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Weird breathing issue
#1
I notice this weird breathing issue I get sometimes on CPAP I will be breathing normally and suddenly I take a huge breath like I just got dunked in very cold water, it doesn't happen very often but it is unnerving, does anyone else get that?
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(12-07-2015, 06:00 AM)napnaptime Wrote: I notice this weird breathing issue I get sometimes on CPAP I will be breathing normally and suddenly I take a huge breath like I just got dunked in very cold water, it doesn't happen very often but it is unnerving, does anyone else get that?

Yes, I don't know why, but I do the same thing.
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#3
Only when I get dunked in cold water. Are you dreaming?
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(12-08-2015, 02:20 AM)DumfriesDik Wrote: Only when I get dunked in cold water. Are you dreaming?

No I am fully awake when it happens it doesn't happen often.
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#5
My speculation is that you may breathe rather shallow. That builds up a CO2 excess; and kicks in your central ventilator drive to take a deep breath. Just guessing.
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(12-08-2015, 07:51 AM)justMongo Wrote: My speculation is that you may breathe rather shallow. That builds up a CO2 excess; and kicks in your central ventilator drive to take a deep breath. Just guessing.

I wonder would that be causing me to wake up at night without realising?
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"I wonder would that be causing me to wake up at night without realising?"

If that is causing the deep breath, yes it sure could. You usually breath more slowly and shallower asleep.

look at the volume data and see if you are getting a large increase in volume just before you wake up. If you don't know when you wake up (on the graph) next time stop the machine everytime you wake up
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#8
Sometimes during PAP therapy I also feel I need to take a deep breath. Since starting PAP therapy a little over a month ago I've have become acutely aware of my breathing patterns. When I wake up in the night and things are going well with small even and relaxed breaths occasionally I feel the need to take a deep breath. This is probably more psychological than physiological.
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(12-08-2015, 10:42 AM)PoolQ Wrote: "I wonder would that be causing me to wake up at night without realising?"

If that is causing the deep breath, yes it sure could. You usually breath more slowly and shallower asleep.

look at the volume data and see if you are getting a large increase in volume just before you wake up. If you don't know when you wake up (on the graph) next time stop the machine everytime you wake up

I never remember waking up but the graph does show my mask pressure goes fuzzy and so does the flow rate. Here is an example of one of the events.

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#10
That fuzzy part is the S9 sending a 4 Hertz, 1 cm-H2O amplitude, pulse train down the tube to determine the type of apnea.
It's a SONAR type technique.
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