A 32-year-old female asked:
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cpap. apneas low at pressure 11. feel like i want it turned up. why would i feel relaxed by machine & want more pressure? daytime fatigue persists.

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Dr. Stephen Lorino
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep medicine MD: Check with your doc that takes care of CPAP for you.
Answered on Aug 17, 2017
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Dr. Stephen Siegel
38 years experience Pulmonology
Recheck pressures: It is possible that the pressure is set too low-daytime fatigue should improve. There are a number of ways to check. Repeat the sleep titration and test the pressure to be sure apneas are gone. Read out the memory from the CPAP machine you use and show to the doctor to see if it is operating properly. Get machine upgraded to an autopap which can adjust pressure within a range to your needs.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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