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tanllwyth01

tanllwyth01
Joined Oct 2019
tanllwyth01
Joined Oct 2019

Good timezone,

This month I started sleep therapy with a Resmed AirSense 10 AutoSet, AirFit F20 mask, and AirFit™ P10 nasal pillows. The first couple of nights I kept the humidity and heating on automatic. I have been trying to narrow down the best temperature and humidity setting. That is not why I am reaching out, since I have been using the machine and when I took the home test, it seems I am not getting beyond either NREM 1 or 2. Since Thursday I have tried GABA and melatonin to see they will help. There feels to be a little bit of full sleep, then I am back to being aware of everything going on. None of the factors like tightness or air pressure seem to be at play like the quote below and I will find out more when I see my sleep doctor for a followup in a week.

I’m having difficulties falling asleep with my CPAP machine.

If you’re having difficulties falling asleep with your CPAP machine, it’s critical to know why. Are the straps too tight? Do the mask and hose keep you from your favorite sleeping position? Is the noise too loud? All of these things could be keeping you from sleeping.

If the straps are too tight, you could try loosening them and see if you still have a good seal. It may be more comfortable that way. If the mask and hose are keeping you from your favorite sleeping position, consider getting a CPAP pillow, which is specifically designed to make your preferred sleeping position compatible with CPAP.

Since most of the noise that’s involved with a CPAP machine comes from the mask, investing in a mask that has a low decibel output may make it easier to fall asleep.

The crux of the issue is I am wondering if the lack of NREM 3 and REM sleep is normal for starting the sleep therapy or am I one of those statistical outliers whose brain deciced that now that it has proper flow it is time to be active.