Thanks for your input!
Since The NY Times article last week about the Phillips recall and slow response, I’ve seen a lot of video on removing the potentially toxic foam sound insulation yourself. Then I saw that you can buy a foamless replacement on Amazon. Has anyone tried them? Thanks in advance!
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Sure. Found out that the adhesive nose pillows are disposed of after each night. They are $2 a pair. So 1 month's worth would be about $62! You'd be spending about $745 a year to use this system!! Good idea, but who the hell is gonna fork out that kind of ongoing expense? Would have liked to try it but not at that cost :(
Yes. I watched a bunch of reviews. Apparently it stays on and is absolutely leak free even at 20 air flow. No head gear. I use nose pillows at 10 air and have no problems but I think I may try it just to be rid of head gear. People were cutting the band aid looking part down and still stayed on. I couldn’t find it on Amazon. I think it’s brand new?
Has anyone tried this mask?
I am really glad to see this thread. I have a Resporonics APAP that was set by doctor to go as low as 4 and as high as 15. I set the flex to 3 and ramp time to 30 min. After a year since starting therapy my average AHI is 4 -6, sometimes as high as 7. I watched some youtube vids and decided to adjust the machine to CPAP mode just to see what would happen. I put it at 12 and left the flex and ramp the way it was. It felt a little windy but my AHI went down to an average of 3 to 4. Then I set it to 10 and now after a couple of weeks I am getting an AHI between 1.5 and 3 constantly and the pressure feels comfortable. I have never had this few events! I would also like to add a disclaimer: 1. I am not a sleep technician and am just experimenting with my settings. 2. This is working well for me but I am not advocating that it is the correct approach for anyone else.
I have been using my APAP for a little over a year now and have been consistently getting a good nights sleep with AHI between 2-4. I saw my doctor a couple of times in the first few months. Once to get a better mask and once because he just told me to so he could download my card and check my info. He said I was doing very well. On the way out he said to make my next appointment with the receptionist. I didn't. My insurance doesn't cover the office visits and I can see from the info my app shows me that I am within the expected AHIs for what would be considered successful treatment. More importantly I just feel rested and no longer tired during the day. I have not seen doctor for a year now. How often do any of you see your doctor, if there are no obvious problem?
I empathize with you! I am about 8 months in and had trouble with 2 things for about 4 months: getting the right mask that was comfortable, and the right CPAP settings. And then, just getting used to the routine of it all. It is annoying sometimes, especially at first, but I've gotten to the point where I'm comfortable, and sorta not thinking about the routine much anymore. I am actually getting a good 6-7 hours of sound sleep. A few times 8! I really hope you can give it a little longer. Good luck!
Tanks sleeptech, I don't have restless leg but I wonder if even just clearing your throat or taking a very deep breath and then having a short pause before the next breath could trigger an event on the machine. I AM sleeping thru the night and have read on the forum that even people with very, very low AHI still have trouble sleeping or feel tiered the next day. So I am grateful!
Thanks! Same here.