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Still Tired Constantly..

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Re: Still Tired Constantly..

by Sleep2Snore » Wed May 02, 2018 7:55 pm

Ok, it is an AUTO machine, but what make and pressure/s are you at?

I will send you a PM

Re: Still Tired Constantly..

by Hroot » Wed May 02, 2018 9:25 am

Hi Sleep2snore. You'll find full details on my post here viewtopic.php?f=5&t=35415
It is an auto pressure machine. I have central SA. I'll check out downloading the card. Any help appreciated.

Re: Still Tired Constantly..

by Sleep2Snore » Tue May 01, 2018 12:53 pm

There can be a few reasone why.

You said you have a ResMed machine, but did not say the type or the pressure it is set at.
Do you get a red face in the morning or are they green?
If it tells you your AHI what does it tell you?

Guys and Girls, I need to know the machine make, model number and what pressure it is set at.
Also I need to know what mask type you have if it is Nasal Pillows, Nasal Mask or full-faced.

I know you mentioned some of it above, but it does help if you put down the model number of the machine plus if it is CPAP or APAP, it saves me time looking every machine up.
Plus the mask type, there is so many now I forget which is which so please put the model and the type down.

I will try to answer both of you, but please help me by answering the above if you know it, don't worry if you do not know the pressure the machine is set to, sometimes the clinics set it and don't tell you.

If your machines have a data card you can download SLEEPYHEAD instructions are on the page or go to Apneaboard's Beginners guide Apneaboard Wiki page to get a beginner's guide to using Sleepyhead.

The aim is to get your AHI down to an acceptable level, this will help you fight the fatigue, However, it is not quite that simple, but for the majority of users this is the case. There are other causes of fatigue and leaks out of the mouth (dry mouth when using Nasal masks) and other causes that we will not go into here that mimic Sleep Apnoea and can be mistaken for it.
There are other problems like CA (central apnoeas) that can also cause you to be sleepy during the day.
Higher pressures is not always the best idea to fight this, so having Sleepyhead can be a big advantage in seeing what is going on.
NOTE: If you do try Sleepyhead, be careful NOT to DELETE or FORMAT the data card, The Sleep Clinic will not be amused.
NOTE: If it is a NHS machine, you might need permission to adjust pressures and settings. You need to have the correct advice or you may make things worse.

Please try to give us you settings as above and let us see if we can help you get over the daytime sleepiness.

Re: Still Tired Constantly..

by Hroot » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:48 pm

Did you ever get any reply to this? I have a similar problem.

Still Tired Constantly..

by Ljnelson » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:05 pm

Hi guys & gals.

Relatively new to the Sleep Apnea world. But curious to hear from others about their experiences and especially how long it takes to settle down?

I've had my machine for four months now, a ResMed machine using an F20 mask, that whilst not perfect, works well on me. My sleep durations are between 7 and 9 hours most nights, my events are regularly below five and never above 10, and more often than not I'm sleeping through with no wake ups..

BUT I am still always shattered.

The minute I sit in a quiet place, I nod off.. if the TV is on or someone is there my attention is focussed and I'm good. But relax and sleep.. Until I go to bed, then it can take 20 to 30 mins to drop off..

Does the tiredness drop off? Does getting to sleep get easier?

Before being diagnosed I'd had sleep issues for years, restless bladder, restless leg, migraines, moody etc. I developed high blood pressure, gained loads of weight, suffered depression etc.

When do things start to swing in the other direction? That's if they do at all?

Many thanks in advance..



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