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msradar65
 
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Not enough air

Postby msradar65 on Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:18 pm

I've been on CPAP nearly two months. The past two nights I have had problems with waking up feeling like I am not getting any air! I double checked my hose, mask fit and no problems I can identify. I use Swift LT for her and I did go to a small pillow up from the extra small about a week ago.

The first night this happen I was able to go back to sleep and get through the night. Last night I ripped off the mask around 5 am and went back to sleep. This is the first time I Have taken off my mask.

Any suggestions? I will download my data and take a look. I am thinking about trying my full face mask tonight.

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Diagnosed 08/31/10. Titration 9/02/10. Started CPAP 11/01/10. Auto mode 10-15cm. Alternate mask GoLife for her. Back up mask Full-life full face w/Pad-a-cheek mask liner. Comtec CMS F50 wrist pulse oximeter. Sobakawa Cloud Pillow, Sleepyhead software

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Re: Not enough air

Postby Emilia on Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:22 pm

Why did you switch pillow sizes? Was the previous size giving you problems? It might be possible that the new pillows are collapsing if they are too big for your nares.... I use mediums, too, but always have... smalls were too small for me.

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Re: Not enough air

Postby msradar65 on Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:27 pm

I made a mistake. I was using extra small. I went up a size to small . They seal better and no more sore on my nostril.

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Machine: S9 AutoSet™ CPAP Machine
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Additional Comments: Software: Resmed Rescan 3.14 and Sleepyhead Software, Pad-a-cheek Swift Barrel Cozy
Diagnosed 08/31/10. Titration 9/02/10. Started CPAP 11/01/10. Auto mode 10-15cm. Alternate mask GoLife for her. Back up mask Full-life full face w/Pad-a-cheek mask liner. Comtec CMS F50 wrist pulse oximeter. Sobakawa Cloud Pillow, Sleepyhead software

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Re: Not enough air

Postby kentoboo on Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:45 pm

msradar, I use Cann-Ease nasal moisturizer every night. Just a dab around each nostril keeps my nose from getting sore and I believe it helps with the seal.

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Re: Not enough air

Postby Emilia on Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:51 pm

Try to use some Lansinoh lanolin to keep your nares from being irritated....it also helps you get a good seal because it is slightly tacky to the touch.

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Re: Not enough air

Postby BlackSpinner on Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:29 pm

Lift the mask , breath in and tell yourself that you can breath with no problems, and put it back on. Many of us go through this. It is a brain thing. It means you are over your worst sleep debt and the little guy at the back is screaming "no we can't possibly sleep with something on our face" the brains could n't hear him before because you were sleeping to deeply.

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Re: Not enough air

Postby msradar65 on Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:03 pm

I am taking your word for it. I have paid my sleep debt. I use Lanisoh on my nose as it. I am hoping it doesn't happen again tonight. To make sure I plan to take something to help me stay asleep. My doc prescribed something Elavil to be taken at bedtime. I only use it when needed. I think I need it now! lol

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Re: Not enough air

Postby DoriC on Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:55 pm

I'm not an expert but maybe pressure needs to be adjusted a bit?

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Re: Not enough air

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Re: Not enough air

Postby msradar65 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:38 pm

I dowloaded my data from the last week and the night in question. I had two episodes of apnea shortly after going to sleep that were 13 secs in length. Then right before I pull off the mask I had two centrals 41 secs in length.

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Machine: S9 AutoSet™ CPAP Machine
Mask: Swift™ LT For Her Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask with Headgear
Humidifier: S9™ Series H5i™ Heated Humidifier with Climate Control
Additional Comments: Software: Resmed Rescan 3.14 and Sleepyhead Software, Pad-a-cheek Swift Barrel Cozy
Diagnosed 08/31/10. Titration 9/02/10. Started CPAP 11/01/10. Auto mode 10-15cm. Alternate mask GoLife for her. Back up mask Full-life full face w/Pad-a-cheek mask liner. Comtec CMS F50 wrist pulse oximeter. Sobakawa Cloud Pillow, Sleepyhead software

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Re: Not enough air

Postby Banned on Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:34 pm

msradar65 wrote:The first night this happen I was able to go back to sleep and get through the night. Last night I ripped off the mask around 5 am and went back to sleep. This is the first time I Have taken off my mask.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Not enough air

Postby msradar65 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:04 pm

Hmm...I may call my sleep doctor tomorrow and see what he says? I will send him over my data. I need to sit and look carefully at the last week. It was just that one bad night. The next night and since all has been fine. I vary between 2-4 apneas a night. And maybe 1-2 centrals every 3-4 nights of sleep.

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Machine: S9 AutoSet™ CPAP Machine
Mask: Swift™ LT For Her Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask with Headgear
Humidifier: S9™ Series H5i™ Heated Humidifier with Climate Control
Additional Comments: Software: Resmed Rescan 3.14 and Sleepyhead Software, Pad-a-cheek Swift Barrel Cozy
Diagnosed 08/31/10. Titration 9/02/10. Started CPAP 11/01/10. Auto mode 10-15cm. Alternate mask GoLife for her. Back up mask Full-life full face w/Pad-a-cheek mask liner. Comtec CMS F50 wrist pulse oximeter. Sobakawa Cloud Pillow, Sleepyhead software


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