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Sleepless Me
Unread post  Post subject: Round 2  |  Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:07 am

Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:47 am
Posts: 1

I had a sleep study back in 2008 and was diagnosed with sleep apnea.

I gave the CPAP machine a go, but did not stick with it, and after about three months returned the machine.

Following that, I opted for an oral appliance fitted by a dentist who specialized in these devices.
The cost was approximately $2500, $500 of that was not covered by insurance.

I have pretty much used the oral device since 2008.

The good news is that it has ended my snoring (a big relief for my wife).

The bad news is that I did not feel I was getting quality sleep each night.

I finally decided to give the CPAP another shot.

Had a new sleep study and now my "number" is 11 (it was previously an 8).

Using a Respironics System One machine with their Wisp mask.

First night on the machine was March 27th.

I am hoping this time around works.

Unread post  Post subject: Re: Round 2  |  Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:05 pm

Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:25 pm
Posts: 140
Location: Austin, TX
PAP Mask: Resmed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow
PAP Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet APAP
Humidifier: ResMed H5i with ClimateLine heated hose
Pressure Setting: 11-14

Good luck to you.

Ask for help.

There are many people with many issues, many or most of which CAN be solved through some combination of measures to presume that you can fix most of any problem that crops up and ask for help.

Remember, you are SAVING your LIFE and your HEALTH by using the machine.

Sweet dreams,

Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-14 w/AHI: 0.3 avg for 7-days
"We can all breath together or we will all suffocate alone."

Unread post  Post subject: Re: Round 2  |  Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:34 pm
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Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Posts: 218
PAP Mask: Resmed Airfit N10, now trying out Respironics Dreamwear
PAP Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Adapt SV
Humidifier: ResMed H5i Humidifier with ClimateLine tubing
Pressure Setting: EPAP 6, IPAP 22 max

My AHI was 107 so didn't have much choice in seeking and complying with treatment. Your AHI number is much less, but this is all an inexact science. I think you are doing the right thing to treat this condition. Hopefully your wife is supportive!

My husband says when he wakes up and hears me breathing regularly, it makes him happy. When I used to stop breathing, it worried him.

It's not the best thing in the world to have to put on this mask and hook it up to a machine, but then again it's not really the worst thing either. If you can find a mask you can tolerate that lets you sleep well, it really isn't that much of an issue.

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