I’m new, 10 days in, to sleep apnea therapy, specifically ASV, and this is the same kind of thing I’ve been dealing with. Because I’m
new to this I thought it was just something I was supposed to get used to. I think it starts when the machine ramps up to full pressure, probably when I stop breathing and need it the most, but I am overwhelmed by the pressure, it wakes me out of sound sleep, I can’t take a breath in because of the pressure, it forces air into my mouth and out the sides of the mask because all that air has to go somewhere! Have a call in to the doctor.
Hello! I started sleep treatment for the first time about 10 days ago on a
ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV. I have no
problem wearing it while awake or falling asleep with it on, but once it ramps up to higher pressure I can’t handle it. This usually happens 1-3 hours after falling asleep; it feels like it is blasting at me so hard that air pushes into my mouth and out the sides of the mask. I can’t figure out how to breathe in with all that air coming at me. I don’t know what ‘it,’ the machine, wants me to do! I’m calling my doctor for advice but they are often sow to respond and I am so anxious to get this to work. TIA