Machine: Dreamstation Auto
Mask: Quattro Air Full Face Mask
cpm: 4.5 min and 12 max
How am I looking, folks?
Sorry to hear you are having trouble sleeping with it. It takes a few weeks of getting used to....at least for me it did. But, I got more and more sleep each night during those few weeks, so don't think you are destined to get 2 hours per night for a few weeks. You'll learn little tricks each night too. For example, with my full face mask, rather than sleep on my side with my head dead center on the pillow, I sleep on my side, but with my face close to the edge of the pillow. This leaves the mask to kind of hang over the edge of the pillow, unobstructed. You'll pick up little things like that as you get used to it.
Also, if your pillow is super-squishy, you may find that a firmer pillow is better for you and helps to leave the mask alone as you sleep.
I'll let the true experts in here add their experiences. Just wanted to instill a bit of hope in ya'. For me, it's second nature now. Almost like nothing is on my face. It will get to that point for you too. Just hang in there.
OK, so I turned on SmartRamp and set the minimum to 6. It was pretty much the perfect starting pressure. I did the "breathe like you are not wearing a mask and see if it feels like there is any kind of flow restriction" thing and it felt pretty much perfect; as if I were not wearing the mask at all. I may go to 7, but 6 seems pretty much fine. I will keep it like this all week and post my Sleepyhead data for this week on Saturday morning.
Thanks again for your suggestions and help, Sierra. It is appreciated.
Yeah, I can. Minimum set to 8. Let max at 12. Increased ramp start to 5. I'll try it tonight and see if I prefer 5 or 6 or 7....
Thanks! Can't I set the minimum pressure higher in clinical mode myself?
I visited my DME supplier yesterday and gave back the Dreamwear. I tried on the Air Fit F10 and 20 and the Simplus. The Simplus felt best, so I went home with it. I can try as many as I like before deciding on one that will work best for me. I really enjoyed the Simplus last night. Very comfortable. Here is last night's Sleepyhead data.
I, too, an a tummy sleeper at some points during the night. I find that I am able to do so with a full face mask. I wear mine a bit tighter than I would like and when I tummy sleep, I put my arms under my pillow and rest my face close to one sedge of the pillow so my mask is protruding out from the side of the pillow and my ears and head are resting on the pillow. The mask stays on and I am able to sleep that way.