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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

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: #11
RE: new to CPAP
Getting some sleep is important and step in the right direction .... well done

I don't use EPR, find it interfere with breathing pattern, some said can cause central events, and godsend for others.
One cannot generalize, everyone is different, matter of trial and error

As for " I'm not convinced if APAP is the right approach"
Your machine can do 3 modes including CPAP mode, CPAP machine can only do one mode
When on AutoSet or AutoSet for Her mode, the machine increase pressure in response to flow limitation, if one is susceptible to flow limitation like me, pressure can go up as far as allowed to go. For me is all about compromise, only allow the machine to go as far apnea been treated at the lowest possible pressure, hence lowering the maximum set pressure ... YMMV

Edit: IMO, AHI is not the best indicator, because the machine have no way of telling whether you're asleep or awake when scoring apnea
If you lay in bed for some time and not falling asleep, the machine can score apnea while you're awake
Awake events are meaningless and can skew the results
(This post was last modified: 10-22-2015 12:34 AM by zonk.)
10-21-2015 11:56 PM
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SaldusMiegas Offline

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Posts: 227
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P-10, F&P Simplus
Humidifier: integrated
CPAP Pressure: Rx:14, Set:Auto 8.0-15.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Woot! P-10 pillows plus Ruby chinstrap for side-sleeping mouth breathers

Sex: Male
Location: Virginia

Post: #12
RE: new to CPAP
Hi Sleeeppp,

Welcome to the forum!

Heads up to you that the sleepyhead screenshot you posted includes some personal data. (Some people have posted sleepyhead screen shots inadvertently including their full name address birthday etc. Whatever you enter into sleepyhead shows up in its reports.)

That's not a problem for the forum. But if you are concerned about posting personal data, you might want to go remove or update the attachment.

Attachments uploaded the way you posted this one won't show up in google since forum attachments are stored in a members only repository, but be aware that you are still sharing with all your new closest hosehead friends.

More importantly ... glad to hear you are making great progress, keep taking charge of your therapy and feel better.

Saldus Miegas
(This post was last modified: 10-22-2015 01:19 AM by SaldusMiegas.)
10-22-2015 01:15 AM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

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: #13
RE: new to CPAP
Being new, I'm not sure if Sleeeppp can do edit her post, if wanted can get in touch with admin
10-22-2015 01:43 AM
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Sleeeppp Offline

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Posts: 40
Joined: Oct 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 ASV Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View/ Wisp Nasal mask
Humidifier: heated humidifier -climate control hose
CPAP Pressure: AutoASV (default setting)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Aust

Post: #14
RE: new to CPAP
Thanks Saldus Miegas just remove it...
10-22-2015 02:35 AM
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Sstteevvee Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2015

Machine: Air sense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed
Humidifier: resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-14
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Nearly died every nite for the last 2 yrs/ so saysmy wife-at least she told me-eventually lol

Sex: Male
Location: Perth Australia

Post: #15
RE: new to CPAP
Hi folks.
been using the 10 for 4 weeks now and was wondering if anyone experiences a feeling of being bloated.
I'm sure I have a 10 litre swim bladder inside me like a fish. And the feeling is permanent.
am I swallowing air?
Dont-know
also , the full face mask is pretty awkward with a cold,
any dribble(yuk) slides across your face when you roll over
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10-27-2015 06:20 AM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Posts: 2,293
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #16
RE: new to CPAP
G'day Ssteevvee, welcome to Apnea Board

It sounds like you have aerophagia, which is basically just swallowing air under pressure. It's a pretty common complaint, though I've been lucky enough to avoid it. There are quite a few discussions about it in this forum - do a search for aerophagia. One suggestion I have seen is to elevate the head of your bed, which helps prevent you swallowing the excess air.

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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.
10-27-2015 06:43 AM
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Sstteevvee Offline

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Joined: Oct 2015

Machine: Air sense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed
Humidifier: resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-14
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Nearly died every nite for the last 2 yrs/ so saysmy wife-at least she told me-eventually lol

Sex: Male
Location: Perth Australia

Post: #17
RE: new to CPAP
(10-27-2015 06:43 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  G'day Ssteevvee, welcome to Apnea Board

It sounds like you have aerophagia, which is basically just swallowing air under pressure. It's a pretty common complaint, though I've been lucky enough to avoid it. There are quite a few discussions about it in this forum - do a search for aerophagia. One suggestion I have seen is to elevate the head of your bed, which helps prevent you swallowing the excess air.

thanks Paul. the Mrs wont let me play with the bed angle...
I notice my max pressure (14) is higher than most. Im very fit, 6 '3'' 85 kg fitness freak 48yo workaholic, but a 20 yr veteran of a prosthetic mitral valve. might have to get back to HSS Kinros for another appraisal I could drop it to 10 and see, but hey, I do want to wake up tomorrow Cool
10-27-2015 07:15 AM
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Posts: 2,293
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #18
RE: new to CPAP
It would be a good idea to see what pressures you're actually experiencing. The best way to do this is to download and use SleepyHead (link at the top of this page). It will give you very detailed charts of pressure, flow, snoring, apnea events etc etc. your pressure range is quite wide and you might benefit from tightening it up a bit - the Sleepyhead charts will help in understanding exactly what's happening there.

Another option is to use the built-in screen in your machine and see what your max and min actual pressures are. I'm not sure how to do this with your machine, but somebody else will be able to give you a hand. You could also get hold of the clinician's manual - again, there's a link at the top of the page.

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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.
10-27-2015 07:32 AM
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