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by Sheriff Buford
Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:37 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I just became compliant. But have a question
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Re: I just became compliant. But have a question

Most of my events are within the last few hours of sleep. Yes, you need to wear your mask. I'm not familiar with your mask, but can't you leave it on and just disconnect the hose for a bathroom break?

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by Sheriff Buford
Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:34 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: making adjustments
Replies: 32
Views: 6534

Re: making adjustments

I wouldn't. There are times you may need a pressure higher than a 10.... so it's there is you need it. Are you comfortable with the 4?

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by Sheriff Buford
Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:01 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: 3 months new user, questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2032

Re: 3 months new user, questions

Make sure there is enough slack in the hose, coming from the top of the Hose Buddy, to allow you to turn on both sides, when lying down. Thank goodness the hose is stiff enough to allow the excess hose to lie on the bed, and not on you. The Hose Buddy should "swivel" with you as you flip around. She...
by Sheriff Buford
Tue Jan 23, 2024 9:11 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Replaced Phillips with Airsense 10
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

Re: Replaced Phillips with Airsense 10

Resmed is a quality machine. I am of the opinion, when a company gets caught with "their hand in the cookie jar", they need to "earn" my trust.

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by Sheriff Buford
Tue Jan 23, 2024 9:02 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Quality of F20 headgear velcro
Replies: 4
Views: 2667

Re: Quality of F20 headgear velcro

I don't know about "lately", but I can get two - three cushion replacement cycles on a headgear.

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by Sheriff Buford
Mon Jan 22, 2024 9:10 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: AirSense 11 AutoSet arrived, a few questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4817

Re: AirSense 11 AutoSet arrived, a few questions

If it was me, I'd get a hose hanger and say "goodby" to messin' with the dang hose. I've used the Hose Buddy for about 15 years, and I'm well pleased with it. There are other types, and some forum members have devised their own.

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by Sheriff Buford
Sun Jan 14, 2024 8:09 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Testosterone therapy and CPAP
Replies: 9
Views: 5417

Re: Testosterone therapy and CPAP

You always hear that men today have lower testosterone. Ever wondered why? I looked it up, and the answer is that fewer men are smoking today. So..... lets all start smoking! Hah! On the serous side, I have taken weekly injections for years, and have not seen any change in my apnea numbers. Just rec...
by Sheriff Buford
Sun Jan 14, 2024 7:54 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Storing Cpap Machine
Replies: 8
Views: 4873

Re: Storing Cpap Machine

I put my backups in their carrying bags and place them in the bottom of my closet. I also put a piece of paper in each one with the date I bought it and how long I used it. I have two airsense 10's. One is almost new and the other is several years older, so gives me an idea which is which.

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by Sheriff Buford
Fri Dec 29, 2023 8:31 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: skin irritation
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Re: skin irritation

I spent 10 years fighting the same issue as you have. Heck, the bridge of my nose was sore to touch. For me, I found that at night, I would push the top of the mask (the V part) above the knot on my nose, so the top of the mask rests on the area where the nose starts to come out of my face. Again, t...
by Sheriff Buford
Fri Dec 29, 2023 8:21 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Not so Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Not so Newbie

If you can't find a manual, use youtube or google. I can't ever find my manuals.

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by Sheriff Buford
Fri Dec 29, 2023 8:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How serious to take sleep apnea/cpap?
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

Re: How serious to take sleep apnea/cpap?

You are ok. I would refrain from talking about cpap with the wife. She obviously doesn't want to hear about it.

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by Sheriff Buford
Thu Dec 28, 2023 1:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Higher AHI
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Re: Higher AHI

Thank you, Miss Emerita. Yea, you’re right. My central are low, mostly a zero… maybe a 1, when the used to always be a zero. I have also found that I am sleeping longer (and needing it) than I used to. If I I got six hours, I was good. Now I need 8-9 hours. My meds haven’t changed with the exception...
by Sheriff Buford
Thu Dec 28, 2023 10:12 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Higher AHI
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Re: Higher AHI

I could talk to a sleep doctor, but I have found they are not very knowledgeable.

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by Sheriff Buford
Thu Dec 28, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Higher AHI
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Higher AHI

I'll make this as short as I Can. My previous mask of preference is the Philips Fitlife Total mask. It's a "fireman-looking" mask. For comfort factors, I would use the pad-a-cheek liner, but my leak rates would disturb my sleep. I have COPD, breathing issues, three strokes in the last couple years, ...
by Sheriff Buford
Tue Dec 26, 2023 8:38 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Airsense11 bluetooth?
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Airsense11 bluetooth?

Thank you I wondered if OSCAR would be worth the bother If you can't get your android to work, then get your info off your machine's screen. I use MyAir to get my basic info, then I go about my daily business. I use Oscar for detail information if something is going on with my sleep or a printed re...