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nick.walton1 Offline

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Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: System One
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resperonics System One
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: 4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location:

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Please Help, I'm in the dark??
Hello, Good Evening, I'm a new member here.

I have recently been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and the doctor gave me a nasal mask and said i would receive a machine shortly, which i did, he also said he would see me again in three months.

I now have a mask and a machine which i have now used for 3 nights but i really have no clue what i'm meant to be doing etc

The machine says 4.0 when i switch it on but it feels like its blowing hard.

Are there any tips or tricks that anyone can recommend

Many Thanks
09-13-2015 03:05 PM
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cate1898 Offline

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Posts: 784
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #2
RE: Please Help, I'm in the dark??
Hey nick.walton1 welcome to the forum! You will find lots of knowledgeable and helpful people here, you came to the right place. I'm just a newbie like you so I just wanted to say hi and welcome!
09-13-2015 03:24 PM
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nick.walton1 Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: System One
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resperonics System One
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: 4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #3
RE: Please Help, I'm in the dark??
Thanks cate1898 and hello
09-13-2015 03:31 PM
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DariaVader Offline
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Posts: 1,819
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #4
RE: Please Help, I'm in the dark??
Which PR system one machine did you receive? This Page can help you identify it.

You might try using the CPAP while you are awake and relaxing so that you become accustomed to it.

If you install SleepyHead software - assuming you have a data capable machine - you can see detailed information about your breathing while you slept. If your machine is an auto - and I am assuming it is since the pressure you see is 4 and that is the default low pressure, then you will be able to see if you are having events and if your pressure is going up while you sleep.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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09-13-2015 03:52 PM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #5
RE: Please Help, I'm in the dark??
(09-13-2015 03:05 PM)nick.walton1 Wrote:  Hello, Good Evening, I'm a new member here.

I have recently been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and the doctor gave me a nasal mask and said i would receive a machine shortly, which i did, he also said he would see me again in three months.

I now have a mask and a machine which i have now used for 3 nights but i really have no clue what i'm meant to be doing etc

The machine says 4.0 when i switch it on but it feels like its blowing hard.

Are there any tips or tricks that anyone can recommend

Many Thanks
4 could be the staring Ramp pressure, when Ramp period is over, pressure increase to the set pressure
Remove the water tank from your CPAP machine before turning the machine over or moving it.
[Image: PR-model-1.jpg]

I'm hoping the doctor ordered a data capable machine so he have something to check at the next visit, an auto is even better, gives a choice of fixed pressure or auto adjusting variable pressures

Next, you'll need to know about your machine and how it works, the clinical manual is your best friend, available via email (scroll down to section three http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual
Machine setup pictures and educational video http://www.apneaboard.com/pr-system-one-...structions

As for tips, keep trying different masks and sizes, until you find one you like, feel comfortable with a good seal, the right mask is the most important for effective treatment. Doctors are not best people to do mask fittings, does the doctor also run DME business or have people can help you with masks
Tips for new CPAP users http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...CPAP_users
(This post was last modified: 09-13-2015 04:30 PM by zonk.)
09-13-2015 04:29 PM
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ginzo Offline

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Posts: 227
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Res Med Airfit P-10
Humidifier: Humidair S with heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 10.0-13.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I'm a mouth breather!!!

Sex: Male
Location: North Port, FL

Post: #6
RE: Please Help, I'm in the dark??
Welcome from another newbie! Here, not to apnea. Been on a machine since 2007, BUT, I learned more here in a month than the last 8 years just "using" my machine. It was doing its job, but now I'm in sleep heaven. This forum did it for me.

Sleep-well
(This post was last modified: 09-13-2015 05:21 PM by ginzo.)
09-13-2015 05:20 PM
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stanleydean Offline

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Posts: 84
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: Resmart CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Drive Medical Comfort Fit Deluxe
Humidifier: Resmart
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: No downloadable software available for Resmart. Partial data available via icodeconnect.com

Sex: Male
Location: Central Florida

Post: #7
RE: Please Help, I'm in the dark??
Read read read and read some more. Explore this forum and post your questions. Post details of your machine and someone on the forum will help you.
09-13-2015 05:38 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #8
RE: Please Help, I'm in the dark??
Hi nick.walton1,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy, and hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
09-13-2015 06:47 PM
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wxmcpo Offline

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Posts: 77
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Heated (attached to machine)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Looking forward to a good night's sleep

Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #9
RE: Please Help, I'm in the dark??
Welcome to the forums. The best piece of advice I can give you as a fellow newbie is read as much as you can. Learn your machine and how to access the admin menu so that you can make adjustments when you want to in an attempt to get a better night's sleep. I was having difficulty with a standard pressure range, but my doctor put me on auto and that has helped. I have also made a few adjustments myself which seem to help as well, but I am still trying to dial mine in to get my AHI's consistently below 5. Good luck
09-14-2015 10:31 AM
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