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Great how we share so many topics in this thread. Very helpful, very human.
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I've just started CPAP therapy. First night last night, kept the mask on for 3 hours before I took it off to try and sleep.
Just going to take some getting used to, but I will persevere because if I don't it'll kill me. If not through lack of sleep and losing my mind, then overworking my heart/body.

Going to be an interesting road, finding the best mask for me. Currently trying nose pillows as I sleep with my mouth closed. I've trained myself to sleep on my side, so trying to sleep on my back last night, and all I did was lie there. Once I tried on my side I managed to fall asleep sort of.

Long road ahead, but I've gotten so exhausted lately I haven't even gone into the garage to work wood, and it's really upsetting me.
I’m a light sleeper , so I thought for sure I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep from the noise of my CPAP machine,but for some odd reason it doesn’t bother me ,not even the first night .
I have a half mask , and it only becomes a problem after a years use, as the silicone seal starts to break down and I have issues getting it to stop leaking and hissing regardless of how tight I set it. And you don’t want it overly tight ,as it’s annoying.
Actually it just started happening again , but it’s 16 months old .
Btw, with a half mask you must sleep with your mouth closed , or some weird stuff happens.


My neighbour tried one and gave up ,as did my best friend , but I wouldn’t even consider going without it ,as I know there’s probably going to be a bad outcome . Just prior to getting mine, I woke up with the worst headache I’ve had in my life, and shortness of breath .
I don’t doubt it was a close call from lack of oxygen.

Another thing I’m wondering about ,as I am always clean shaven, and I suspect a beard and moustache do not help . And both the guys I mentioned have a lot of facial hair
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According to our local TV, some of you guys are not having a good time at all,,

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Second night in, much better. Loosened off the mask tightness and that made a huge difference. I was able to wear the mask through the night. I woke up when it seemed that condensation in the tube was making a bubbling noise, so emptied the tube out, put it back on and went back to sleep. Was still so wiped out in the morning I let the boss know I was going to start late and got some extra sleep.
I'm hoping tonight will be as good, since I think I'm getting the hang of it.
@tom , yes it's great we can share all kinds of stuff and encourage each other. It's part of what makes this community, as spread out as we are, my favourite place to hang out.
@Rick , I suspect the facial hair would have some bearing, but not all. I wonder if they would find the nasal pillows would work better? That's what I'm using. It does take some determination to stick with it, and I know that since last night went so well I feel much more positive about how it will go from here.

Gotta see the specialist tomorrow for a mask fitting prior to the test with CPAP Monday night, going to ask a few questions to clarify some things, and it will be interesting to see what they recommend in regards a mask.

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if you need help on anything apnea you may want to look here. i went there a long time ago about getting help to tweek my settings. i'd had a blood clot in my lung 7 years ago and wanted a tad more oopmh without going thru another sleep study.
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According to our local TV, some of you guys are not having a good time at all,,

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we are way above normal rainfall for the year. keystone dam northwest of tulsa finally has less water coming into it than they are releasing, about 270,000 cubic feet per second. hard to wrap my head around how much that is. the flooding is pretty bad downstream. further up on the arkansas river kaw dam near ponca city is is the same situation. at one point last week just about every lake in ne oklahoma was at 90% capacity or more. "it" truly runs downhill. theres been tornadoes in missouri ohio and illinois recently. our sirens havent gone off in several days thank goodness. tis the season

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I've just started CPAP therapy. First night last night, kept the mask on for 3 hours before I took it off to try and sleep.
Just going to take some getting used to, but I will persevere because if I don't it'll kill me.
Everybody is different as far as getting used to the machine and mask. I have been using a CPAP for about 25 years, so I don't really remember many startup issues. (I do remember that the full-face mask that was used back then gave me a few flashbacks of using a military gas mask!) I know my wife had more problems adjusting to my use of it than I did to using it.

I have been using the nasal pillow for quite a few years, and I prefer them to any other type. Until something better cones along.

A couple of years ago I started using an ozone generator for the daily disinfection of the mask and tubing. (In the USA it is marketed under the name "SoClean".) It really makes maintenance much simpler, and I am MUCH better at doing it EVERY day. Just put the mask in the machine and close the lid when I get up. The only other thing I have to do is wipe off the nasal pillows.

One trivia thing I have noticed is that the majority of the CPAP machines, accessories and supplies that I have used are manufactured in Australia or New Zealand.
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Just read an old thread with a member named RouterBill . Which got me thinking, why didn't it occur to me to use RouterRick .
I gots to talk to Cricket

I wonder if it’s taken?

Update , Just checked , there’s a Routerrich , but no RouterRick !
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Just read an old thread with a member named RouterBill . Which got me thinking, why didn't it occur to me to use RouterRick .
I gots to talk to Cricket

I wonder if it’s taken?

Update , Just checked , there’s a Routerrich , but no RouterRick !
I think when you change your user name, your post count goes back to zero. Don't know if there's a way to change it without losing the count. Beside that, it takes a while for people to notice the change, so to them you just seem to disappear.

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