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I can't stay asleep
I've been on CPAP 1 mo. I sleep better when I sleep. I still can not stay asleep longer than 45 min. at one time. My CPAP has a card that shows when I wake I have no restriction and I am breathing fine. Most of the time I wake it is at the end of a dream. I wake peacefully with no gasping or leg movement. I can go back to sleep within 10 - 15 min. but I wake up again in less than 45 min. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks for any help.

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11-12-2013 01:41 PM
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RE: I can't stay asleep
I have the same problem but I manage to sleep for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. But, sometimes, I cannot go right back to sleep. Still no answer as to why this happens. I have been using CPAP therapy for around 3 years now
11-12-2013 01:47 PM
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RE: I can't stay asleep
Hi fb4mark,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Somctime CPAP therapy can take some getting used to and your body is getting used to this "new" way of sleeping, just stick with it and hang in there for more suggestions.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

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11-12-2013 02:32 PM
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RE: I can't stay asleep
Mark, I've been having the same problem. I have found that it has been improving somewhat over time with the CPAP. Before starting CPAP, I would say I probably never slept for more than an hour at a time. After 4 months, I always get 3-4 good hours of sleep before I wake up, then I wake up hourly after that.

Have you noticed any interesting patterns in SleepyHead? I've noticed that my respiratory rate becomes erratic before I wake up; I understand that this can be an indicator of REM sleep. I still don't know exactly what that indicates is waking me up or how I can fix it though.
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11-12-2013 03:31 PM
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RE: I can't stay asleep
Hi fb4mark, welcome to the forum
Look at RERA numbers, this could be what you,re describing ... followup with your doctor

From PRS1 manual: RERA (Respiratory effort-related arousal) is defined as an arousal from sleep that follows a 10 second or longer sequence of breaths that are characterized by increasing respiratory effort, but which does not meet criteria for an apnea or hypopnea. Snoring, though usually associated with this condition need not be present. The RERA algorithm monitors for a sequence of breaths that exhibit both a subtle reduction in airflow and progressive flow limitation. If this breath sequence is terminated by a sudden increase in airflow along with the absence of flow limitation, and the event does not meet the conditions for an apnea or hypopnea, a RERA is indicated.

Here is an excellent article by Dr Barry Krakow
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...-and-BiPAP
11-12-2013 03:49 PM
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RE: I can't stay asleep
[quote='zonk' pid='49114' dateline='1384289367']
Hi fb4mark, welcome to the forum
Look at RERA numbers, this could be what you,re describing ... followup with your doctor

From PRS1 manual: RERA (Respiratory effort-related arousal) is defined as an arousal from sleep that follows a 10 second or longer sequence of breaths that are characterized by increasing respiratory effort, but which does not meet criteria for an apnea or hypopnea. Snoring, though usually associated with this condition need not be present. The RERA algorithm monitors for a sequence of breaths that exhibit both a subtle reduction in airflow and progressive flow limitation. If this breath sequence is terminated by a sudden increase in airflow along with the absence of flow limitation, and the event does not meet the conditions for an apnea or hypopnea, a RERA is indicated.

Here is an excellent article by Dr Barry Krakow


Thanks I will check in to this.

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11-12-2013 06:12 PM
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RE: I can't stay asleep
(11-12-2013 03:31 PM)eviltim Wrote:  Mark, I've been having the same problem. I have found that it has been improving somewhat over time with the CPAP. Before starting CPAP, I would say I probably never slept for more than an hour at a time. After 4 months, I always get 3-4 good hours of sleep before I wake up, then I wake up hourly after that.

Have you noticed any interesting patterns in SleepyHead? I've noticed that my respiratory rate becomes erratic before I wake up; I understand that this can be an indicator of REM sleep. I still don't know exactly what that indicates is waking me up or how I can fix it though.


Thanks I will give it time. I am getting more restful sleep with CPAP so it is worth staying on it.

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11-12-2013 06:17 PM
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