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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Postby 49er on Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:51 am

Momoiro wrote:I just started CPAP and My pressure is set at 10. I use ramp but when I get to a certain pressure I wake up immediately, it's annoying to the point I just take it off to sleep better.


This is a common newbie problem as an FYI. I completely 2nd Julie's advice regarding getting help in the forum and ignoring TBIII.

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Postby chunkyfrog on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:12 am

Wearing the mask while NOT sleeping can be very useful.
Think reading, watching television, or just lying down meditating--or "thinking". :lol:
The time counts toward usage, and before you know it, you are used to the pressure.
Most of us welcome the pressure, as it makes it easier to breathe.
Taking the mask off is a habit you need to break; but forgive yourself for what you did last night,
and start fresh each night--try adding more time masked each time you put it on.
Give yourself a pat on the back for every improvement, and welcome to the forum.
Rude and ignorant people should be ignored, same as at school, or work, and with some of our families. :shock:

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Postby Willie on Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:03 am

Literally leaving in a minute to pick up my CPAP equipment. I just found this forum this morning and have been reading up to be better educated. Cannot wait to start feeling and sleeping better.

My sleep study, 70 events per hour, %86 oxygen levels. Once they put the CPAP on me at 1:30am I crashed out and had to woke up at 6am. Best night of sleep I have had in years. Even with all the crap strapped to me. I have Asthma so I am hoping it also helps with that. Little bit of weight gain over the last year even with exercise (which is why I went to the Dr.). Also can't wait for my wife to get a good night sleep. She has had ear plugs during the night for a year or so, my snoring was so bad.

Hope this was the right place to put this. It's like Christmas morning for me.

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Postby ChrisLaw on Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:44 am

Newbie here. Recently diagnosed after torturing my mate for years with bad snoring. Researching the various cpap options before I decide on the model I end up purchasing.

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Postby Greyfort on Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:51 am

Hi. I'm new to the CPAP world. Not happy about it. But I've been persevering for about a month now.

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Postby Willllburrrr on Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:54 am

Well it looks like I have a new web place to hang out.. New CPAP user here and was happy to find this place, looks like tons of useful info to be found here :D

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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Postby urn357 on 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

Postby Mr Nifty on 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
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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

Postby ssandip9449 on 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

Postby Suequeblue on 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.

Thans!
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Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Postby RHM on 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

Postby JenniC9182 on 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

Postby tlohse on 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

Postby gudhkarh on 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

Postby Pugsy on 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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Please start a new thread of your own totally devoted to your problem or questions. Posting in this thread or someone else's thread will mean your problems get lost and you won't get the attention you deserve.
So...use the "Post a New Topic" feature and create a thread of your own.

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