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[Treatment] New to CPAP
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New to CPAP
I was diagnosed with severe sleep APNEA recently. I am a 56 year old woman and usually I wake up 5 or 6 times during the night, fall asleep in my chair of a night and sometimes during the day. I had a sleep study done and was told my AHI was 66.9.  Shocked me to say the least how many times an hour I was stopping breathing. 

First night last night on a trial machine with a Phillips Respironics Nasal Pillows Mask.  Was a bit apprehensive about this because I am a mouth breather but I think this is only because I have had trouble breathing normally. Needless to say I shouldn't have worried, I slept 6 hours without getting up once and my AHI this morning was 3.0.

Didn't have trouble with the mask at all, just takes some getting used to.  Smile
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#2
RE: New to CPAP
You go, Girl!   Dancing
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#3
RE: New to CPAP
Hello Cassa

Welcome to the forum. That is fabulous that you did a stint of 6 hours for night one!! AHI of 3 is not bad too for a first night too.

Long may your success continue.

How do you feel ?

Cheers - AI
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Feel refreshed, not tired, see how I am later in the day.
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Welcome to the Board. I recommend downloading Sleepyhead software. It's free and it will help you track your treatment with detailed data from your machine. The links are just below.
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#6
RE: New to CPAP
Hi Cassa, welcome to the Hoseheads and the forum.
Good to see you got on well the first night.
Any problems just ask, there is no such thing as a stupid question.   Smile
I am NOT a doctor.  I try to help, but do not take what I say as medical advice.


Every journey, however large or small starts with the first step.

Sleep-well
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#7
RE: New to CPAP
Hi Cassa,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's great to hear how well you did your first night, keep up the good work.
Good luck on your CPAP journey.
trish6hundred
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#8
RE: New to CPAP
Well done, Cassa! I think a positive attitude makes a big difference too. Welcome!

Welcome
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RE: New to CPAP
Thanks for all the well wishes.
Thanks
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