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What Does Events Per Hour On A Cpap Mean
How should a 32 yr old feel after a "good" night's sleep? Getting up at 5am after 8-9 hrs sleep mean I have to feel sluggish? Cpap for apnea/fibro
Cpap: Check with your doc. For possible adjustment to your CPAP pressure gauge. ...Read more
Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep ...Read more
Apnea test, never put on CPAP, but as usually couldn't fall sleep even though always tired &eyes closed. Think slept 3-4hrs. Does Mean I MAY have apnea?
Sleep apnea...: Your symptoms suggest that you may have sleep apnea. The only way to know for sure is to get a sleep study done. During a sleep study, you are monitored carefully while you sleep. If you have sleep apnea, either obstructive or central, it will be diagnosed during this single night test. There are many different treatments so see your doc and get the test done so you can get treated if needed! ...Read more
Doctors, please answer me! If the oximeter says my oxygen is 97, does this mean my brain is getting enough oxygen? Even if im on my cpap 5 cm? I'm 19.
Level is fine: Any reading above 94% reflects adequate oxygenation and should bring no worries. Below 94% might indicate some lung or other issue that deserves looking into. ...Read more
What is the minimum nightly time in terms of hours of CPAP usage to achieve a therapeutic benefit?
Depends on how bad: Depends on how bad the sleep apnea is. If the apnea is mild you might have to wear the device all night to see a difference while someone with severe sleep apnea might see some difference with only an hour of real sleep since this would be more than they get in a whole night without cpap. It's best to use all night to avoid desaturations that lead to heart and brain issues of course. ...Read more
I always wake up dehydrated, but now that I have a CPAP, I wake up dehydrated within 3-4 hours of going to bed. What gives?
Several reasons: There are several reasons this could happen, but with a new start to cpap, would make sure a patient has a humidifier attached to their cpap and also adjust the humidifier settings to assist with this. Other reasons could include diabetes and insufficient fluid intake. A sleep physician or a medical equipment company could help. ...Read more
CPAP required or recommended with AHI of 5 + 19 "other events" per hour? Getting treatment for TMJ & allergies.
Treating OSA: I just want to add how important proper treatment is for sleep apnea. Besides interfering with deep restorative sleep, apnea puts increased stress on the vascular system. This can cause/worsen hypertension and increase the risk of vascular events like stroke and heart attack. Please work with your health care provider to treat your apnea. Some people find BiPAP easier to tolerate than CPAP. ...Read more
Day 3 cpap. Sleep study ahi 59. With resmed auto ahi 4.5 --22 clear airway events. Wore mask 7.2 hours. Implications? How long before I am not tired?
Are there effective alternatives to cpap? I have sleep apnea. My level of energy is very low, I fall asleep any time I am sitting still for more than an hour, when I am driving distances, and when at the movie theater, I cannot make through a movie withou
What are the dangers in using a dental device to treat sleep apnea when a cpap is needed I was not allowed to sleep on my side during my sleep study. The results indicate only 3 hours of sleep all night and 0% rem. I feel the results may have been diffe
Did you have a sleep study with cpap? If so what are the results? What CPAP setting was effective in eliminating your symptoms. Without seeing your sleep study and evaluating your airway it is difficult to determine if a dental appliance will adequately treat the osa. Dental appliances are use to treat obstructions at the level of the tongue. If you have a large apnea-hypopnea index (ahi) and CPAP is indicated then you may not get relief from the dental appliance because the appliance may not correct the problem at the site of your obstruction or the obstruct may be at a level that the appliance cannot affect.
You need to discuss these issues with your sleep specialist, and have an evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who treats sleep apnea. ...Read more
Would low O2 saturation levels at night below 90 for 2 to 3 hours with Cpap result from breast cancer radiation? Normal lung function, chest X-ray
Probably not: Radiation damage to the lung can be detected functionally on pulmonary function tests. If your pulmonary function tests are completely normal, it would be unlikely that radiation lung damage was the cause of the fall in 02 saturation. ...Read more
Air pressure: Continuous or Bi Level positive airway pressure pushes air with or without supplemental oxygen as needed past the obstruction in the back of the throat (palate, pharyngeal walls, tonsils if present, base of tongue) into the lungs. This will prevent the pharyngeal collapse, providing more restful sleep and decreased risk of motor vehicle accident, stroke, and heart attack. ...Read more
See if you can get on Medicaid.
Buy a used-reconditioned one. I have one myself I bought as a back up. Will cost at least 1/2 as much.
Advertise for the type you need on Freecycle or in paper.
See what you can find online.
Ask Dr. To have a social service consult to help pay. ...Read more
Yes: The short answer is yes. If you were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (osa), than you are at risk for the complications that can come with that disease and wearing the c-pap mask and using the machine is important to your well being. Weight loss may help and keeping routine appts to follow your care is important in the monitoring process of osa. Best wishes. ...Read more
FATIGUE WITH OSA: PROVIGIL AND NUVIGIL help with fatigue and brain fog. Also get labs checked especially TFTS. Adderal/Ritalin/Starttera may also be of use. Start a gluten free diet focus on weight loss. Wholeapproach. Com gut loss. Com. If CPAP/BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP vs Hyoid suspension. ...Read more
As often as needed: The specs of each manufacturer vary; but there is no such a thing as too often if the alternative is to not use it. ...Read more
CPAP: CPAP = continuous positive airway pressure. This is typically a device that sits at bedside attached to a hose that attaches to some sort of interface (i.e. Mask) to deliver pressre to the airway either through nose or nose and mouth. The main use is for obstructive sleep apnea but it has been used for other conditions such as respiratory failure or congestive heart failure. ...Read more
Yes but not best: I would recommend distilled only. The machine will last much longer, and it will be healthier for you as well. ...Read more
CPAP alternatives: The CPAP machine and the many variations of CPAP are the "gold standard" of care for sleep apnea. But many people can't tolerate the machines for a variety of reasons including comfort, claustrophobia, etc. I get a lot of referrals from sleep specialists in the quad cities to make these patients oral mouthpieces, designed to bring the mandible forward and hold it there which opens up the airway. ...Read more
For Sleep Apnea: A diagnostic sleep study is data that is painlessly collected by sensors while you are sleeping. This is typically done at a sleep center, and evaluated by an md who is a sleep specialist. Sometimes this data indicates that you stop breathing at night. This is called sleep apnea and the treatment is a CPAP device that helps you breath. Titration, is just the adjustment of this device for you. ...Read more
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