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Old 08-12-2009, 12:05 PM
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I slept with mine last night for the first time and I am so tired today. Does it take a few days to tell a difference?

Any pointers?
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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Did you have a sleep study done before you got the machine?
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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I slept with mine last night for the first time and I am so tired today. Does it take a few days to tell a difference?

Any pointers?
Having worked in the sleep research field for many years, I can say this:

1 - It may take a bit of time to get used to it (give it a week or so)

2 - 95 out of every 100 patients I worked with found that it worked so well, they were very reluctant to give it up, even for a night.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:38 PM
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Yeah, I had the sleep study and all that.

My results were horrible.

I just got my machine.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Tober gives some good advice. I've been using CPAP for about 5 years. There are some nights that I get a deep restful sleep & others where I don't. I'm still kind of in a fog today but I'm functioning.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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My Study was done in Pineville.

Was wondering what pressure did they set it to and are you using a mask or nose pillows.

I have used both hate the mask, love the nose pillows.

I have only missed one day in the last 21 months, trying to decide if I can use it on a trans-atlantic flight.

Back when I first started I did not notice any difference for a couple of weeks,took me a while to find the right humidity settign that I liked once I nailed that sleep got a lot better, wife loves it as she does not have to listen to me snore

Did not have a good sleep last night, it happens.

FYI I can point you to a company that sells hose covers for a great price, much better than that cold wet hose.

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Old 08-12-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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At first, a lot of people say they took the mask off/on a few times in the night b/c they couldn't get used to it, but then they did and now sleep like a baby. I sleep like a baby! and feel much better now.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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Having a humidifier works well too.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:27 PM
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I got the nose pillows. I could not stand my face being covered.

My pressure is on 12.

They said the normal # of sleep disturbances in a night is 10 or less, mine was 58. At point I quit breathing 18 seconds.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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Mine was over 80 an hour for disturbances or something silly like that.

My pressure is only 6.

Sometimes when I cannot sleep I go onto my back and that helps when I am in a tossing and turning mood.
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