For the past two months I fought to figure out why every so often it seemed to work and why most of the time it did not work.
I just knew there was an answer and what I finally figured out was I had positional apneas on top of all the rest.
But then I spent a couple of weeks trying to find the correct position within my recliner that worked...as it had a couple of times...only to keep coming up wrong.
The crazy way these ASV machines work and seem to have a mind of their own and over ride the settings really had me thinking I had a bad machine...but at last I felt it was not running wild and relaxed and worked with it, I got better.
At long last I stumbled onto the fact is was not sleeping sitting up nor any number of different levels of reclining, it was rather if I sleep slight off to one side...
I have to sleep on my sides. and the more I turn onto my back the higher my AHI goes.
But on my side I can get ZEROs...no AHIs.
Then and still I have problems with pain and currently take a prescribed pain pill each night.
I plan on doing this for another week and then see if my body has gotten used to sleeping on my side again and hope to get off the pain pills.
So yes I keep complaining and researching because I felt it should be a little easier to get this to work.
And IT would have been IF I had heard of positional apneas earlier.
That was the big problem to crack.
my Gf will nudge me to wake me up all the time and say.."roll over off your back" because she hears me stopping breathing alot worse on my back...My problem is..I always tend to end up on my back for half the night or so even tho I always fall asleep on my sides...I am hoping the Auto sv I have coming sometime tomorrow would overcome this "back sleeping" problem by ramping up the pressure automatically enough to overcome it.
Wonder if your recliner makes back sleeping even more difficult for the S1 to overcome because of your body position than if you were on an actual bed? can't visualize how you sleep on your side on one...wouldn't be possible in my berkline..not comfortably anyhow
I don't believe anything I hear and only half of what I see
Take an old tshirt. Sew a pocket on the back, between the shoulder blades, big enough to hold a tennis ball or two. This will keep you from laying on your back.
I am about to head out of town but when I return, I will try it myself and see. I was just notified that I sleep most of the night on my back. I had no idea. I go to sleep on my side, then, shortly after falling asleep, I roll onto my back and stay there. Then, just prior to waking up all the way, I roll back over. So I thought I slept on my side all night. I want to try the tennis ball thing. I keep recommending it but never tried it! Now I know I need to!
But instead of a pocket, I'm going to use duct tape. That way I can move it around to the best position. I may then sweet talk someone into making a pocket or I may just keep the duct tape. My biggest concern with either option is not knowing what my tennis ball loving dogs are going to do....
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Still no Joy im affraid.
will post link when for screenshot when i get to 8 posts