I have obstructive sleep apnea for which I've used a Tracheostomy since 1986. I'm now switching to CPAP therapy.
Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada
@Sleepymommy703, I hear you. I'm so dry as I'm a mouth breather, it's terrible. I have to have my heated tubing at 73 degrees F or 23 degrees c as I can't stand the heat either. I got some rainout last night but it's better than being so dry, my tongue sticks tot he roof of my mouth.
Hi, thanks for the auto setting tip. I have both an air sense tn and a fisher packed sleep style. The fisher sleep style utilizes heated tubing but you cannot adjust the tube temperature separate from he humidity level. How can I combat this? I prefer the air sense but my sleep specialist recommended the sleep style, a device I dislike intensely.
Thanks, that is a big help, especially if it uses auto mode with the heated hose. I think my air way is so sensitive to any changes because I've used this Tracheotomy tube for sleep apnea since I was 11 so breathing through my mouth every night is *extremely hard.
I am unsure if the fisher and P use sleepy head and no one is contacting me to adjust pressure unless I phone the supplier. all I'm told is that they need more compliance data but I'm not sling due to 45 apnea events per hour, terrible dryness and the heated tubing is terribly hot. The supplier said they won't contact m for another month now and I'm exhausted, frustrated and wishing I'd never stated this.
Hi, thanks so much. I have a feeling I need to get the air sense ten iwth auto adjusting heated humidifier. I've had someone read the manual (I'm totally blind) and the fisher does not have auto adjusting heated tubing nor auto adjusting humidifier. it also does not use Oscar I don't think and does not have advanced sleep sports. I think the eratic A H I is due to dryness. I mouth breathe and my tongue is a little fatter and shorter than normal due to a tongue reduction surgery I had. (this is all due to my bone disease) When the air is too dry, my tongue sticks to th roof of my mouth and I can't breathe. I bought the fisher myself so I hope they will exchange it but I"m receiving little help with any of my therapy at all.
Does anyone know if the Fisher and p sleep style can have the tube temperature increased decreased? I need a lot of humidity but the tube is so warm it feels stifling. The res med was at 6 and I gotrain out bu a great sleep until it poured on me.
Hello all. I'm new to CPAp, having only begun last week. I have a fisher and P sleep style and also have access to a res med air sense ten auto set. The Fisher has heated humidifier and heated tubing but I find it does not have enough humidity. The air sense has more humidity but no heatined tubing. If I don't have enough humidity, my Tonge sticks to the roof of my mouth and I cannot breathe, thus causing an apnea event. I don't nose breathe due to my bone disorder and I've also had a tongue reduction somy tongue is a little fatter than normal. The other night I used the res med and got rain out but a very good sleep with apnea scores of 4.5 per hour. last night I turned the humidity down one notch to avoid the rain out and I had 14 apneas per hour and a terribly dry mouth. Does anyone know if the fisher cold have the heated tubing temperature decreased as I find it too to and suffocating. I'm only using fisher and p because I'm blind and the res med isn't accessible enough though I am not opposed to changing. thanks for listing to my rambling.
The humidifier seems to be working well as most of the water is gone. the funny thing is that I switched to an air sense ten from the fisher and P Sleep style and this humidifier is heated but does not have heated tubing. Though I had rain out, no more dry throat. I must be rally warped or something.
Hi, my machine which is a fisher and P sleep style, does not give a real down. the only reason I have this machine is that it is accessible as I am totally blind. I am now trying a Res med auto set and so far I do not have dry mouth and my apnea hypopnea index fell to 4.5 events per hour. The only issue was terrible rain out. Another question is this: what Ould ouse my extremely dry out when on the fisher ad p but not the res med? both humidifier levels are set to 6 but the fisher machine has heated tubing and heated humidifier. the med has only a heated humidifier.
Hello. I just started CPAP therapy last Tuesday. I however have had extremely erratic apnea readings. My first night was 30.8, second night 20 (after they increased pressure from 9 to 11) third night, 2.6 followed by 3. Then I had two nights of 16.5 but last night was 45.0. My respiratory therapist insists the doctor wants more data from my machine but I think something is terribly wrong besides being utterly exhausted. I'm using a Fisher P sleep style, pressure 11 with heated humidifier and heating tubing.