I have had my cpap machine for about 2 years now and I am just starting to use it now. I tried when I first got it, but couldn't keep it on for more than 15 minutes. It's been about 2 weeks and I seem to be adjusting better-- although a couple of times the alarm goes off in the morning and the mask is off and laying beside me-- oops.Anyway- last night, there was apparently a problem with the humidifier and the machine wouldn't turn on. This morning I unplugged the machine so I would have the model and serial number to see if I could figure out what happened and when I plugged it back in, it was fine. So- who knows what happened. So-- a couple of questions for you experts..
1. I would love to see how well I did the next morning and track my results. I know there is a computer thingy (like one that is in a camera) and I thought I could download some software and it would show me, but I tried downloading the software and it didn't work. All I got was some zip drive without the program. Anyway-- how can I see each morning what pressure I was using, if the mask was on securely and how long I wore the mask?
2. I have since changed insurance plans since I got the machine and I don't have really great insurance anymore, so I don't want to call the at home people who delivered my machine for a follow up because I don't think its covered anymore and, just in case, I don'[t want to alert them that my insurance coverage has changed- but I think the thing that holds the filter is gone-- and of course the filter is gone as well-- is that a huge problem?
3. I have turned the humidifier up to 6 but I still wake up every morning congested and have to blow my nose for about 15 minutes. Not a big deal- but annoying. Slight headache sometimes.
4. What's the best way to wash the mask- I have the quattro fx- full mouth and nose?
I haven't really noticed any major changes yet- I do remember that at my sleep study, my sleep and breathing was so bad, that they put the mask on me just after an hour and when I left that morning, I felt so awake and great the whole day- and I am waiting for that to happen now.
Thanks for any help, comments, suggestions etc.. looking forward to feeling great.