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Woke up gasping for air and heart racing, but OSCAR detects no events
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Woke up gasping for air and heart racing, but OSCAR detects no events
Good morning all, 

I have been on CPAP for about 6 months and have gotten pretty used to it. However, I have had a cold and nose congestion for the past few days and have had trouble sleeping. Last night was particularly bad. I started off the night at 10-11.6 pressure and 2 EPR, which I have had great success with. However, I kept waking throughout the night gasping for air. I decided to make a note of them time whenever I felt that I was gasping for air, so that I could check it out in OSCAR in the morning.

0526- woke gasping for Air, got out of bed and increased pressure to 11-12, thinking maybe with the congestion this would help
0616- gasping for Air, again got out of bed and increased pressure 12-13
0637- gasping for Air, thinking if increasing the pressure that high outside of my normal that maybe these are clear airway events and not obstructuve, so reduced EPR to 1

After these adjustments, still had the same problems and took the mask off around 0730. Slept from 0800-1000 with no respiratory events, that I noticed. What gives? 

Here are screenshots of the whole night, plus the three events that woke me up in a panic. Thank you!


   
   
   

And here is the final event that woke me:
   
AirSense S11 AutoSet, ResMed F20 Air Touch FFM, ClimateLine set to auto humidity 84* tube temp, 10-11.4 pressure, EPR 2
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RE: Woke up gasping for air and heart racing, but OSCAR detects no events
No idea, but I've recently had cases I'd wake up and rip off my mask due to not being able to breath, and I suspected it was due to a brief power cut off to my CPAP. There is two rooms in my house that uses the same breaker line that is quite limited in current. For cases like these, people usually get power backups, so that they don't run into such situation. When you have your mask on and there is no airflow being provided, it's hard to breath. I had to turn off couple of electronics in my room that was drawing current so that it wouldn't cause this power break.

I'd hate to be living in an area that has frequent occurrences of power outages at night.
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