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Daytime Tiredness on CPAP
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I have been on CPAP therapy for 3 years, recently I am feeling very tired in the daytime.  This morning my machine showed 8 hours 28 minutes and no leaks.  Use a ResMed automatic machine and a full…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Feb 17, 2020.

What is a good oxygen Oximeter
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I have been on CPAP therapy for nearly 2 years and still feel very tired, I have been to hospital a couple of times in that period and the first thing they do is put me on oxygen.  So I have decided…Continue

Tags: Oximeter, level, Oxygen

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Jun 6, 2018.

 

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Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion Daytime Tiredness on CPAP
"Hi Bob (delayed reply as the forum wouldn't post last time I tried).  Your average pressure is certainly very low.  I'm assuming it's auto pressures (APAP)?  Your AHI is good too.  It would be better to upload a…"
Feb 17, 2020
Bob Young replied to Mags's discussion Daytime Tiredness on CPAP
"Hi Kath, I think, looking at the graphs that I have a very low flow rate and then an OA event and then the machine sends out one or more pulses. This is almost invariably when I wake. So it could be the OA event waking me (or waking causing the OA),…"
Feb 10, 2020
Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion Daytime Tiredness on CPAP
"Sorry Bob, but I missed your post.  If you're having broken sleep this will cause daytime tiredness.  Roughly every 90 mins we go into REM sleep and I'm wondering if you're being woken up by the pressure rising when apnoeas…"
Feb 9, 2020
Bob Young replied to Mags's discussion Daytime Tiredness on CPAP
"Hi, i too suffer from daytime tiredness, so much so that if I sit at any time of day for more than aboiut 20 minutes I am overcome by waves of sleepiness. I suddenly fall into a deep sleep so quickly that I drop mugs of tea or anything…"
Jan 29, 2020
Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion Daytime Tiredness on CPAP
"Happy New Year Mags and hope things are going better now."
Jan 11, 2020
Mags replied to Mags's discussion Daytime Tiredness on CPAP
"Thanks Kath, will see the GP in the New Year I wondered myself if it was Iron.  I find that the GP doesn't seem to know very much about OSA, and never do any checks on it."
Dec 30, 2019
Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion Daytime Tiredness on CPAP
"Just a thought Mags, but if the tiredness has come on you since you came off the iron/folic tablets, maybe that could be the cause?  Also a lot of people do need large doses of Vitamin D3 and I wonder if that could be affecting things now that…"
Dec 30, 2019
Mags replied to Mags's discussion Daytime Tiredness on CPAP
"Hi Kath thanks for your response, I have been given vitamin D tablets for a year and also a few months ago was on Iron and folic acid tablets.  I had a Overactive Thyroid in my 30s and have no thyroid so I am on Thyrioxine dailly which is…"
Dec 30, 2019
Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion Daytime Tiredness on CPAP
"Are your AHI results on the CPAP 5 or below? If so, check your hose hasn't developed any little holes. Occasional mask leaks shouldn't cause this.  If all is well with your CPAP therapy and you're getting 7-9 hours sleep every…"
Dec 30, 2019
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Daytime Tiredness on CPAP

I have been on CPAP therapy for 3 years, recently I am feeling very tired in the daytime.  This morning my machine showed 8 hours 28 minutes and no leaks.  Use a ResMed automatic machine and a full face mask.  An odd time if I turn in my sleep my mask leaks this happens occasionally.  I am age 70 if that makes any difference. Any advice would be really appreciated.See More
Dec 29, 2019

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Auto-Adjusting CPAP
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Res Med AirSense 10 AutoSet
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Phillips Respironics Amara gel full face mask

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Crabbleite replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thanks Kath. I am going to start adapting to the mask by wearing it in the day at first. Once I get one or two nights on it I reckon I will be OK. other forums have said there is no point in tweaking my pressure because of the high leak rate and I…"
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"In one way John, bearing in mind your AHI was 45 on diagnosis, 9 is very good, although if you're still experiencing the brain fog and tiredness etc., it's a pity the clinic haven't managed to get it lower despite them trying. …"
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Frankam, you're with a very good sleep clinic who remotely check and monitor your therapy so please don't try to adjust any settings.  If the machine needs to go up to a pressure of 10 it's because that pressure is needed to…"
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frankam replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"An  update  here  tonight  is  my  6th  night with  the cpap...The  first  night  was  great  slept  solid,however the last three  days  i just could  not …"
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Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Those adrenaline shots when you stop breathing and your brain wakes you up can certainly send you dashing to the loo.  CPAP worked for me too (diagnosed 2008). Great night's sleep on night one, and only got better."
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Kath Hope replied to ScottishSleepyHead's discussion Newly diagnosed not sure what happens next - Scottish NHS
"Yes it can be a shock to get the results of a sleep study Mark and to find out you're stopping breathing 24 times per hour, because this is happening whilst asleep so most often the sufferer is totally unaware of this.  This forum is…"
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ScottishSleepyHead replied to ScottishSleepyHead's discussion Newly diagnosed not sure what happens next - Scottish NHS
"Hi Kath, thank you for the quick response. Until last February I had never heard of sleep apnea, so it's been a bit of a journey until now even. When the GP first explained sleep apnea as being asleep and your throat closing then you stop…"
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi again Frankam and was glad to be of help and reassurance.  I was speaking with one of your nurses earlier and told her of your great overnight success, and she was really pleased.  The nurses aren't here on the forum but they are…"
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Kath Hope replied to ScottishSleepyHead's discussion Newly diagnosed not sure what happens next - Scottish NHS
"Welcome Mark and good to hear you got diagnosed and will hopefully soon be treated.  An AHI of 24 is classed as moderate sleep apnoea (30 and above is severe).  Good that you don't drink as it makes sleep apnoea worse.  Being…"
Jan 14
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Newly diagnosed not sure what happens next - Scottish NHS

Hi,Firstly my names Mark and I am totally alien to all of this.I had a sleep test done by the Scottish NHS about 14 weeks ago, after waiting since January to get it, given all the Covid problems I thought that was quite quick. The results came back…See More
Jan 14
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frankam replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Well i finally  made  it  here..thanks  for  all  the  help   and advice fromKath  who has  been a great  help.I used  my philips  cpap machine  last  night for …"
Jan 14
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