06-01-2012, 08:23 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-01-2012, 08:24 AM by Bompa.)
I would be afraid to wear something that could cover the mask vents. This, I believe, would certainly cause re-breathing.
Regular apneas and hypopneas can lead to desats, too.Desats can certainly cause your symptoms
It sounds more like you are having apnea events. Your profile says S9. Which one? If it does not have 'Escape' in the name, it keeps data.
I urge you to speak to your doctor as soon as possible. There could be other things going on to cause the symptoms such as the memory loss.
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Harry. The fresh air is coming to your nose through the tube as the machine pushs the fresh air under your pressure. The mask holes as for exhaleing and to allow CO2 to escape. As long as your machine is on, it is impossible for air to enter through these holes.
As others have posted, I believe you are having some apnea problems that need settled, either via a different type of XPAP machine or a change in your pressure.
The racing heart and waking up are symptoms of apnear appearance.
A visit to your sleep Doc is recommended.
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If your CPAP is putting out more than 4 cmH2O pressure, and your mask vents aren't plugged, you shouldn't be rebreathing enough to matter.
If you can muster the presence of mind when you wake up, reach up and see if you can feel the airstream coming out of the mask. Open your mouth and let some air flow through to be sure your CPAP machine is still blowing. Consciously inhale and exhale, feeling the airflow to be sure everything is working right.
If your eye cover is covering the air vents, that could cause problems in theory, but I have my doubts that it would obstruct the vents enough to matter.
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