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Hello.  I have been using a CPAP for several years.   I have always struggled to sleep through the night often waking many times through the night.  I have tried quite a bit to change other sleeping habits such as bedding, pillows, masks, etc.  

I have adjusted my pressure to a minimum of 8 but could use some guidance on if I should raise it higher or anything else to change?  

thanks!


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With that many OA increasing minimum pressure to 8.0 or more would not hurt, but you have clustered OA which strongly suggests chin-tucking. How many pillows? Read this Positional Apnea article http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...onal_Apnea
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Thanks for the quick reply.  

I am a stomach sleeper and have tried for a couple of years other positions but with worse results.  On my stomach, I have my head to the side and generally do not roll.  

I do wonder if I am often waking myself up or causing leaks by pressing my face too hard and dislodging the nasal pillows.
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Prone sleeping with the head turned to the side can twist the airway. Combine that with a slight chin-tuck and it is fully obstructed. Try it.
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