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I am a Canadian, and live near Toronto. Somehow I have been compliant for over 25 years.  Help from other cpap users have made this so.

I am using a ResMed S9 with humidifier and heated hose.
I have a ResMed N20 as a trial mask. I've had a number (5?) DreamWear masks typically replaced every 6 or more months.  

I find that my results gradually get worse, and finally become bad enough that I search for the cause.

A few years ago I followed advice here and got Sleepyhead software.

Now it takes me much less time to figure out what I need to do.

I am a moderate mouth breather.  I use a chinstrap to keep my mouth closed 

I just tried a full face mask. an f20. It was an awful period of terrible sleep.  I took it back.
I've tried about 8 full face masks with no luck

I am so grateful for this forum.  I'm so grateful for advice.

It's the reason I am compliant.

David Lynch
Cranky Old Hoser
Compliant for 25+ years
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My sleep doc was only interested in knowing i turned my machine on. I asked him what changed in OSA therapy. He said nothing had; he assured me he had over 3000 patients. Pressed further, he said there were heated hoses, and better machines I didn't qualify to get.

It turns out he sent reports to my family doctor after we met.
However, I never saw one in 15 years of his care. I've fired my family doctor, and finally have one that follows up. Now I need a sleep doctor that is helpful.
Cranky Old Hoser
Compliant for 25+ years
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Almost 20 years ago (at age 50) i started feeling sleepy when i woke-up, sleepy at noon, wanted to nap in the afternoon, fell asleep during movies & reading books and had failing energy.  Then someone told me i would snore and often stop-breathing when i was asleep-yikes!  My Dr said to get a sleep-study, asap.  (i thought about getting the painful corrective-surgery instead, but there was NO guarantee it would fix the problem; so i opted for the cPap machine.)
 Well, after the test and fitting, it took me almost 10 days to be able to fall asleep w any of the different masks i tried, but then SUCCESS!!   My moderate to severe apnea was prevented at last and what a difference!!  Ever since i have woken up everyday full of energy and still feeling like i'm 35, ha-ha!  What a wonderful invention  : ))
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It was in early 2004, when after years of my wife laying awake waiting for me start breathing again, that I had a sleep study.
I would doze off at stop lights, could drive any distance safely, and doze with a house full of people. The Dr. said I was lucky
not to have a heart attack as much stress as my heart under. 
 I received a Remstar pro and comfort select mask. The first night was amazing, I dreamed for the first time in years. I felt 
so much better. Never had any trouble adapting to the therapy.
 Jump fall of 2016 I got a new Dreamstation Auto and all is well.

Dreamstation Auto and Red Med Air Fir N20  Pressure 11
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