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[Symptoms] Nightly bathroom trips - will they go away?
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RE: Nightly bathroom trips - will they go away?
(11-13-2017, 09:40 AM)Walla Walla Wrote: Loboix go ahead and start your own thread.

You want me to start another thread about this? Why not continue in the one I already made?
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#12
RE: Nightly bathroom trips - will they go away?
I think that you will see a big improvement in your nocturia once those AHI numbers get even lower.  

Here is a link to what AHI means and  consists of: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ndex_(AHI)

For many of us when we first start using CPAP the AHI is a bit erratic from night to night This is for two reasons: firstly we are adjusting to using CPAP  and often there are central or clear airway events. For many these go away in the first few weeks. Anyway, in the number you are reporting, they are of no concern. 

Secondly, the pressure is often not set correctly, either too wide a range (4cm-20cm) or too low minimum pressure, etc.

Hypopneas and apneas  can often be eliminated by slightly higher minimum pressure. 

What is your APAP set to? Starting and max pressure?

If you wish, read up on how to use a program called "Sleepy Head" that many of us use to improve our treatment. 

Start a new thread if you like specifically about your CPAP numbers and charts.
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RE: Nightly bathroom trips - will they go away?
loboix, It makes it easier for those who might respond to your questions when you change to another subject.
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RE: Nightly bathroom trips - will they go away?
(11-13-2017, 09:45 AM)Timur Wrote: I think that you will see a big improvement in your nocturia once those AHI numbers get even lower.  

Here is a link to what AHI means and  consists of: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ndex_(AHI)

For many of us when we first start using CPAP the AHI is a bit erratic from night to night This is for two reasons: firstly we are adjusting to using CPAP  and often there are central or clear airway events. For many these go away in the first few weeks. Anyway, in the number you are reporting, they are of no concern. 

Secondly, the pressure is often not set correctly, either too wide a range (4cm-20cm) or too low minimum pressure, etc.

Hypopneas and apneas  can often be eliminated by slightly higher minimum pressure. 

What is your APAP set to? Starting and max pressure?

If you wish, read up on how to use a program called "Sleepy Head" that many of us use to improve our treatment. 

Start a new thread if you like specifically about your CPAP numbers and charts.

Thank you for the link Smile

MY pressure is set to 4.0 starting and 20 max. I will be talking to my doctor in a few days as I think I need to change something. Its difficult to breathe out in the mask in the beginning, so I need to have that changed. I read that its something to do with ERP (?), but I went into clinical menu and it was already ON and set to 3

(11-13-2017, 09:46 AM)Walla Walla Wrote: loboix, It makes it easier for those who might respond to your questions when you change to another subject.

Ok, that makes sense. I was just answering your post, but Im a little wiser now, so I´ll look into the numbers more Smile
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RE: Nightly bathroom trips - will they go away?
Hi Loboix,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck with CPAP therapy.
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RE: Nightly bathroom trips - will they go away?
If your min pressure is set at 4...that is far too low. I can't imagine anyone being comfortable at that setting. I would recommend going to 6 at the very least.

To go into your clinical settings you need to hold down the home button on the front and the rotary knob at the same time. I would recommend you do as much reading as you can to educate yourself to the machine settings and everything to do with sleep apnea. You can email the admins here to request a clinical manual for your machine.
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RE: Nightly bathroom trips - will they go away?
(11-13-2017, 04:42 AM)Loboix Wrote: Hi everyone!

Im new here, and I recently was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I have been using my CPAP for just under a wek now, and I still have to get up every 2 hours to pee. Before that however, I had to get up every 1-1½ hours, so I guess thats an improvement already.

So my question is this: Does anyone else have this, or had this? And can I expect it to go away so I can sleep a whole night without getting up? I realize that sleep apnea might not be the entire reason for the nightly pee breaks, but I was just wondering.

Thank you Smile

Hi, welcome to the forum.
Sometimes this can be a habit going to the toilet, however, it usually improves after a while.
If it has not improved a lot within six months go see your doctor, there may be some other underlying cause.
However, as I said it usually improves a lot.
I was never bothered with going to the toilet during the night, even though I drank a lot of liquid and even had a couple of pints of beer in the evening and two LTR of pop in the evening.
But if everyone was the same it would be a strange world. Thinking-about
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RE: Nightly bathroom trips - will they go away?
(11-14-2017, 06:47 PM)Marillion Wrote: If your min pressure is set at 4...that is far too low.  I can't imagine anyone being comfortable at that setting.  I would recommend going to 6 at the very least.  

To go into your clinical settings you need to hold down the home button on the front and the rotary knob at the same time.  I would recommend you do as much reading as you can to educate yourself to the machine settings and everything to do with sleep apnea.  You can email the admins here to request a clinical manual for your machine.

Thank you for the answer. I went into my clinical menu last night and changed the minimum to 6, and the EPR to 1 (was on 3), and I had my best night so far...0.7 "events" and about 6ish hours of sleep with only 2 bathroom breaks, so I must have done something right. I have been reading up a lot on the settings and what they do, and I have already gotten the manual from the mods, so now its just a matter of trying to adjust little things Smile
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RE: Nightly bathroom trips - will they go away?
Excellent! Great news. I would say leave the settings as is for a few days and then post the results. Glad to hear things are going well.
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