Trouble breathing when I first lie down

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Re: Trouble breathing when I first lie down

Post by USMCVet » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:49 am

Could it be as simple and learning how to breathe with mask? I only ask because I'm having same issue. For the first 10 minutes laying down I feel like I'm hyperventilating but when my breathing slows down everything feels much better.

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Re: Trouble breathing when I first lie down

Post by Okie bipap » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:38 pm

When I first lay down, I breath in for a count of three, then breath out for a count of three. I continue to do this for a few minutes until I fall asleep. I can look at sleepy head graphs and tell when I fell asleep because my breathing pattern changes. My respiration volume and rate change.

Machine: AirCurve™ 10 VAuto BiLevel Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
Mask: AirFit™ F20 Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear
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