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Gerald Wagner Offline

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Machine: ResMed s10 AutoSence
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
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CPAP Pressure: low 8.......High 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Leduc Alberta Canada

Post: #1
New to Apnea Scene
Hello all,

I'm new to this site and also the Apnea scene.

I have a ResMed S10 AutoSence which I believe is one of the best.

I'm trying 2 face masks, a Mirage FX and a Quatro fx. The Mirage (a nose mask) fits well without leaking but I sometimes do the mouth breathing. Will that get better in time?
The Quatro (a full mask) is giving me big problems with leaking? Any suggestions?
I have "sleepyHead" which appears to have lots of great information.
The ResMed "MyAir" seems to be a waste of time to look at! (hardly any information?) Your thoughts?
With my machine on "Auto Pressure" I'm averaging around 9 and having a max around 14.5. I feel I should have my minimum pressure set at around 8. It's at 5 now. The minimum should be set close to the average.......right? I left the max at 20.
Will much appreciate any words of wisdom you can pass on to me.
Thank youThanks
08-10-2015 07:07 PM
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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

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Post: #2
RE: New to Apnea Scene
yes, the Resmed Autosense is one of the best. You got a data capable auto-titrating machine and that is what you want.

for mout breathing, try to master the "tongue suck" technique. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth and suck it lightly to create a gentle vacuum. This helps many of us not to breathe through our mouths. Next is to try a chinstrap and after that - FFM.

Im not a FFM user but I understand mask liners can be key here, along with getting a good fit and an evenly adjusted head piece. I use the P10 - there is none of that!

your analysis of the software matches mine

How long have you been a hosehead? unless breathing is difficult at 5 you might leave it for a bit while you accustom. if you have a hard time breathing, certainly get comfy. Generally, you should let yourself get used to the treatment before making too many adjustments - that is the beauty of an auto - but you are right, you will want a tighter range in the future.

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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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(This post was last modified: 08-10-2015 07:16 PM by DariaVader.)
08-10-2015 07:12 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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

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Post: #3
RE: New to Apnea Scene
Hi Gerald,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Do you feel like you aren't getting enough air at a pressure of 5?
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
08-10-2015 08:11 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

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Post: #4
RE: New to Apnea Scene
Hi Gerald!

Welcome

Don't be bashful, try as many masks as you can.
I had to try 8-9 to find 3 that I could work with.

I have some nasal blockage so the full face masks are what works for me.

Wink

Sleep-well

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08-10-2015 08:52 PM
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Gerald Wagner Offline

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Machine: ResMed s10 AutoSence
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: ResMed S10 AutoSence
CPAP Pressure: low 8.......High 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Leduc Alberta Canada

Post: #5
RE: New to Apnea Scene
(08-10-2015 07:12 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  yes, the Resmed Autosense is one of the best. You got a data capable auto-titrating machine and that is what you want.

for mout breathing, try to master the "tongue suck" technique. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth and suck it lightly to create a gentle vacuum. This helps many of us not to breathe through our mouths. Next is to try a chinstrap and after that - FFM.

Im not a FFM user but I understand mask liners can be key here, along with getting a good fit and an evenly adjusted head piece. I use the P10 - there is none of that!

your analysis of the software matches mine

How long have you been a hosehead? unless breathing is difficult at 5 you might leave it for a bit while you accustom. if you have a hard time breathing, certainly get comfy. Generally, you should let yourself get used to the treatment before making too many adjustments - that is the beauty of an auto - but you are right, you will want a tighter range in the future.
ThanksI will try your suggestions, much appreciated!Smile
08-11-2015 11:23 AM
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Gerald Wagner Offline

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Machine: ResMed s10 AutoSence
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: ResMed S10 AutoSence
CPAP Pressure: low 8.......High 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Leduc Alberta Canada

Post: #6
RE: New to Apnea Scene
(08-10-2015 08:52 PM)Shastzi Wrote:  Hi Gerald!

Welcome

Don't be bashful, try as many masks as you can.
I had to try 8-9 to find 3 that I could work with.

I have some nasal blockage so the full face masks are what works for me.

Wink

Sleep-well

I have some nasal problems also. I am ok at first and then later on in the night my nose closes off? Then the mouth breathing begins. I have the humidifier with a heated hose set at auto? Would higher humidity help? Worth a try I guess.Take off auto and set manually?
After the clinic test I took my results and I left them and bought my Machine on line. It was pay$2600.00 + or $1000.00 for the same thing so don't have the changing mask option. (don't think that was there with them either after a couple of weeks)
I like the fit of the nose mask better but the full mask seems to do a better job, just have to get the leaking thing under control.
08-11-2015 11:39 AM
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Gerald Wagner Offline

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Machine: ResMed s10 AutoSence
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: ResMed S10 AutoSence
CPAP Pressure: low 8.......High 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Leduc Alberta Canada

Post: #7
RE: New to Apnea Scene
(08-10-2015 08:11 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Hi Gerald,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Do you feel like you aren't getting enough air at a pressure of 5?
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

:thanks:yes, at 5 pressure I felt I was low on air. As the auto setting puts me at an average of 9-9.5 throughout the night I feel setting the start air at 8 should be good as thats where it is and higher after a while anyway.

Do you have someone monitoring this for you? I have a friend thats blind also but he can almost do everything I can, I'm sure you are very capable also.Sleep-well
08-11-2015 11:54 AM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
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CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #8
RE: New to Apnea Scene
regarding humidity - experiment. Some folk need really high and some folk need low or none; others do best at the default medium. Its funny, but either too high or too low will stuff you up! Needs may also change with circumstances - for instance, I always turn humidity up when i get upper respiratory illness, or allergies as it helps me to loosen up the crap that likes to cause asthma!

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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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08-11-2015 12:11 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Post: #9
RE: New to Apnea Scene
High humidity fan here too.
I had to build high capacity long range water tanks on to my installation
because I'd run out of water early in the morning and wake up with parched
interior!
Now I am good, even if I sleep in late!
(Then the cat stomps me awake by that time)

Smile

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08-11-2015 12:17 PM
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Post: #10
RE: New to Apnea Scene
(08-11-2015 12:17 PM)Shastzi Wrote:  High humidity fan here too.
I had to build high capacity long range water tanks on to my installation
because I'd run out of water early in the morning and wake up with parched
interior!
Now I am good, even if I sleep in late!
(Then the cat stomps me awake by that time)

Smile

How did you work more water capacity into your system? I am curious because I have thought about the same thing.

Best Regards,

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08-12-2015 01:15 PM
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