Matty332 wrote:Hi Julie,
Yeah I have a bad sleeping pattern at the moment of going to bed late and getting up early. I am having a hard time getting used to the machine - but I am getting there I suppose.
Hmm, so basically as long as the air holes aren't obstructed the Carbon Dioxide will be able to vent np.
I have updated my signature to include my mask.
Thanks for the advice..
Matty332 wrote:G'day again,
Just want to say thanks to everyone who has been giving me advice and helping me become a compliant CPAP user. I know that I can be neurotic but I am doing my best to make CPAP work. I have no doctor to help answer my questions - the overbooked sleep clinic that prescribed my CPAP machine (took 6 months to get into) gave me my prescription and kicked me out the door! So I have been getting my info online. I just have a couple of questions:
I have now been able to fall asleep a bit quicker with my CPAP on - before it was taking me a couple of hours. Now I can fall asleep within about half an hour to an hour. At times with the mask on I have sometimes felt a nice relaxing high before going to sleep or feeling a bit spaced in the morning. I am worried this is a sign that I have too much carbon dioxide in my mask - I use a Quattro FX small Resmed mask. The machine appears to be working okay. Does anyone have an knowledge about carbon dioxide buildup in CPAP masks? Does it happen, can it brain damage you? I may be a little neurotic but I just want to put the fear to rest by replacing the unknown with knowledge.
The second question I have - whilst getting used to the machine I seem to be a little more tired in the evenings. For example - I started excessively yawning already at about 5pm. I am also feeling a bit zombie/brain fog/spaced out and having trouble concentrating on typing this post. I had about 5-6 hours of sleep last night with the cpap on (may of been less, may have taken longer to fall asleep than I thought??). Should this be cause for concern, could it possible be related to a carbon dioxide malfunction or is this normal for people getting used to CPAP therapy. I should point out before the CPAP I was sleeping 10-12 hours per night as of 5 days ago and not waking up choking or anything like that but definitely snoring, drooling, and sometimes changing breathing patterns according to my wife.
As you can see the doctor didn't really tell me what to expect! Thanks again for any help and advice.
Matty332 wrote: At times with the mask on I have sometimes felt a nice relaxing high before going to sleep or feeling a bit spaced in the morning.