Stomach and bowel full of air

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WittySpringbudDotterel1397 +0 points · 12 months ago

Does any one else wake up with air in their stomach and bowel and if so how to prevent it from happening

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SleepyMommy703 +0 points · 12 months ago

Are you new to using a CPAP? I found I struggled with this at the start but it got better after the first few weeks. It's caused by swallowing air. Once I adjusted to the machine it seemed to mostly go away but occasionally it still happens to me. Like last night when I was stuffy with some post nasal drip it was bad again. Perhaps in part because I'm swallowing more with the post nasal drip but also I suspect from the pressure increasing because my nose was stuffy. They say a chin strap can help which I use. I also find it's worse when I sleep on my back so I try to avoid that. I also find it helps to take a GasX in the morning when it happens.

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Felicity63 +0 points · 12 months ago

Last night was my first night...and I'm still burping even though I have been up for 3 hours now. I have done a lot of reading, and it apparently does go away after a while. I do wish there were some way to simply stop it from happening!

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wiredgeorge +0 points · 12 months ago Sleep Enthusiast

Can't help with this issue as it only happened to once in the years I have been using PAP therapy. Nothing out of the ordinary but I recall I awoke in the middle of the night and the word burping doesn't describe what my reaction was. More like volcanic but it was pretty much all at once and a one time deal. It would have been funny if I had a witness videoing the episode but I was alone in my RV when it happened. Honestly it was kind of scary and I have never read of anyone figuring out why or how to stop this issue. Good luck and I hope this issue mitigates over time.

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