Miss Rumphius wrote:I'm a newbie. I just got my FP431 Flexifit today, from online order. DME due to bring CPAP in 2 days. I'd like to wear the mask to get used to it without the "leaf blower". Information pamphlet says don't,, due to inadequate CO2 washout. Is there a way I could temporarily modify it to let me do this, for example, remove the valves??
Well, I certainly wouldn't sleep or nap with the mask on (without CPAP), but to get used to it I used to wear the mask (only) while watching TV (for half an hour or so) with no problems. Just make sure that the exhaust pors are open. Of course they should never be closed. This never caused a problem, and was recommended by the sleep clinic.
The untreated Sleep Apnoea sufferer died quietly in his sleep..
Unlike his three passengers who died screaming !
The first 40 years of childhood are by far the hardest