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bavarianboy wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 2:49 am
my insurance company covers this, i got the CPAP machine and now getting the dental device. Not sure which one to stick with.
I used dental devices for 3-4 years...worked good at beginning, but I really had to crank it to open my airway. I had alot of fitting problems, and usually had to be a new one every year.

BUT at the end....my over byte became an under byte and I got braces to fix them....2 years of braces and im over 50...sure it was funny to everyone around me. I might try the tongue suction one sometime...but I just reverted to my APAP when needed.

I would suggest to try it but keep a watchful eye on your teeth position....at then end I couldnt chew steaks anymore...but everythings back to normal now....after spending $5K on the braces...;P .
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DavidY wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 10:22 am
What do you have now? Are you a mouth breather? For mouth breathers, you typically need a full face mask....that cover the nose and mouth. Less complex masks include nasal pilllows (least contact) and nasal. Resmed P10 is quite popular for the pillows. Dreamwear with under the nose cushion has among the least contact for a nasal mask (this mask is also available for gel pillows)....this mask can be noisy for some however. The other nasal masks that don't cover the bridge of your nose include the Wisp or Resmed N20. I rotate between four different nasal masks include the Dreamwear and Wisp.

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I am a nose breather. I have the philip mask below. It's quite irritating. I have to keep removing the mask and scratch at night. Sometime I remove the mask completely at night without knowing it. I woke up without the mask on my face. I think the itchinesst is caused by air leak.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=philip+r ... 9d72RAMesM:
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I wish I could use one, but I've never been able to get used to it as I'm quite sensitive to things touching my face.
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Try another mask, if you don't like yours, the shape and rubber piece may be different enough that may help.
xpressmerchant wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 11:04 am
I am a nose breather. I have the philip mask below. It's quite irritating. I have to keep removing the mask and scratch at night. Sometime I remove the mask completely at night without knowing it. I woke up without the mask on my face. I think the itchinesst is caused by air leak.
Anyway, just checking the price of one of the mask we use as an example...

Cpap Outlet - $140.00 CAD + 15% off = $119 + Tax
https://www.cpapoutlet.ca/Product/Respi ... 04940/1829

Amazon.ca - $75 CAD
https://www.amazon.ca/pico-traditional- ... cb251605a0
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xpressmerchant wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 11:04 am
I am a nose breather. I have the philip mask below. It's quite irritating. I have to keep removing the mask and scratch at night. Sometime I remove the mask completely at night without knowing it. I woke up without the mask on my face. I think the itchinesst is caused by air leak.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=philip+r ... 9d72RAMesM:
Dreamwear with cushions (fit pack; multiple sized cushions) is only $104 - 15.1%. This is a very good deal IMO. I had to upsize my Dreamwear to a large frame which isn't cheap. Wisp fitpack is only $90 minus the 15.1% coupon is another great deal....two types of frame...fabric vs. clear plastic. I went with clear plastic and then added a corresponding cloth wrap from Amazon Canada (frame without the wraps left me with marks on my cheek).

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I've done three sleep studies - I use the wisp. takes some getting used to but it's worth the increased quality of sleep.

you can find the clinicians manual for many of these which will allow you to 'unlock' and modify the low/high pressure settings for APAP machines.
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hdom wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 11:15 am
Try another mask, if you don't like yours, the shape and rubber piece may be different enough that may help.



Anyway, just checking the price of one of the mask we use as an example...

Cpap Outlet - $140.00 CAD + 15% off = $119 + Tax
https://www.cpapoutlet.ca/Product/Respi ... 04940/1829

Amazon.ca - $75 CAD
https://www.amazon.ca/pico-traditional- ... cb251605a0
I have the PIco too. It's very similar to the Eson2 which I prefer over the Pico. The Pico's exhaust port is louder and stronger than the Eson2 which is quiet due to its diffuser.
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true but user will still be out of pocket a few hundred dollars b/c the inflated price at registered centres
GateGuardian wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 10:22 am
Remember OHIP covers up to 75% of the first CPAP.

I have the Dreamstation and it works great. It's super quiet (I think due to the tube) and I never use the humidifier.
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my dad had a recent sleep study - he was recommended the ResMed AirSense with heated tube, facemask, etc.

Out of pocket - it would have cost him around $200-400 after OHIP rebate - registered centre cost was like 2K or very close to it
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Yeah, we found the sleep clinic was charging double of what online sites were asking, so we discussed with them on how much our work insurance would cover and we didn't want to pay out of the pocket.
So, they ended up doing some discounting, so the whole thing would be covered. However, knowing about their inflated prices, we are just going to be getting replacement mask online.
iwells wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 11:54 am
my dad had a recent sleep study - he was recommended the ResMed AirSense with heated tube, facemask, etc.

Out of pocket - it would have cost him around $200-400 after OHIP rebate - registered centre cost was like 2K or very close to it
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Btw, you do need a prescription in order to buy these machines.

I lucked out for my mom as someone was selling a nearly new (month old? 200-300 hours) Dreamstation Auto for under market price on kijiji.
It's been months and she's still waiting for her appointement with the sleep therapist...so much for free health care.

I monitored her therapy through the cloud whenever she would sync her machine using the app on her phone via BT and had her machine settings tuned to lower the AHI.

Anyone can get easy access to the clinical menu to change the settings.
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Pretty sure you don't but if you want to claim insurance or your local healthcare for it, you will need a prescription / diagnostic of sort to prove you needed one.

In Alberta, we can go to a private sleep clinic to have the study done sooner and AHS would still pay for it, as a referral by a Family Physician.
Daijoubu wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 12:41 pm
Btw, you do need a prescription in order to buy these machines.

I lucked out for my mom as someone was selling a nearly new Dreamstation Auto for under market price.
It's been months and she's still waiting for her appointement with the sleep therapist...so much for free health care.

I monitored her therapy through the cloud whenever she would sync her machine using the app on her phone via BT and had her machine settings tuned to lower the AHI.

Anyone can get easy access to the clinical menu to change the settings.
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I checked with 2-3 (canadian) sellers and they all needed Rx, unless it's specific to Quebec (some of the sellers were however based in Ontario)
I suppose they can't sell them without "setting" them up first? Perhaps to cover their ass if something was to happen since it's a medical device

Eg: https://canadacpapsupply.com/prescription-policy http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic/t9421 ... anada.html

https://www.cpapoutlet.ca/StaticPage/4/ ... urnsPolicy
All PAP machines require a prescription before shipment. Prescriptions can be from sleep clinics or family physicians and can be emailed to info@cpapoutlet.ca or faxed to 905-470-8205. Masks and replacement parts do not have this requirement.
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Daijoubu wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 12:54 pm
I checked with 2-3 (canadian) sellers and they all needed Rx, unless it's specific to Quebec (some of the sellers were however based in Ontario)
I suppose they can't sell them without "setting" them up first? Perhaps to cover their ass if something was to happen since it's a medical device

Eg: https://canadacpapsupply.com/prescription-policy http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic/t9421 ... anada.html

https://www.cpapoutlet.ca/StaticPage/4/ ... urnsPolicy
CPAPmachines' FAQ section says that a prescription is not required to buy a new CPAP/APAP machine. This is the only retailer that does this to my knowledge. I needed a prescription with my Airsense purchase at CPAP Outlet. My prescription didn't have a setting so the factory settings were left as is (4-20cmH2O is standard for APAP).

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