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Are these RERAs?
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Are these RERAs?
Wondering if my sleeping issues are related to nasal swelling, maybe UARS.  PAP for a month but keep feeling bad.


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Maybe they are arousal related?
I've been doing a lot of research and it seems these could be arousal related.  As central apneas are normal when transitioning into sleep.  Thoughts?  How would I find out these could be arousal related? 
I've also heard laying on your back can increase central apneas.  Has anyone noticed that?
I've also read about vagus nerve stimulation can cause central apneas.  Not sure what could be doing that in me.  Maybe my reflux stimulates my vagus nerve?
Based on movement from my fitness tracker I do move more than I should be in my sleep so maybe it is arousal related centrals. Not sure what is causing my arousals though. I though nasal congestion from swelling but even when I breathe out of my nose fine I still have bad sleep. So maybe it's from caffeine. My caffeine intake is low these days (1 cup in morning) but maybe I'm just super sensitive.
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RE: Are these RERAs?
No, I don't think those are RERAs; they're just a central, and an obstructive apnea.

Here's a thread with your history. 

In it, we expressed skepticism you have UARS, and bonjour suggested you needed an ASV because of your centrals.

I presume you are on the vauto at a PS of basically 0 because your centrals rise if you raise the PS?

What do your central numbers look like at a PS of 4 (a pretty standard setting)?

If unacceptably high, maybe you should consider again bonjour's suggestion?
Caveats: I'm just a patient, with no medical training. And my first experience with xPAP was fairly recent. So I'm somewhere along the path of a steep learning curve.
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RE: Are these RERAs?
I'm VAuto MinE:5, MaxI:6, PS:0.4 which was suggested and seems to be working the best.
After OSCAR results I was told on here that I don't qualify for an ASV and the sleep doctors are no help as my AHI is too low, 5.5 AHI and 8.3 AHI total.
At VAuto MinE:4, MaxI:14, PS:2 I got 9.2 AHI.
I did try the PS:4 but I remember the pressure being too much for me, giving me anxiety and keeping me from going to sleep. That's when I did not have OSCAR.
Just no getting any improvements as far as how I feel. Maybe it is a sleep hygiene issue but I'm trying everything. Maybe cutting caffeine completely out will improve my sleep. I'm just on 1 small cup of coffee in the morning and that's it. I'll also have to not eat within 5 hours of bed. I do 2-3 now but that doesn't seem to be working.
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RE: Are these RERAs?
My wife gets most, if not all, of her centrals sleeping on her back. Hers have been determined to be part positional and part from her meds. All of her sleep studies show positional centrals and her current sleep doc has positional restrictions as part of her therapy.

On a side note, searching in the help files of OSCAR I did not see a RERA definition listed anywhere.
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