08-12-2012, 03:58 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-12-2012, 03:59 PM by eaglett1111.)
I'm into week three of my CPAP usage. My AHI has dropped to 0, at least according to the machine, but I am waking up.... alot, and then I have a very hard time falling back to sleep because I am so focused on the breathing.
Anyone else have that issue?
It's like the machine is making the breathing all the more obvious and I can't fantasize my brain away from focusing on it. I just bought a little CD player for the bedroom and am going to try some relaxation tapes tonight, but if any of you have some experience with this, I'd love to know how you resolved it, if other than just giving it time.
P.S. I listed Sleepyhead as my software, but I just downloaded it and have yet to download info from my machine.
Hi eaglett1111, First, WELCOME! to the forum.! Since you haven't been at CPAP therapy for very long, I think if you just give it time, it might bet easier for you. Hang in there, CPAP therapy can take LOTS OF PATIENCE.! Keep checking back for more suggestions to help you. Best of luck.
Which is your machine? SH doesn't support the 6o series yet
Whats the leak? High leak over prolong period of time can affect the accuracy of data and quality of sleep.
At first I couldn't keep the mask on for long before taking it off till got a new nasal mask "Activa LT", chinstrap helps keep mouth closed and prevent therapy air escaping, leak under control and turned EPR off as it didn't suited my breathing rhythm