Diagnosed 8 weeks ago and started usin CPAP.

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DynamicYellowMagpie8958 +0 points · 10 months ago

When I started using my machine I was having 20 apps per hour, now 8 weeks on it is up and down mainly under 5 but sometimes 10 14 8 etc. Is this normal? My thinking was I would get under 5 and stay there. Thanks in advance for any responses.

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BrightLilacDove4332 +0 points · 10 months ago

I would think something needs to be adjusted with your CPAP machine or mask. My apps were never that high to begin with, and with my machine adjusted correctly and mask fitting properly, my most frequent interruption rate is .5 times an hour. 2nd most frequent is .2. When my interruptions started to climb, I asked my CPAP supply person about it and when they checked my scores, they could see I needed more air pressure. The sleep clinic folks adjusted my range to a higher level and everything has been better since then. I am using an AirSense10 that gives me a score each night that I log in order to watch for patterns or something being amiss, like too much mask leakage requiring a simple adjustment of the straps, or perhaps a new nose piece. I have been a CPAP user since March of 2005 and it has proven to be literally a life saver. I think I have missed 6 nights in those 12+ years. My quality of life is everything I could hope it to be, thanks to getting good sleep. I wish the same for you. Check with your sleep clinic or machine provider for advice. The provider people really know their stuff and can do a good job adjusting things or giving advice.

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sleeptech +0 points · 10 months ago Sleep Commentator

Sounds like this is something that you should have looked into. It may be a positional thing. You could try finding a way to stay off your back and see if that keeps it low, and if so then you could be fairly confident it's positional.

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