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[Health] Day sleeper
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Day sleeper
Good morning forum goers,

I have been lurking for a couple of months now and decided to make an account.  I was wondering if there are any other day time sleepers here?  I am a day time sleeper and I am trying to adjust to it and cpap at the same time.  While this is far from my first overnight job, it is the first I've had in the past couple of years.  I started working an overnight job around three months ago and I started cpap therapy about two months ago.  I know sleep hygiene is a very important part of treating sleep apnea so I was hoping to see what I could learn from some of you here.
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#2
RE: Day sleeper
Also if I wanted advice for my actual cpap therapy I should post it here right?  I saw a sticky that said keep our threads consolidated, is that they case here?
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RE: Day sleeper
Yes, that would be great if you would post your charts here in this thread.
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RE: Day sleeper
I worked rotating shifts for 30+ years. Mostly the PM and Graveyard. But, it wasn't until after I retired, that I started on CPAP. 

Rotating shifts can really mess with your overall health. Some handle it better than others do. For me, a dark room, a bedroom a/c unit separate from the whole house unit, and some quiet worked well. 

And, the younger you are, the less overall negative issues.
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RE: Day sleeper
(10-22-2021, 06:35 PM)OpalRose Wrote: Yes, that would be great if you would post your charts here in this thread.
Follow the links in my signature line to guide you.
Awesome!  I will do that when I can.  
(10-22-2021, 07:09 PM)Big Guy Wrote: I worked rotating shifts for 30+ years. Mostly the PM and Graveyard. But, it wasn't until after I retired, that I started on CPAP. 

Rotating shifts can really mess with your overall health. Some handle it better than others do. For me, a dark room, a bedroom a/c unit separate from the whole house unit, and some quiet worked well. 

And, the younger you are, the less overall negative issues.

I'm glad you reminded me of these things.  I need to buy some blackout curtains and find a way to keep my cats from bugging me during the day.
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RE: Day sleeper
Here is a screen shot from the last time I slept. I did my best to look through the wiki to make sure I posted the right graphs. Please let me know if I missed anything or if you would like screen shots of anything else.


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RE: Day sleeper
How do you feel?  Your numbers are mostly great. That means you need you to provide us with a critical peport of your symptoms.  It is important that you don't go down the proverbial rabbit hole chasing numbers which do not need to be changed.

That said your flow limits are high, we like to see less than a 0.10 95% reading.  The standard attack on this is to increase EPR, but your is maxed.
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RE: Day sleeper
I'm feeling much better than how I was before I started cpap.  I have OCD so I'm glad you brought up the rabbit hole, because I could see myself going down it.  The main thing that can bother me is the pressure can get a little high and wake me.  Otherwise I'm very glad I'm getting treated and found the forums very helpful in dialing in my settings so far.
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RE: Day sleeper
I don't doubt that something is bothering you and waking you. Can you be specific about why you feel it's your pressure going high?

Try this
Get a tall glass of water and a straw.
Now just blow bubbles.





Assumng the straw was 8 inches deep you just experienced the max pressure your CPAP is capable of. I dont question the problem, I doubt it is specifically pressure.
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RE: Day sleeper
(10-24-2021, 08:03 PM)Gideon Wrote: I don't doubt that something is bothering you and waking you.   Can you be specific about why you feel it's your pressure going high?

Try this
Get a tall glass of water and a straw.  
Now just blow bubbles.  





Assumng the straw was 8 inches deep you just experienced the max pressure your CPAP is capable of.  I dont question the problem, I doubt it is specifically pressure.

Thank you very much for the feedback.  The next time I go to sleep I'm going to try to focus on asking myself what is waking me up and bring it back to you, because you're right I'm sure it's something more and part of me thinks it's the mask leak i get at the highest pressure and sometimes air shoots into my eye.  Perhaps this is a case of mask shopping.
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