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[Treatment] Therapy is helping, but only a little - good AHI numbers, bad sleep
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Therapy is helping, but only a little - good AHI numbers, bad sleep
Hi guys, I've been on CPAP since November.
Unfortunately things are not so good. I no longer feel the need to sleep 24/7, but I am still pretty tired and I wake up with headache 50% of the time. Today was absolutely the worst, I feel like I can no longer live normally with such problems.
I use F20 and N30i. I feel like F20 is a lot better than me. I avoid full face masks, as they were making my GERD a lot worse and they were uncomfortable. 
At the beginning I had a problem where I was taking my mask a lot during the night. My doctor prescribed me nasal steroids and now it is million times better - I pretty much take my mask off only when I feel the need to go to the toilet.

Would you mind taking a look? If the format is not suitable for the forum, I can share sleephq reports/OSCAR screenshots.


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RE: Therapy is helping, but only a little - good AHI numbers, bad sleep
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RE: Therapy is helping, but only a little - good AHI numbers, bad sleep
You need to lower your flow limits. FL are apnea only are not timed long enough (at least 10 seconds) so they are not counted in you AHI.

you need a couple changes to help lower your flow limits.

First turn on EPR to full time
Next set EPR to 3
Last set min to 7

You will sleep better.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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RE: Therapy is helping, but only a little - good AHI numbers, bad sleep
Thank you for your suggestion. I have changed the settings and tried them for 2 days. At first I found it much easier to breathe when I go to sleep. Unfortunately I woke up with headache, brain fog and I do not feel refreshed. I do not think this helped me much. Is there anything else I could change to feel the benefits of therapy?


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