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Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
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I have, for a number of years, had problems sleeping. Although I'd (most of the time) sleep for a normal amount of time (7-9 hours), I'd frequently wake up feeling like I hadn't slept at all. About 3…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Aug 16, 2020.

 

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Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"This came to a head a couple of weeks back where, even while just sat in front of my computer at home, I felt like I wasn't breathing properly, even with none of this going on - I was having to manually breathe. I got tested for covid that day…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"With the last point in mind, because I never feel like I'm breathing "normally" with the mask on, I then end up taking over and "manually" trying to concentrate on my breathing with it on. This, of course, means that…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Note that this feeling of not breathing properly also happens even if I put the mask on for a bit during the day, just to try to get used to it. I simply do not ever feel like I'm taking in enough air when I breathe in, and therefore have to…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Additionally, with the mask on, within literally about 5 breaths, my mouth becomes drier than the sahara desert - You NEED a HUMIDIFIER."
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"While having the mask on, I don't ever feel like when I'm breathing in, that I'm actually taking in enough air. It feels like the mask pushes my lower jaw and my lips into a certain position that then prevents my normal breathing from…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"I lost my last post, but there are many types of mask. Cloth full-faced - Changing settings - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHkJuuZuhfc  (Now I have to say you should not change your settings, but my mate got a new machine like this and the…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
""I tried using the machine every night, as instructed, but typically after 1-2 hours of having the mask on I'd have to take it off and then sleep without it as I previously did. This went on for about 3 weeks before I just stopped using…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Yeah, ok, I did get your cry for help. I see you have no humidifier, I would strongly suggest you get one, most people I know can't get past 2 to 4 hours without one. They feel all dry in the airways and feel they can't breath.  If…"
Aug 16, 2020
thatbloke replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Hi, thanks for your reply. I'm located in the Portsmouth area. In response to your questions: Type of machine - Resmad Autosense Humidifier - none Mask type - Full face Model of mask - Resmed airfit F20 medium Full faced - yes Nasal - see…"
Aug 15, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"I could suggest a lot of things to try to help, but there is a lack of information. Type of machine - Resmad Autosense OK] Humidifier - ?  Have you got one with the machine? Mask type - ? Model of mask - ? Full faced - ? Nasal - ? Nasal Pillows…"
Aug 13, 2020
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Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?

I have, for a number of years, had problems sleeping. Although I'd (most of the time) sleep for a normal amount of time (7-9 hours), I'd frequently wake up feeling like I hadn't slept at all. About 3 years ago I met a woman who now would be my wife if we didn't have to postpone it, and she confirmed that I have a major snoring problem (I knew this already) and that frequently I could stop breathing entirely at points while sleeping. At the start of this year, it got markedly worse and on…See More
Aug 12, 2020
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Treatment Being Used, if any?
Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Make or Model?
ResMed airsense 10 autoset
If Mask Being Used, What Type or Name?
Resmed airfit f20 (size M)

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Newly diagnosed not sure what happens next - Scottish NHS

Hi,Firstly my names Mark and I am totally alien to all of this.I had a sleep test done by the Scottish NHS about 14 weeks ago, after waiting since January to get it, given all the Covid problems I thought that was quite quick. The results came back…See More
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"my first AHI was 22.38 that was on my first nights test this morning it read 3.3 using cpap exactly what is this telling me"
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