(03-03-2016, 07:47 AM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote: CPA at max pressure is still very, very little pressure. Not enough to blow up a balloon. Less than 5% of the pressure required to blow up a balloon.Get asthma or COPD or a deviated septum or lungs that perform below average or other conditions that it's not uncommon for apnea sufferers to have and then tell me how when someone talks about it you roll your eyes . Many times people aren't even aware that their lung performance is sub-optimal unless they've been tested, they just know they have a hard time using cpap. This is why some have to move to bilevel machines.
I kind of roll my eyes when someone talks about CPAP "blowing out their lungs".
Sometimes of course it's just a matter of adapting. But I'm not sure what the amount of pressure has to do with peoples subjective experiences of feeling that their lungs are being blown up. If I flick you in the nose with my finger as hard as I can it's probably much force but I bet I could get you to grimace .