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Hi
New to the forum. I'm a Phillips System One user with ResMed F10 Full Face mask (I'm a definite mouth breather) been using it with success from Jan 2014 to April 2016. Now I am struggling. When on my back lying flat, I keep waking up every hour with what I can only describe as "snort snore or even a throat flap", I also believe that I have caught myself snoring in the early morning hours when I doze lightly. I Spray Nasonex every night and my pressure is a constant 10 cmH20. Clinic has tried increasing the upper limits of Max pressure and now have switched to constant pressures of 9,10 and 11 to see if it is because there is too much delay in between min to max level being reached. Clinical reports see nothing wrong. One thing I do know, if I force myself to sleep on my side with the machine on, the occurrences are greatly reduced. However it is almost impossible to maintain side sleep because of the pressure point soreness on shoulders and hip from the bed. The constant waking up is as bad as sleep apnea. Does anyone have any hints to help me?

GK
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#2
How are you getting pressure points from the bed? Maybe you need a softer mattress. Typically folks here put a tennis ball or such in the back of their night shirt to keep from back sleeping. Start on your side and stay there with the ball preventing rollover.
Coffee

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Hi Sonic, thanks for answering. I understand what your saying in fact I purchased the expensive a soft Tempurpedic mattress, with hopes that it would lessen the shoulder pressure point pain that was happening from my very firm mattress from before. Now instead of waking up every half hour and switching to my other side I wake every hour and a half. Having to proceed like this very frustrating, I mean I bought into the time spent and treatment to be the solution, paid $2500 dollars for the machine and have spent another $1200 on different masks in hope that my health would improve. As well If I have to travel for work or pleasure I'm hooped for I doubt that accommodations will have the same mattress setup.
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#4
What you are describing sounds like hypopnea or apnea. It sounds like me before CPAP. Have you put on weight since 2014? Started any medications? As a guess, it sounds like you now need a higher pressure to keep your airway open.

Which exact machine do you have? I am not familiar with the older machines, but I think that it was System One 60 series that is data capable. If so, download SleepyHead (link at top of page) and see what the data shows.
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#5
I side sleep or sitting up. Laying on my back does not work. I do understand the pressure points.

Good luck Sleep-well

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#6
Hi GKsleep,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more suggestions and I wish you good luck with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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#7
Well since its not the mattress, download Sleepyhead, post some data, and let the experts here assist you in improving your therapy and sleep.
Coffee

Happy Pappin'
Never Give In, Never Give Up


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