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Has this happened to you?
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I woke up this morning about an hour earlier than normal and was surprised, maybe shocked, that I wasn't wearing the mask. I was befuddled to say the least as I have no recollection of removing it. I'm saw on the machine that I had the mask on for only 1.6 hours. Now I am new to CPAP as this was only my 22 night, but I've been sleeping well and have been enjoying the benefits of CPAP. Anyway, have any of you removed the mask without knowing it and woke up wondering what happened?
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Not I. But, I'm sure others have done so.
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Welcome to the forum wmjstu53. Yes, that happened to me once. I have been on therapy 5 months. It happened to me well after the time when I was adjusting to therapy and the mask and was a surprise to me. It is strange to think we do something like that and are unaware of it. I use a nasal pillow and it has to be pulled out and over my nose to take it off. In your case with a FFM, it is a considerable maneuver taking that off and not knowing it. There are many others that have discussed doing the same in other threads. It isn't uncommon.
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#4
Hi wmjstu53,
I haven't done that yet, (but there is a first time for everything, (Ha-Ha) however, it is a pretty common thing.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
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I haven't done this with my mask but last night I woke up with my right hand brace off and laying on my chest and I have no recollection of taking it off.
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(04-11-2014, 09:08 AM)wmjstu53 Wrote: Anyway, have any of you removed the mask without knowing it and woke up wondering what happened?

Welcome hosehead! I'm relatively new to CPAP therapy too!

After a couple of weeks on the hose I had a dream where I believed therapy was no longer required and that I was no longer wearing a mask. I continued with that thought after waking with my mask firmly in place. There was a confusing few minutes where I had to work out what was going on. After solving the mystery I had a good laugh. Yup, I was still a hoser!
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#7
I woke up this morning about an hour earlier than normal and was surprised, maybe shocked, that I wasn't wearing the mask. I was befuddled to say the least as I have no recollection of removing it.



Welcome to the forum wmjstu53. I've never done it yet ! doesn't mean I won't do it tonight . My Son did take his off a few times in the first month or so . You will stop doing it after a while as you get use to it . Dreaming
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(04-11-2014, 09:08 AM)wmjstu53 Wrote: I woke up this morning about an hour earlier than normal and was surprised, maybe shocked, that I wasn't wearing the mask. I was befuddled to say the least as I have no recollection of removing it.
I've never woken up without the mask on. (Hubby has though)

But way back when during the First War on Insomnia there was a night where I took an Ambien. The next morning when I downloaded the data there were two mysterious gaps in the wave flow (but not the pressure graph or the leak graph) and in between them was a 20 minute period of VERY high leaks--as in my first ever Official Large Leak in Encore.

Near as I could figure out: I took my mask off in my sleep, but didn't turn the machine off and 20 minutes I put the mask back on in while still asleep but under the influence of the Ambien. While asleep, I put the mask on very very badly: I woke up later that morning to a rather large leak and fixed it and went back to sleep.
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I haven't done anything like that with a mask but I did it with a night splint when I was new to using it. Found it across the room the next morning.
Not your ordinary Moe Schmoe
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#10
In two months, I have awakened twice without my mask. Once it was a nasal pillow and once it was a full face mask. In both cases the CPAP shut down approximately 1/2 hour before I realized that the masks were off.
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