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benbosh

my cpap

Post by benbosh » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:49 pm

Hi, I was diagnosed with osa occuring 92 times per hour earlier this year.
I got a cpap with nasal pillows, and at first it really really annoyed me, but after a couple of weeks it got easier and now I wear it every night.
The main changes have been, I no longer get heartburn and acid reflux, I dont wake up every hour for a wee, I dont dream anymore, I dont wake up with a feeling I have drunk a load of beer the night before. And im not falling asleep during break times! Happy days, I have a cold devoloping at the moment so i hope I can still use my machine tonight.
Cheers, Ben.

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Re: my cpap

Post by Sleep2Snore » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:47 pm

Colds can be a bit of a problem.
It can be amazing just how quick most people can adjust to CPAP treatment.
I would find it impossible to sleep without one these days.
In fact when one breaks down it is panic stations!
Good to see you are getting on with your new friend :)

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Re: my cpap

Post by benbosh » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:23 pm

It took a while but its life changing!! What happens if it breaks?
Also no more dry mouth in the morning!
Its pretty shocking looking back at how I was before, I also got on fairly well with the cold whilst using the cpap,
Cheers, Ben

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Re: my cpap

Post by Sleep2Snore » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:43 pm

What happens if it breaks?
It stops working. :lol:
If you got one from the NHS, phone the clinic first thing in the morning. Hopefully they will have a spare machine there for just this event.
Your machine should have a valve on the output of the machine, or you will have one on the mask. This valve will stay shut when the machine is running, but it will open to allow you to breath. Most people wake up if their machine stops anyway.
When I think about it, the old type of machine I had didn't have any valves or safety devices on it. The power went off a few times while in use and I am still here.
I always woke up, don't know how quickly I woke up, but I did.

I'm still here so I'm afraid you will have to put up with me :lol:

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