(08-15-2013, 04:10 PM)dodgyblue Wrote: Update. Day 4.. still can't sleep through the night (or maybe fall asleep) I feel like I'm dozing - half awake sort. Hopefully with more time, I will actually get into deep sleep and sleep through. Last night lasted all of about 4 hours before I took off the mask to get some uninterrupted sleep.
@Tez62. Thanks for the tip regarding EPR. I've set EPR to 2 and it feels so much more comfortable now. Now much air leaks anymore and not balloon cheeks whole of last night. I did set min pressure to 4 and max pressure to 15. According to the readings, the Max the autoset went up to was 9.8. And for the half awake/dozy 4 hours, the AHI was 1.3. Not sure how accurate.. really need to have a fall asleep and wake up in the morning event to say that therapy is working. I might really be half awake and not relaxed enough for an apnea event to occur.
One thing though.. even with a FF mask, I'm getting very dry lips and mouth. I know I mouth breath and I have set the humidifier to about 1.5 but I don't want to go higher as that causes my nose to go stuffy. Caught between a stuffy nose and a dry mouth. Any suggestions?
cpap always dries out my lips,
I use Chapstick Medicated right before i go to bed, and I cake that sh*t on. It really makes a difference...