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Sleep onset issues
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Sleep onset issues
Hi all,

I have been using a CPAP for about 6 months now.  My only real issue that affects me is sleep onset apneas (Transitional sleep apnea).  I know many people say they are nothing to worry about, and about 2/3 of the times I get to sleep and not an issue.

1/3 of the nights, I constantly wake up immediately after drifting to sleep from lack of O2.  I wear a recording oximeter as well.  

I could really use some advice - haven't had much luck with Drs on this issue.  During my sleep lab this didn't happen.  I try to roll over and just go to sleep again but it takes a lot out of me to jolt awake like this multiple times.  Should I raise the min pressure?

Thank you so much for anyone willing to help.  On nights like these - I really struggle the next day with daily activities - and I have two kids under 4 - luckily I have an amazing wife.

Here's a graph of my initial trial at sleep last night.  My average AHI has been 1.5 or so but not good the last week.  You'll see the Flow Rate issues - where I basically stop breathing for a few mins:

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RE: Sleep onset issues
Well - I tried to turn the Flex off tonight.  And MY AHI went from an average of 2 to 22.  Probably gonna lower that thing back down.  

Any insight on to what it means if the flex affects me this much?  Was not expecting this.

Basically on my own - experimenting until I can see a doctor in 2 months.


1130-230am tonight
   



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