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by Cosette
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: planned power outage
Replies: 1
Views: 902

planned power outage

The power company has announced that the power on our street will be shut off on Tuesday morning from 4-4:30. Any suggestions what I should do about my CPAP machine? Might the outage damage the machine? Do I need a surge protector? I assume the outage will wake me up so I can take the mask off.
by Cosette
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: A newbie with nose bridge issues--already discouraged!
Replies: 15
Views: 4028

Re: A newbie with nose bridge issues--already discouraged!

Your problems seem almost if they had been written by me! The sleep center where I had my study has provided me with many different masks to try. I finally have a system that works! It's the Mirage Ultra with a comfort care pad and a big white chin strap to keep the mask from leaking at the bottom. ...
by Cosette
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hubby Had Emergency Surgery!
Replies: 153
Views: 15686

Re: Hubby Had Emergency Surgery!

You're an amazing lady, Dori. I check every day to see how you and Mike are doing. I look forward to more of your wealth of stories and hold you both in my prayers.
Cosette
by Cosette
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed Swift LT vs. Swift FX
Replies: 21
Views: 16815

Re: ResMed Swift LT vs. Swift FX

I have been using the Swift Lt with good results, except mouth leaking even with the large white chin strap. I am now trying the Swift FX with a smaller, soft, chin strap. The angle of the pillows gives a very stable seal: absolutely no leakage there. The hose for the FX hangs down for me rather tha...
by Cosette
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hubby Had Emergency Surgery!
Replies: 153
Views: 15686

Re: Hubby Had Emergency Surgery!

My dear Dori, You and Mike are in my prayers, especially tonight when you both need a good sleep and calm for your difficult situation. I've read many of your posts and always appreciate your comforting support you give to people.
Cosette
by Cosette
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Just asking for your prayers
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: OT: Just asking for your prayers

Miko, your family, friends, and country are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cosette
by Cosette
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: First Morning - PR System 1 Auto / Swift FX
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

Re: First Morning - PR System 1 Auto / Swift FX

Hi, I do not use a chin strap. Somehow, with my unique body, the CPAP pressure seems to keep my mouth closed. When I do open my mouth, like to say something, it feels very strange to have the air rushing out. I was worried about mouth breathing because I think I normally would at times due to nasal...
by Cosette
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: First Morning - PR System 1 Auto / Swift FX
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

Re: First Morning - PR System 1 Auto / Swift FX

Last night was my first time with the Swift FX. The mask worked fine, but I had trouble with the chin strap and my mouth popping open. Do you use the mask without a chin strap?
by Cosette
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Keeping a log
Replies: 14
Views: 3929

Re: Keeping a log

I don't have software, yet, but keep track of the machine readings daily on the screen and make comments about which mask I've used and what the night was like. It is useful when compared with the download of my chip.
by Cosette
Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: problem getting seal with thin, unpadded face
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

problem getting seal with thin, unpadded face

Is there anyone out there who has a thin face with practically no padding under the skin who can get a good seal on a FFM? I've tried many masks but can't get one that is reliable for not leaking. One night it may work fine, then not work at all the next.
by Cosette
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How old were you when
Replies: 54
Views: 7893

Re: How old were you when

I was just shy of 73. Seems awfully old to be dealing with all the masks, leaks, sore nose, and sore forehead. I wonder if it would have been easier if I had started years ago.
by Cosette
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: When am I going to feel better?
Replies: 8
Views: 1601

Re: When am I going to feel better?

CCwantstosleep wrote:

I just want a mask that is:
comfortable
easy to breathe with
doesn't leak
takes my AHI to less than 1

Am I being unrealistic?
Let me know when you find all that!
by Cosette
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CLEANING: Odorless soap suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 10820

Re: CLEANING: Odorless soap suggestions?

I use Clearly Natural Unscented Pure and Natural Glycerine Soap. Found in a pump bottle with other hand cleaners in the super market.
by Cosette
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cleaning Mask, Hose and Humidifier
Replies: 31
Views: 6007

Re: Cleaning Mask, Hose and Humidifier

Mask: Daily clean with a disinfectant wipe inside and outside including all surfaces that come into contact with my face and therefore my facial oils, etc. Includes the parts of the straps that make contact with my face; just to remove the oils from them. I start with the inside of the mask, then t...
by Cosette
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cleaning Mask, Hose and Humidifier
Replies: 31
Views: 6007

Re: Cleaning Mask, Hose and Humidifier

[quote="Bibs"]What Joy said. I clean my nasal pillow about every 2nd morning. Top up humidifier every few nights with a bottle of previously boiled water that's beside the machine Boiled water should not be used, only distilled water. Boiling water concentrates the minerals in the water. Distilled w...