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[CPAP] Month on CPAP can't stay asleep
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Month on CPAP can't stay asleep
Hi All,

I'm trying to figure out why I can't stay asleep more than 4 to 5 hours a night. I also don't really know how to read the data from OSCAR I have switched through three different mask types. The first mask I tried was AirFit F30i, AirFit F20, and now I am on a N20 and that seems to produce the lowest amount of AHI for me. I have had two deviated septum surgeries in my life. I have terrible allergies and one side of my nose really sucks to try to breathe out of. Before starting CPAP I slept maybe 4 to 5 hours a night I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. I had two different sleep test done with an at home test and an overnight stay. Most nights with CPAP I am able to fall asleep for between 2 to 5 hours and unable to fall back to sleep during the night. 

Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated!


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RE: Month on CPAP can't stay asleep
Welcome

Your numbers look good.  I suggest that you raise your starting pressure from 6  to 7.  Your EPR set at 3 will not work at the pressure setting 6.  Also, most adults are not comfortable with less than 7.

Don't worry about how long you can sleep right now.  You are doing fine.  You are still in the adjustment phase of pap therapy.  Getting used to having a foreign object strapped to your head and face and air blown up your nose takes a while.   Smile
Machine:  ResMed AirCurve 10 Vauto
Mask:  Bleep DreamPort Sleep Solution
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