Chaging from CPAP to BiPAP

  • @rainrtr4878-gmail-com-1 That's a good idea thanks I will join that group.

  • I've been on BiPap for as long as I can remember, so I have no experience in switching from CiPap to BiPap,

    But I can relate to having some bad or uncomfortable settings over the years. This is probably obvious so I'm sure you know how important it is to have a good relationship with a respiratory doctor and sleep clinic doctors. To have any changes or settings done to the machine whenever needed.

  • And don't be too stressed over the odd feeling, I still have some issues whenever settings to the machine are made. You kind of have to teach yourself to breathe in sync with the machine. Over time this gets easier.

  • @Anthony thanks mate that is reassuring - I'll see how I go when I get the machine soon!

  • @Sarah Hey Carolyn no went straight to Bipap. I guess though Cpap is a continuous stream of air. Bipap you have the push and pull so would be a very different feel.

  • @Sarah That's basically it, yeah. CiPap is just air blowing into lungs, bipap is more like short controlled bursts of air that should give you that extra boost. Just have to get used to it :).

  • Hey Sarah, Anthony and Rainr I switched to BiPAP on Saturday for second time, the settings were adjusted to be lower so I could tolerate it. I tested it in my chair upright this time, and wanted to see what it felt like before I tried at sleep time. It was weird feeling at first watching my chest wall go in and out so much but I took to it fairly quickly. I tried it that night and low and behold after a lot of nerves I slept with it all night. and the next night! So proud of myself. Hopefully I can keep it up. Thanks for your support. This is an awesome forum - lets get more people on it! cheers, Carolyn

  • @Carolyn hey Carolyn just checking in on how you are going. I hope your now having no issues and it is now routine.

  • @Sarah hi Sarah its very nice of you to check in with me. I have been using the BIPAP for almost 6 months now and finding it really good. I feel great no more headaches or daytime sleepiness, much more energy than this time last year! I use the nostril pillows P10 Airfit I think its called and a Phillips Dreamstation. The data from the machine is amazing and it means I need a sleep study less often! My AHI is down to about 0-3 on average which is down from 72 when I started therapy a year ago. Incredible technology! Thanks to you and the other members of this forum for your support when I really needed it! How are you doing? I love all your videos! Merry Christmas and hope 2021 is better for everyone! Kind regards, Carolyn

  • Hi Carolyn, I'm so glad it is working out for you. I'm doing okay been a bit busy working on a few projects at the moment. We do need to get more people on here.

Log in to reply