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Four days into cpap and can't sleep.
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Post: #11
RE: Four days into cpap and can't sleep.
Quote:At a pressure of 8, it's not likely you're having much if any leak issues, but it's also possible your body doesn't feel like it's getting enough air, and you are "fighting" the machine. That being the case, a small increase in the pressures might solve your problems. But first you need to know how well your machine is controlling your apnea where it's at.


My apneas were neutralized at a pressure of 7CM, but my doctor kicked the pressure up to 8CM.
09-22-2014 09:01 AM
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retired_guy Offline

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Post: #12
RE: Four days into cpap and can't sleep.
(09-22-2014 08:58 AM)Highroller Wrote:  Also, from experience can anyone tell me if C flex is going to make a difference with my low pressure of 8CM

(09-22-2014 09:01 AM)Highroller Wrote:  My apneas were neutralized at a pressure of 7CM, but my doctor kicked the pressure up to 8CM.

Don't know. Sounds like you have confidence in your doc, so I'd check there.
09-22-2014 10:41 AM
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Post: #13
RE: Four days into cpap and can't sleep.
In regards to watching TV or listening to the radio etc., check out the TV or clock radio, many have an auto-off that you can set for 15-45 minutes. This way when you do fall asleep it won't wake you up again later.

In regards to CFlex it is really only an exhale thing that allows you to exhale easier against the pressure.

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09-22-2014 01:21 PM
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Post: #14
RE: Four days into cpap and can't sleep.
(09-22-2014 08:58 AM)Highroller Wrote:  From night 2 on CPAP I started watching TV or a DVD when I got into bed, I know it isn't ideal or recommended for good sleep hygiene, and I'm the first to acknowledge its not a good habit to get into, but for me it was a distraction and enough of one that it allowed me to get used to using the machine for those first few days to a week and I then found I didn't need it anymore.

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09-22-2014 05:56 PM
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