There may be more going on that just apnea.
Discuss with your doctor other factors in your total wellness.
Keeping in mind that I am not a doctor -- areas your doctor may look at are weight, diabetes, thyroid, et cetera.
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same thing happened to me. I tweaked something and my body said YES! Then the next most important started getting my attention. I went through quite a few of these and some came back for a second look. Humidity, temperature, EPR, ramp, auto start, then BiLevel and finally COPD on top of everything else. Now I have bee fine for weeks and love'n life again.
thanks for the advice and encouragement.
had a thorough range of blood tests earlier in the year - just needed some vitamin D supplementation. BMI is good at 23.5
yes am thinking i'll need to start tweaking a few settings and reign in the pressure range.
Unless my mask is on super tight it starts leaking when the pressure hits around 12. i tried some resmed liners and thought they were great, until i checked sleepyhead and realised every night i used them corresponded to large leaks.
My CPAP is a straight 10cm H20 and my Wisp nasal mask is just tight enough to stay in place, which means it's actually not tight at all - the straps are not even snug, just enough to hold the mask where it belongs. I'm not really sure how it seals given how loose it is but it does. So, I agree with the suggestion to keep trying masks until you find one that works well.
all booked in for mask fitting tomorrow, hopefully can come away with something more suitable for me. and keep the quattro air as my backup.
From a different perspective.
I'm just starting CPAP and my biggest issue is getting to sleep. Once I do it's all OK. However, even with limited sleep the CPAP makes a difference. The one thing I have noticed is that while I wake up feeling so much better I hit the wall late in the afternoon. I figure that this is my body saying to me that I'm now sleeping properly and I now need to catch up on some of the sleep I've missed. Maybe this is part of what's happening to you.