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by Sova
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is your biggest CPAP struggle?
Replies: 32
Views: 3082

Re: What is your biggest CPAP struggle?

I know this is a few months old, but thought I would chime in in case the doc comes back to read! Agree with everyone that mask fit and the return policy are both key. Something I haven't seen yet though- letting the patient know that there is a definite adjustment period and to plan for this in adv...
by Sova
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.
Replies: 13
Views: 1260

Re: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.

Thank you all for the great advice! I ended up ordering an AirSense 10 and am setting it up now. What would I do without these forums! Y'all are the best :)
by Sova
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.
Replies: 13
Views: 1260

Re: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.

As far as the Bleep....did you ever try the diffuser to reduce the annoying venting?? https://makesleepeasy.com/products/dreamway-vent-diffuser-replacement-kit-90-day-supply-for-use-with-dreamport-system?pr_prod_strat=copurchase&pr_rec_pid=4526037860450&pr_ref_pid=4526049493090&pr_seq=uniform I did...
by Sova
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.
Replies: 13
Views: 1260

Re: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.

Note: The dirty dogs, to put it mildly, at Philips have encrypted the data on the DreamStation 2. OSCAR/SH is not able to read the data. Oh geez, ok well my mind is made up then I think, no ability to read data is a dealbreaker for me. Happy to hear what other people have to say if anyone else sees...
by Sova
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.
Replies: 13
Views: 1260

Re: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.

Also Pugsy- I see you use the Bleep Sleep mask, have there been any improvements to it over the past year? I tried it when it first came out (despite the hose not attaching on the top of the head) and liked it a lot, but the venting was way too strong and loud for my partner (and actually almost too...
by Sova
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.
Replies: 13
Views: 1260

Re: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.

Thank you all so much, this is incredibly helpful. Looks like CPAP.com doesn't have Airsense 11 in stock. Is it available yet, and does anyone know if it's worth waiting for? Good to know that I can mix and match masks and brands. I assume I can access the menus to adjust my own pressure/settings on...
by Sova
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.
Replies: 13
Views: 1260

What is the best non-Phillips Machine? Want to replace my recalled one out of pocket.

My Dreamstation 1 was a part of the recall, but I didn't learn about the recall until OCTOBER. Needless to say, I'm not getting a replacement for a long time, and even if I did, not sure I want to use a Phillips machine after all this. Plus, I'm seeing rumblings that Dreamstation 2s might be recalle...
by Sova
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Are Dreamwear Gel Pillows Discontinued?? Supplier started sending Silicone Pillows instead
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Are Dreamwear Gel Pillows Discontinued?? Supplier started sending Silicone Pillows instead

Thanks everyone! I guess I'll have to stock up and order a bunch of sizes of the new part (or get a new mask) :(
by Sova
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dreamwear CPAP mask
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Dreamwear CPAP mask

Hello! I'm a 36 year old woman with long hair who's been using the Dreamwear mask for a few years now, I definitely had the same issues in the beginning. Once I figured everything out my CPAP was so much easier to use and I now sleep really well with it. First- what kind of Dreamwear mask are you us...
by Sova
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Are Dreamwear Gel Pillows Discontinued?? Supplier started sending Silicone Pillows instead
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Are Dreamwear Gel Pillows Discontinued?? Supplier started sending Silicone Pillows instead

I've had my CPAP for a couple of years now and have been doing awesome with it, partly why I've been off CPAP Talk for a few years too! The other month, my supplier started sending me the new Silicone Pillows for my Phillips Dreamwear mask instead of the Gel Pillows I like to use. I thought it was j...
by Sova
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread
Replies: 641
Views: 152597

Re: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread

Thanks djams! I'll check it out. I forgot to add the final summary line to my second review above- my overall impression of this mask/system is positive and I'm very happy I decided to try it out! I"m not sure if it'll replace my normal mask or not yet, still figuring out the details and I'm guessin...
by Sova
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread
Replies: 641
Views: 152597

Re: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread

After lots of great help from pugsy I'm back for review round 2! Following pugsy's tips and the tips in the post I was able to get rid of my leaks and bring my AHI back down to 3 for two nights in a row (which is a typical night with my normal mask). Not sure what the ultimate cause was, but after l...
by Sova
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread
Replies: 641
Views: 152597

Re: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread

EDIT: Posting an update on my review on the next page. pugsy gave me some great tips via PM and I was able to make things better so that my AHI went down to 3. All in all, this mask wasn't a miracle for me, but is still a great mask that has a lot of potential as I get used to it. There are some thi...
by Sova
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: 1 Month in and I just feel worse.
Replies: 30
Views: 1098

Re: 1 Month in and I just feel worse.

When you share your reports from last night or whenever please include how your think you slept in terms of sleep quality like fairly soundly or fragmented with multiple wake ups...along with how you feel in general. That's as important as the numbers. The numbers don't mean squat without how you f...
by Sova
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: 1 Month in and I just feel worse.
Replies: 30
Views: 1098

Re: 1 Month in and I just feel worse.

Update: slept last night with min pressure of 7 and there didn't seem to be any change, AHI is pretty constant at 5.5 again. I suppose I'll try a min pressure of 8 tonight! My appointment with the sleep doc is tomorrow. I'm wondering if I need a new mask at this point? I keep trying to order new mas...