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I_will_never_sleep_again Offline

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Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Other Comments: Was diagnosed after multi A-fib events at night

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Location: indiana USA

Post: #1
Wisp Mask
Last night I switched to the Wisp mask and felt like I slept better, only seeing alarm clock maybe 3 times in 8 hours, but no dreams.
I woke up feeling like crap, bags under my eyes.
I went to check My Air website (figuring I must have had a lot of apneas) It said zero events.
Normally I see every hour on the clock, but I do have dreams.
I normally get up 4 times a night to go to bathroom, last nigt only twice.
Any ideas on why I fell worse when I thought I slept better?
I did wake up once with my mouth as dry as a desert, could this cause software to not register events if my mouth was open?
(This post was last modified: 12-07-2015 07:58 AM by I_will_never_sleep_again.)
12-07-2015 07:55 AM
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Machine: resmed airsense 10 auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift
Humidifier: same as machine
CPAP Pressure: 10-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: 10956

Post: #2
RE: Wisp Mask
(12-07-2015 07:55 AM)I_will_never_sleep_again Wrote:  Last night I switched to the Wisp mask and felt like I slept better, only seeing alarm clock maybe 3 times in 8 hours, but no dreams.
I woke up feeling like crap, bags under my eyes.
I went to check My Air website (figuring I must have had a lot of apneas) It said zero events.
Normally I see every hour on the clock, but I do have dreams.
I normally get up 4 times a night to go to bathroom, last night only twice.
Any ideas on why I fell worse when I thought I slept better?
I did wake up once with my mouth as dry as a desert, could this cause software to not register events if my mouth was open?

I am also using the WISP and just posted a similar question regarding open mouth, large leaks, but low AHI events. I will defer to the experts on this subject.

However, regarding dry mouth, increasing the humidity level to 7 definitely decreased the dryness in my mouth. I had it set to AUTO and was very dry (AUTO chose level 4). I went straight to the max which is 8 (on my machine) and got water droplets in the mask. 7 seemed to work for me.
12-07-2015 08:11 AM
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Mutineer Offline

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Machine: PR RemStar Pro w/C-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Wisp
Humidifier: Attached Humidifier & Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Victoria, Down Under

Post: #3
RE: Wisp Mask
(12-07-2015 07:55 AM)I_will_never_sleep_again Wrote:  Last night I switched to the Wisp mask and felt like I slept better, only seeing alarm clock maybe 3 times in 8 hours, but no dreams.
I woke up feeling like crap, bags under my eyes.
I went to check My Air website (figuring I must have had a lot of apneas) It said zero events.
Normally I see every hour on the clock, but I do have dreams.
I normally get up 4 times a night to go to bathroom, last nigt only twice.
Any ideas on why I fell worse when I thought I slept better?
I did wake up once with my mouth as dry as a desert, could this cause software to not register events if my mouth was open?

I've been using the Wisp for over 12 months after trying numerous others, not the most comfortable of all the masks I tried but far and away the best results are achieved with it......don't think I'll be changing anytime soon though I'm keen to give the new Dreamwear mask a try if only because it's so different from all the others.

Sounds like a chinstrap might be the answer to your dry mouth situation, I've found the Seatec chinstrap works well for me.
12-07-2015 08:31 PM
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parkerdt Offline

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Machine: ResMed A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: WISP, Nuance
Humidifier: Climate Hose and included humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I alternate between WISP and fabric Nuance - like both!

Sex: Male
Location: Mebane, NC

Post: #4
RE: Wisp Mask
One night on a new mask does not make a trend. Just sayin' Smile

Go for a week and see how you do. Take a few days off and return. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Took me a month to get used to my WISP, and now, you can't have it back. Smile

Dave
12-07-2015 08:38 PM
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Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10, Dreamwear
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 4.6-7.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Washington

Post: #5
RE: Wisp Mask
(12-07-2015 07:55 AM)I_will_never_sleep_again Wrote:  I woke up feeling like crap, bags under my eyes.
I went to check My Air website (figuring I must have had a lot of apneas)

If you are willing post some SH screenshots of your graphs/data and we can see what might explain why you feel the way you do with low AHI. I suspect you are having RERAs which are not included in the AHI calculation.

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12-07-2015 08:48 PM
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Machine: Resmed airsense 10 elite
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CPAP Pressure: 16rx now using 13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Was diagnosed after multi A-fib events at night

Sex: Male
Location: indiana USA

Post: #6
RE: Wisp Mask
(12-07-2015 08:48 PM)sonicboom Wrote:  
(12-07-2015 07:55 AM)I_will_never_sleep_again Wrote:  I woke up feeling like crap, bags under my eyes.
I went to check My Air website (figuring I must have had a lot of apneas)

If you are willing post some SH screenshots of your graphs/data and we can see what might explain why you feel the way you do with low AHI. I suspect you are having RERAs which are not included in the AHI calculation.
I am trying, but it won't let me.
What is the best way to get a full screen shot of SH, or is it possible?
(This post was last modified: 12-08-2015 12:11 AM by I_will_never_sleep_again.)
12-08-2015 12:08 AM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #7
RE: Wisp Mask
on windows???
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...=windows-8

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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12-08-2015 12:23 AM
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I_will_never_sleep_again Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Dreamwear
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Was diagnosed after multi A-fib events at night

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Location: indiana USA

Post: #8
RE: Wisp Mask
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(12-08-2015 12:23 AM)DariaVader Wrote:  on windows???
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...=windows-8

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12-08-2015 12:39 AM
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DumfriesDik Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Nuance
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Other Comments: 2010 - 2015 S8 Escape; 2015 - Date S9 Autoset

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Post: #9
RE: Wisp Mask
I am not convinced that the AHI number and good sleep correlate with each other. Like you my lowest AHI did not coincide with the best night sleep. Last night for example, I slept well, but the AHI was the highest its ever been.
12-08-2015 02:24 AM
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Other Comments: Also on supplemental O2 at 3L/min. while sleeping.

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Post: #10
RE: Wisp Mask
(12-08-2015 02:24 AM)DumfriesDik Wrote:  I am not convinced that the AHI number and good sleep correlate with each other. Like you my lowest AHI did not coincide with the best night sleep. Last night for example, I slept well, but the AHI was the highest its ever been.

AHI is not a measure of how good you sleep. It is just a measure of how many times an hour you either stopped breathing or breathed very shallowly. It does not take into account the length of time each event lasted. You could have only one event in your entire sleep period but if it lasted 10 minutes you'd almost certainly be dead but your last night would have had a very low AHI measurement. I am of course exaggerating for effect. But that's why you should use something like sleepyhead which also shows you your total time in apnea. It's quite possible that you could spend more time not breathing with a low AHI and less time not breathing with a higher AHI.

AHI is a useful measure but it is far from a perfect one.

Ed Seedhouse
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12-08-2015 08:21 PM
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