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ANY BENEFIT WHILE AWAKE
I have noticed that when I wake up, hit the alarm snooze button but remain somewhat awake, I generate a few additional events.

Is there any benefit to continuing with therapy once you are awake? (I do not fall back asleep after my initial wakefulness.)

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
06-11-2016 10:18 PM
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RE: ANY BENEFIT WHILE AWAKE
From what I have read in other posts you are talking about sleep/wake junk and as long as you are going to stay awake there is no benefit in continuing the treatment. In fact, you can lower your AHI by turning your machine and not recording the junk without affecting your treatment.

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06-11-2016 10:43 PM
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chill Online

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RE: ANY BENEFIT WHILE AWAKE
If I know that I won't fall back asleep, I turn off the machine. And laze there enjoying the warm, comfortable bed. SHa_biggrin5 I do love my bed. CPAP has no benefit when you are actually awake.
06-12-2016 12:04 AM
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RE: ANY BENEFIT WHILE AWAKE
(06-12-2016 12:04 AM)chill Wrote:  If I know that I won't fall back asleep, I turn off the machine. And laze there enjoying the warm, comfortable bed. SHa_biggrin5 I do love my bed. CPAP has no benefit when you are actually awake.

I wouldn't do that because you might fall asleep without again the machine on and that can't be a good thing.

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06-12-2016 12:32 PM
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Oh, I only do it if I know I won't fall back asleep. Which generally means that I am wide awake already and have a meeting to get up for. Otherwise the mask stays on.
06-12-2016 01:39 PM
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RE: ANY BENEFIT WHILE AWAKE
I toss it on when I'm lazing only because my oxygen level drops below 90 quite often when lying down or in a recliner resting. Not sure what impact the low oxygen level has other than mild giddiness, but it worries me because I read its not good. The machine keeps the oxygen at a better level, and its there just in case I do fall asleep for awhile.
06-13-2016 08:54 PM
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RE: ANY BENEFIT WHILE AWAKE
Many thanks folks. -- steve

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06-13-2016 11:48 PM
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RE: ANY BENEFIT WHILE AWAKE
It can't hurt anything but not really helpful for the most part unless you have respiratory problems
06-14-2016 07:30 PM
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