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by lebowski8
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Changing mask type for the first time in 7 years. Suggestion
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Re: Changing mask type for the first time in 7 years. Suggestion

I think the Respironics DreamWear is just what i need! Make sure you get the mask package that included the "fit pack" so that you get all the sizes of cushions available. The fit pack packaging has all the different sizes of the cushion part which fits under the nose.. The fit pack is what I'll or...
by lebowski8
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Changing mask type for the first time in 7 years. Suggestion
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Re: Changing mask type for the first time in 7 years. Suggestion

palerider wrote:
lebowski8 wrote: I can't wait until the Micro-CPAP Airing device comes to market!
:ROFL:

don't hold your breath.
Good pun! I saw what you did there
by lebowski8
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Changing mask type for the first time in 7 years. Suggestion
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Re: Changing mask type for the first time in 7 years. Suggestion

There's the Respironics DreamWear. Fairly new and a nice little mask with no hard pieces to get stepped on to break. https://www.cpap.com/productpage/pr-dreamwear-nasal-cpap-mask-fit-pack.html If something else sparks your interest...I have a handful of nasal cushion masks (don't remember which one...
by lebowski8
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Changing mask type for the first time in 7 years. Suggestion
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Re: Changing mask type for the first time in 7 years. Suggestion

Unfortunately, i threw out those Swift FX about 2 years ago. I hadn't used them in years! It also reminds me-- where did I put those electrical adapters i have never used? going to have to go through some boxes in the garage!

thanks for your suggestions!!
by lebowski8
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Changing mask type for the first time in 7 years. Suggestion
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Changing mask type for the first time in 7 years. Suggestion

So I've been using a full face mask for 7 years. However during my first year of therapy, I used the Swift FX. After a few months of therapy, I realized I was mouth breathing. I tried chin straps and tape. The I went to the full face mask. Never looked back. I've used various full face RESMED masks,...
by lebowski8
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: changes: weight down. AHI up. pressure down. what?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Re: changes: weight down. AHI up. pressure down. what?!?

Thanks for the feedback. OK, so I got Sleepyhead working. I couldn't get it to work on my Windows XP 3 machine but it was fine on my wife's iMac. Anyway, I analysed the trend in the last 12 months-- the worsening trend started around May 1. On a nightly basis, 80% of events happened from 3:30 am to ...
by lebowski8
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Sleepyhead, CPAP, APAP, and BIPAP
Replies: 21
Views: 2273

Re: Sleepyhead, CPAP, APAP, and BIPAP

I have two machines that I use. My main machine is a Respironics APAP that I got in 2011. My older machine is a Respironics CPAP that I got in 2009. I use the CPAP machine now for travel-- I have permanently packed luggage that includes the machine, hose, mask, and 8' extension cord. I use the same ...
by lebowski8
Thu May 22, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: changes: weight down. AHI up. pressure down. what?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

changes: weight down. AHI up. pressure down. what?!?

Could I get your feedback please? So, I started therapy back in 2009, and it has been a miracle. I've used the machine every night since then. In '09, my weight was around 250 lbs. Peaked at 260 in 2011. Now, I'm down to 220. In the last 90 days, I have had a noticeable degradation in my sleep. GERD...
by lebowski8
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: new upgrade after 800+ nights - new machine, 1st night
Replies: 4
Views: 698

new upgrade after 800+ nights - new machine, 1st night

I finally got a new machine - i now have a Respironics PR System One REMstar Auto CPAP Machine with A-Flex. my old machine was also a Respironics, m series cpap. i'm looking forward to trying it out. i decided i'd try the auto mode -- i'd been using straight cpap with a pressure of 10.5 or 11 for qu...
by lebowski8
Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Air shoots out eye thru nasolacrimal duct when using cpap
Replies: 27
Views: 12847

Re: Air shoots out eye thru nasolacrimal duct when using cpap

this reminded me of a similar complaint I had: http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43956&st=0&sk=t&sd=a i still have occasional problems with it. seems that sometimes moving my head helps it. but your thread let me know there's some diagnostic ENT work that can be done, and i'll print this t...
by lebowski8
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: whistling machine on inhale. suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 6807

Re: whistling machine on inhale. suggestions?

My PR1 was making that noise in the first weeks that I had it. I lifted it off the floor and put it on a table more even with the mattress. Make certain that you aren't lying on the hose or that a heavy blanket or pillow isn't on top of the hose. It may be vibration from something lying on or touch...
by lebowski8
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Success Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Re: Success Stories

i felt a difference my first night with cpap at the sleep lab. my tested ahi was 45.8 -- of course, i imagine it was higher when under stress or with a cold. the first morning after cpap, i felt Alive . i could feel the blood pumping in my veins. that afternoon, i noticed i stopped yawning and dozin...
by lebowski8
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: HAS CPAP LOWERED YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE?
Replies: 34
Views: 12240

Re: HAS CPAP LOWERED YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE?

yes CPAP has lowered. i have my own bp cuff, and these days i test weekly. since starting CPAP, my average bp now is 119/79, which is lower than the BP in my signature, which was my average after my first year on CPAP. prior to CPAP, my BP was much higher. my GP put me on meds about two months befor...
by lebowski8
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: whistling machine on inhale. suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 6807

whistling machine on inhale. suggestions?

I have a M Series Pro C-Flex CPAP Machine. I've used it every night since spring 09, so over 800 nights now. I own this machine, paid out-of-pocket cash. this model is no longer in production. Anyway, I've recently noticed a whistle each time i inhale. i washed the filter, no change. i switched mask...
by lebowski8
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Does a mask really go bad?
Replies: 14
Views: 1824

Re: Does a mask really go bad?

I've had my current mask almost a year. I've found that the headgear wears out and gets stretched out over time -- like an old pair of socks that loses its elasticity. I've marked on my headgear with a sharpie about once a month where it's comfortable and i don't get leaks. every month or two, i hav...