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rvguy
 
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Why are things going this way?

Postby rvguy on Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:36 pm

I've got two nights under my belt. I'm falling asleep right away and not waking up, the Hy.brid mask isn't leaking, no rainout, no sore nose or throat, and my wife doesn't hear a thing! When the alarm goes off I'm wide awake and ready to go although I start to slooooow down by mid afternoon.
Is this how it's going to be or am I going to hit the wall and start having problems I've read about?

Cheers,
Paul


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Postby KimberlyinMN on Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:50 pm

I'd say that this will probably be the way it should be. (Unless you switch to another mask and have leak/fit issues.) That's great that everything seems to be working for you!

I've been happy with my results as well -- as long as I'm using my original mask (ComfortFull 2). :) I'm trying to get used to the ComfortCurve nasal interface as well so I can watch TV or read before bed.

Good luck!

Kimberly

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Postby bdp522 on Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:14 pm

Glad to hear you are doing so well RVGuy. After you get a little more 'real' sleep you might not get so tired in the afternoon.

Brenda

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Postby Guest on Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:24 pm

I had the same afternoon problems off and on for the first couple of months. I, too, wanted CPAP to be an immediate 100% solution. But it takes some adjustment time. Now, after 5 months of mostly sleeping soundly, I am starting to not sleep through the night as well. I will get right to sleep, but then wake up in the middle of the night and toss and turn for a while or get up and do something and then go back to sleep. But unlike pre-CPAP, I can do that and still feel OK all day. So I guess what I'm saying is that it changes over the first several months and you have your ups and downs. But I have to say that things are definitely improved in my life due to CPAP. So hang in there.

I will see my sleep doc in a couple of weeks. Hopefully he will help me sort it out.


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Postby dsm on Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:30 pm

Be prepared for some ups & downs - this is a complicated environment that doesn't always stay constant.

The 1st signs are excellent. You should find an incresing sense of well being build up as time passes.

When things don't keep going quite as well, you have cpaptalk to come to for reassurance & advice.

Good luck & congrats on what is a great start.

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Postby Offerocker on Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:54 pm

Guess What! You most likely have had a better 'start' than most!
What a way to begin - with that much success! The rest will follow...but you must stick around - there is a 'magic' hovering about here that will be your insurance. :D ...just kidding....sorta...but I believe in it...you'll find out in time!
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Postby Snoredog on Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:57 pm

it takes 4-6 weeks of continuous cpap use to see that afternoon thing pass.

try and change up your routine, drink tea instead of coffee or cokes. Get up and walk around. I think its those energy saving fluorescent lights.

In Mexico they have Siesta time, they think it is normal :lol:


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Postby Offerocker on Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:09 am

Snoredog wrote:In Mexico they have Siesta time, they think it is normal :lol:


Gosh, Snoredog, You Are RIGHT AGAIN! It IS normal!!

It is a FACT that the human body goes through a 'slump period' around 1300-1500! This validated by a sleep study specialist at a talk I attended on another subject. I just KNEW it wasn't ME!

Yes, one has to fight those pulls by Mother Nature. Get up, walk around, do something physical if you can. Save those types of jobs for that time of day if possible. Go outside & get fresh air, etc. Have a COLD ONE! (H2O)
Also, try a lighter lunch, or have it earlier if you can.

..cute about the energy-saving flueorescent lamps!!
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