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by OldLincoln
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Nose-pinching masks?
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Re: Nose-pinching masks?

Just fyi on my experience of pinching. I use a full face mask (Simplex) and liked using it with my red chin strap as I'm a mouth breather. I have a narrow nose bridge that allows air leakage so I usually have to tuck a little bit of seal at the bridge to tighten it up. One night I woke up gasping an...
by OldLincoln
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: VA CPAP supply replacement schedule?
Replies: 5
Views: 8978

Re: VA CPAP supply replacement schedule?

They try to supply as few as they can. The schedules are based on average usage of 4hrs a night. My tech was surprised to see mine is 8-9 hrs as I have chronic insomnia and it takes that long for 7 hrs sleep. With his support I get 1 full face a myth vs 1 per quarter. Point is they have a guide but ...
by OldLincoln
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet specific questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2668

Re: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet specific questions

Oh My.... I was asking a few technical questions and offered my opinions. My AHI is around 2 (OH! 1) so I don't consider it a problem. I have a recording OX but stopped using it after 6 mths or so of excellent readings. I figure the whole purpose of xpap is to keep the ox under control and mine is. ...
by OldLincoln
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet specific questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2668

Re: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet specific questions

Thanks folks! I changed the setting to true average and it's great. Love that Sleepyhead!! You should have seen the look by the tech when I pulled out my report . I suspect I have better software they they do. Deep down I don't mind sharing a bit as long as they are willing to listen and ask questio...
by OldLincoln
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet specific questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2668

Re: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet specific questions

"you can't change what the machine shows you, but you can change the readout in sleepyhead."

I have SH 1.0.0 beta 2. How do you change the readout?
by OldLincoln
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet specific questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2668

Re: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet specific questions

I "think I remember" seeing that in SH for my Respironics machines. I'm using SH 1.0.0 Beta-2 and cannot see it. Doesn't mean it's not there but it's like looking for my socks (yeah I'm old - so what!). As for the backup power, I have on that worked very well when I had an external HC-150 humidifier...
by OldLincoln
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Questions about air exhaust problems
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Questions about air exhaust problems

CAUTION!!! Do not apply duct tape!
by OldLincoln
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet specific questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2668

ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet specific questions

After years of Respironics my VA retired the last one (14k hours and becoming flaky) for a new ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet. Love this machine and have a "couple" questions about what is going on behind the settings. Under Comfort I have Response with Regular and Soft. I switched to Soft as the machin...
by OldLincoln
Fri May 20, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: full face mask
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: full face mask

Mask has to seal to face (obvious). 1.) Face has to be clean where contacting seal. Anything that is slippery (oils, creams, etc.) encourages mask slippage and leaks. 2.) Mask seal has to be free from anything slippery. I keep a pump dispenser of 1/4 liquid detergent (Joy/Dawn), wet mask and very ge...
by OldLincoln
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Sleepyhead question
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Sleepyhead question

Of course don't forget to un-protect the card before re-installing it or it won't get your new data.
by OldLincoln
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mouthguard for a Chomper?
Replies: 9
Views: 1940

Re: Mouthguard for a Chomper?

A wrap up..... I received my "Vital Sleep" mouth guard used it even awake and reading to get used to it and adjusted the jaw forward. However it didn't work for me. 1. The principle is to pull to lower jaw forward by shortening the distance between the back lower teeth and the upper front teeth like...
by OldLincoln
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mouthguard for a Chomper?
Replies: 9
Views: 1940

Re: Mouthguard for a Chomper?

Yeah I thought about that Stormy. My concern is that I an a genetic insomniac and take sleep meds. If I chewed through on I may choke to death and not wake up. The thing I just bought is hinged at the back and I don't think it can be dangerous. https://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-29850754929869/mou...
by OldLincoln
Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mouthguard for a Chomper?
Replies: 9
Views: 1940

Re: Mouthguard for a Chomper?

Thanks for the replies so far. 1. I'm big on oral hygiene, Chunky, especially with mouth wounds. I'm over 70 and never had a cavity and teeth are solid. I manage the bite wounds with Listerine and salt plus Cank-Aid when needed. 2. Glad you're still around Jim! No false teeth or they'd be out for su...
by OldLincoln
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mouthguard for a Chomper?
Replies: 9
Views: 1940

Mouthguard for a Chomper?

I cannot keep from chomping chunks out of my cheeks while sleeping and the loud "SNAP" and resulting blood flow over the years has to stop. Today I ordered the "Vital Sleep" mouth guard which is supposed to keep my lower jaw forward. It has a money back thing if I don't like it and have chosen the "...
by OldLincoln
Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Sleepyhead Reports Print Scrunched Up
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Sleepyhead Reports Print Scrunched Up

Thanks, it works for me.