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Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
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Weird Tolkienish Figure Offline

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Post: #51
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-06-2015 11:44 AM)DariaVader Wrote:  
(11-06-2015 08:28 AM)Weird Tolkienish Figure Wrote:  
(11-06-2015 12:58 AM)DariaVader Wrote:  WTF (i see what you did there) - the dry mouth is from opening it. both the puffer cheeks and mouth leaking can be handled if you can form the habit of placing your tongue behind your two front teeth on the roof of your mouth, then suck gently to form a light vacuum. If you can't get that going, you might try a chin strap

Will try this. My problem is that I'm jolted awake from the experience and instead of hitting "ramp" button, I take the machine off and drift to sleep without it.

Learn what you do and hit the ramp button?

I don't use ramp - I have gotten to where my min pressure (currently back down to 8) is as low as i like to go. I too am jolted awake by mouth breathing when it happens - that made it easy to train myself not to do it. I struggle with my comfort with the machine sometimes, but I really can't sleep at all without it at this point. machine = get to breathe Smile Try not to remove the mask Big Grin (it will get easier)

Tonight I was awoken, but I didn't remove the mask, went to the bathroom, laid down and put the mask on and fell back asleep. I've hit over 5 hours so far today and it's not even 3am so good news. Still wake with inflated cheeks and mask leaking. Waking up and hitting the ramp button is working well, I'm sleeping more and more with it, something I never thought I'd be able to do.

Next step is to get the AHI data so I can post that.
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11-08-2015 02:59 AM
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Post: #52
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
Been getting "cpap lung", sort of a sore heavy feeling in the chest. Had it last night after a nap and this morning too. No other symptoms really.

From what I read it's not uncommon?
11-09-2015 11:11 AM
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Post: #53
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
Had that happen after my titration. Assuming no recent medical issues, I would chalk that up to getting used to the machine/pressure. That will pass soon.



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11-09-2015 11:31 AM
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Post: #54
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
People say its from unaccustomed use of the chest muscles as you breathe more deeply and lung capacity increaases. Did not happen to me, and that makes sense since I am an abdominal breather from way back. Used to practice deep breaths with 3 encyclopedias stacked on my stomach to get better capacity for swimming and flute playing Smile

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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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Post: #55
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
Issue went away. Haven't gotten this since Monday morning.

Last two night I have slept without the mask inflating my cheeks. I have awoken disappointed that I had taken it off... only to find out that I still have the mask on. So so far, things are going well for me.

I have also updated my mask make and model.

Now to look into getting hard data from the machine.
11-12-2015 10:13 AM
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Post: #56
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
Got my data:

14 day average AHI: 4.1
usage: 4.36 hours average
mask fit: 99%

I hear that AHI under 5 is desirable... so ... good?

On the dreammapper website it doesn't say pressure, but on the device it says the average pressure is a hair under 16.

As far as I know sleepyhead isn't available for my machine.

My AHI on the 6th was 13, though? Wonder why?
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Post: #57
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
Feeling bombed this morning, despite seemingly large amount of sleep yesterday and afternoon nap.

Woke up with a mask leaking heavily multiple times last night. I think this is my main issue at this time. I will have to tackle this problem. I think I had loosened it for comfort last night which was my mistake. Loosened mask can handle pressure of 5 but not 15, my prescribed pressure range.
11-16-2015 11:41 AM
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RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-16-2015 11:41 AM)Weird Tolkienish Figure Wrote:  Feeling bombed this morning, despite seemingly large amount of sleep yesterday and afternoon nap.

Woke up with a mask leaking heavily multiple times last night. I think this is my main issue at this time. I will have to tackle this problem. I think I had loosened it for comfort last night which was my mistake. Loosened mask can handle pressure of 5 but not 15, my prescribed pressure range.

Try Remzzs, it fixed 99% of my simplus leak issues.
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RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-16-2015 11:48 AM)mrkdilkington Wrote:  
(11-16-2015 11:41 AM)Weird Tolkienish Figure Wrote:  Feeling bombed this morning, despite seemingly large amount of sleep yesterday and afternoon nap.

Woke up with a mask leaking heavily multiple times last night. I think this is my main issue at this time. I will have to tackle this problem. I think I had loosened it for comfort last night which was my mistake. Loosened mask can handle pressure of 5 but not 15, my prescribed pressure range.

Try Remzzs, it fixed 99% of my simplus leak issues.

Will definitely try this, had a nice long deep sleep last night and feel refreshed. I'm wondering if my mask is fitted right? I find that if I tighten too much, it abuts my chin with enough pressure to keep my mouth open all night, are chins supposed to go inside the mask? I wonder if I should have gotten the large size mask?
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RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-17-2015 07:42 AM)Weird Tolkienish Figure Wrote:  I find that if I tighten too much, it abuts my chin with enough pressure to keep my mouth open all night, are chins supposed to go inside the mask?

My understanding of the Simplus is that the chin is not supposed to go inside the mask. I originally had the large and they switched me to the medium because my chin was going inside the mask. Fits much better now.

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