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Can someone take a look at my OSCAR results? 3-4 weeks of CPAP & still improvements
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Can someone take a look at my OSCAR results? 3-4 weeks of CPAP & still improvements
Been using my CPAP for around 3-4 weeks now. Most days I get at least 6hrs of usage. I noticed no improvements on my daytime sleepiness, so I turned off Ramp Time, increased the min pressure and turned on EPR.
I'm not sure if it's me still adjusting to the higher pressure & no ramp time (noticed more leaks), but I'm still extremely fatigued every single day the entire day. I know it takes some people weeks/months to feel the effects, but I genuinely don't feel even 1% more energized. If anything, part of me feels like I'm even more tired since using the CPAP and need even more sleep. I'm looking to do anything I can to make my treatment better.

Settings
  • Ramp Time: Off

  • Tube Temp: 82

  • Humidity Level: 5

  • Max Pressure: 13, Min Pressure: 7

  • EPR: On, EPR Type: Full Time, EPR Level: 3

  • Mask: Full Face - Airtouch F20

           
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RE: Can someone take a look at my OSCAR results? 3-4 weeks of CPAP & still improvements
You have a fairly big gap in your results.  Do you get up and stay up during that time?  It would be best if you woke up for a bathroom break to go right back to bed, even if it took a while to go back to sleep.  You need to train your body to sleep with the machine, and staying up without your machine makes it harder for you to adjust.
Machine:  ResMed AirCurve 10 Vauto
Mask:  Bleep DreamPort Sleep Solution
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RE: Can someone take a look at my OSCAR results? 3-4 weeks of CPAP & still improvements
(03-24-2024, 07:09 PM)Deborah K. Wrote: You have a fairly big gap in your results.  Do you get up and stay up during that time?  It would be best if you woke up for a bathroom break to go right back to bed, even if it took a while to go back to sleep.  You need to train your body to sleep with the machine, and staying up without your machine makes it harder for you to adjust.

Hey, thanks for responding. No, I don't stay up during these gaps that you see, I'm just sleeping without the mask. Typically I would take out the mask to drink water/scratch my nose/etc. and I am so sleepy that I fall asleep without placing it back in for a few hours. Then I wake up and realize I don't have it on and wear it again.
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RE: Can someone take a look at my OSCAR results? 3-4 weeks of CPAP & still improvements
I see.  As much as you can, try not to drink or scratch.  Once you have your mask settled on, it's best to leave it there.  It will make your therapy adjustment much easier. Smile
Machine:  ResMed AirCurve 10 Vauto
Mask:  Bleep DreamPort Sleep Solution
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RE: Can someone take a look at my OSCAR results? 3-4 weeks of CPAP & still improvements
(03-24-2024, 07:37 PM)Deborah K. Wrote: I see.  As much as you can, try not to drink or scratch.  Once you have your mask settled on, it's best to leave it there.  It will make your therapy adjustment much easier.  Smile

That makes sense! Do you think the gaps are what's causing me to not experience the benefits / have less daytime sleepiness? Because in total, I still get 6-7 hours with the mask on even.
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RE: Can someone take a look at my OSCAR results? 3-4 weeks of CPAP & still improvements
You are still adjusting, so anything that helps you adjust more easily and quickly is good.
Machine:  ResMed AirCurve 10 Vauto
Mask:  Bleep DreamPort Sleep Solution
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