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Posts: 7
Joined: Nov 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 9.6
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #1
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Hi everyone from a new member.

I have just had my 3rd sleep study done in 7 years. The first 2 studies I ignored and refused to get a CPAP machine but with not being refreshed and maybe loosing a job indirectly because of my apnea/hypopnea I decided it was time. I had an AHI of 33 and 192 arousals a night. Apparently not good.
Had the latest study done 6 weeks ago and purchase my machine yesterday. Used it last night and things where going well until the mask started leaking while I was asleep and the Hypopnea and leakage coincide with each other. While no leak all was good but I must have rolled over and dislodged the full face mask. I suppose I will get used to the mask eventually.

Adrian
11-19-2013 09:59 PM
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mdh235 Offline

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Posts: 90
Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed F10
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12.4 - 12.8
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: West Coast U.S.

Post: #2
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Welcome, Adrianf.

Masks are the curse of CPAP. You can expect to through a number of them until you find one that works for you. That's just the way it is.
11-19-2013 10:02 PM
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Tez62 Offline

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Posts: 837
Joined: Feb 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #3
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Welcome Adrian, you can boy a CPAP pillow which may help you if you roll on your side, what I do is I have my bottom pillow vertical (across) and the top pillow horizontal (up and down) I find that way there is less real estate for may mask to knock on the pillow, it basically does the same job as a CPAP pillow. It does take a bit of getting used to.
11-19-2013 10:06 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,452
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: #4
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Hi Adrianf,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Don't be shy about trying different masks 'till you find the right one that works for you.
Some people have to try "many" different masks.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
11-20-2013 10:04 AM
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cbramsey Offline

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Posts: 900
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Supreme Overlord of Web Darkness

Sex: Male
Location: NC, USA

Post: #5
RE: new member
Welcome to the forum!!! We are glad you joined us!!! Welcome

As to finding the right mask for you, it is a trial and error process. If you haven't found a DME yet, you need to find one that will allow you to try out masks until you find the one that works for you. Sleep-well

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
11-20-2013 10:38 AM
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