05-13-2016, 04:26 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-13-2016, 04:48 PM by BadGoodDeb.)
Hiya Frustratedwife! I'm a Mac person too. The SleepyHead software works *great* on a mac. At the top of this page, count 4 lines down, and see the word "SleepyHead". Click on that (or, Right-Click and open it in a "new window" so you can read that and this at the same time).
On that page, smack in the middle of the page is the download for MacOSX. When your cursor gets near it, a huge box about 2" x 4" will highlight. The whole thing is a huge button. Just click there, and the download will start. Depending on what browser you use, it may ask "do you want to download this" so you then say Yes.
Find where it downloaded TO -- usually a "Download" folder. Double click the file called SleepyHead-1.0.0-(mumbleVersionNumbers).dmg
A new window will open, with a little sheep in it, wearing a cpap mask. That's the software. You have to drag that to your APPLICATIONS window, to install it.
Then, you remove the SD card from your CPAP machine, lock it. Startup the new SleepyHead software, and insert the SD card into the Mac when the program asks for it (there should be a slot that's exactly the right size for an SD card; NOT the CD slot). Later on, properly tell it to eject the card, UNlock the card, and put it back in the CPAP machine.
Ask further questions as needed!
edit: Ahh, I see you got the software in another thread. Good. Now *I'm* going to make use of the "howTo" links that people sent you, cuz I've never read those!
Just an FYI. I started having problems with sleeping all night with my setup and I'd had it for months before a problem. I agree that a lower pressure FOR NOW is helpful. Also, consider adjusting the humidity. I had to adjust it down once the furnace was turned off.
05-14-2016, 09:52 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-14-2016, 10:05 PM by vsheline.)
I use the Simplus mask and have used many other Full Face Masks. I use high pressures and find I must use a mask liner, or else leaks will keep me from getting to sleep, or will wake me up. I use RemZzzs brand. Totally eliminates mask fluttering/trumpeting and what leaks remain are softer and not bothersome. I buy a one month supply, which I make last about 6 months to a year by being careful not to stretch them out, and they can be washed in a small mesh laundry bag made for washing small items with the normal laundry, and then ironed.
Also, usually very important for most of us to stay off our back while sleeping, as Sleeprider mentioned, because then the machine won't need to raise the pressure as high.
If he is waking up on his back, may need to take precautions to ensure he stays off his back. Some of us wear a light backpack with something light but bulky inside. Others wear a teeshirt with a couple tennis balls in a sock sewn along the spine, between shoulder blades and neck. Others use long body pillow(s). Others sleep in a comfortable reclining chair. Whatever it takes.
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.