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Obstructive apneas increased 4X and I have a cold
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.)
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01-11-2015 09:07 PM
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RE: Obstructive apneas increased 4X and I have a cold
Of course it can. The nasal and sinus mucosa are inflamed.
So, the OSA will increase.

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RE: Obstructive apneas increased 4X and I have a cold
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
01-11-2015 09:25 PM
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kfujioka Offline

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RE: Obstructive apneas increased 4X and I have a cold
(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

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01-11-2015 10:04 PM
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RE: Obstructive apneas increased 4X and I have a cold
You aren't, by chance, sleeping on your back more due to congestion?
01-11-2015 10:05 PM
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RE: Obstructive apneas increased 4X and I have a cold
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.
01-12-2015 01:12 AM
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RE: Obstructive apneas increased 4X and I have a cold
(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.
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01-16-2015 10:15 PM
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