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Todays the big day [First night with Cpap]
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Todays the big day [First night with Cpap]
Someone is supposed to bring me my cpap today. Having a stranger enter my house makes me nervous. My bowels are churning just thinking about it. I spent all day yesterday cleaning, as if I have to impress this person somehow. 

I'm afraid of them going home and telling their family "This one house I went to, the floors were dirty and there were dirty dishes in the sink. 

It's really disgraceful how I live and I'm trying to appear as a normal person.
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RE: Todays the big day
Good lick let us know what machine you get and what it’s settings are. Take a look at our wiki for tips on machines etc.
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RE: Todays the big day
Thanks for sharing?  Unsure

Hope all goes well for you. When I got my CPAP machine, my wife and I went to the medical supplier. The resp. therapist sat down with us and went over the machine and how it functioned. He showed me how to make changes / adjustments and answered all my questions. 

That was on Sept. 10th of this year. I'm up to my 50th night of use.
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It's here. It says 0 hours. That's good, right.

Thoughts. ?

1. Couldn't find out how to brighten the screen. Took a picture of it with flash and now the thing is brighter than the sun. 

Edit: Just checked and this $800+ machine indeed does not let you adjust the brightness.

The LED behind the home button is extremely bright when the screen brightens.

2. I was told to only use distilled water because the metal heating plate will rust. An $800+ machine and they couldn't have used stainless steel or something??? Not complaining. Just don't get it. 

3. I got the sam stupid mask they gave me for the titration (that I couldn't sleep at all with). This time it is LARGE instead of medium. Hopefully it won't pinch my nose and make it hard to breathe like last time. I feel like I would really like a memory foam one. One that doesn't put pressure around my nose.

4. The textured face plate feels like sandpaper. Not a big deal, but I feel like I should get a job designing cpaps.


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RE: Todays the big day
The heating plate won't rust from tap water. The only thing that might happen is a buildup of minerals in the water tub. A little vinegar will dissolve that.
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What model do you see below the control knob, CPAP, Elite or Autoset? You can get any mask you want, but you have to make your wishes known. There is a mask primer wiki in the links in my signature that might help.
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RE: Todays the big day
It looks as if you have the same machine that I have. It's a very good one from what I know. Make sure that you use only distilled water in it. 

The display screen self adjusts for brightness depending on the time of day and light in the room. I have a full mask (F20) and I'm getting used to it. I keep mine rather tight for a better seal. The silicone seal (pillow?) doesn't seem to bother me at all. 

They already sent me a new one, but I'm not ready to use it as of yet. The one that came my machine is holding up well. 

I new to all of this, and am still learning with the help of this fine forum. Each & every day that goes by, I get more educated. 

I clean my mask and water reservoir every day. The hose gets cleaned once a week. I use anti-bacterial wipes on my mask.

Hope all goes well for you!
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There is a light sensor that controls the screen brightness so it’s not blinding at night there is no way to adjust the intensity it’s all automatic.
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RE: Todays the big day
(10-30-2018, 02:42 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: What model do you see below the control knob, CPAP, Elite or Autoset?  You can get any mask you want, but you have to make your wishes known.  There is a mask primer wiki in the links in my signature that might help.

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RE: Todays the big day
(10-30-2018, 02:46 PM)Big Guy Wrote: It looks as if you have the same machine that I have. It's a very good one from what I know. Make sure that you use only distilled water in it. 

The display screen self adjusts for brightness depending on the time of day and light in the room. I have a full mask (F20) and I'm getting used to it. I keep mine rather tight for a better seal. The silicone seal (pillow?) doesn't seem to bother me at all. 

They already sent me a new one, but I'm not ready to use it as of yet. The one that came my machine is holding up well. 

I new to all of this, and am still learning with the help of this fine forum. Each & every day that goes by, I get more educated. 

I clean my mask and water reservoir every day. The hose gets cleaned once a week. I use anti-bacterial wipes on my mask.

Hope all goes well for you!


The silicone seal doesn't bother me at all. But I have trouble breathing through me nose with these masks. 

Notes:

-Medium mask from titration was brutal. 
-Large much better but still a problem. 
-Using machine now. 
-Feeling better now. Not at all where I want to be. 
-I breathe better when I don't think about it. Hard to do. Typing this post is a good distraction. 
-Often trouble with nose breathing without mask all my life. 
-Feeling even better now. 
-Still hard to exhale a deep breath through nose.
-I'm about to try a nasal spray. Want to try without first.
-I've never used a nasal spray in my life
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