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Breathing - Transitioning from sleep to awake
Breathing - Transitioning from sleep to awake
I'm at 14cm-water and I find that as I wake-up and switch off the APAP (both with my Old RemStar and now DS1 (haven't transitioned the DS2 - no Oscar!)) that it takes me several minutes to "switch over" to breathing on my own and it really doesn't matter if it's four, eight, or twelve hours of sleep - going from the 14cm to ambient is stressful in that it feels like I have to work to get air into my lungs.Bug-eyed

I've experienced this transition problem from the beginning of treatment - not so bad at first but more troublesome as time has passed; however, what's a Dragon to do - no CPAP - no Sleep - (NO FIRE!  crygreen ) - and I cannot go back to the 150+ AHI (it could have been higher; however, they stopped the sleep study at that point and went right to titration with orders for a CPAP before I went home that morning)! - Have you ever fell asleep while standing and not known it (!?) - I have, like a laptop going into sleep-mode when the lid closes, no sense of time passing and my stupid colleagues just laughing at me without even once letting me know that something wasn't right - went on for months - such love and concern (not).

  So I guess two questions:
- Huh  - Is this something that everyone is experiencing, just people with higher pressures settings, or is it just me?
- Huh  - For those that do experience this phenomenon, how do you deal with it?
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RE: Breathing - Transitioning from sleep to awake
I take about a minute sitting on the side of my bed to adjust but it is not a big deal and not every day.
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