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by SleepWellCPAP
Thu May 14, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Have machine, but never done study
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Have machine, but never done study

Once you have determined what machine you have and how to adjust it, I have found an initial trial setting between 8 and 10 centimeters of water a good place to start. For the gentlemen I suggest 10 to 12. Regarding any hazard from using a machine without having gone through a "titration study", I h...
by SleepWellCPAP
Thu May 14, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed's "failed" trial of ASV machines
Replies: 66
Views: 10273

Re: ResMed's

It seems the detrimental effect hinges on Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction [LVEF] ≤ 45%.

Here is another link that may be helpful.

http://www.resmed.com/content/dam/resme ... F_FAQs.pdf
by SleepWellCPAP
Sat May 02, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed's Airsense / Aircurve - Issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

ResMed's Airsense / Aircurve - Issues?

While working with ResMed over the years I have come to respect their genuine concern for both the quality of their equipment and how well their customers are able to use it. Regarding the new Airsense and Aircurve machines, I searched for and could not find a topic which might offer feedback to Res...
by SleepWellCPAP
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Two Weeks and New Questions Keep Coming to Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Re: Two Weeks and New Questions Keep Coming to Mind

3 out of 19 days over four hours isn't enough time on the device, consistently, for you to really get the full benefit of sleeping with a clear airway. As Jencat implies, more time, specifically 6 to 7.5 hours in my experience, should be your time goal for a recuperative sleep episode. You say 4.5 o...
by SleepWellCPAP
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: New to the Forum

First of all. That is a great avatar picture! How in the heck were you able to get that little fella on the ceiling under that balloon? Is that trick photography? Good one! Regarding sleep apnea without benefit of an xPAP, it's advisable to sleep on your side if you can and avoid sleep aids. They ha...
by SleepWellCPAP
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New to CPAP
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: New to CPAP

You may also consider a sleep aid medication to help you get over the initial acclimation period. Either over the counter or Rx, provided you doctor agrees of course. I have had many clients use Ambian, Lunesta, etc., on a short term basis to adapt to xPAP with a fair amount of success. Good luck!
by SleepWellCPAP
Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New to CPAP
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: New to CPAP

Statistically, I would agree with Hosecrusher, in my opinion you're doing off the charts good!

Your body clock should reset between one and two weeks, provided if you do take naps, they are not longer than the standard 15 to 30 minute power variety.

Good luck!
by SleepWellCPAP
Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: trouble adjusting-- anxiety and noise =(
Replies: 19
Views: 2446

Re: trouble adjusting-- anxiety and noise =(

So far, the quietest nasal pillow mask I have come across is the Airfit P10 made by ResMed. Hopefully the Nuance works for you, if not you may consider trying that one. I have actually had people tell me it was so comfortable and quiet, they forgot they had it on. Rather than directed airflow out th...
by SleepWellCPAP
Wed May 21, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Question for those with Auto PAPs
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Question for those with Auto PAPs

In your case I would suggest hitting the ramp button. Just to the lower right of the big dial below the LCD screen. This should take the pressure to the lower end of the spread so that your machine will start "hunting and pecking" for the correct pressure with a pressure easier for you to deal with....
by SleepWellCPAP
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New Airfit Masks N10 and F10
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

New Airfit Masks N10 and F10

Hello All! Looks like ResMed is introducing a few new masks. The Airfit N10 and F10. http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q189/wapilunakiana/Airfit_F10.jpg http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q189/wapilunakiana/Airfit_N10.jpg According to the sales sheet, "The next two masks in the ResMed AirFit™ serie...
by SleepWellCPAP
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!
Replies: 313
Views: 36160

Re: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!

Wonderful, wonderful, Dori!

So glad to hear things are going in the right direction!

Many blessings for the both of you!
by SleepWellCPAP
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!
Replies: 313
Views: 36160

Re: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!

Hi Dori! Well wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery for you both! Hopefully things will be back to normal for you both soon. Regarding pneumonia, we had a respiratory therapist I had worked with for many years and she felt today's doctors didn't do enough aerosol ie, nebulizer treatments in additio...
by SleepWellCPAP
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Recurring Intense Sleep Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Recurring Intense Sleep Issues

While further defining your condition in a lab is certainly worthwhile advice, you might consider asking your primary care physician for a prescription for an autoset cpap. Of course, without a qualifying diagnoses from a sleep study, you would have to pay out of pocket. Private rental on a machine ...
by SleepWellCPAP
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Smoke smell
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Smoke smell

As suggested previously, removing the humidifier from the machine to isolate just the machine is a great first step. The post indicates you have had that machine for 8 years. If that's the case, ResMed had a recall in 2006 due to issues with burnt odor. If the serial number on the bottom of your uni...