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RE: Unsuccessful cpap 2 months in
What do I attach the lanyard to? A finish nail, but at the cottage I use a 3M Command wall hook.

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RE: Unsuccessful cpap 2 months in
   

What is the number of times I'm allowed to email?

Wahoo! Last night he left the mask on for 5 hours. I asked how he felt - he said, Not like I slept well! Uh oh....

Last night I switched his pillow out to a Buckwheat hull pillow (expensive, but I keep thinking, this might be it, he might get 8 hours tonight). He said it was comfortable to fall asleep on, but that it did not adjust with him during the night, so he said it was not comfortable to wake up on. Maybe he needs more than one night to adjust to it. I put my head on it - I liked it.

I'm going to attach last night's OSCAR info for your opinion and I have a couple of questions on it, if you have the time.
 
What do these terms mean?
  • Periodic breathing          1.03 %          1 event
  • Clear airway                   0.38%          2 events
  • Flow limitations              0.95%           5 events
  • Variable breathing          12.82%         9 events
  • Hypoapnea                                       14 events   (I know what this one means, not complete closure of airway, just wanted to include it listed in his events for you)
Thanks again! Leila.
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RE: Unsuccessful cpap 2 months in
Thanks, for the photo Sleeprider - very helpful!
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RE: Unsuccessful cpap 2 months in
one thing I'll add,

Let your son play games, anything he really likes, even if he set's it up in the 'computer/gaming room' (but it needs to move back to the bedroom when he goes to bed.) while using the CPAP at pressure.  Using the machine should clear up the humidity he was getting.

Let him know that what he does with the CPAP before bed is completely up to him.
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