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sleepyCoder Offline

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Machine: ResMed S10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10
Humidifier: Part of S10
CPAP Pressure: 4-21
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Retired engineer - into numbers and technology

Sex: Male
Location: Virginia, USA

Post: #11
RE: What to expect
Thank you to everyone who replied. This is AMAZING. Like I said before, I wish the DME or doctor had 1/10th the knowledge you all have. The difference of course is you live with it and they don't.

I never mentioned the fact that I take a nap every day around 3PM but it sounds more common than I thought.

I ordered the S10 and the P10 mask and will start there.

As soon as it arrives, I will post a few questions I am sure.

I can not see this NOT working with this kind of support group.

Looking forward to a good nights sleep.
09-10-2014 09:37 AM
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retired_guy Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #12
RE: What to expect
Good decision Sleepy. The best decision is your clear cut positive attitude. You'll do very well indeed.
09-10-2014 10:22 AM
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Peter_C Offline

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Machine: System One DS960HS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro "MED"
Humidifier: Attached
CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

Sex: Male
Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #13
RE: What to expect
People (we/me) can be so crazy, bragging about high numbers that can mean an early death - you feeling embarrassed because yours are so low - hehe

As pointed out above, 4Xhr is nothing to ignore. My wife had an AHI of like six on her test, but chose to get a CPAP regardless and it has improved her sleep.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your Soul, the other for your Freedom."
09-10-2014 01:22 PM
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trish6hundred Online

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #14
RE: What to expect
Hi sleepyCoder,
You have a GREAT attitude, and that will go along way toward helping you with your CPAP therapy.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you need to.
Good luck to you with the new machine and CONGRATULATIONS.!

trish6hundred
09-10-2014 01:29 PM
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Galactus Offline

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Machine: Phillips Respironics System One PRS1 DS760P Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier + Climate Line
CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Sleep can be a good thing.

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #15
RE: What to expect
Just remember this - You can't be a little pregnant, you don't want a little cancer, and be happy you have a treatable apnea condition, and you are getting treatment. No reason to be embarrassed at all. There would be a cause to be embarrassed if you were fluffing it off and not getting treatment.

If everyone thinks alike, then someone isn't thinking.
Everyone knows something, together we could know everything.
09-10-2014 06:33 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #16
RE: What to expect
I think I was a little pregnant once. Not sure though.... Darn memory.
09-10-2014 06:36 PM
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surferdude2 Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
Humidifier: ResMed H5i @ #3 if nose breathing & #5 if mouth breathing
CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Late stage 2 emphysema

Sex: Male
Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #17
RE: What to expect
What to expect? Okay

You can expect that your first impression of CPAP therapy may make you think that you will never be able to breath out against that pressure and will never be able to sleep with all that stuff on your face.

You'd be absolutely wrong on both counts. The breathing against the pressure problem will very soon fade into outer space and you won't notice it at all. Then when you get the knack of adjusting your mask properly, you'll be able to sleep with it on and sometimes wake up thinking it isn't there any more. It sort of like getting used to wearing bifocals, that transition line eventually disappears.

Then there is the best thing that you can expect. If you stick with the program and iron out any bumps in the road by listening to some of the experts here, you can expect to sleep better than you have for a long time and stop damaging your body with the insidiously degenerative effects of sleep apnea.
09-10-2014 07:29 PM
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Simon M Offline

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Post: #18
RE: What to expect
It does get better over time - and when you start off using CPAP, it is a bit rough and unpleasant. I was at 82 AHI before I began using the machine, and I was a wreck. You'll find yourself adjusting to it as your body gets used to actually getting proper sleep. Just hang in there, and I agree with you about this forum, it really is reassuring to know that you're not alone in this situation.
09-10-2014 10:27 PM
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