I had been tested by the local VA in 2007 and they have managed me ever since. About a year ago, I started feeling real tired all the time and would wake up that way even while wearing my mask
The VA did some blood work and made a small adjustment to the machine but no luck
Just before Christmas, I started trying to fall asleep when driving which I have never had happen.
I went to my family doctor, he sent me to a neurologist psychotherapy doctor which did some test and cleared me of any neurological issues. He then referred me to a sleep clinic at the local hospital.
They had me do a sleep test (after test fitting about 10 masks). The next morning they did another test for narcolepsy...every two hours they wanted me to try to go to sleep for 15 min. I did that 5 times and fell asleep 3 of them. The tester told me during one of the sessions that my sleep was really fragmented and did not get to RIM during those naps. (I did during the night test)
During my follow up visit, the doctor showed me that it took a pressure of 20 to stop all my events and felt doing that would help.
Well, I was at 4-16 and he wanted to put me on a constant 20. At 20, this thing blows so hard my ears whistle
The bottom line is that it is difficult to keep the mask sealed, the unit exhausts enough air to fly a kite so I cannot turn toward my wife, the machine sounds like a jet trying to take off and due to the large amount of air flow, I have to really crank up the humidity to keep from having a dry nose and throat.
I woke up this morning with a wet mustache...not a rain out, just collected the moisture.
I had to add the ramp back that the doctor took away and lowered the pressure some. I am now creeping back up to 20.. I believe I am at 18 right now but still use the ramp. The machine is now set for 14-18 and working back to 16-20
Anyone have any experience with some of these issues, I do wake feeling a little better and I can drive again but still get very tired in the afternoon and try to take a power nap around 6
Wearing a full face Quattro mask...brand new...can anyone help?