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[CPAP] Trapped Air
#1
Trapped Air
Hi All
I have just joined this forum.
I have been using a cpap with nose pillows for about 3 years. For the past couple of months, I have been waking up with stomach pains and feeling like I had been gulping air. I have to sit up and belch to release the trapped air.  Too-funny
Any ideas why this may be happening?
Many thanks
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#2
RE: Trapped Air
The term is aerophagia, and it is pretty common when CPAP pressure exceeds the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) can hold out. It could be your machine is applying higher pressure, or you have had a change in health. If you have chronic heartburn, the LES does become weaker. What pressure is your machine set to?
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#3
RE: Trapped Air
It also can settle down a lot, mine did, though I still get it now and again. Look up 'gerd and lchf' and putting a brick under each head leg of your bed to have a slope down.
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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#4
RE: Trapped Air
Hi alfie99,
WELCOME! to the forum..
Hang in there for more answers to your question, good luck to you as you continue CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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