Initial AutoPAP Range for Beginner

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Re: Initial AutoPAP Range for Beginner

Post by Wulfman... » Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:51 pm

I'm amazed at how many people THINK they need to run their autoPAPs in ranges of pressures.......when a single/fixed pressure just might be the solution to good therapy and sleep.

If you haven't tried it, maybe you should. it MIGHT be the answer you're lookng for.

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Re: Initial AutoPAP Range for Beginner

Post by zonker » Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:31 pm

Pugsy wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:41 am

We ended up with several options from OTC Benadryl (main component of OTC sleep aids)
so, that's for occasional use, right? i read this before and bought some benadryl. it works fairly well. but then i think i read it's habit forming???
why folks don't like it when asked to clarify their statements?
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Re: Initial AutoPAP Range for Beginner

Post by Pugsy » Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:15 pm

zonker wrote:
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:31 pm
Pugsy wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:41 am

We ended up with several options from OTC Benadryl (main component of OTC sleep aids)
so, that's for occasional use, right? i read this before and bought some benadryl. it works fairly well. but then i think i read it's habit forming???
All sleep aids are really supposed to be short term unless discussed and cleared with a doctor.
I hadn't thought about the habit forming thing but I suppose just about anything can be habit forming.

Which is worse???? "Maybe" the habit forming part or the "for sure" not getting sleep part?
I will risk a "maybe" any day of the week over a "for sure".

Remember I can't take melatonin at all....some people do just fine with it but I think it is also advised for short term use...and people do build up a tolerance for it. It's possible to build up a tolerance for benadryl as well.
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Re: Initial AutoPAP Range for Beginner

Post by zonker » Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:45 pm

Pugsy wrote:
Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:15 pm
zonker wrote:
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:31 pm
Pugsy wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:41 am

We ended up with several options from OTC Benadryl (main component of OTC sleep aids)
so, that's for occasional use, right? i read this before and bought some benadryl. it works fairly well. but then i think i read it's habit forming???
All sleep aids are really supposed to be short term unless discussed and cleared with a doctor.
heh, thought i sent this as a pm-glad i didn't cuss like a sailor! :lol:

i just don't want to end up depending on anything to stay asleep. i know melatonin doesn't work for you. but it does get me to sleep, it just doesn't last much more than say 6 hours.

i think i'll just keep benadeyl to hand for those nights where it looks like i'm going to need it.
why folks don't like it when asked to clarify their statements?
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Re: Initial AutoPAP Range for Beginner

Post by opus49 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:21 am

Just wanted to give an update. Adjusting to CPAP has been a struggle. I seem to have good success at a pressure level of 10. However, the full face masks (and I've tried several) just don't work for me. It's too hard to keep a seal and they literally hurt my face.

I've been using the Phillips DreamWear nasal mask with pretty good success. I use a double-sided boil-and-bite mouthguard to keep my mouth closed and it mostly works. I've been waking up lately with a really dry mouth so I think I'm getting leaks. Next step is looking at taping I guess.

Anyway, my journey is probably a common one. But I'm still plugging away!