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Newly diagnosed OSA

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Re: Newly diagnosed OSA

Post by Sleep2Snore » Mon May 25, 2015 12:39 am

You could also try turning down the c-flex a bit, I find if it is giving a lot of relief when breathing out it has a tendency to break the seal between the mask and the face. Worth a try and costs nothing.
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Re: Newly diagnosed OSA

Post by tortoise66 » Fri May 29, 2015 7:38 pm

Hi
thanks for the advice and videos. The central apnoea is very interesting but hopefully not relevant to me!
I started feeling tired again about 4 days after starting cpap machine. I have good and bad days, but had really hoped to feel a lot better.
My AHI's are averaging at about 3 so I presume thats ok.
I still waken a lot during the night, still don't know why. Maybe it's the leakage??
Leakage was 30% last night - not good - but I'm trying to get the sore on the bridge of my nose to heal so trying not to over-tighten.
Will keep it tight tonight and see how it goes.
I'm 3 weeks into treatment now, 1 APAP, 2 CPAP so hopefully getting there!

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Re: Newly diagnosed OSA

Post by Sleep2Snore » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:10 pm

3% is fine for the time you have been using it.
Leaks are a bit high, but as you get more used to it it will get better when you try things on your own.
It may take a while to get your energy back.
If you don't, there may be other things going on.
If nothing improves after a couple of months go back to your doctor and see what else they find.
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Re: Newly diagnosed OSA

Post by tortoise66 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:01 pm

Just an update as I haven't posted for a while.

I'm glad to say I am now feeling the benefits of cpap.
The reason I haven't posted is I've been busy doing the stuff I now have the energy to do!
I have the odd semi-tired day but nowhere in the same league as pre-cpap!
I know it's a cliche but I really do feel like I'm getting my life back. I haven't napped during the day or evening time for a few weeks now.
Still getting mask leak issues, AHI averaging out around 4 so not too bad.
I'm heading off on holiday for a week so will see how cpap does on tour!
When i get back i think i will explore different masks.

Hang in there all you struggling nap buddies, it will get better in time.

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Re: Newly diagnosed OSA

Post by Sleep2Snore » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:08 pm

Good to hear, have a nice holiday :)

Remember to take an extension cable (does not need to be a heavy one) but you might two sockets at the end for charging phone etc. Some sockets can be a long way from the bed.
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