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Supply coverage by Medicare
#21
RE: Supply coverage by Medicare
Apologies in advance, but I can't resist...

"Told ya so".   Cool
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#22
RE: Supply coverage by Medicare
(05-24-2017, 10:08 AM)old82 Wrote: I took your advice and essentially turned my machine into a brick by turning off most of the automatic features and going to a straight CPAP pressure with no EPR or RAMP or AUTOSET and had a pretty good night!

Not a brick because you get all of the same data you get in auto mode. A brick leaves you guessing because it doesn't report your progress.

Quote:I did get a little extra sleep without the machine and mask on after the 4am wake up and overall I felt More rested than usual.

If you sleep without the machine you undo the advantages and benefits gained by sleeping with the machine.
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#23
RE: Supply coverage by Medicare
We always recommend an auto machine (the ResMed Autoset you have) for everyone because of its flexibility. There are those that only require a straight CPAP and cannot handle the pressure fluctuation of the Auto machine, but the auto machine can handle that too.
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RE: Supply coverage by Medicare
(05-24-2017, 10:32 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Apologies in advance, but I can't resist...

"Told ya so".   Cool

Sleeprider...never apologize for giving someone good advice.  I didn't know what I didn't know and you did and I'm always open to advice from those who have been there/done that.



For Sleepster ...I didn't mean to label my machine as a REAL brick by not using all of its features . I understand that a real BRICK machine wouldn't have the detailed post sleep data available as my machine does.
As for cheating trying to grab a couple of hours of sleep without the mask on...can't help myself because I'm so sleep deprived. Thanks for your input.
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RE: Supply coverage by Medicare
(05-24-2017, 11:42 AM)old82 Wrote: As for cheating trying to grab a couple of hours of sleep without the mask on...can't help myself because I'm so sleep deprived. Thanks for your input.

Breaking yourself of that practice increases the chances of eliminating or at least reducing that sleep-deprived feeling.
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RE: Supply coverage by Medicare
(05-24-2017, 06:24 PM)Sleepster Wrote:
(05-24-2017, 11:42 AM)old82 Wrote: As for cheating trying to grab a couple of hours of sleep without the mask on...can't help myself because I'm so sleep deprived. Thanks for your input.

Breaking yourself of that practice increases the chances of eliminating or at least reducing that sleep-deprived feeling.


Roger that Sleepster.  It's hard but I'm learning Thanks
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