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Problem when I sleep on my back.

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palashmohane +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

At pressure 15 my AHI was 1 and I am a side sleeper, but some days at pressure 15 when I sleep on my back I feel suffocated is it normal what should I do?

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SleepyMommy703 +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Commentator

I don't know about feeling suffocated, but I think it's normal to require higher pressures when sleeping on your back. So if you have an autoset machine it might be just going up to a pressure level that is making you uncomfortable. I have found it very hard to tolerate on my back myself for that reason and pretty much stick to sleeping on my side.

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Sierra +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Patron

The other issue if it is an APAP or auto machine is the minimum pressure. If the minimum pressure is set too low, and the machine backs off the pressure to minimum in the night you can wake up feeling short of air. It would be very helpful if you could tell us what brand and model of machine you have.

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palashmohane +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

It is a airbase machine, my doctor gave me this on rent he says it's automatic but the problem with the machine is that if I wore the and kept the pressure min 4 and max 20 and if I only sit watching tv the pressure reaches 20 within 10 -15 minutes, does auto machine behave like this.

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