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CommunicativeCoffeeFlamingo8247 +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Hello, I wonder if anyone can help me. I have developed a routine where I can tolerate a mask for half of the night and then I take it off ( this is my 4th mask) and use my oxygen tank for the rest of the night. Is this helping at all? it seems the most I can do right now. Thank you for reading this post. Linda

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wiredgeorge +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Doubt O2 helps if you have sleep apnea. Best chat with your doc as I am pretty sure this isn't what was prescribed.

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sleeptech +1 point · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

It would be very wise to talk to your doctor about this. Oxygen can be dangerous in some cases.

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SleepyMommy703 +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Commentator

I'm not sure about the oxygen, but logic says if you are having apneas that it's not getting through to be of any use. But as far as using your CPAP only part of the night I have read that people with sleep apnea can have health improvements from as little as 4 hours a night. All night would generally be best, but it seems like some is at least better than none as well.

I also agree I'd check about the oxygen with a doctor.

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wiredgeorge +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

This seems logical but does the time on O2 only have enough pressure to keep the airway open? If not, seems to me that if there were apnea events during the O2-only time, blood oxygen levels might tank... This is a thing for a doc as you mentioned as I just can't say for sure.

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