Originally Posted by TeamCasey
Good thread guys. I just went and cleaned my equipment.
I need too clean mine, but yeah great thread. I am unfortunately not one of the success stories. I've just never gotten enough out of it to put up with the aggravation it brings. Ultimately though I am playing russian roulette by not using it. It's probably why I am always so damn mean and cantankerous. I also have very severe apnea, something like I stop breathing over 360 times a minute or hour, can't exactly recall it's been a couple years since that was established. I use a Resmed Escape S8 with full face CPAP, it's been a while since I used it but I think it's on 12 or 13. It's a nice machine just doesn't ever seem to be what I need. Of course I can't recall ever having used it for multiple weeks at a time while simultaneously getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Maybe it's my usage that is causing me not to feel the effects from it. What I hate is the combination of the condensation on my face, the mark it leaves on the bridge of my nose along with some tenderness. I get the feeling I am weakening my bridge, maybe it's just my mind playing tricks on me. I tried a few years ago to get a surgery that would have helped it a great deal by removing the flap (tonsils) in my throat but insurance turned me down and before I could try putting it thru again I had lost my job. Since then it's only gotten worse.