I'm fighting with mask, pressure etc every night lately due to sinus congestion and nighttime asthma cough.
Ripping the mask off, putting it back on lately has become a nightly event.
Its driving me crazy. Doing everything I can think of to relieve my issues without success.Do you think I'm better off laying off the CPAP during these times or try to keep using. Sometimes I feel like the CPAP just aggravates my sinus and asthma issues when they
It shouldn't become a regular thing, but taking Sudafed and/or Afrin or equivalent a bit before bedtime should get you through it, and if your apnea is bad you'll certainly be better off with a decent night of treated sleep than without. I have to do this on occasion, usually after a long day of mowing the lawn (should wear a dust mask).
As WP said you don't want to take Sudafed on a nightly basis...you get a rebound effect and can make things worse....it's easy to do...you take it and get a great nights sleep...then after a week or 2 of doing it....BAMB....you're blocked solid.....sometimes if you have a low starting pressure with the ramp on it's hard to breath...I have found by turing up my starting pressure to 6 from 4 and turning the ramp off it actually helps open my nose when it's stuffy....good luck...could be humidifier needs turned up or down...if it on a low setting I would bump it up by 1 or reverse if it's at a high setting...I hope you find the right settings....cause life is great when you do.
It's exactly like that. . . . only totally different. . . .