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by CountingSheep
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Any idea what this total gap is?
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Any idea what this total gap is?

This is the first time I’ve seen a complete gap. Anyone know why it’s appeared please.
by CountingSheep
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Inspect your mask closely...
Replies: 16
Views: 6796

Re: Inspect your mask closely...

I was getting whistling noises and thought it was rainout but I suspect it may have been a bit of both... water whistling though the seal a bit. It was waking me up. I still like the mask though. It lasted nearly a year. I will be a bit more careful washing it in future. Oscar was showing mask leaks...
by CountingSheep
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Inspect your mask closely...
Replies: 16
Views: 6796

Inspect your mask closely...

I just wanted to say make sure you check your mask closely. Only when I pulled gently on the silicone did I find that it was separating itself from the plastic frame. Fischer & Paykel Simplus.
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by CountingSheep
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Leaks and Events
Replies: 52
Views: 2295

Re: Leaks and Events

Are you fitting the mask at the starting minimum of 9 cm or ramp at 4 cm or at the higher maximum of 18 or so. Fitting for 9 cm pressure isn't going to work at 18 cm and if you look at your leak graph.....the large leaks seems to correlate with the higher pressures. It's just harder to maintain a g...
by CountingSheep
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Getting AHI lower
Replies: 74
Views: 19555

Re: Getting AHI lower

You sound like my case.
I started on APAP and my doc said we should switch to CPAP as APAP was having problems with me.
After that my AHI dropped rapidly.
I went from APAP 6-10
To CPAP 8
and ultimately CPAP 9

I’m now constantly under <2 AHI

May not help you but it’s something to look at.
by CountingSheep
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Went on Medicare Jan. 1st
Replies: 28
Views: 5095

Re: Went on Medicare Jan. 1st

Sorry for my ignorance but what does “I went on Medicare” mean?
by CountingSheep
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My wife says I'm weird because I like using the CPAP
Replies: 30
Views: 3081

Re: My wife says I'm weird because I like using the CPAP

Tell her about your morning wood events... see if she perks up.
by CountingSheep
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: best full face mask suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 10681

Re: best full face mask suggestions

I have a Fisher & Paykel Simplus and find it very good. The headband isn’t too chunky and it fits well. It whistles now and again with condensation. All I have to do is rub my thumb over the small grill with holes and it seems to stop. Only happens in winter as our bedroom is cold. It’s not a cheap ...
by CountingSheep
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why the hell would I use a humidifier.
Replies: 104
Views: 4076

Re: Why the hell would you use a humidifier on your CPAP

Wow this guy „troll“ was rude. Well I’ve only been on CPAP for about 8 months and haven’t had any unpleasant smells from tubes, containers or any parts of my Resmed. I was a pull through my tube regularly. Also wash and clean my mask daily. I don’t have any signs of gunge or bacteria. As for being a...
by CountingSheep
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: 5 months later..
Replies: 84
Views: 3484

Re: 5 months later..

“During the night around 02:00 am I woke up cause my daughter had a nightmare or something. I looked at my AHI and it was 13.xx Damnit I slept so well... :( so I increased pressure to 10.0 and went back to bed. 2 or 3 hours later I checked the numbers again and it was only slightly decreasing.. it n...
by CountingSheep
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: 5 months later..
Replies: 84
Views: 3484

Re: 5 months later..

I wouldn’t chop and change too much.... give everything time to settle in. Giving up Otrivine is a major physiological thing. Get out of thinking „I can only sleep well if I give my nose a squirt“ Try and blow you nose well before going to bed too. Don’t drink anything 90 minutes before sleep. But h...
by CountingSheep
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: 5 months later..
Replies: 84
Views: 3484

Re: 5 months later..

Great....! Now stop using Otrivine!!! Have you got a heated tube? You’ll find in the evenings if you stop using Otrivine you won’t get clogged up before bed. You need to try and get under AHI of 3 or better 2.
by CountingSheep
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Results of sleep test - how bad is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: Results of sleep test - how bad is it?

It’s can actually be hereditary too. Do you don’t have to be a fatty to have OSA... but losing a few extra KGS MAY help.
by CountingSheep
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: 5 months later..
Replies: 84
Views: 3484

Re: 5 months later..

Hi! At least you’re sticking with it! Have you tried going off the APAP altogether and just going for a CPAP constant pressure of say 9cm? It worked for me. I had similar problems. I started off on an APAP 6-10 then went CPAP 7 then 8 and now I’m on 9 constant. I took a home test machine back from d...
by CountingSheep
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: These aren’t CA’s right?
Replies: 7
Views: 7894

Re: These aren’t CA’s right?

Jas_williams wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:31 am
The zoom needs to be more to see why these were flagged. But absolutely nothing to worry about even if they are real
The zoom is on a tiny portion... to the right of the flagging column at the top (the light area)