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Sun Apr 7, 2019, 08:51 PM

Anyone use a CPAP machine?

I have to go to do a sleep study, I dread having to use one of those things

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Reply Anyone use a CPAP machine? (Original post)
Solesurvivor Apr 2019 OP
oldenuff35 Apr 2019 #1
Gunslinger201 Apr 2019 #2
It Guy Apr 2019 #4
Gamle-ged Apr 2019 #7
Spitfire Apr 2019 #3
It Guy Apr 2019 #5
Solesurvivor Apr 2019 #6
nolidad Apr 2019 #8

Response to Solesurvivor (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 08:55 PM

1. Most sleep studies are done to see how many times you wake up without one on.

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Response to Solesurvivor (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 08:58 PM

2. I did the home sleep study

Wasn’t very hard at all

I was borderline and they showed me the machine

Rather cumbersome, I declined

Some might be able to sleep with that on, I doubt I could



(Not quite that bad haha)

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 09:09 PM

4. The type of mask I use, its called The Alien Face Fuck

It’s great! I wake up every morning feeling refreshed and raring to go!

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Response to It Guy (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 12:39 AM

7. I suspect that's not American made, it's most likely of Alien manufacture...

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Response to Solesurvivor (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 09:00 PM

3. I don't, but one of my good friends does.

After his sleep study his doctor said he needed one badly.
It took him a while to get used to but he now says that he can't sleep without it.
He also has a portable version that he takes to the field when we go camping.
One of his biggest problems that prompted his requirement for CPAP is that he is unfortunately terribly overweight.

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Response to Solesurvivor (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 09:34 PM

5. Not to worry! Ive been in the machine for a couple decades.

It’s not as bad as it may seem. At all.

You’ll get used to it in short order and the benefits of waking up from an actual sleep without struggling to breath all night will be a wonderful thing for you. It’s like night and day difference for your body and brain.

The sleep study I’ll admit sucks. You’ll be wired from head to toe with a chest strap to monitor your lungs trying to breath. The first part of the night will be without the machine and this sets a baseline and the your fitted with a CPAP that is remotely adjusted by the tech until there are no hypopnea or hypoxemia events.

I recalled my first one of having 240 hypopnea events, that being no breathing for 30 seconds and 60 hypoxia events w/ no breathing for over 2 minutes.

I was absolutely miserable. Tired all the time and needing to take a nap mid morning, noon and again as soon as I got home from work.

I don’t even think of taking a nap without being on the machine, it would do no good.

I would look forward to getting your life back and feeling like a twenty year old.

If you do get a machine, get the ResMed AutoSense 10, the Quattro Air full face mask and the Fisher & Paykel Simplus head strap.

Make damn sure your mask fits properly. The top fits right at nose bridge and the bottom fits in the middle between your bottom lip and where your chin starts. Don’t let the tech doing the fitting rush you. It’s their job to get it right.

Let me know if you have any questions including getting into the clinician menu to make better suited adjustments.

Good luck and may you feel better!

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Response to It Guy (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 10:39 PM

6. Okay Ill let you know how it goes its this week

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Response to Solesurvivor (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 06:57 AM

8. Have been using one for 10 years now!

Kinda hard to first get use to but afterwards----Awesome!

It has allowed me to get to REM sleep and get the rest my body needs! Iwon't even take a nap without putting it on. If they say you need it-- do it! You will be so glad you did!

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