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Do you have sleep apnea and own a CPAP machine? Please answer questions?

March 7th, 2011

My name is Alysia Castillo and I am a student at Capt. John L. Chapin High School currently enrolled in senior year Design and Development class for the pre-engineering magnet program. I am currently working on modifying a CPAP mask for those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. If you could please take a moment of your time to answer the following questions, I would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Consumer Survey

1.Have you been formally diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea?
YesNo

2.How often do you wake up due to obstructive sleep apnea (without a CPAP machine) per week?
A.Once a week
B.2-3 times a week
C.4-6 times a week
D.Over 6 times

3.Are you medically required (by a doctor) to use a CPAP mask while sleeping?
YesNo

4.How often do you wear your CPAP mask to sleep?
A.Always
B.Almost Always
C.Occasionally
D.Never

5.How would you rate the comfort ability of your CPAP machine mask on a scale of 1-5?
1- Very comfortable
2 -slightly comfortable
3- No preference
4- Slightly uncomfortable
5- Extremely uncomfortable

6.Would you say that your CPAP allows you to sleep better while using it? Without using it?
Using CPAP- Yes No
Without CPAP- Yes No

7.Are you able to afford a CPAP machine and the different face masks?
YesNo

8.Which mask do you prefer?
A.Nasal mask
B.Nasal prongs
C.Nose cushion
D.Oral mask

9.Open Ended: What modifications to the facial mask would you want to improve your machine and mask?

. Have you been formally diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea?
Yes

2. How often do you wake up due to obstructive sleep apnea (without a CPAP machine) per week?

D. Over 6 times (32 times an hour- You would only have cpap if you had greater than 15 times an hour)

3. Are you medically required (by a doctor) to use a CPAP mask while sleeping?
Yes
4. How often do you wear your CPAP mask to sleep?
A. Always

5. How would you rate the comfort ability of your CPAP machine mask on a scale of 1-5?

2 -slightly comfortable

6. Would you say that your CPAP allows you to sleep better while using it? Without using it?
Using CPAP- Yes
Without CPAP- If I fall alseep on the plane even for 15 minutes with out my machine, I get a headache for days

7. Are you able to afford a CPAP machine and the different face masks?
Yes It is not cheap but well worth it. I buy online which is cheaper

8. Which mask do you prefer?
A. Nasal mask

9. Open Ended: What modifications to the facial mask would you want to improve your machine and mask? To lighten the machine for ease of travel, to decrease the sound as much as possible and to increase the size of the humidifier for better humidification. I use the remstar plus currently.

Try visiting sleepnet.com.

One Response

  1. Mary Says:

    . Have you been formally diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea?
    Yes

    2. How often do you wake up due to obstructive sleep apnea (without a CPAP machine) per week?

    D. Over 6 times (32 times an hour- You would only have cpap if you had greater than 15 times an hour)

    3. Are you medically required (by a doctor) to use a CPAP mask while sleeping?
    Yes
    4. How often do you wear your CPAP mask to sleep?
    A. Always

    5. How would you rate the comfort ability of your CPAP machine mask on a scale of 1-5?

    2 -slightly comfortable

    6. Would you say that your CPAP allows you to sleep better while using it? Without using it?
    Using CPAP- Yes
    Without CPAP- If I fall alseep on the plane even for 15 minutes with out my machine, I get a headache for days

    7. Are you able to afford a CPAP machine and the different face masks?
    Yes It is not cheap but well worth it. I buy online which is cheaper

    8. Which mask do you prefer?
    A. Nasal mask

    9. Open Ended: What modifications to the facial mask would you want to improve your machine and mask? To lighten the machine for ease of travel, to decrease the sound as much as possible and to increase the size of the humidifier for better humidification. I use the remstar plus currently.

    Try visiting sleepnet.com.
    References :
    I am an RRT who has spent many nights in the sleep lab as well as a user. Good luck on your project

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