Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

General Discussion on any topic relating to CPAP and/or Sleep Apnea.
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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by urn357 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:32 am

Just wanted to say thanks for the informative newbie thread. I'm starting my journey and so happy I found this forum

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by louis3640 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:32 pm

Being a newbie to CPAP therapy is something to embrace. You are embarking on a journey to better health. Therapy takes some time to get used to and choosing the right mask is the first step after you know what type of machine you will need,(CPAP, BIPAP,APAP) Keep in mind that nasal masks are the most popular style of mask because they are the most non-invasive. Looking for CPAP Machines for sale online and CPAP supplies online is the cheapest way to go in my opinion. For the past 2 years I have been using the Phillips Respironics Wisp nasal mask The mask feels very light on my face but is secure enough not to shift around when Im sleeping. If your pressure is at 12 cm or higher, you will probably want to go with a full face mask because it can be intolerable having that high of a pressure going directly into your nose.

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by dianeroblinsharp » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:30 pm

If you have a problem with the strap marks left from the CPAP mask in the morning, or if your skin is sensitive to the strap materials, try a Face Cozy. There is a video that shows how it works. It really does the job.

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by Mr Nifty » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:37 pm

Been sleeping better since the 13th. Still getting used to wearing a mask. Actually sleeping better now than in years. Tried a full face mask the first couple days. Now using a resmed swift fx and liking it.
Sleeping better since 01/13/2016
Masks I have tried
AirFit F10-FFM, AirFit N10-Nasal, Mirage Liberty-Hybrid FFM, Mirage Quattro-FFM, Swift FX Nano-Pillow, Mirage Activa LT-Nasal, ComfortGel Blue-FFM, Amara View -FFM, Pilairo Q -Pillow, Dreamwear -Nasal

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by ssandip9449 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:11 pm

Hi Guys,

Recently done sleep study and result came back pretty bad. AHI 85.3/hr !!! Thus decided to start using CPAP machine. Went to local dealer and it seems CPAP machine is quite pricy in Australia. It starts from 1500 to 2500. He told me that I can try different CPAP machine for next two months for 200 AUD. I came back with Respironics System One 60 and NASAL mask. I could see tremendous improvement on my quality sleep. Though my mouth open during sleep thus it become very dry. My dealer advised me to try with different mask which will cover mouth too.

Now I am confused which CPAP machine I should go for. Is it safe to buy second hand CPAP machine? Is Resmond Autoset S9 better than Respironics? What is the difference between portable travel CPAP machine vs ordinary one? Can portable CPAP machine be use for daily use?

Any advise will be highly appreciated.

Sandy

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by Suequeblue » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:07 pm

This is my first post. My post-surgery nurse noticed my abnormal sleep pattern after coming off of anesthesia from carpal tunnel surgery. That was in June of 2015. I finally got my CPAP machine last week, after 2 sleep studies, 2 more surgeries, and lots of delay. I am happy to find this board, also hopeful to start receiving the benefits of CPAP therapy. I have loads of other health issues, and am hopeful this may resolve some of them.

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by RHM » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:24 pm

Noob here.

I've had my cpap machine about 3 weeks & just recently started having night terrors. I was told I would "start having vivid dreams" but nothing prepared me for these things. After adjusting well to my machine & wee nasal pillows, I find myself yanking the entire contraption off my head during these nightmares. The anxiety created by just getting ready for bed & donning the mask is freaking me out.

I've taken warm baths, used aromatherapy, visualizations, over the counter sleep aids, & finally a very mild anti-anxiety medication. Nothing is helping. I'm afraid to go to sleep.

Here's my equipment info, if that's helpful:
ResMed AirSense10 Autoset
AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow System for Her.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by emmactyler » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:22 am

Hey guys! Someone shared CPAPdeals .com with me and it has been a big help! I have definitely found the best prices here and the customer service is prompt and very knowledgeable about sleep apnea and the CPAP machines and equipment they buy and sell. It is definitely the safest, most convenient, and most affordable place on the Internet right now to buy and sell used CPAP machines if anyone is interested!

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by JenniC9182 » Thu May 12, 2016 12:38 pm

Hi Jules, been a couple years from being discouraged using my previous machine. Only gave it a couple of nights from my few first posts I have. I hated it! But, now on a new machine today and seems to be better for me. Plus, the new mask is snug and comfortable. I'm still kind of getting the hang of what everything is since is new. 8)

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by tlohse » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:03 pm

A good place for a cpap newbie to start is forums like this one and the sleep apnea associations website and also your sleep specialist (Doctor) and maybe your DME.

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by gudhkarh » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:43 am

I have been suffering from somnolence since 2004. My sleep study was done in 2010 and after 6 yrs use of ACPAP without any significant relief and was prescribed Tablet Modafil 100mgs to take Care of residual somnolence with some ray of hope. My. Weight in 2004 increased from 78 kg to 101 kg in January 2016 with height of 5 ft 10 inch. Information about interpretation of sleep study report's with and without. ACPAP and causes of residual somnolence to understand the problem and plan of long term management

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by Pugsy » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:48 am

gudhkarh wrote:I have been suffering from somnolence since 2004. My sleep study was done in 2010 and after 6 yrs use of ACPAP without any significant relief and was prescribed Tablet Modafil 100mgs to take Care of residual somnolence with some ray of hope. My. Weight in 2004 increased from 78 kg to 101 kg in January 2016 with height of 5 ft 10 inch. Information about interpretation of sleep study report's with and without. ACPAP and causes of residual somnolence to understand the problem and plan of long term management

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by ckeith » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:07 am

Right now I feel the only place I can start with my New CPAP machine is on Ebay and see if I can't sell the THING :(

People who know me say they appreciate me as a nice calm fellow, nice to be around
I have never been one who is susceptible to temper tantrums or Irrational Rage - at least - NOT until now !

I have recently had a heart valve job and I presently suffer from Atrial Fibrillation and so have been prescribed Apixaban, a blood thinner
I have recently been enduring Chronic Insomnia that seemed to be quickly worsening, so the Doctor recommended a sleep study
The diagnosis was a "Severe Sleep Apnea" Ox level drops to 78%, and so a CPAP machine was prescribed

I can't stand it ! - The damded thing sends me into a RAGE ! - I can hardly refrain from jumping up and down on the OFFENCE
I can feel the adrenalin surge, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate go through the roof ! - I'll end up in an ambulance to get
Zapped by the Paddles again, in order to DeFib me at this rate!

I can't sleep Now ! - I get about two hours a night - How in HELL can I be expected to sleep with an INVASIVE Appliance
strapped to my head, that is constantly Blowing AIR up my nose ! - NO WAY on God's Blue Marble !!! -
How can anybody adapt to this THING! - I feel myself incapable. It's like asking me to climb a mountain with roller skates on !

It seems so bloody Stupid to me - So counter intuitive !!! -
"Here clamp this thing on, let it blow air up your nose - pleasant dreams !" HA HA HA :evil:

I sleep on my side and move around a lot - It blows air all over my face :( - I can't endure it let alone sleep with it !
I have an appointment with the Sleep Specialist - I expect he will recommend a different mask - I am skeptical

I KNOW I need to control this Apnea - I can't see how it is possible with THAT #@*!%^& THING - getting desperate

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by LSAT » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:48 am

ckeith wrote:Right now I feel the only place I can start with my New CPAP machine is on Ebay and see if I can't sell the THING :(

People who know me say they appreciate me as a nice calm fellow, nice to be around
I have never been one who is susceptible to temper tantrums or Irrational Rage - at least - NOT until now !

I have recently had a heart valve job and I presently suffer from Atrial Fibrillation and so have been prescribed Apixaban, a blood thinner
I have recently been enduring Chronic Insomnia that seemed to be quickly worsening, so the Doctor recommended a sleep study
The diagnosis was a "Severe Sleep Apnea" Ox level drops to 78%, and so a CPAP machine was prescribed

I can't stand it ! - The damded thing sends me into a RAGE ! - I can hardly refrain from jumping up and down on the OFFENCE
I can feel the adrenalin surge, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate go through the roof ! - I'll end up in an ambulance to get
Zapped by the Paddles again, in order to DeFib me at this rate!

I can't sleep Now ! - I get about two hours a night - How in HELL can I be expected to sleep with an INVASIVE Appliance
strapped to my head, that is constantly Blowing AIR up my nose ! - NO WAY on God's Blue Marble !!! -
How can anybody adapt to this THING! - I feel myself incapable. It's like asking me to climb a mountain with roller skates on !

It seems so bloody Stupid to me - So counter intuitive !!! -
"Here clamp this thing on, let it blow air up your nose - pleasant dreams !" HA HA HA :evil:

I sleep on my side and move around a lot - It blows air all over my face :( - I can't endure it let alone sleep with it !
I have an appointment with the Sleep Specialist - I expect he will recommend a different mask - I am skeptical

I KNOW I need to control this Apnea - I can't see how it is possible with THAT #@*!%^& THING - getting desperate
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If you really want help, please start a new post below explaining exactly what your problems are. Now that you have registered, fill your equipment in the control panel. Giving up will only add to your health problems. E-bay will not allow sales of medical equipment. If your insurance paid for your machine, they expect you to use it or they may want it back.

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Post by ckeith » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:34 pm

Sorry if I Faux-Pas
But I thought the place to start would be the thread Titled:
"Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start" it seemed obvious to me at the time

I finally found the Control Panel and my Profile & entered what I could
Please bear with me, I am suffering some confusion due to severe Fatigue as a result of Chronic Insomnia

During my sleep study I was allowed a Sleeping Pill and still only managed to get 1 1/2 - 2 hrs sleep
That seemed to give them enough Data to prescribe this CPAP Machine

I can't see that the machine issued me is listed on the Profile entry page

"ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset" is titled on the Instruction Manual
The Mask issued me has "Philips Respironics" printed on the back

The Humidifier is part of the machine
Nowhere can I see what Software is installed


I have no ICQ , AOL etc etc
I have nothing suitable as an Avatar at the moment

I will do as you ask & post down below

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