Changed the pillow insert on the F&P 405 nasal mask from Med to Large and no longer have the mask pressing on bridge of my nose. The Large has slightly larger nose opening so mask isn't resting on bridge of nose as when using the Med pillow.
Last night had AHI 5.5 but this was due to last half hour. I woke at 5:59am and began CSR periodic breathing which lasted for 35 min (until I took mask off) with 31 CA. Cycle was large breath then waning breaths followed by a CA, then repeating, each cycle about 8 breaths. Not sure what to make of this but perhaps it was hyperventilation?
(04-29-2016, 10:09 AM)PaytonA Wrote:
(04-29-2016, 01:22 AM)srlevine1 Wrote: I noticed something when I looked closely at my own sleep patterns. I appear to have a nasty habit of holding my breath when I turn over and that appears to generate a CA.
Best of luck on your quest.
Do you really hold your breath for over 10 seconds when you roll over? If not then you are not scoring CAs when you roll over. I initially thought the same thing but did some testing and decided that was not a problem for me.
On a totally unrelated question - if you held your breath while awake would it show up as a CA? On a ResMed machine and/or on SH?
I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
If you held your breath fro over 10 seconds while awake and masked up, it will show up as an apnea. Whether it shows up as a CA or an OA depends on how you held your breath. The machine does not know whether you are asleep or awke and merrily records whether you are breathing or not regardless. This commentary presumes that you are not in the middle of ramp.