Forum · Snoring with CPAP

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[-] AmbitiousGreenFalcon0393 +0 points · 5 months ago

I have been using my cpap machine for over five years. I use it every day and feel I am getting good sleep. My new machine I have been using for the past year provides data on AHI and mask fit and my results are always "ideal". The problem is my wife says I continue to snore especially when sleeping on my back. Is this normal for a CPAP user or should I be contacting my sleep doctor or cpap provider. Thanks Ken

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · 5 months ago Sleep Commentator

Before therapy, I snored. With therapy I do not snore. I can only look to my own situation and say that you might want to talk with your doctor but I only have my own subjective and personal experience to draw on.

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[-] Sleep +0 points · 5 months ago

Hi Ken, you may want to contact your doctor. Snoring is usually a sign of obstruction but people can snore and it won't affect their sleep apnea. Does the feedback you receive from the machine give you numbers for AHI? Usually an AHI under 5 is the gold standard.

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[-] EasygoingBlueGreenEagle7585 +0 points · 5 months ago

I've only been using a device since last November (2016) but will share my observation: I was given a ResMed mask at first which was hard on my twice broken nose but my wife said I did not snore at all. They switched me to an Amara View Full Face Mask by Philips Respironics which was much easier on my nose since it doesn't impact the bridge of your nose; however, in about a weeks time I was snoring again and my AHI numbers climbed. I switched back to the mask and my wife says no more snoring and my numbers are coming back down again. I believe there is a correlation between snoring and apneas. I'd ask your Dr why the change if all that is different is the machine?

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