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So comfy, I thought it wasn't working
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Last night was my 6th night on CPAP, and it was my best night thus far. In fact, both times I woke up (dogs, kids, ya know), I thought the CPAP wasn't working. The other mornings when I've woken up, I was VERY conscious of the blowing up my nose. But this morning I couldn't even tell it was blowing, and I actually thought I'd forgotten to turn it on. (I hadn't; it was working just fine.)

So... does that mean anything?

Also, it was my first night of 0.0 AHI. (My sleep study showed a 1.1 AHI. And my previous 5 nights on CPAP were between .86 AHI and 2.5 AHI.)

Just curious if I can read anything into it, or if this is just a dynamic ever-changing weird thing I've got up my nose for the rest of my life.
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#2
Means you are doing great and getting used to it!
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#3
Sounds to me like your getting this new way of breathing down pretty well!
Congrats.
Always remember don't ever get too discouraged.
Sleep-well
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#4
You get used to it like this. Many times I have gone to scratch by nose only to discover that there is this plastic mask over it!
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#5
To answer your question - this is just a dynamic ever-changing weird thing you've got up your nose for the rest of your life.
Coffee

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That's great, congrats!

I've had 5 nights so far, and just like you're saying, I am not bothered too much with the mask (P10), or the air blowing up my nose. That's all much better, than what I expected, much easier than when I gave this my first try, 3 years ago.

However, the damn hose is the one I can't stand. Even though I'm using headboard to bring the hose down, and that works well, it is constantly close to my face and touching my head. It keeps waking me up when I try to turn in the bed. I am a side sleeper and like to turn a lot, from left to right, and the other way around. With the hose present, it is not an easy task.

Reading your post was definitely great. It gives all of us newbies a lot of hope.

Sleep-well

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(01-19-2017, 07:55 PM)ppca Wrote: That's great, congrats!

I've had 5 nights so far, and just like you're saying, I am not bothered too much with the mask (P10), or the air blowing up my nose. That's all much better, than what I expected, much easier than when I gave this my first try, 3 years ago.

However, the damn hose is the one I can't stand. Even though I'm using headboard to bring the hose down, and that works well, it is constantly close to my face and touching my head. It keeps waking me up when I try to turn in the bed. I am a side sleeper and like to turn a lot, from left to right, and the other way around. With the hose present, it is not an easy task.

Reading your post was definitely great. It gives all of us newbies a lot of hope.

Sleep-well

Aaaw. I'm glad. like

I use the DreamWear nasal mask, and I am completely oblivious to the hose! I highly recommend it (in all of my 6 nights of experience LOL).
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ppca- use hose clips and don't use the headboard. Just snake the hose onto the bed and under your covers and clip it to your shorts or shirt with some slack so the hose doesn't pull out the pillows when you turn.

Hydrangea- I loved the Dreamwear until it caused me severe dry eye because the air vents out and up towards the eyes. Keep a look out for that and I hope it's not a future problem for you.

Good luck and continued success to you both.
Coffee

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Never Give In, Never Give Up


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. 
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I have a question, Hydrangea, why where you described CPAP if your sleep study showed an AHI of 1.1?

PPCA, also try a soft fleece hose cover and it might not bother you so much anymore if it touches your face. I made mine myself. Not as fancy as the bought ones but really improves comfort level.
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#10
Hi Hydrangea,
It's great to hear that you are doing so well with your CPAP therapy; CONGRATULATIONS! on the 0 AHI.
Keep up the good work.
trish6hundred
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