WELCOME! to the forum.!
It would be a good idea for you to see the sleep doc, just to make sure everything checks out well for you. .
CONGRATULATIONS! on your weight loss.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.
Thanks, Terry and zonk.
Sleepyhead data says mostly obstructive apnea. Looks like the bad readings began after I returned from a trip where I didn't take the machine.
Water has not been low in the morning. Waking up extremely dry after 2-3 hours. A little better by time I wake.
I've not had trouble with keeping mouth closed in the past. Indeed, my troubles are usually too much humidity, having to dump out water during the night. Doc today said dryness can be from pressure being too high, and that could be because of weight loss. I was concerned, however, with AHI being 25 last night. That's not a whole lot less that the 40 AHI I had without a machine.
Thanks, trish6hundred. I'm not sure how long I've been on Cpap/bipap. This machine goes back to 2013, when I had sleep studies redone. I think I've been on since 2010 or so. No question I got immediate relief after both new machines Wasn't expecting such a bad reading from the current bipap given recent weight loss. I have really good energy from the weight loss, but I think some tiredness I've been chalking up to exercising more may due more to sleep issues.
Dry mouth is typically caused by mouth leaking or breathing. Try a chin strap or a full face mask or some sort of round pillow under your chin.
Not sure that I agree with your doc on dryness being caused by pressure being too high except that maybe with higher pressure you get more mouth leaks which then cause the dry mouth