You did it right. We can follow the history of the discussion. The worst is new members who spew new threads all over - ughhh - it's A Mess.Mittens1 wrote:(Not sure if it's best to continue the thread or post a new one -- hope this is okay.)
Congratulations!Mittens1 wrote:First two nights on APAP are complete, and both had less than 3 events per hour.
When the nightly hormone disaster is gone, the body immediately begins to heal. How to support the body? Just the basic stuff - good nutrition, moderate exercise, time spent outdoors, sufficient sleep time and continue to work on sleep quality.Mittens1 wrote:First, if prior to diagnosis, our bodies were used to adrenalin kicking in multiple times during the night, what does it do to have a sudden change? How can we best support our bodies during that transition?
Yes, managing the hose is part of the CPAP learning curve. Here is something I often post -->Mittens1 wrote:Any suggestions for dealing with that pull? Is it likely the weight/resistance of the mask?
Are you using a standard hose or slimline? ( https://www.cpap.com/cpap-hose/cpap-hose-tubing.php ) The slimline is lighter and will pull less.- Make sure to use good hose management - the hose should not pull on the mask. Notice how your hose is positioned between machine and mask. It should be positioned to minimize any pull on the mask. Hose management is an individual practice. How it is done depends on the mask, the position of the machine, your sleeping position and other factors specific to the individual.
I try to use hose management systems as a last resort. They are an added complication, and what do you do when you travel? Something else to carry in the luggage and figure out how to set up in your hotel or guest room.Something else for TSA to see on the x-ray.
If you think you need to use a hose management system, maybe you can "wean" yourself off after you become more skilled and at ease with the CPAP process.
If you get the hose management solved, and this continues to be a problem, we can discuss foam cervical collars. A good many of us (without cervical problems) wear them to improve our CPAP therapy. They hold the neck in the best position for airway patency and help prevent jaw drop/mouth opening.Mittens1 wrote:neck pain due to existing cervical issues
It's good to have discussions with a newbie who solves problems logically and is on the way to success. Thank you.