Forum · Wide awake in the middle of the night

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[-] linnietee +0 points · over 1 year ago

I have used cpap for 11 years now but recently have been suffering from night sweats due to menopause. I lay awake almost every night for at least an hour. I still keep my mask on during this time. Lately, my API has gone up to 7 or 8 events. Could awake breathing be affecting my overall API events?

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[-] DanM +1 point · over 1 year ago Sleep Enthusiast

Hi linnietee. Breathing normally while awake should not contribute to your AHI. Also, as we age and our bodies change, our CPAP pressure requirements can change. Have you considered discussing the need to have your CPAP pressure checked with your physician?

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