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by SleepyCPAP
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Extremely exhausted after third night
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Extremely exhausted after third night

So you've been on CPAP before? Do you remember what it was like the first weeks, adjusting to the machine and mask? I remember it was great in the lab, I woke up with more clarity and felt it was going to be exactly what I needed. But the adjustment at home took a while. It did make a difference, bu...
by SleepyCPAP
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Lowest AHI Yet
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Lowest AHI Yet

Congrats!

-- SleepyCPAP
by SleepyCPAP
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: American Homepatient now Lincare?! Yuk.
Replies: 6
Views: 369

American Homepatient now Lincare?! Yuk.

Hi Folks, I just got a letter from American Homepatient that "American HomePatient has officially joined with Lincare" and that moving forward "your respiratory supplies and support will be serviced by your local Lincare Center... American HomePatient is very excited to become part of Lincare..." I'...
by SleepyCPAP
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Where do you put your machine?
Replies: 41
Views: 1538

Re: Where do you put your machine?

I put it on the shelf of my bedside table (see my user photo). I've also put it on the floor, but the HVAC was blowing on it and I think that messed up the filters more often. When I'm traveling I put it within reach, usually on the floor. I never liked it on top of the bedside table, it was too eas...
by SleepyCPAP
Tue May 03, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Anyone Using TAP PAP Nose Pillows & Mouthpiece
Replies: 7
Views: 1565

Re: Anyone Using TAP PAP Nose Pillows & Mouthpiece

Hi AcedDublB, I like the TAP PAP and have been using it for a couple years. I can't speak to high pressure, but the design is good for adjusting the fit just right, so I don't get leaks (unless I open my mouth). For me the TAP PAP works well. My pressure needs have gone down. Yes, it is a good sale ...
by SleepyCPAP
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Airsense 10 Autopap vs. Dreamstation Autopap
Replies: 44
Views: 7058

Re: Airsense 10 Autopap vs. Dreamstation Autopap

Hi Jenk2k, Your AHI numbers are very good, congrats!, and if you see that RERA events are not bad then a difference in machine algorithms isn't something I'd guess as an issue (I suspect if RERAs or flow restrictions were the culprit, then the "Airsense for Her" algorithm might have enough differenc...
by SleepyCPAP
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Help! PRS1 error folder on your machine? SOLVED
Replies: 25
Views: 8763

Re: Help! PRS1 error folder on your machine? SOLVED

Hi JDS74,

The list you posted is for one of the pre-PRS1 machines, as it references "smartcards". Still useful for folks who have machines from a decade ago.
by SleepyCPAP
Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: SleepyHead needs your PR System One data, please
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

Re: SleepyHead needs your PR System One data, please

Hi Palerider, I'm glad to be of help. I still use my 450, so I've sent that data -- most recent is just straight CPAP, but I have an older upload I sent too which has some AutoIQ (temporary Auto mode) on it. I'll also upload my 460 data tonight. Sorry I didn't see your note when it was posted, glad ...
by SleepyCPAP
Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: best type of mask for side sleeper
Replies: 17
Views: 4778

Re: best type of mask for side sleeper

Hi bpathakis, I hope you don't mind my late response. I tried a few masks, and the one which I'm most confident using when side sleeping is the TAP PAP. I like it because it does not have straps, so snuggling my cheeks into the pillow does not disrupt the good seal (and no strap marks in the morning...
by SleepyCPAP
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Using 2 Machines with Sleepyhead
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: Using 2 Machines with Sleepyhead

Hi Macpage, I have two PRS1 machines, and load them both into the same user in SleepyHead. The only time SleepyHead can't handle that is when I use two machines in the same day (for instance if I nap on one machine and then sleep at night with the other). SleepyHead lists the results of only one mac...
by SleepyCPAP
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Sleepyhead, how can I tell when I fell asleep?
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: Sleepyhead, how can I tell when I fell asleep?

Hi lilasmom, At first I zoomed in and looked at the waveforms. Awake, I tend to have more rounded "sine wave" types of waveforms, asleep looks different. But that takes time. Then I figured out which graphs might show sleep at a glance. For me, exhale time is the biggest clue -- when that graph is h...
by SleepyCPAP
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Help me prepare for Doctor
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Help me prepare for Doctor

Thanks Julie, Den and Pugsy for your responses. Den, I've got a full face mask "just in case" but my attempt at sleeping with it turned out even worse for leaks. I don't know if I could get it to work any better with my facial hair. Julie, I've been curious about the neck collar. But it is mostly my...
by SleepyCPAP
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Help me prepare for Doctor
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Help me prepare for Doctor

Hi all, I'd like your help to prepare for a doctor visit. This may be the first time EVER that I get to talk to a sleep doctor. Yeah, one I never met "signed off" on my in-lab sleep report several years ago but this time I think I've got a referral which will get me face to face with one (if not, th...
by SleepyCPAP
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can AHI be 0?
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: Can AHI be 0?

Hi Wong, Yes, if you don't have any Apneas or Hypopneas during your time on the machine, the reading will be zero. I've had nights like that. If it becomes a pattern several days in a row, you are either doing great (congrats!!) or your machine is "stuck" (I've heard this about S9 machines) and need...
by SleepyCPAP
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Sleepyhead can't find data on my SD card
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Sleepyhead can't find data on my SD card

Dear Ellen1159, To check and see if it is the SD card you could use a spare SD card and put it in the machine, waiting for the display to clear after it loads data from the machine's internal memory. Then see if SleepyHead will read data off that spare card. Does the machine screen show averages for...