Re: Any CPAP Users Out There?
Interesting comment about nasal pillows. I've not heard that before and I'd be curious as to why you say that. The tech I work with didn't try to influence me either way. She actually prefers the masks over the pillows, but she says it's pretty close to a 50-50 split on what the patients prefer. I liked the pillows simply because they were so less obtrusive. I'm a side/stomach sleeper so having the pillows made it easy for me to lay that way without worrying about the mask getting in the way. A true mask makes that more difficult and there's just a lot more on your head.
After a week or so I just started to get annoyed by these things touching my nose all night and I'd wind up throwing it off and onto the floor. I'm now going to try a mask (just over the nose) for a while and see if that's better. It was fine last night for the first night.
There are several kinds of respironics machines. Mine was an M Series Pro. The tech said that it's one of the loudest machines out there and she gets compaints about noise regularly from people who are sensitive to sound when they sleep, which I am. She swapped me out with a ResMed and it was very quiet and neither my wife nor I heard anything. The only thing this one doesn't have is the Cflex to adjust the pressure for inhaling and exhaling. I really don't have a problem with that so I'm going to be fine without it. It's going to take a little time to find the right combo for me, but I'm already noticing an improvment.
Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David
Last edited by MWM; 10-13-2009 at 04:50 PM.