I use a nasal pillow and have been having a problem with the air being to cold when I wake up. It’s fine while falling asleep. But when I wake up it feels cold. I was using auto temperature and auto humidity. I have the air temperature up to 81 now and humidity at 6. I do have heated tubing. Anyone have an idea how to solve this?
Nope. This is the only machine I’ve ever used. My pressure is set to min 15 max 21. One think I changed is the ramp. I have it off so I go to full power immediately. Once I got used to the pressure I discovered I prefer to breath with it. The nasal air pillows expand my nostrils like a breath right strip and I breath easier thru my nose with it. Once I switched the ramp off is when my apnea’s per hour started going below 5 per hr. Also, if you sleep on your side and sometimes have mouth leak try sleeping with a body pillow and have it against your chin. It helped me to lesson my air leaks from opening my mouth.
To be honest I haven’t had to adjust anything on my machine other than I changed my air temperature from auto to 77 because it was getting down to 71 and room temperature was too cold for me. But if I can help I’ll sure try.
I am at the 1 month Mark when my BiPAP. I was over 90 events an hr for my sleep study. The first couple of weeks using my BiPAP my events per hr were as high 11 and as low as 3. Now I’ve had 15 straight days of below 5, even getting a 0.3 once! I’m so happy not being a walking zombie anymore. I can actually do things after work now instead of needing to go home and sleep for 10-11 hrs a day just to cope. I just wanted to share with some people that can understand what I was going thru before and how much better it is now.
Hello. I am 1 1/2 weeks into having my BiPAP and I am sleeping so much better! I was given a ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto with heated tubing and am using a ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow. I was having over 90 events an hour and have had from 3.1 to 10.9 an hour so far! I am no longer tired all day and I don’t feel that fog in my brain from being so sleep deprived. I’ve read it takes 3 months to fully recover from years of bad sleep so I’m looking forward to seeing how I feel at the end of May.
After doing my first full clean a couple days ago I was wondering if cleaners are worth it? They had one in the office at Fairway Medical but the guy that went thru all of the equipment with me didn’t offer me one, so I am assuming my insurance doesn’t cover it. But if a cleaner is a good purchase I’ll find out and get one either way.
I got a call from my doctors office today saying that they couldn’t find a pressure that worked properly during my sleep test and I was being referred to a pulmonologist. I called the place that did my sleep test and was told that they had to turn the pressure up to high and it was causing me to have problems breathing and that I might need to do another one with a BiPAP. But I was told I was using a BiPAP when I was asked to try sleeping on my back. But the sleep test place then said usually they do a cpap the first night. So right now I am very frustrated and confused, and tired. Hopefully I can get into the specialist soon.
It definitely does threaten their business. For good reason. I thought they were in the healthcare business though, so shouldn’t the health of people be more important?
It sounds like sort of a scam then to still require people to go thru all this and be forced to when auto setting exists. It seems like it should be step one, verify you have sleep apnea. Step two, get an auto cpap with different masks to try. Step 3 if still no sleeping good, seek help. I am going to call the sleep lab tomorrow and ask for the results be emailed to me when they are done. Thanks for the suggestion.
Thanks again for all the help! I thought the nose only mask I used for the test was pretty comfortable. It had large nose inserts that widened my nostrils. I wish I knew the pressure I ended up at, but I guess I will sometime soon. I only have an iPad but I could get a cheap laptop to use for data results.
I don’t travel a lot, maybe 1 or 2 trips a year, but what is flying with a cpap like? And the cpaps with auto mode, is that a mode that sets the pressure itself? If so why are sleep tests necessary?
I also wanted to say waiting to get a cpap after you used one sucks! I am soooooo much more tired today then I was sleeping with one for the first time in a strange environment with people watching me lol. Waiting 7 to 10 days before they even contact my dr with the results is ridiculous.