeah I suppsoie that's true, I'll see what he says Tuesday.

last nite, 5 hours sleep, but AHI was .8

Tough getting asleep with this on. Very anxious/stirring. Hopefully it will get easier, any tricks to help me adjust to falling asleep with it on?
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(07-23-2015, 02:45 PM)Murf Wrote: Tough getting asleep with this on. Very anxious/stirring. Hopefully it will get easier, any tricks to help me adjust to falling asleep with it on?

What helps a lot of folks is to just sit with the mask and machine on while watching TV for a while. Get desensitized to the feeling of the whole thing while you aren't also trying to go to sleep. I did this and found I didn't really have to do much of it before I was over the strangeness of it.

Desensitization is key to a lot of anxiety treatments and it tends to work well with CPAP adjustment/anxiety as well.
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(07-23-2015, 02:45 PM)Murf Wrote:
(07-22-2015, 04:30 PM)kaiasgram Wrote:
Murf Wrote:I wonder why he did not mention anything about the different type of interruptions and being able to track those?

Well, if he had acknowledged that there are different types of apnea events that are not treated the same way by the machine, then he might also have had to explain why he's handing you a machine that can't tell the difference.

Yeah I suppsoie that's true, I'll see what he says Tuesday.

last nite, 5 hours sleep, but AHI was .8

Tough getting asleep with this on. Very anxious/stirring. Hopefully it will get easier, any tricks to help me adjust to falling asleep with it on?

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#25
Welcome to the forum.
If you are in IT then you understand that features can drive price.
For me I had a list that I wanted which started with data available but did not end there
Look over the machines on the suppliers sites as their adds give a nice list of features.
The ones I value, after being able to monitor my treatment and own it, are:
Having an auto machine that adjusts the pressure depending on what my body is doing on the night
Humidifier. (Winter is dry here, summer is damp)
Heated tube (rain out suxs)
EPR (exhale pressure relief)
Start up ramp (wouldn't cry if it was not available though)

Other features are nice but I can live without them if needed. (warm up/cool down for example)

Apart from that it is all about the mask - as many other posts go on about them suffice to say, getting the right mask is imperative.
Until you know what one works for you, always get the option to swap when you buy so you can just cycle them until it works.
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Little bit better tonight falling asleep wise, 6.5 hrs of sleep, AHI was 1.2

Look fwd to seeing what he has to say on Tuesday
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(07-23-2015, 03:04 PM)kaiasgram Wrote:
(07-23-2015, 02:45 PM)Murf Wrote: Tough getting asleep with this on. Very anxious/stirring. Hopefully it will get easier, any tricks to help me adjust to falling asleep with it on?

What helps a lot of folks is to just sit with the mask and machine on while watching TV for a while. Get desensitized to the feeling of the whole thing while you aren't also trying to go to sleep. I did this and found I didn't really have to do much of it before I was over the strangeness of it.

Desensitization is key to a lot of anxiety treatments and it tends to work well with CPAP adjustment/anxiety as well.

I did do a little better last light falling asleep. I made sure to warm up the humidifier first, no clue if that had anything to do with it or not. If I have trouble getting to sleep with it, I may try your suggestion, appreciate the advice.
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