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by QueSera
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OSCAR v1.2.0 is released 10/10/2020
Replies: 110
Views: 25498

Re: OSCAR v1.2.0 is released 10/10/2020

Thanks, all. I appreciate the work that volunteers put into OSCAR (and the now unsupported Sleepyhead.) it's very disappointing that the manufacturers don't care much about the end-user, since they market to doctors, not us. A cross-platform app that reads all the data should come standard with ever...
by QueSera
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OSCAR v1.2.0 is released 10/10/2020
Replies: 110
Views: 25498

Re: OSCAR v1.2.0 is released 10/10/2020

I apologize if this isn't the right place to post this. Long story short, I'm trying to install OSCAR. My Mac laptop is very old (and would never run Sleepyhead), so I got an inexpensive Chromebook. Per the installation instructions, I checked to see what processor it has and I saw aarch64. Again, p...
by QueSera
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread
Replies: 641
Views: 118476

Re: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread

Pugsy wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:26 pm
If you have to get up during the night like I did last night with the dogs...twice...

just unhook the long hose from the short hose at that connection...much easier to attach it back together in the dark.
That will be tonight's improvement.
by QueSera
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread
Replies: 641
Views: 118476

Re: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread

Two nights with the Bleep (ordered from cpap.com) First night: -- Used an alcohol wipe to clean my skin, almost passed out, lesson learned. -- Applied the adhesives so that they were vertical and parallel up my nose. Weird overlap, lots of bunching, lots of leaks. -- Clicked everything together with...
by QueSera
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask leaks after sleeping an hour or longer
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Mask leaks after sleeping an hour or longer

I have a similar leak pattern. I got an ordinary, inexpensive home security camera and recorded myself all night; it turns out I talk in my sleep during certain sleep stages.
by QueSera
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cause of leaks FINALLY figured out
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Cause of leaks FINALLY figured out

Probably, but I've never had long-term success with one. I have a small face, and everything leaks from the moment the machine turns on. :(
by QueSera
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cause of leaks FINALLY figured out
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Cause of leaks FINALLY figured out

I've never seen anything posted here on this subject, here goes. My ASV is going really well, always good SH results, but high leaks (usually over 10, sometimes 20 - 30) and very dry mouth. The leaks generally come in a cluster in the middle of the night, so it's not the mask (original Dreamwear.) L...
by QueSera
Thu May 03, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Really concerned with cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 1844

Re: Really concerned with cleaning

I was especially concerned with cleaning at first because I have a variety of autoimmune issues, and I’m on a medical routine that suppresses my immune response. I’ve become more careful in general for the past few years because of this, so when I started CPAP 2 ½ years ago, I was really concerned. ...
by QueSera
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New here- mouth leak hint
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: New here- mouth leak hint

Try Mask Mate instead — google it. I thought I couldn’t get anymore, but I found it. It works pretty well for me.
by QueSera
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New here- mouth leak hint
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: New here- mouth leak hint

Hah! I just discovered body adhesive 5 minutes ago! I put it in my Amazon cart and came right to this message board to see what's new. I wonder if it will keep my mask from leaking in one little spot.
by QueSera
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Sleep Apnea Bed
Replies: 12
Views: 2243

Re: Sleep Apnea Bed

Or sleep in a recliner.
by QueSera
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask Gel Instead of Liners?
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Mask Gel Instead of Liners?

It says in a blurb on its Amazon page that’s it is silicone-based and approved for incidental food contact. Also that it is based on a similar product that divers use (who knew?) but with a viscosity better for CPAP masks and users. FDA approved. Also made in the USA.
by QueSera
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask Gel Instead of Liners?
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Mask Gel Instead of Liners?

Has anyone used mask gel to seal up leaks, instead of a mask liner? I don't think I've ever seen a post on it. I ordered something called Mask Mate from Amazon, no longer available. It's a gel in a small jar. I spread it on the mask where it contacts my face and it gives me a pretty good seal until ...
by QueSera
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Just a Bit of ER Humor
Replies: 22
Views: 2897

Re: Just a Bit of ER Humor

Loved this. Had my second baby (34 years ago) by natural childbirth. Doc gave me novocain for the episiotomy but it started to wear off while he was stitching it up. I said "Wait, stop!" He looked up for an explanation and I said "I feel a little prick down there." Everyone in the delivery room, inc...
by QueSera
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Respironics DreamWear Full Face Mask Review
Replies: 102
Views: 33207

Re: Respironics DreamWear Full Face Mask Review

I was able to get this mask from Second wind; I got the fit pack because it looked like the only way to get the headgear. I've had it for a couple of weeks, I think, and it's finally adjusted to me (and I to it) and I can keep it on all night, and my results are good. I'm really happy with it; here'...