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Bad Headaches
I have been using the S9 autoset for 5 years now.  UNtil a few months ago, AHI below 5.  Problem with segmented sleep - up at least 5 times in 8 hours.  Current pressure is 7.0 min and 9.8 high.  It was 10.8 high until last week.  This is the first time in 5 years I am waking up with severe headaches even with the lower setting.  Feels like stuffed sinus and get a lot of running nose in the morning.  Any idea of how to cut down on the headaches or is it a common side effect - but not for 5 years so don't know what changed.
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RE: Bad Headaches
(04-17-2018, 10:24 AM)sleepyCoder Wrote: I have been using the S9 autoset for 5 years now.  UNtil a few months ago, AHI below 5.  Problem with segmented sleep - up at least 5 times in 8 hours.  Current pressure is 7.0 min and 9.8 high.  It was 10.8 high until last week.  This is the first time in 5 years I am waking up with severe headaches even with the lower setting.  Feels like stuffed sinus and get a lot of running nose in the morning.  Any idea of how to cut down on the headaches or is it a common side effect - but not for 5 years so don't know what changed.

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RE: Bad Headaches
If the headaches are related to the blocked sinus/runny nose issues (and they may not be), you may be better just having your CPAP set at a fixed pressure rather than a high and low range on it. 

For my blocked sinus issues I found that turning off the humidifier and not having any water in the tank helped markedly.
I had previously tried maxing it out to flush my sinus passages, but to no avail.. so then I upped my fixed pressure from 7 to 8, still no improvement.. then I tried no heat, just water in the tank, then no water and the pressure still set on 8.. at which point things improved markedly.

Others have found more humidity worked for them, so you may need to try both more humidity and none at all.
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RE: Bad Headaches
could it be a sinus infection, allergies?
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