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sleep onset apneas

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candigrl63 +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

hello. i am new to all this. I have obstructive sleep apnea and use a resmed 10 bipap. i have had the machine for almost 4 months. i have yet to fall asleep with the machine. i got compliant by wearing the machine 4 hours a day while reading or watching tv. i am use to the mask and pressure . it does not bother me. my problem is at night. right when i am about to fall asleep , i stop breathing. i dont inhale. its like my brain does tell me to breathe in. again, i am not asleep yet , but about to fall asleep. if i am not breathing long enough it registers as a central apnea. i read it is called sleep onset centrals, however i cant get my sleep doc to help. he knows i need this to live. i am in left side heart failure with pulmonary hypertension. yet he says he will see me in a year. no advice. just says keep trying. i try every single not. after 2 hours of stopping breathing multiple times while transitioning to sleep, i give up . i saw another sleep doc and he said take a sleeping pill. i told him if the machine is not helping with apneas now, how will depressing my respiratory drive with a sleeping pill enable the machine to help me breathe better??? makes no sense. can someone please help me? is there a sleep tech on this forum???thank you

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sleeptech +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Do you know if your machine has the ramp turned on? It may help you.

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candigrl63 +0 points · about 2 years ago Original Poster

hello. i never saw this reply. i just recently wrote in the forum again and addressed it to you. i am still having the same problem with sleep onset apneas and still have yet to fall asleep with my bipap wether the ramp is on or not. is bipap the best machine for sleep onset apneas? my setting is 8/4. my ahi is 15.9. i have obstrictive sleep apnea. thanx

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