Having recently being diagnosed with sleep apnea, I just received my CPAP machine. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Air Pressure. Basically, It’s a machine that ensures that I am continually able to breathe throughout the night by maintaining continuous air pressure.
My first night on the CPAP machine went much better than I expected. During my sleep-study, I was put on a machine so they could calculate the required pressure required for my machine. The machine was uncomfortable to the point that the mask actually hurt my nose. I was quite annoyed believing that was a typical “CPAP” night.
With my own machine, I slept throughout the night with no discomfort at all. The mask on the unit is much softer and fits properly. The unit has a humidifier module too which seems quite effective (unlike my standalone humidifier I bought a few months back).
I’ve already taken the initiative to learn what I can about the machine. I don’t recommend that anybody with a machine change any settings, especially when your health is at risk by doing so, but I’ve already learned how to re-program the machine, and am in the process of setting up software to read the data recorded by the machine. I am curious exactly what it records and what information is being given to the doctors. It’s amazing how simple it is to unlock. I thought that I would need special software
unlock the unit (not that I would mess with it’s settings as I’m not a doctor/sleep specialist), and found Aromatherapy options that are compatible (as well as found ones I would have thought okay to use that can actually damage the filters.)