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Old 16 July 2019, 16:22
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ARCHANGELRANGER,

That is the same mask I use. My mask seal reports were D- on my last fishing trip. There is definitely something to be said about washing your face and shaving.

That machine goes where I go.!
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Old 7 September 2019, 12:08
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So lately I've developed a condition where it seems my CPAP is working fine, but I cannot sleep to save my life. I will get a few hours at night when I am totally exhausted, but after I wake up to piss in the morning, if I try to go back to sleep - as soon as I start to drift off I wake up with the sensation that I have stopped breathing. Even though my CPAP is running full blast and I have a good mask seal.

Anyone else had this problem?
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Old 7 September 2019, 14:06
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I went to see the doc when I didn’t think mine was working as well as it should. She was able to adjust the pressure. It’s still set at a standard five, whatever that means but will now go up to a seven as required.

Since I registered my machine and signed up with my ai since I registered my machine and signed up with myAir, all my data is recorded. It was easy for her to see the change in data. I don’t know if this your case, however I would definitely go see a sleep doctor and see if your machine needs an adjustment.
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Old 7 September 2019, 19:29
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Since surgery, I haven't touched my CPAP.

Now sleep great. 20 yrs of feeling like death in the morning, all due to a partly-blocked nostril!

Fuck you, medical "professionals".
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Old 7 September 2019, 20:53
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So lately I've developed a condition where it seems my CPAP is working fine, but I cannot sleep to save my life. I will get a few hours at night when I am totally exhausted, but after I wake up to piss in the morning, if I try to go back to sleep - as soon as I start to drift off I wake up with the sensation that I have stopped breathing. Even though my CPAP is running full blast and I have a good mask seal.

Anyone else had this problem?
It happens to me if I am totally exhausted, so yes to answer your question. Last night I woke with insomnia up at 1:45 am and stayed up until 4:00am. I was really tired after a while so I went back to sleep wearing the CPAP and dreamed twice.

It isn't perfect. I am 50 so I have insomnia maybe 4-5 times per year. But when I have insomnia I wait until I can go back to sleep and the CPAP is like slumberland.

If I try I force myself to sleep I can't - but that is not very often at all.

Hope that helps.
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Old 8 September 2019, 16:19
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I went to see the doc when I didnít think mine was working as well as it should. She was able to adjust the pressure. Itís still set at a standard five, whatever that means but will now go up to a seven as required.

Since I registered my machine and signed up with my ai since I registered my machine and signed up with myAir, all my data is recorded. It was easy for her to see the change in data. I donít know if this your case, however I would definitely go see a sleep doctor and see if your machine needs an adjustment.
If you need to adjust it again I can PM you the way to put it in the mode where you can adjust the pressure and a lot of other things yourself so you donít have to keep having the doctor adjust it. I change my minimum and maximum pressure from time to time.
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Old 9 September 2019, 06:25
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Since surgery, I haven't touched my CPAP.

Now sleep great. 20 yrs of feeling like death in the morning, all due to a partly-blocked nostril!

Fuck you, medical "professionals".
I do not know if my sleep was improved drastically, but my breathing sure was after they re-broke my nose several years ago and rectified some of the occlusion! I about peed myself, but it did wonders for me!
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Old 9 September 2019, 07:25
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Since surgery, I haven't touched my CPAP.

Now sleep great. 20 yrs of feeling like death in the morning, all due to a partly-blocked nostril!

Fuck you, medical "professionals".
I had to go to an ENT for another issue so I had him start the process to get the surgery I need somewhere down the road. CPAP works great but I want to breathe normally all day long.
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Old 12 September 2019, 16:10
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I am now using a mandibular advancement device for about six months since my CPAP, coupled with hot flashes, prohibited me from getting much sleep. I kept taking it off to recover from the hot flash, then put it back on...woke me up completely 4-5 times a night.

While it might not work for everyone, the MAD works for me and is a lot easier to tolerate. Insurance paid for half the device and it cost me $400, I think. Ask your ENT if you are a candidate for it.
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Old 12 September 2019, 16:52
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Scheduled for testing on Oct 2nd.
Over the last 3 weeks I've suffered from just a bit of some insomnia, but even when I sleep well I struggle to stay awake in the afternoons, and I'm having to take a nap after work many days.
Today I had bloodwork
10/2 Sleep Test
If neither of those work, off to the races with testing...
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Old 12 September 2019, 17:00
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If you need to adjust it again I can PM you the way to put it in the mode where you can adjust the pressure and a lot of other things yourself so you donít have to keep having the doctor adjust it. I change my minimum and maximum pressure from time to time.
Thanks for the offer,Ē. I will send the PM and take the advice. My general concern is that I may not be qualified to determine how much to adjust it.

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Old 12 September 2019, 17:10
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Thanks for the offer,Ē. I will send the PM and take the advice. My general concern is that I may not be qualified to determine how much to adjust it.

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Old 16 October 2019, 10:13
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Tested at 28.5, which is high moderate for apnea.
In the last month I became unable to stay awake at work without a lunch time nap in the car.

After the first two nights with an auto-adjust CPAP machine....
This will take some time before I sleep well through the night, but it seems to clear the head a little.
How long before you started feeling the effects, especially cognitive effects?
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Old 16 October 2019, 16:56
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kosty,

It’s been long enough that I don’t remember how long it took to have a positive affect. I’m guessing a week or so but I don’t know. Ultimately, in my non-professional opinion, it will take as long to be productive as it takes you personally to get used to the mask and the machine.

At this point, I am more acutely aware if I don’t wear it. I don’t remember if I commented, but I recently bought some new parts for my mask because it was slipping off in the middle of the night and I didn’t even realize it.

Good Luck,

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Old 16 October 2019, 19:36
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When my headgear starts to get stretched out my mask will slip over on my face and start to leak..... That's when HH6 starts to punch me.
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