stephennic, the DreamStation won't (can't) force you to breathe or control your pace. I find it takes 30-60 seconds to get in sync with my breathing and then I can slow down to a comfortable pace and drift off to sleep. It will follow your breathing once it gets your breathing focused. But if you start to hyperventilate, it is happy to play along!
Operation 2 cm is impossible to attain on many machines since the lowest they will go is 4 cm.
And four would leave me feeling suffocated and air deprived.
Sorry I meant, level 1-3 for exhale pressure, I had it set at level 2.
Well last night tried the two machines side by side with the news settings, the Phillips I tried first, easier breathing pattern , but it was still noisy for me even my wife said she could hear it, tried for at least an hour. I wear earplugs so I hear the whir of the motor more higher pitched than the Resmed Airsense 10. Next the resmed airsense 10, it was a bit better with noise than the dreamstation, and breathing was nearly as good. I ended going to sleep after about 30 mins got 6 hours and 5.6 episode per hour. Is that a good result?
So I think the airsense may be the choice. Interesting all the philips literature says the dreanstation is 63% quieter than the resmed airsense 10. In my experience I found the Airsense 10 a bit quieter than the 2 dreamstation I have tried. Has anyone had a similar experience?
I had a bit of a headache this morning is that normal after affects of a CPAP machine?.
Has anyone heard if they are upgrading the airsense a10 to 3G from 2G ?
Should I take the plunge or try a few more nights or try a different brand?
Thanks for everyone's help, much appreciated for putting up with all the questions.
(06-29-2016, 09:41 AM)Crimson Nape Wrote: 2. Having too much oxygen seems like someone complaining about having too much ammunition in a firefight. . . it just doesn't happen.
This is not true. Granted it's unlikely on CPAP alone, but too much oxygen, especially at higher than normal pressures such as divers experience, can do serious damage to the body. Google "oxygen toxicity" and read the Wikipedia article, or if you prefer one of the other multitudinous hits such a search will bring up.
Oxygen is in the same column as Chlorine and Florine in the periodic table, and it is there for a reason.
Also you can easily cause yourself to faint by hyperventilating out of fear or anxiety or, as we used to do when I was a kid, doing it on purpose for a "high".
The above is my opinion. It is just possible that I may, occasionally, be mistaken.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Everything put together sooner or later falls apart.
Thanks Ed. Maybe I should have clarified my statement to reflect a CPAP. With this being an apnea and not a diving forum, I figured the reader would make the connection.
06-29-2016, 10:26 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-29-2016, 10:27 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
As I understand it from my days studying chemistry, oxygen of the O2 variety is really quite corrosive.