What if Optimizing Pressures Doesn't Fix Sleep?

General Discussion on any topic relating to CPAP and/or Sleep Apnea.
User avatar
Rubicon
Posts: 137
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2022 6:59 am

Re: What if Optimizing Pressures Doesn't Fix Sleep?

Post by Rubicon » Fri May 13, 2022 3:52 am

So ptemperature's in?

User avatar
lazarus
Posts: 129
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:21 pm

Re: What if Optimizing Pressures Doesn't Fix Sleep?

Post by lazarus » Fri May 13, 2022 5:19 am

Rubicon wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 3:52 am
So ptemperature's in?
'Perature is already a subpoint of "Pain."

But Pizza-timing is in.
"As long as we are fortunate enough to be breathing, we will breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out. And I'm a doctor now, so I know how breathing works."--Taylor Swift after her honorary “Doctor of Fine Arts” degree from NYU.

Rob K
Posts: 587
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:22 pm

Re: What if Optimizing Pressures Doesn't Fix Sleep?

Post by Rob K » Fri May 13, 2022 8:57 pm

Thanks for posting all that lazarus. That is going to be very helpful for a lot of people. I'm one of the unfortunate few that have optimized pressures and been through your entire list of things several times over the years. Addressing all of those things has not resolved my very broken sleep so still feeling pretty terrible most days though the years. I'm hoping someone can post the list of things to try for phase two when none of that stuff works. :)

_________________
Machine: AirCurve™ 10 VAuto BiLevel Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
Mask: AirFit™ N10 Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear
Additional Comments: Resmed F10 Mask for colds. When camping on battery power I use P10 mask and PR 560p machine.

User avatar
lazarus
Posts: 129
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:21 pm

Re: What if Optimizing Pressures Doesn't Fix Sleep?

Post by lazarus » Sat May 14, 2022 1:06 pm

Rob K wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 8:57 pm
. . . phase two when none of that stuff works.
Maybe reading Dr. Krakow's book, Sound Sleep Sound Mind? It has done wonders for some friends of mine, so they say.

Phase three might be seeing one of those superstar sleep docs, such as Dr. K, who specialize in those who have not found success with phases one and two.

Not whole-heartedly endorsing. Just passing on what I've heard others say.
"As long as we are fortunate enough to be breathing, we will breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out. And I'm a doctor now, so I know how breathing works."--Taylor Swift after her honorary “Doctor of Fine Arts” degree from NYU.

Rob K
Posts: 587
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:22 pm

Re: What if Optimizing Pressures Doesn't Fix Sleep?

Post by Rob K » Sat May 14, 2022 7:11 pm

I'll take a look at that book. Another book I have is called No More Sleepless Nights by Peter Hauri PH-D from Mayo Clinic. I've also taken sleep classes at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. My second sleep doc was at Mayo but he didn't take the time to really help figure out what was going on. He just rehashed what my first doctor did and sent me on my way. After that I spent a some time trying to figure things out on my own and gained a lot of insight. My third and current doctor won't admit that he doesn't know what is going on. He seems to be avoiding me, won't say he can't figure it out, won't refer me to someone else, so I guess I have to move on to a new doc at this point. It's hard to find a doctor that can think independently and take the time to study the details. Seems like most of them just want to do a sleep study and put you on a machine and send you on your way. If anything else needs to be addressed then medication must be the answer. I know a lot about what is going on in my sleep but don't know what is causing it. I'm really at a loss as to what to do next. Find another doctor I guess.

_________________
Machine: AirCurve™ 10 VAuto BiLevel Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
Mask: AirFit™ N10 Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear
Additional Comments: Resmed F10 Mask for colds. When camping on battery power I use P10 mask and PR 560p machine.