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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby xxyzx on Sun May 14, 2017 2:04 pm

Novello1234 wrote:Also do most sleep on back or side



yes

very few sleep on their stomach

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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby xxyzx on Sun May 14, 2017 2:05 pm

kteague wrote:
Novello1234 wrote:Also been diagnosed with mild

Can you please complete that statement in case it makes a difference in relation to your treatment?

As to getting good sleep, I wouldn't have too high of expectations while you are in this trial period. Once your best settings have been determined it is reasonable to begin to expect better sleep. Since your DME is monitoring your data, you could just ask them if your AHI indicates you need a pressure change. I'm thinking from your description you haven't been titrated yet in the lab, just diagnosed. Is my understanding correct? Unless it would require too much pressure to accomodate back sleeping, it is generally an easier adjustment if one can sleep in the position they usually sleep. However, since you are ok with side sleeping and were told your events are worse on your back, it may help to take steps to assure you stay off your back. Some here have used a lightweight backpack stuffed with something not heavy to discourage back sleeping. Staying off your back might (no guarantee) enable you to get by at a lower (translate: less likely to be problematic) pressure.

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all the more reason to have an auto adjusting machine

nobody sleeps all the time on their back or side
people move around all night long

the machine should adjust to us not us to suit the DME

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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby Novello1234 on Sun May 14, 2017 2:28 pm

Thank you I will check newbie section I have to wait and see not even a week one day I know my mask was not comfortable thank you again I just have to be more patient I just expected that I would get a good night sleep I did first da day and few other days not perfect but last night was horrible.

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Postby Novello1234 on Sun May 14, 2017 3:15 pm

Thank you. I started to read newbie section for the different terms thank you again for reading my posts I need to be a little patient it is not even a week I guess I was expecting to sleep like my first day and with. The exception of wed. Yesterday was the worst in terms of not sleeping that well the other days I roayayed from back to side and then yesterday I decided to sleep on my side I just need to be patient as this is all new to me on top of that I grind clench and it might be due to my sleep apnea I wish I had the sleep study several months ago when the dentist noticed that I grind and gave me a night guard. Thank you. again for reading my post

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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby Novello1234 on Tue May 16, 2017 7:49 pm

I am trying new mask I was told my apnea under control last three days I have not been able to dkedo properly Hop fell you with new mask that will change I kept getting up to tighten mask and also checked. Machine. I just want quality sleep

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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby Novello1234 on Wed May 17, 2017 3:59 pm

Yes I have not gone for titration yet I am told by the vendor who is looking at my data that my apneas under control but still can't sleep well last night same thing changed to a different mask and like this one better

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Postby Okie bipap on Wed May 17, 2017 5:47 pm

Finding a mask that works for you is very important. Every face is different and what works for one person will not work for someone else. I don't want to alarm you, but I have gone through more than 12 different masks and have found two that work for me. I keep one of each on hand all of the time.

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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby Novello1234 on Fri May 19, 2017 1:52 pm

How long dies it take yo get good night sleep

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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby TASmart on Fri May 19, 2017 2:48 pm

Novello1234 wrote:How long dies it take yo get good night sleep


You keep asking the unanswerable. I was fortunate, I started getting a good night's sleep after two nights. But I still have some restless nights thrown in there. Other take weeks or months to adjust. There simply is not one answer to your question. If you don't feel rested we will need to see Sleepyhead data to look for issues, and you need to be consulting with a sleep Dr. as to feeling rested and if there are other possibilities for you daytime tiredness.

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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby Kohkie on Fri May 19, 2017 3:39 pm

Hi. I am new to cpap just got my trial machine this Tuesday. First day I slept well 2 nd day not that bad Last night I can tell
That I did not sleep well . I slept on my sides mostly previous night slept on my back my doctor says my sleep apneia is worse on my back. How long dies it take to get a good night sleep. I would like to know how long it takes please. Thank you. For reading my post


Hi Novello,

1st of all you should sleep in the position you are most comfortable. Your machine can be adjusted for a good AHI in whatever position you like to sleep. I sleep on my back in an adjustable bed so I have my upper body in a raised position. It's comfortable and by not sleeping on my side I have a better chance of my mask not leaking.

You are lucky to get a loaner machine until your next sleep study. I would not worry too much about the settings on this machine, since you will probably get a totally different machine once you've had your next sleep study. 2.0 is a decent AHI. I try to keep mine at 0.X range, last night it was 0.9. That is something you will deal with once you get your regular machine.

I have been on CPAP for 5.5 years now. A CPAP does not guarantee a good nights sleep. It's a great help, and you should sleep better, but we are all going to have bad nights every so often. I suffer from insomnia, so occasionally I don't get a good nights sleep. However, from my first night on a CPAP (my sleep study) I noticed a huge difference in my quality of life. I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea my non-CPAP AHI is 63, so I was extremely sleep deprived. Therefore, I noticed a difference immediately. It might be a slower process for you.

On April 25th I got a new machine and a new mask. Right away I noticed that my numbers went up. In the last 16 days I have made small adjustments and gotten them back to where I like them. I'm sleeping great, except when I have insomnia, so life is good.

Hopefully I answered a few of your questions.
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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby Novello1234 on Sat May 20, 2017 8:58 am

Thank you kohe read your response I agree it may take time I have some good days and some days where I don't get enough sleep I need to be patient I have the loaner I think for a few weeks only and then I purchase my second study is not until June I am do new to this and learning I like the second mask I am trying what do u think of the red med air sense 10. Also what is the data or graphs people refer to

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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby Okie bipap on Sat May 20, 2017 12:37 pm

The ResMed Air Sense line is very good. Just make sure you do not get the "CPAP" model. This model does not have full data capability. It will give you basic AH I and usage data. The data people talk about is the data some machines will report using software such as "Sleepyhead". This software will show you minute by minute what your leak rate is, what your pressure is, when you have events and exactly what kind of events they are.

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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby Novello1234 on Sat May 20, 2017 12:54 pm

Hi what is the cpap model and does Redmond come with sleepyhead sofelware. I know my vendors has access to my data on lie

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Postby Okie bipap on Sat May 20, 2017 6:37 pm

Sleepy head is a free software that was developed by a CPAP user. The software is compatible with many different machines.

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Re: newbie to cpap how long does it take for me to get good sl

Postby Novello1234 on Sat May 20, 2017 9:22 pm

How does it work with resmed machine

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