I am relatively new here. I started my cpap therapy at the beginning of the year. At first I thought it was helping. With diet and exercise I lost about 30# and my mask started to not fit as well. I got another mask but just never seemed to feel good again. I use it all night every night. Min 7-8 hours during the week, sometimes longer on the weekends. Pressure set to auto 4 - 20
I don't get up as often as I did before therapy started, but never feel rested... completely fatigued all the time.
I will spare you all the details, but have had a battery of tests to track down the culprit. My other issues seem to be under control and should not be causing the sever fatigue that I am having.
I have several questions.
Has anyone else experienced this?
My mask seems to leak around the cheek bones (I guess they don't stick out far enough). I have a hard time getting a good seal. Has anyone had experience with this? Maybe a mask liner to help? I have tried several masks and they all seem to do the same thing when the pressure ramps up.
I have the resmed s9 escape. I didn't realize there were different models of the s9 when I got it or I would have insisted on one with more data. That being said, has anyone had issues like this with the escape? Is there a solid reason to pursue an upgrade? I would like to know the amount of leaks..... The machine says my ahi is quite low but gives little additional info. I am considering asking for another sleep study.
If there are no problems sleep related the only thing left to push for is a good cardiac workup (no known issues, but I understand that can cause fatigue as well).
I appreciate any help in advance. This has been a great resource for me so far!