sore chest

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AgreeableCrimsonMantis8785 +0 points · 10 months ago

have mild occasional soreness on the left-hand side of my chest, chest x-ray negative

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Douglas +0 points · 9 months ago

Experiencing same pain. PCP says not big deal - after tests. Sleep dr. is still looking into it but doesn't know either the cause or a cure. Lots of luck and please keep me up tp date as I will you. Regards

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wiredgeorge +0 points · 9 months ago Sleep Enthusiast

The pressure of the machine often causes folks to inhale/exhale harder I guess and there have been reports of sore chest until a patient gets used to this a bit. Some machines, like my Bipap have the exhale pressure lower to allow easier breath. In my case, I doubt it makes a lot of difference but it might for some.

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BrainsNeedSleep +0 points · 9 months ago Sleep Commentator

Are you using positional therapy to help with apneas? Often having to start side-sleeping can make some people sore if they are used to sleeping on their backs or stomachs. Also, those who have reflux/GERD issues are sometimes told to sleep on their left sides (the right side makes it easier for stomach contents to be released upwards) and so if this is you -- you might have to give your body a little time to adjust.

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