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Unknowingly taking off your mask, thoughts!
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thecpapguy! Offline

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Location: Oklahoma

Post: #11
RE: Unknowingly taking off your mask, thoughts!
Phew. Being raked over the coals here is just as tough as being at a couple other forums.

I'm sorry for the length administrators. I am just hoping a new patient may stumble across this information and find some help.
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
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palerider Online

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Machine: s9 vpap auto
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Post: #12
RE: Unknowingly taking off your mask, thoughts!
maybe you should have someone proofread your stuff before posting it.
04-11-2016 10:02 PM
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thecpapguy! Offline

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Machine: Phillips Respironics Dreamstation Auto CPAP
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CPAP Pressure: 8-11
CPAP Software: EncorePro

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Sex: Male
Location: Oklahoma

Post: #13
RE: Unknowingly taking off your mask, thoughts!
Great advice palerider! So good to see you post here as well.
04-11-2016 11:09 PM
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Adoniscmj Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense10 Autoset for her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 6 to 9
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #14
RE: Unknowingly taking off your mask, thoughts!
That is such a common issue when you first start. I still do it. It happens when I have had just enough for one night and I take it off and don't remember doing it. It isn't natural to sleep with a mask so the body wants it gone. You then wake in a sleep state remove it and back out you go. happens to me every night and it is because I hate the bloody thing. I don't mind it as long as I get a few hours on it then I feel fine when I get up. Lately I have noticed that I have no events during the time I have the mask on. it makes me wonder if I still need it.
04-12-2016 12:08 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Post: #15
RE: Unknowingly taking off your mask, thoughts!
Have you tried duct tape?
(just kidding)

Smile
If your CPAP is set to shut off when you take the mask off it's a lot easier to fall asleep with the thing off your face.
I leave mine set on so it blasts a hurricane out, making a racket, so I wake up and make myself put it back on.
To my best knowledge I have only removed it once while I was sleeping and then it was the pressure being set too low.
Wink
I'm also ornery as Hell.

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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04-12-2016 02:48 PM
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