Last Night Was First Night

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by vandownbytheriver » Fri Jul 05, 2024 9:18 pm

ozij wrote:
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I'd change the ramp from 20 minutes to Auto-Ramp, and I'd raise the minimum pressure to 9.6 for starters.
Hooray! Agreement... at least on min pressure.

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Iancdub88 » Fri Jul 05, 2024 9:23 pm

vandownbytheriver wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2024 9:18 pm
ozij wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:48 pm
I'd change the ramp from 20 minutes to Auto-Ramp, and I'd raise the minimum pressure to 9.6 for starters.
Hooray! Agreement... at least on min pressure.
Awesome!

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Iancdub88 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:28 am

How big of a deal are minor leaks? I'll lie down on my stomach and hear a slight leak coming out of the side of the mask but it doesn't seem to flag anything. I forgot to put my sd card in last night so I can't see the data but the "myair" app says it had a good seal all night.

I'm still not feeling super rested but I'm guessing I'm still catching up on what was basically 4 nights of zero sleep.

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by vandownbytheriver » Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:34 am

Iancdub88 wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:28 am
How big of a deal are minor leaks? I'll lie down on my stomach and hear a slight leak coming out of the side of the mask but it doesn't seem to flag anything. I forgot to put my sd card in last night so I can't see the data but the "myair" app says it had a good seal all night.

I'm still not feeling super rested but I'm guessing I'm still catching up on what was basically 4 nights of zero sleep.
Make sure when in that position you don't block your mask exhaust... CPAP requires a calibrated 'leak' so that your CO2 can leave. Your machine knows about leaks, anything below 25lpm is considered 'not big', but best to keep them below 7lpm if you can. As long as the leaks are small and don't wake you no problem.

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Iancdub88 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 1:39 pm

I am still feeling foggy during the day. Is that normal at this point?

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by ozij » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:32 pm

Iancdub88 wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 1:39 pm
I am still feeling foggy during the day. Is that normal at this point?
What point is that?

Getting used to sleeping with CPAP takes time for some, even when the pressure is set correctly.

If it's not...

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Iancdub88 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:45 pm

ozij wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:32 pm

Getting used to sleeping with CPAP takes time for some, even when the pressure is set correctly.

If it's not...
I've only been using the cpap since two Thursdays ago but I really couldn't fall asleep with it on until this previous Wednesday.

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by ozij » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:49 pm

Not the time to worry about you fogginess.
Treat it as info.
And remember to put your SD card in the machine! :wink:

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Iancdub88 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:51 pm

ozij wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:49 pm
And remember to put your SD card in the machine! :wink:
Already did! :D

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Iancdub88 » Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:28 am

Last night's chart.

https://sleephq.com/public/03cbf7da-c41 ... 143af2b7ce

Also, is it normal to not feel like you slept? What I mean is, I'm pretty sure I slept 4 hours straight but it didn't feel like it because I wasn't jostled awake like I was with sleep apnea.

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Miss Emerita » Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:27 am

Is your question whether it's normal to sleep so soundly that you're not aware of the passage of time? If that's the question, the answer is yes! That's what good, sound sleep is like.
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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Iancdub88 » Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:17 pm

Miss Emerita wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:27 am
Is your question whether it's normal to sleep so soundly that you're not aware of the passage of time? If that's the question, the answer is yes! That's what good, sound sleep is like.
Yes, that's a good way to word it. That's crazy how foreign that concept is to me.

Also, I'm still really tired during the day. Should that subside soon?

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Iancdub88 » Sun Jul 07, 2024 5:27 pm

This might sound insane but did anyone else go through a seeming period of grief when you started cpap? My numbers look better, I think I'm sleeping(at least better than a week ago) but I'm still over tired during the day and I get these waves that feel like grief. Like maybe I'm subconsciously grieving that this will change my life? I don't know, like I said, it might sound a little insane.

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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Miss Emerita » Sun Jul 07, 2024 6:20 pm

Iancdub88 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2024 5:27 pm
This might sound insane but did anyone else go through a seeming period of grief when you started cpap? My numbers look better, I think I'm sleeping(at least better than a week ago) but I'm still over tired during the day and I get these waves that feel like grief. Like maybe I'm subconsciously grieving that this will change my life? I don't know, like I said, it might sound a little insane.
I was teary off and on at first, now that you mention it. I wonder how common that is. I bet we’re not the only ones.

It’s hard to say when you’ll start feeling more rested, but your nice chunk of sound sleep is certainly encouraging.
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Re: Last Night Was First Night

Post by Iancdub88 » Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:31 pm

Miss Emerita wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2024 6:20 pm

I was teary off and on at first, now that you mention it. I wonder how common that is. I bet we’re not the only ones.
It all feels a little overwhelming.

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