05-26-2015, 09:45 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-27-2015, 12:06 PM by storywizard.)
in second week of transition from CPAP to ASV...I have a few relatively minor issues, no really...:-)
Events and Alcohol: During the second half of my night's "sleep" I am prone to events, for about 2 - 3 hours, usually starting after about 3 hours of sleep, wondering if these are caused by early evening alcohol consumption, maybe a beer, or 6 oz of wine, before 6pm. I am usually asleep by 10pm, and like clockwork I start to have events clustered from 1 - 3am ish. I do not know how to calculate sleep cycles, is that even possible, but could that small amount of alcohol cause this??
Coffee: I love my morning coffee, two 6oz cups only, but I am concerned that even that small amount is causing my morning foggy headedness and weakness, adrenal burnout?? The effect wears off in a few hours, but I am thinking that I may be allergic to morning coffee, please say it isn't so...lol.
Masks: Still trying to find a mask that will work for me. Trying the Nuance Pro Pillow mask, almost works but leaks on high pressures, and am trying the Mirage FX nasal mask, works beautifully except that it gave me a lovely wound next to my nose, still healing. I will work through those issues with these masks; my question is, when switching from one mask to the other, I have to adjust pressures, or rather the pressure seems more intense with the pillows and I feel I "should" adjust the pressure down. Any one else had this experience??
Thanks for any replies,
I doubt a beer or a little wine would be causing you issues at 3:00 am Story. Most likely these are related to normal sleep activities. Also remember it's not about being perfect, but about developing a nice consistent sleep period with, or in spite of, a few events. Even "normal" people have a few events once in awhile.
As to the coffee creating a problem? NOT. Do not go there. Permission not granted. Mother did not hear you say "May I."
Masks and pressure? My feeling is that in many people the same result can be achieved at a lower pressure with a pillows mask. When I converted from the FFM early in my career, my pressure came down about 3 points. Now, I did not have a lot of history with the FFM, and others may have a different experience. After all, everyone's different. Except for me of course. I'm not different. I'm the same.
Have a nice night Story.
Allergic to coffee? No such thing!!
If you change mask types (ie from FFM to pillows and so on) you need to change a setting on the machine. I don't think the pressure changes though.
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