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by pratzert
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fixed v variable pressure
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Fixed v variable pressure

Hi Palerider and Pugsy. Yes, I agree that "if" you set machine to APAP mode, it should be set at your known minimum, ( or close to it) pressure so it doesn't have so far to reach higher pressure if needed. I wouldn't set it at the minimum machine setting, unless self-titrating just to see how low th...
by pratzert
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fixed v variable pressure
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Fixed v variable pressure

Sudden increase in pressure during APAP mode can cause arousals in some folks. Auto mode doesn't do a "sudden increase in pressure"....any increase made takes place over several minutes. Your EPR of 3...now that is a rapid pressure change...breath by breath. 3 cm change...rapid and with every breat...
by pratzert
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Melatonin Dosage
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Melatonin Dosage

chunkyfrog wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:59 pm
The bullfrog likes a nice warm cappuccino before bed.
Sometimes I have a 4 ounce glass of red wine.
Everybody is different.
True Dat !
by pratzert
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Melatonin Dosage
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Melatonin Dosage

Microdosing melatonin works best for me. If I take 3mg+, I fall asleep fine, but wake up multiple times throughout the night wide awake. I've read that larger doses may inhibit your own production of melatonin. I'm not a doctor so don't quote me on that! I take 300mcg (micrograms), so 1/10th the us...
by pratzert
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Melatonin Dosage
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Melatonin Dosage

I go back and forth between doses because none of it seems like it does anything for me other than helps to get to sleep quicker. 10mg seems like it may only work for an hour because it does nothing to keep me from waking up many times a night. I'm just figuring out I likely have rem sleep disorder...
by pratzert
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Melatonin Dosage
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Melatonin Dosage

Bobby269 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:19 am
I cut a 5mg into 4 parts.For me it works great, It doesn't work for my Wife. :D
Thanks. It seems like I have to try different dosages to see what works best for me.
by pratzert
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Melatonin Dosage
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Melatonin Dosage

LSAT wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:56 am
I have been taking 5mg for a couple years....it helps me fall asleep, but not stay asleep. Over the past few years I have averaged 6-6.5 hours a night.....but...The older I get, the less sleep I seem to need.
Thanks. 5mg seems like a more common dosage.
by pratzert
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Melatonin Dosage
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Melatonin Dosage

Julie wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:21 pm
Why not try a smaller dose. I ta'ke 1.5 mg/night and more leaves me with a slight hangover needing more coffee next day.
Thanks. I may try 5 mg and adjust from there.
by pratzert
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Melatonin Dosage
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Melatonin Dosage

Hi All. I think that this whole COVID pandemic has affected my sleep, as it has many of us. I talked to my regular Doc (Not a sleep specialist) about the possibility of trying Melatonin. He said there "wasn't a down side to it, so give it a try". We didn't discuss dosage amount, but I grabbed the fi...
by pratzert
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Do Any of You Have More Than One Machine?
Replies: 33
Views: 1213

Re: Do Any of You Have More Than One Machine?

I have my original Respironics Remstar w/C-Flex (14 yrs old) that I keep on our boat for use when we sleep on it. I don't know how much longer it will last. I can't even find any parts for it any longer. My Resmed S9, is my spare/Travel machine. And my newest AirSense S10 is the one I keep at home a...
by pratzert
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Resmed Mirage Activa Replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 3050

Re: Resmed Mirage Activa Replacement

Thank you babydino.... I am leaning towards trying the Airfit N20.... OR... the Activa LT. I have a 30 day window to return it if I don't care for either one of those. Thanks again. Hi All. I just wanted to report back that I went with the Airfit N20. It felt strange at first, since it is so differ...
by pratzert
Wed May 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: For Sale Resmed S9 DC converters (2)
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: FREE Resmed S9 DC converters (2)

It’s camping season and I’m sure someone here would like to enjoy some camping, tenting or RV’ing. I am moving to a smaller home. Time to clear these 2 converters out of the house. (unused brand new in box) FREE plus postage. I really hate to donate them to charity, no one will know what they are f...
by pratzert
Wed May 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Medicare and equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Medicare and equipment

And my rule is NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER Trust what a DME tells you about ANYTHING. Always check--with Medicare, his insurer, his doctor, us before believing what they tell you. Their goal is not to provide the best therapy for your dad, they are in the business to make money. If that h...