"Either they have not set your minimum pressure and the machine is slowly finding the level you require, or they have not set up a minimum pressure.
I don't know how or if they set your machine up, but my mate got one and under Covid rules they…"
"He really needs the attitude that if he is given a machine or a trial "This is going to work for came hell or high water!" though it is not easy getting started or used to a CPAP machine. Sometimes you just need to keep…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"I lost my last post, but there are many types of mask.
Cloth full-faced -
Changing settings - https://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…"
""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…"
"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…"
"The best test is one you need help to get all connected up to, it can be done at home but is very expensive to hire the machine. Best to do a study over two nights, though it costs to do this. Kath I think does sleep studies, but then…"
"Be careful with ENT as some jump into offering operations that are very painful and if they work at all only work for a short time. Take a lot of time to think about it if offered one. It is a good idea to get checked out for polyps and…"
I don't know how long you have been using your machine, or what type or make of machine you have, but a lot of the modern machine have data cards in them that read the data from your sleep. This can be read by software that is in…"
Any ideas about emergency repair to a split mask?It split on Friday night so I've been with9ut my CPAP since then .Called the hospital twice this morning and got either an answer machine or a non answered phone. Went up there on the off chance they…See More
I have a Philips dream station Cpap machine with resmed F20 mask size M FOR SALE, more or less brand new under 10 hours use, spare filter and head strap, comes with carry case excellent condition, new resmed machine forces sale. £400See More
"You're welcome Maxine. I have to say that although it's more expensive using distilled, I now never get any build-up of minerals/limescale in my humidifier and don't even need to clean it with vinegar. I just spray the…"
"Thanks so much for the advice. I now have my new one and will try the water/vinegar regime. Yes, we do live in a very hard water area which doesn't help so I'll give the distilled water a go too. Many thanks "
That advice is correct, except you really want to be giving a deeper clean once a week with a more natural disinfecting regime. The manufacturers recommend doing this with 1 part of white vinegar to 5 parts water and leaving to…"
All the tips I've read regarding cleaning the humidifier state regularly washing with a gentle soap and water and only using distilled water. I've been using boiled, cooled water and assumed this was OK. My humidifier has gone white and crazed and…See More