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jxyzobrien Offline

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Machine: resmed s9 series
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: full mask
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: heart checked out ok, lung capacity weaker

Sex: Male
Location: clearwater florida

Post: #1
finally first night of success
resmed autoset h5i s9 series
positive airway pressure device
with humidifier
nasal mask
pressure changed 12 to 16 (doctor prescribed 14)

I finally found videos showing me how to set pressure and look at
my sleep stats.

I reset pressure to 13.8. I slept for 3.5 hours (had to pee) and
AHI was 1.5 meaning less then 2 apneas per hour. This also means
my leak problem is fixed.

resmed set air pressure cpap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoTJOQa7DYA
looking at important stats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lpC5LDFc8w
08-18-2016 03:17 AM
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holden4th Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMStar 60 Series Auto with Bluetooth
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Dreamwear
Humidifier: Remstar Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 11- 15 APAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Gold Coast Australia

Post: #2
RE: finally first night of success
One big step on the road to sleeping bliss. Well done, that aha moment is a great experience.
08-18-2016 03:39 AM
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srlevine1 Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense Autoset (S10)
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Activa LT
Humidifier: Internal to S10
CPAP Pressure: 12-15.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Westlake Village, California USA

Post: #3
RE: finally first night of success
Rinse and repeat and you are well on your way to success. Best of luck.

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08-18-2016 06:16 AM
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jxyzobrien Offline

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Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: resmed s9 series
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: full mask
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: heart checked out ok, lung capacity weaker

Sex: Male
Location: clearwater florida

Post: #4
RE: finally first night of success
thanks for helping Still adjusting

this is the best apnea in the world

2 questions

1-ahi 5 or less means no significant air leaks yes no
2- read where if your mouth opens with air gushing out (have chin strap)
the pressure is still too high
3-read where sleeping on your side keeps ahi lower then on your back
08-18-2016 08:05 AM
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icyura10 Offline

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Machine: RESMED AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Respironiscs DreamWear under the nose nasal ma
Humidifier: INCLUDED
CPAP Pressure: IPAP (20); EPAP (12); PS (8)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in!

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Post: #5
RE: finally first night of success
(08-18-2016 08:05 AM)jxyzobrien Wrote:  thanks for helping Still adjusting

this is the best apnea in the world

2 questions

1-ahi 5 or less means no significant air leaks yes no

I wouldn't draw that conclusion... generally my AHI according to both SH and ResScan present my AHI's in the 1-2 range or less per hour but my leak rate is simply astronomical

See here: http://imgur.com/a/Ulotu


(08-18-2016 08:05 AM)jxyzobrien Wrote:  2- read where if your mouth opens with air gushing out (have chin strap) the pressure is still too high

When I first started using a CPAP in 1998, I used a nasal mask. (I still can't tolerate a FFM). Every night I would be woken up because all my life I'd been a mouth breather. Over time, I just trained myself to KEEP MY BIG TRAP SHUT when I slept. It's a constant vigilance, but in time, you can teach yourself to keep your mouth closed.

(08-18-2016 08:05 AM)jxyzobrien Wrote:  3-read where sleeping on your side keeps ahi lower then on your back

From some of the reading I've done, that appears to be the case predominantly IFF (that's If and only If)
  • Your apenas are OSD in nature
  • You are overweight by some significant amount
  • Seems to be more prevalent in more elderly people, apparently because the muscle tone and the tissue in the airway naturally looses the elasticity to keep it more taught.

Other forms of apneas, for the most part, don't seem to follow any real pattern related to sleep position.

But I ain't no freakin' Dr, nor researcher, it's just what I've read ... and so far it seems to be a fairly consistent representation...

Of course, as always, YMMV!

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08-18-2016 08:39 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #6
RE: finally first night of success
Hi jxyzobrien,
It's GREAT to hear that you had your first night of success, keep up the good work and CONGRATULATIONS.!

trish6hundred
08-18-2016 10:35 AM
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