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Waking up with trapped wind

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littlerayofsunshine +1 point · over 5 years ago Original Poster

Hello all, I was diagnosed with OSA in July this year I'm now on a Cpap machine which is helping with my fatigue after all these years but I have a problem with trapped wind which is very painful. I wake with so much wind from both ends! I generally wake around 4am with my mask blasting at around 17 which as you Cpap users can understand, very uncomfortable I'm drinking peppermint tea to try & disperse it. Is anybody suffering the same problems, if so can you advise me what I can do

Thank you

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Sierra +0 points · over 5 years ago Sleep Patron

It sounds like you may be swallowing air. It is a potential issue with CPAP treatment and is called aerophagia. See this link for more information about what may cause it and the possible resolutions.

Aerophagia Causes and Resolution

If you would like some help with this, it would be helpful to provide some more information about your treatment. What make and model of a machine are you using? What are the pressures set at? What AHI were you diagnosed with, and what is it now with CPAP treatment? What type of mask are you using? Sorry for all the questions but without more info it is hard to help.

Some of us use a free software program called SleepyHead to look at results. That could be very helpful to you if you are able to use it. It requires a PC or Mac and a SD card reader. Ask if you want more information on it.

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