Missjudi I wish you well on your first time!! People I know insist that once you get the mask adjusted it works?? They say they feel great in the mornings and very rested??? SO FAR for me it's a very trying time, I did actually get 5 hours sleep last night, undisturbed by leaks or noises. GOOD LUCK TO YOU, AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
My machine is set on 17, and I think that's high. AND it is ,because I open my mouth at night, that lovely air if forced in my mouth, and leaves it horribly dry. SOMEDAY, I will get used to "the mask"
I TOO, am in A-FIB or some time in A-FLUTTER, and I have a pacemaker. The DR.S have trued shocking my heart back into rythmn, which works, but in a few nights it was back out of rythmn. I t would go out between 2-3:30 AM, while sleeping. SO diagnosed with sever apnea. I wear the mask, started with a full face( too tight and cut my nose) now I wear the pig nose. Its very hard to get used to, I have a hard time adjusting the fit each night. HOPEFULLY, some morning I will wake up feeling good, AND BE HEALED
HI DEBRA, I had the study done and they preset my mask at 17, a lot of pressure. I think that is why I'm having the problem with my mouth opening. AND, TRUTHFULLY, I don't feel any better??? Maybe I would if I could sleep all night, but thats not happening until the right mask is found??? AND, they are too expensive so I'm stuck with this "pig nose"
My pressure is set at 17, and with a full mask it was impossible, but quiet, now I have a pig mask??? and it does leak, but is very noisey. I wear it any time I sleep; and am hoping to wake up "HEALED"
The GOLDEN YEARS sure aren't as good as they were built up to be??? I have had 13 surgeries, and really don't want more. I had quadruple by pass surgery 5 years ago and this sleep thing is a tough one, I have a hard time with the mask, I'll do it, if it keeps me alive. But according to 1 heart Dr. its too late, She said she couldn't have me as a patient, because I would die in my sleep???? Needless to say, she is NOT my Dr. anymore. I guess that old saying that getting old "ain't for sissies"
I am new at this, but I have apnea and trying to get used to the mask is difficult. I had a full face mask but it cut my nose when tightened, now I have the pig mask. I open my mouth after years of snoring, with the strap it pushes my face forward making the mask leak. IF the strap isn't tight, I still open my mouth. ANY suggestions would be welcome. I sleep in a LAZYBOY, no way could I in bed, I keep rolling and moving the mask then it leaks. TO ME THIS IS A VERY HARD THING TO GET USED TO
I am 67, my cardiologist sent me for the test because my heart goes out of rythmn at night. I am in A-FLUTTER. My question is; how do you keep your mouth shut while using the mask??? I have tried a strap, but having a fat face pushes everything forward, then the mask gets leaks, PLEASE HELP