two nights in a row I have woken up very early in the morning with lowered airflow. I know because 1) I feel like I can't breathe right and 2)when the airflow is right and I open my mouth inside the full face mask, it usually puffs out my cheeks like a chipmunk. During these periods, that doesn't happen when I open my mouth.
I've tried turning the machine off and back on again; even tried unplugging and plugging back in. No change in the feeling that airflow isn't working. I've cleaned/checked the filter. I raised the machine off the carpet. I;ve looked at my sleephead graphs and see no sign of a significant change in airflow or leak just before I take off the mask.
So what am I missing? The machine works again correctly 12 hours later when I go back to bed . . . .
any ideas are welcome.
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From profile - Other Comments: Initial AHI at sleep study: 35. CPAP started 1 aug 2013. after 1st 2 weeks ahi ave 11
You might want to followup with your sleep physician, AHI 11 might indicate the therapy is not optimal yet