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Woke up about 50 times last night
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Woke up about 50 times last night
Hello! Not sure why, but I am waking up a lot through the night. Had more apneas last night than I've had in two weeks. When I zoom in on them, looks like a lot of breathing variations before and after the apneas. Also, not sure if the tidal volume looks strange. Here is an overview.


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RE: Woke up about 50 times last night
Also, I do not know how to update my profile, but my current pressures are between 9-13.
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your chart looks good at the all night scale. your tidal volume is a bit low but that might be appropriate for you (search internet for a tidal volume calculator to check).

I see only one for-sure awakening indicated by a mask-off. if waking a lot is a one-off or not frequent, don't worry about it. if it happens often, find a way to note the times. mask off, stop flow, spike a fast large leak or inhale, use a voice activated audio recorder... then scrutinize the 2 minutes before the awakenings looking for anomalies and patterns that might help identify what the problem is. in addition, keep a journal noting things that might affect sleep like food, drink, meds, pain, stress, noise, etc.
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RE: Woke up about 50 times last night
Thank you. I do not turn the machine off or take the mask off each time I wake up. The only time I do that is if I have to go to the bathroom. I just wake up and adjust my position and then go back to sleep. I will look up what my tidal volume should be. I think it may have gone down since upping the pressure to 9. Honestly, I don't really know what tidal volume is!
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yes, I understand you woke many times but there's only one place we can point to, hence the suggestion to figure out a way to note the times you woke so you can investigate them further.

there's a glossary in the wiki and a link in oscar under help.

tidal volume is: The amount of air that is inspired or expired in an ordinary breath. Usually expressed in milliliters per second (mL/sec). Used with the respiratory rate to calculate Minute Vent. (Minute Ventilation in L/min = (Tidal volume in mL/1000) * (Respiratory rate in breaths per minute) )
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