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Obstructive apneas increased 4X and I have a cold
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Could having a cold increase the obstructive apneas? Does anyone have any experience with this? My OAs are usually only .81 to 2.08 but last night it was over 8.00. It just so happens that I have a bad cold. The nasal mask I use with the heated humidifier/heated tube opens up my nose. When mask is on I feel I am breathing fine. However my obstructive apneas are worse. (They have never been that high.)
Oh-jeez
Kimberly from HonoluluSleep-well
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Of course it can. The nasal and sinus mucosa are inflamed.
So, the OSA will increase.
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I suppose it can increase me I'm but I've had a cold since the middle of November and mine has not increased so you may want to check and see if there are some other issues as well just my honest opinion
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(01-11-2015, 09:09 PM)justMongo Wrote: Of course it can. The nasal and sinus mucosa are inflamed.
So, the OSA will increase.
Thank you.I think that is what's happening. I look at my data everyday so I notice everything.
Kim
Kimberly from HonoluluSleep-well
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You aren't, by chance, sleeping on your back more due to congestion?
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Yep I get a cold and OAs FLs etc will go up on a bad night. Even seems running a high fever can do it sometimes though im not sure how that would work.

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(01-11-2015, 10:05 PM)saltydawg2 Wrote: You aren't, by chance, sleeping on your back more due to congestion?

I always sleep on my back because I have a serious back injury and I have to. I want to sleep on my side but it's not possible now.
Kim
Kimberly from HonoluluSleep-well
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