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tatorhog 02:14 PM 02-24-2020
Does anybody have this? My doc is telling me I have it, and I need to go get a sleep study done. Apparently my spo2 number takes a LOT of dips with some pretty severe ones mixed in. So I thought I would ask here to see if anybody has this and if they have any advice or insight. He told me to anticipate a CPAP after I see the pulmonologist, but that's still a ways off before I can get in there.

I tried antifreeze, but that just turned my tongue a greenish color.
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BigRedChief 09:11 AM 02-27-2020
Originally Posted by InChiefsHeaven:
Hmm, I'll have to look, but even the link you sent on Amazon only has the one adapter. Here's what it looks like taped together, and the other pic is the end of the hose that goes into the CPAP...in order to clean the mask with this, the goofy end would have to go into the cleaner, which it clearly does not. Hence the tape job.
Maybe I already had an adapter in my pile of supplies? Don't remember. But, cpap sells every plastic adapter you'd ever need.
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InChiefsHeaven 10:31 AM 02-27-2020
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
Maybe I already had an adapter in my pile of supplies? Don't remember. But, cpap sells every plastic adapter you'd ever need.
I might just run to Lowes and get a short length of hose to connect the two.
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LuchyGames 09:42 AM 02-29-2020
Originally Posted by tatorhog:
Does anybody have this? My doc is telling me I have it, and I need to go get a sleep study done. Apparently my spo2 number takes a LOT of dips with some pretty severe ones mixed in. So I thought I would ask here to see if anybody has this and if they have any advice or insight. He told me to anticipate a CPAP after I see the pulmonologist, but that's still a ways off before I can get in there.

I tried antifreeze, but that just turned my tongue a greenish color.
I finally found a mask that worked for me (a nasal pillow) and it makes a huge difference. Plus, the wife is happier because I don't snore when I keep it on. So my main advice is to keep trying masks 'til you get one that works for you instead of just assuming that you can't sleep with a mask on.
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InChiefsHeaven 08:36 PM 03-04-2020
To solve my problem, I just cut the end off of an old hose and use that to connect the mask hose to the cleaner. Works great.
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duncan_idaho 09:02 AM 03-06-2020
Re: stomach sleep

I was a hardcore stomach sleeper before I got the CPAP. My sleep doctor said this was likely due to me trying to find a position where my apnea was less of an issue.

Once I got the CPAP and started sleeping for real, I converted to side sleep with little issue at all.

Re: mask that fits...

If you do a sleep study, they will generally let you try on a few different masks until you feel comfortable. I landed on the nasal pillow pretty quickly.

Only issue Iíve ever had with it is if Iím sick enough that my nose is stuffed. A GOOD decongestant and the CPap blowing full blast is pretty much the only path forward there.

For those looking for a cleaner and worried about connecting the hose to the ozone cleaner effectively, look into the lumin UV cleaner. Thatís what I have. Itís pricey, but it sanitizes with Uv light (allowing you to sanitize other things, like toothbrushes, etc). They also make a stand-alone thing called The Bullet that is a uv cleaner just for hoses. Itís slick and easy to use - 3 min of cleaning time every 3-4 days.
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Hoover 09:33 AM 03-06-2020
So I have sleep apnea - and let me tell you a CPAP can be live changing.

Last spring I lost a little weight was feeling good, then like a dumb ass I stopped using the thing. I thought I was sleeping well, but I was not.

Its been a tough winter, wife lost her job, under a tone of stress, thus some of my bad eating habits and drinking habits resurfaced. I woke up one morning a couple weeks ago at like 4 am, felt like shit, couldn't sleep, knew I was in trouble. So the next night I got my machine back out, had all new hoses, tanks, and masks in the box, hooked it all up and got more than six hours of mask time that first night. In less than two weeks I can notice a huge difference, I'm starting to feel rested again, blood pressure has normalized, and I'm not head bobbing in meetings any more.

I urge everyone to get tested. Everyone needs their sleep.
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