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One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
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ImaSurvivor Offline

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Post: #11
RE: One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
Thanks Paul. My machine is still on fixed setting so that wouldn't a problem. I may visit that if it persists. This morning the leak jumped up a notch but only from 9L/min to 10L/min. I don't think it had been off long again.

Last week I went in to turn on the warm up feature on my machine a few minutes before going to bed and the blower was on! THAT was interesting! Thinking-about I asked my husband if he did it and he said no ... he wouldn't know how.
(This post was last modified: 01-18-2014 10:39 PM by ImaSurvivor.)
01-18-2014 10:37 PM
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Peter_C Offline

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Post: #12
RE: One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
(01-18-2014 09:21 PM)me50 Wrote:  Be nice if there was a built in alarm if we take our mask off without turning off the machine first.

There is - sorta - on Resmed machines, turn on the high leak alarm, and turn off 'auto on' - so unless you are awake enough to both take off the mask and turn the machine off, it will set off the alarm.

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01-18-2014 11:28 PM
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Peter_C Offline

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Post: #13
RE: One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
Call me slow - but, the high leak alarm does work if your mask comes off before you turn the machine off. The idea being you sorta need to be awake to turn off and remove. I have mine on as I can sleep through pretty bad leaks after all these years. Course, I can sleep through the alarm too, but my better half can't Tongue

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01-18-2014 11:31 PM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Post: #14
RE: One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
First I pulled my mask off and the rush of air woke up SWMBO.
So I turned on auto on/off so there's no rush of air
Then I pulled my mask off and began to snore, which woke up SWMBO
So I turned on the hi leak alarm, which woke up SWMBO
So my subconscious now tells me to hit the off button before I pull the mask off, and nobody wakes up...
Until sometime later when one of us does and see the mask is not on.

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01-19-2014 02:15 AM
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me50 Offline

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RE: One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
What do you think causes you to take your mask off?
01-19-2014 05:36 AM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Post: #16
RE: One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
(01-19-2014 05:36 AM)me50 Wrote:  What do you think causes you to take your mask off?

Sometimes it's because of leaks, and at others it's because of stuffy nose. But when I look at the data there's seldom a leak occurring at the time, and I don't always have a stuffy nose.

I think sometimes it's because the pressure's getting to high - I frequently max out over 20. When that happens I get leaks into my eyes and it's hard on the sinuses.

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01-19-2014 06:06 AM
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Post: #17
RE: One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
yeah putting the mask on for me is like flipping a light switch......i'm out!
01-19-2014 12:41 PM
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JWR Offline

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Post: #18
RE: One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
some kind of a backup machine - going even a day or two while waiting just won't work for me.




Kudos on the backup machine , One night without mine an the next morning it's as I have never used it . back to the foggy head and no energy . I keep a PR560p in the drawer under the bed just in case . It does seam like my backup machine gets a lot of use though , You come in my house and snore your using it ! Helped a few friends and Relatives get on the hose after they woke up feeling the best in years .

02-02-2014 12:33 PM
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RE: One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
(01-18-2014 09:42 PM)ImaSurvivor Wrote:  I have been at this for two months and had heard of others finding their masks off in the night. I hadn't had anything like that happen. Then, last week, I woke up to find mine completely off. I must have done it but don't remember. I don't think it had been off long though. The sound of gushing air woke me and there was no elevated leakage showing on my machine. Last couple weeks have been tiring following some stressful time with my Dad's health and working and keeping up with needs for my elderly parents. This morning my mask was half off my head and gushing air again. The velcro on the strap pulled loose this time and I was a bit tangled in the hose. I do have it draped over a post on the headboard to keep it above my head but I still managed to get tangled. Hoping no more of that happens. I don't want to have it off and interrupt therapy. Don't want to feel lousy especially now that I am feeling improvements.

Honestly, something like this happens to me about month or so. Sometimes its on my head, one time I woke up with it completely off and my chinstrap was still on somehow (I wear my chinstrap over the mask). Still trying to figure that out.Oh-jeez
02-02-2014 09:24 PM
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me50 Offline

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Post: #20
RE: One night without CPAP and I feel like c*ap
I guess I am one of the "strange" ones. I took my hose, etc. to wash them yesterday. I didn't put the hose back on the hook for a nap and when I went to sleep last night and I did a lot better (I know that it was only one night...2 sleep sessions) with the hose off the hook. Will see how it goes that way for a week or two.
02-03-2014 08:23 AM
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