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by bdz
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Are the machines so different?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Are the machines so different?

Think of algorithms as music to make things run. Change the melody--the dance steps and words are different too. You still get across the dance floor, still get to hold your honey. Think of the brands of different machines as different levels of physical fitness. Or talented vs just OK bands. Love ...
by bdz
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Are the machines so different?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Are the machines so different?

It's not so much a newer vs older thing as it is a brand difference thing. The two brands have two different algorithms when it comes to doing their respective jobs. Doesn't surprise me one bit that you got lower numbers with the ResMed at pretty much the exact same settings as you were using on th...
by bdz
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Are the machines so different?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Are the machines so different?

I had been using a PR System One 960 ASV for a while with my Oracle mask. I was able to get my numbers down to AHI 5. Got an ResMed AirCurve 10 ASV. Put in the same numbers I used with the 960. Using Sleepyhead...my reports with the 960 showed so many events, from hypopneas, OA, and centrals and occ...
by bdz
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: a question for those consistently under 5 AHI
Replies: 39
Views: 3421

Re: a question for those consistently under 5 AHI

Oracle-20190304-071152.png I use the Oracle. I also sleep on my back because of a L1 compression fracture. My bed is adjustable with my head raised and a pillow under my knees. I seemed to have found the perfect settings for both the Oracle and the AirFit F30. With the AirFit, I taped closed the na...
by bdz
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Kardia Mobile - Personal EKG
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: Kardia Mobile - Personal

I have the Karda app. I first got the Kardia band along with it, but prefer the pads that fit nicely in my purse. I also find that the pads seem to do a better reading. While I do not have Atrial Fib, because I have sleep apnea and have experienced a stroke, I feel very apprehensive about being more...
by bdz
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Oracle mouth mask?
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Oracle mouth mask?

I have similar issues...so glad the Oracle is still out there. All those new fancy new masks are great...for those who can use them. There are times I can't. My sinuses cannot stand the feel of air going through them. Luckily, I discovered one nasal mask that I can use. Somehow, the flow of air is d...
by bdz
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Oracle mouth mask?
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Oracle mouth mask?

The Oracle is very much alive. It is the mask that some, who do not like having anything on their face, turn to. JDS74 has posted full instructions in regard to using this mask. For some it is most difficult, but I found it very easy to adjust to. You do need lots of humidity, at least I do. I purch...
by bdz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Do Full Face Masks Change Facial Skin for the Worst
Replies: 17
Views: 5152

Re: Do Full Face Masks Change Facial Skin for the Worst

I had bought some of the Zzzzs liners, but your DME also has various single liners. Once I had a liner that was appropriate for my mask, I made a durable stencil from it. I cut liners from old t-shirts and for smaller liners, I like the 6x6" soft material for cleaning your eyeglasses. My t-shirt lin...
by bdz
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: America's Favorite Bedside Companion?
Replies: 16
Views: 1258

Re: America's Favorite Bedside Companion?

chunkyfrog wrote:I think he has made me laugh every day since we first met.
Lately, all I have to do is look at him. Funny in so many ways.
I have one of those too. Super companion, especially when the going get rough. <3
by bdz
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Anyone have Google Pixel Phone?
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: OT: Anyone have Google Pixel Phone?

OK...have to step up and speak for Apple Been a photographer most of my life, had two gallery showings way back. No longer active in that way, but just can’t stop myself from taking photos. I know that the Samsung Galaxy has a great camera, but this old broad just doesn’t want to switch horses at th...
by bdz
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Taping!
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: Taping!

I take a bandaid, cut all but 1/4 inch on each side of the pad. The pad is what goes over my lips. It is placed vertically, of course. With the bandaid, along with my chin strap, I am fine. Can’t afford to have the tape on my lips. Other times I have used a 1 1/2 strip of tape, put a 3/4 strip of ta...
by bdz
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How does an ASV work?
Replies: 25
Views: 3000

Re: How does an ASV work?

I have centrals and do I ever love it when I feel my ASV kick in if my breathing hesitates. Usually I don't feel it at all, only if I have a major hesitation in my breathing
by bdz
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: AirTouch™ F20 mask
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Re: AirTouch™ F20 mask

I liked it a lot, as it fit my narrow face. I did not have any leaks! While I like the AirFit F20, I always had to place my foam wedgies under the bottom strap connections to stop leaks. Was most pleased that the magnetic clips did not object! I did not need to do this with the AirTouch. I did use m...
by bdz
Fri May 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, PUGSY!
Replies: 42
Views: 4353

Re: Happy Birthday, PUGSY!

Happy Birthday...and thanks for all you do!
by bdz
Sun May 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: ~49er
Replies: 29
Views: 2534

Re: OT: ~49er

No fun...it sounds like you are staying positive though. Your attitude is the key. You are also right in following your gut feelings.

Sending all the positive thoughts I can, with prayers for your journey through this.