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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #1
When to mask-on
How do you do it....mask-on and getting ready for bed
Does it help you to sleep better

Usually I put the mask on, turn light out and go to sleep but on occasion watched tv in bed and falling asleep mask-less. Oops
05-12-2012 01:55 AM
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pssnn Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14 - 18
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Quattro FX + Swift FX

Sex: Male
Location: Missouri

Post: #2
RE: When to mask-on
I usually get the humiderfier warming-up , put some lavender essential oil on a cotton patch next to the filter air intake, make sure that the hose and make are not twisted and then go to sleep.

"Goodnight Chesty wherever you are!"
05-12-2012 02:08 AM
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lirathal Offline

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Post: #3
RE: When to mask-on
This has been the bane of my fiancee's existence since I got my CPAP machine. There are many times where I am 'waiting' until I get sleepy to put on my mask and then fall asleep and SNOOOOOORE!

So what I've done is created a schedule. I fill up my tank, start it to warm up, then I take my pills, get changed for bed and lay down. When my S9 lights up to say that the warmer is done warming, the mask goes on, then my chin strap. By the time I get everything secured to my head, my fiancee wants to kill me and I'm just exhausted from wrapping things around my head!

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05-12-2012 05:33 AM
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Dawei Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Respironics "FitLife"
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CPAP Pressure: 10-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP in 2006; spent the first 6 years with a "brick"

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Post: #4
RE: When to mask-on
I see that I'm not alone in sometimes getting into bed and "resting up for sleep" but in fact falling asleep before I've put on the mask! I wake up knowing this is not what should happen and feel a little guilty. So, I've been training myself to get hooked up when I first get in bed despite not always wanting to do so.
05-12-2012 07:56 AM
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