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[Sleepeh.ca] Resmed AirFit™ P10 Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask & Headgear

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jayn9uyen wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 4:02 pm
New to this. Thinking about pulling the trigger on these mask/head gear to improve sleep quality. Doesn't it need to be connected to a machine; that we also need to purchase? If so, which ones did you guys purchase. Thanks
Follow this steps:

1) Go to your family doctor and ask for a sleep study test. Your family Doctor will refer you to a specialist who usually works at the sleep clinic.

2) Do the one night sleep study at the sleep clinic. They will connect lots of wires into your head, face, chest, arms and legs and will monitor your sleep thru the night. That is the best way to know what are your sleeping problems and if you have apnea how bad it is.

3) If you have apnea the doctor will prescribe you a cpap machine with the adequate pressure for you and he will advise you on what kind of mask to get depending how you sleep (side, back etc) and the shape of your face.

4) If you are in Ontario government will cover 75% every 5 years and regardless what model you want it will cost you $250 from your pocket. I dont have experience with online stores but I do have a lot of experience with stores around GTA and a lot of them will try to sell you stupid and unecessary packages some of them will have the guts to tell you they cant sell the machine if you dont get the package. In my experience Medigas is more straight forward with the prices at least the one at Warden and Steeles.

5) And finally dont blind buy the mask, go and try the mask for at least 20 minutes at the stores, they do have rooms with recliner chairs where you can go and try the mask, not just the mask but the correct size of the mask. Some stores like medigas have a 30 days free returned or exchange for a different mask, dont stop using your CPAP machine just because you didnt like the mask...go and change for a different model!. Or if you wake up with a headache, dry mouth or weird sensation in your eyes go and see your doctor again, it may be a pressure problem or leaking mask problem. Dont stop until you find your sweet spot and I guarantee you will wake up way way better and with more energy.

People do your research and dont let this stores get you. I just change my resmed 9 elite for the newest resmed airsense for her, from my pocket $250. I called and visit lots of stores around durham and gta and my god bunch of scammers are most of them out there, be careful. Sorry for this long post. Cheers.
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Currently using this for my cpap. I like it! don't like the full mask for me. Great find OP!
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AsianXL wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 4:22 pm
It's called weight loss.
It's called ignorance.
There are a few different reasons that sleep apnea may occur (weight, size of soft palate, sleep form, etc) and a few ways to cure it. There are operations that you can have, and various appliances that can help with the issue.
Try not to comment on health issues that you know nothing about.
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ToDealHunter wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 5:02 pm

Follow this steps:

1) Go to your family doctor and ask for a sleep study test. Your family Doctor will refer you to a specialist who usually works at the sleep clinic.

2) Do the one night sleep study at the sleep clinic. They will connect lots of wires into your head, face, chest, arms and legs and will monitor your sleep thru the night. That is the best way to know what are your sleeping problems and if you have apnea how bad it is.

3) If you have apnea the doctor will prescribe you a cpap machine with the adequate pressure for you and he will advise you on what kind of mask to get depending how you sleep (side, back etc) and the shape of your face.

4) If you are in Ontario government will cover 75% every 5 years and regardless what model you want it will cost you $250 from your pocket. I dont have experience with online stores but I do have a lot of experience with stores around GTA and a lot of them will try to sell you stupid and unecessary packages some of them will have the guts to tell you they cant sell the machine if you dont get the package. In my experience Medigas is more straight forward with the prices at least the one at Warden and Steeles.

5) And finally dont blind buy the mask, go and try the mask for at least 20 minutes at the stores, they do have rooms with recliner chairs where you can go and try the mask, not just the mask but the correct size of the mask. Some stores like medigas have a 30 days free returned or exchange for a different mask, dont stop using your CPAP machine just because you didnt like the mask...go and change for a different model!. Or if you wake up with a headache, dry mouth or weird sensation in your eyes go and see your doctor again, it may be a pressure problem or leaking mask problem. Dont stop until you find your sweet spot and I guarantee you will wake up way way better and with more energy.

People do your research and dont let this stores get you. I just change my resmed 9 elite for the newest resmed airsense for her, from my pocket $250. I called and visit lots of stores around durham and gta and my god bunch of scammers are most of them out there, be careful. Sorry for this long post. Cheers.
The medigas in Brampton forced a package with insurance on me, while i was three days without sleep. I would have signed anything to get that machine and run home to sleep.
Deplorable people there.

If you find that any cpap business has grafted you, contact the Ontario health insurance board, and they will ring the alarms to get you help. The last thing Medigas wants is people actually looking at their business practises.

I would also look into buying Cpap masks from the states where they are hilariously cheap in comparison to the monopoly in Canada.
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MikoWilson wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 5:33 pm
The medigas in Brampton forced a package with insurance on me, while i was three days without sleep. I would have signed anything to get that machine and run home to sleep.
Deplorable people there.
Not defending Medigas, again all that stores are taking advance of people with apnea but can you elaborate how they forced you into buying a Machine with insurance? It was between the 5 years you can get the government subsidized? Did you visit more sleep cpap stores on this 3 days you didnt have any sleep?

They tried to charge me $50 extra for an useless online service, things that my doctor can do for non extra cost.
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AsianXL wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 4:22 pm
It's called weight loss.
I have lost weight, and know of people on the forum I use who have lost weight, but its made no difference to their apnea. Its not quite as simple as that.
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AsianXL wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 4:22 pm
It's called weight loss.
Really? A man weighing in at 170 lbs and 5' 11" is over weight? You may want to educate yourself on sleep apnea before you post anything. You do not need to be over weight to have a sleeping disorder.
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May 11, 2006
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They are quoting 2500 for a package which work insurance will cover 1500 so it will be out of pocket $1000. This is in Alberta.

1. Can i buy this online and claim it under insurance?
2. Anybody have a place in Alberta that takes insurance and is a reasonable price?
3. After i buy the mask and the machine from the website its only $1000. Am i missing something?
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Undertow wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 6:03 pm
Really? A man weighing in at 170 lbs and 5' 11" is over weight? You may want to educate yourself on sleep apnea before you post anything. You do not need to be over weight to have a sleeping disorder.
Exactly. My husband is 6'0" and weighs 162 lbs. It worries me that someone can post that and some one could think something as simple as losing a bit of weight would cure them of sleep apnea. If only it were that simple.
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Thanks for the deal. I'll grab this mask and go through Manulife directly.

Does anybody's resmed p10 howl or whistle like a mf in the middle of the night? Mine does when the tray pops out.
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ToDealHunter wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 5:41 pm
Not defending Medigas, again all that stores are taking advance of people with apnea but can you elaborate how they forced you into buying a Machine with insurance? It was between the 5 years you can get the government subsidized? Did you visit more sleep cpap stores on this 3 days you didnt have any sleep?

They tried to charge me $50 extra for an useless online service, things that my doctor can do for non extra cost.
They sold me (I bought) the extended warranty. IMHO it's worth it, especially since I made a claim with my last machine where it went crazy and would only blow air at full pressure (20) regardless of the setting. They replaced the machine - had I not had extended warranty I would have been out of pocket for the repair. A year later the power brick died - again swapped out under extended warranty.
What I didn't like the first time I visited them was the hard sell on wipes, replacement air filter media (both not necessary at their inflated prices.
With my latest machine - I laughed at the rep when she tried to sell me the online service. - Every time you hit the "off" button it provides a summary of the time in use and number of "events" - I am quite capable of logging that.
As well, I often play with my pressure settings, especially when I have a cold - I "crank up the pressure" to overcome the nasal congestion. (Google your brand and model of CPAP and you will quickly find out how to access the "Clinical Menu"")
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Josutton wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 5:45 pm
I have lost weight, and know of people on the forum I use who have lost weight, but its made no difference to their apnea. Its not quite as simple as that.
If you're still overweight and have hypertension, you may have sleep apnea.
Undertow wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 6:03 pm
Really? A man weighing in at 170 lbs and 5' 11" is over weight? You may want to educate yourself on sleep apnea before you post anything. You do not need to be over weight to have a sleeping disorder.
Thank you, but I am very well educated on this topic. I was speaking of the majority. You cannot deny the fact that the majority that have sleep apnea are overweight and/or have hypertension. Shall I quote WebMD for you?
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LOL - I have nothing to add - just found it funny people are arguing about weight loss with someone who calls themselves extra large asian
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AsianXL wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 6:29 pm
If you're still overweight and have hypertension, you may have sleep apnea.


Thank you, but I am very well educated on this topic. I was speaking of the majority. You cannot deny the fact that the majority that have sleep apnea are overweight and/or have hypertension. Shall I quote WebMD for you?
Losing weight can at times help with minimizing sleep apnea, but sometimes even after weight loss sleep apnea comes back.

Not every person that is over weight has sleep apnea

Also hypertension can be a sympthom of potential sleep apnea.

But just because you have hypertension doesnt mean you also have sleep apnea.

Just clarifying

If your educating yourself on WebMD Im not sure how "well educated" your comments are.....
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Josutton wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 4:07 pm
Yes you need a machine and they are very expensive. Google CPAP machines. Some are $2000!!!!!
Also look for used machines where the savings can be HUGE!!! For example: An earlier poster has a father who won't use his, so probably lightly used but could be a good deal.

Don't worry, no germs get into the machines as the hose blows only one way, which is out. Contrasted to used masks, which one should not buy but which one needs to try several to get the best fit, which is A LOT of trial & error with shapes, sizes & head gear tension a long with CPAP pressure. So much fiddling is required before one gets it right & then the headgear starts to stretch & leaks start to happen. Sadly, the CPAP retailers / clinics want to sell you THEIR inventory of machines & masks which may not be right for some people. I fell into that trap with my first expensive mask, but later after much research & template fittings I found one online for much less, as well as a used computer data machine for really cheap from the US, about 8 years ago.

These new machines from CPAP stores are a huge rip off & insurance companies seem to be letting them get away with it. This isn't rocket science but they sure hype it that way. Look for used & with computer data if possible. Try as many masks as you can from different manufacturers & research them online, such as at the Mfg websites & the forum mentioned earlier. Masks take A LOT of fiddling to get the fit & tension right, vs. just getting one from the store that THEY suggest or force on to you, which is usually a high profit item for them.
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