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CPAP and sensory processing disorder
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Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX for Her
Humidifier: S9 series H5i With Climate Control
CPAP Pressure: 8-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Female

Post: #11
RE: CPAP and sensory processing disorder
I have some sensory stuff, my DS has the full DX. I use the Swift FX. It drove me crazy at first due to the sensory stuff. The biggest thing for me was making a firm choice when I started this that I would not sleep without the APAP. I knew I would have a hard time and still occasionally do, but the harm it causes me if I don't use APAP, is just not OK.
In the beginning, I put everything on and watched TV for a while with it on until I couldn't stay awake any longer. Yes, I woke up several times a night at first feeling irritated and suffocated. I only took things off to go to the bathroom. I went to the bathroom a lot, LOL. But, it did get easier and I only occasionally wake up with it driving me crazy.
DS has his sleep study next month, he's 13. I hope he doesn't need APAP, but with our family history, most likely he will. We've been talking about why I have to wear my mask. Hopefully, it will help.
Don't give up, your health is too important.
06-30-2013 10:29 PM
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