Post Reply 
Please help - central apnea on bipap
Author Message
jimmy Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: philips bipap pro
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: built in
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #1
Please help - central apnea on bipap
I am a mouth breather and I wake up with my mouth closed and not breathing.I have tried nasal pillows but I am too congested. The full face mask leaks ten[?] times a night. I had a sleep study 1 month ago but have not seen it. 15 on inhale 4 on exhale. I sleep better without so far. Any help greatly appreceated
07-18-2012 11:09 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: Please help
Hi jimmy - welcome
Have you tried Pad-a-cheek anti leak strap - might be useful to use with full face mask. Try a chinstrap when using nasal mask. Its not unusual to take the mask off during the night but just put it back on and keep as long as you can. Sleeping without the mask won't fix your problem. Do you have a followup with the sleep doc and see your supplier about mask fitting as fitting the correctly is very important. Try turn down humidity setting if it causing you congestion. Nasal rinse (Neilmed sinus rinse- bottle) helps relieve congestion as it clear the nasal passages and improve nasal breathing.
07-19-2012 12:02 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
cbramsey Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 900
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Supreme Overlord of Web Darkness

Sex: Male
Location: NC, USA

Post: #3
RE: Please help
Welcome to the Forum. We are glad you joined us!!!! Welcome

You may want to get with your DME to see if there is a different type of mask that works better for you.

Hang in there.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
07-19-2012 07:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
SuperSleeper Offline

Administrators

Posts: 9,976
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #4
RE: Please help
Howdy Jimmy -

Is your congestion a temporary thing? If so, a standard nasal mask should work much better for you once your congestion goes away.

I've found that even when I have congestion, I can put the mask on and the pressure over a few minutes "punches through" my congestion and clears up much of it, at least enough to breathe with CPAP for the night. For me, the congestion was more of a psychological thing - it just felt like I couldn't breathe, when in fact, I could breathe okay if I forced myself to keep the mask on.

Smile

SuperSleeper
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.

07-19-2012 08:48 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,452
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Please help
Hi Jimmy, First, Welcome! to the forum.! I'm sorry you are having such a ROUGH time. If you just can't get used to the mask you are using, you might talk to the DME you are with and see about changing to a different one but I wouldn't sleep without the machine. Don't give up on your therapy and try to hang in there.

trish6hundred
07-19-2012 09:00 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
mjbearit Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 605
Joined: May 2012

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS550
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMed Swift FX
Humidifier: Heated humidifier - 2
CPAP Pressure: 12.5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: So Cal

Post: #6
RE: Please help
(07-18-2012 11:09 PM)jimmy Wrote:  I am a mouth breather and I wake up with my mouth closed and not breathing.I have tried nasal pillows but I am too congested. The full face mask leaks ten[?] times a night. I had a sleep study 1 month ago but have not seen it. 15 on inhale 4 on exhale. I sleep better without so far. Any help greatly appreceated

Hi Jimmy! Welcome

I have to second what Supersleeper said. I have a real problem with congestion, well heck just with my sinuses in general! After a minute or two the pressure from the machine opens me right up!
It takes awhile to get used to the machine and even longer to feel comfortable with it, but the benefits in the long run are really worth it! Just keep at it and if something is not working, talk to your doc and/or DME. Don't just give up because there are a lot of alternatives out there today!

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

PRS1 - Auto - A-Flex x2 - 12.50 - 20 - Humid x2 - Swift FX
07-19-2012 09:03 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
jimmy Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: philips bipap pro
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: built in
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #7
central apnea on bipap
I have moved from cpap to ipap this week and I am seeing this,I start to fall asleep and about the time I doze off I forget to inhale and wake up hard.I have not had any luck at all with tharapy.My settings are 15 on inhale and 4 on exhale.Should I go back for another sleep study? I have had bypass surgery3 years ago. Also nasal congestion is an issue, have tried full face mask but leaks and mouth breathing are a problem. I am getting desperate any help would be appreceated.

Thanks,sleepless in Kansa
07-20-2012 04:18 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
jimmy Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: philips bipap pro
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: built in
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #8
RE: Please help
thanks for the input.
07-20-2012 04:36 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
block560 Offline

New Members

Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: Remstar pro2 c-flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: none
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #9
RE: Please help
Hi, I'm on vacation in Burlington, VT. My c-flex pro2 shut off this morning and started beeping an error message e-47. What do I do? I have another night here and have a tough time sleeping without it, well my husband does. LOL
07-20-2012 05:53 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #10
RE: central apnea on bipap
Did you had BIPAP titration? Book an appointment with both sleep doc and GP - You need to get those issues sorted out asap.
Its not a problem mouth breathing with full face mask and try fit the mask at the max pressure to maintain the seal throughout the night. Some folk find a mask liner help with the seal and others like me find a nasal mask with chinstrap works better.
Do whatever works - Take the bull by the horns Too-funny
07-20-2012 05:54 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  [Equipment] respironics bipap error code hanasdaddy 6 136 12-07-2016 01:48 AM
Last Post: hanasdaddy
  Upset about central apnea sleepytimegal 6 271 12-03-2016 11:54 AM
Last Post: PaulaO2
  New User Problem with BiPAP AVAPS - Part 1 jmayer180 35 1,339 11-27-2016 09:50 AM
Last Post: jmayer180
  ASV/ Central apena - Time for a second opinion? Feisty Folder 6 353 11-21-2016 04:14 AM
Last Post: DeepBreathing
  Central Sleep Apnea? wayne99 8 779 11-20-2016 06:39 AM
Last Post: wayne99
  First time Bipap User, years of suffering SleepyMersim 18 672 11-16-2016 11:46 PM
Last Post: Galactus
Question BiPAP vs EPR/Flex etc? SleepyBee 7 276 11-13-2016 08:52 PM
Last Post: Galactus

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)