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Old 05-05-2017, 07:32 AM
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I've been using my CPAP since I retired in 2000 and discovered I had sleep apnea. I think I'm on my third machine... and I use it every time I lie down to rest. Any time I leave the house for overnight travel my machine goes with me. I couldn't handle the pillows in my nose and have a mask that covers my nose. You'll learn to love the thing!
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I've been using my CPAP since I retired in 2000 and discovered I had sleep apnea. I think I'm on my third machine... and I use it every time I lie down to rest. Any time I leave the house for overnight travel my machine goes with me. I couldn't handle the pillows in my nose and have a mask that covers my nose. You'll learn to love the thing!
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My water reservoir is also removable.

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If it will work, what is the diff between having the humidifier vs not using the humidifier?
Personal preference and comfort.

My mouth dries out if I don't have humidity. I wake up with mouth pain. Even if I fall asleep breathing through my nose I wake up with pain from a dry mouth and throat.

So I need the water reservoir to sleep comfortably.

When I use the little travel Z1 unit I take a humidifier sponge unit that is connected between the hose & the mask. They can be purchased from Amazon and other sources. Much more expensive than water, only last for about 7 nights, sometimes less, must be stored in a ZipLock bag when not in use. But they are small and disposable so ideal for travel.
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My cardiologist ordered a sleep study in 2004 (I think) which clearly showed apnea; I've been on a cpap ever since. The current machine is my third, which I've had for less than a month and it's the smallest one yet. It has a built-in humidifier which has to be attached to the machine in order for it to work at all, but it can be run with the reservoir empty; I won't because I feel so much better in the morning with the moisture.

Anyone who has sleep apnea and decides not to get and use a cpap it should be considered suicidal! Cat has given us the ultimate example of why that is true. If you have one, use it every night, and during any naps - your life may depend on it!!
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I have problems going back to sleep after waking. One of the nice things about a CPAP is I can cover my head with the covers and it helps me go back to sleep. I couldn't otherwise without a CPAP ...................
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I have problems going back to sleep after waking. One of the nice things about a CPAP is I can cover my head with the covers and it helps me go back to sleep. I couldn't otherwise without a CPAP ...................
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My doctor prescribed Gabapentin for me. Does not put me to sleep initially but helps me not wake up and/or get back to sleep.
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