Patients Sleep apnea
Posted on 8/31/20 10:56 AM
My husband uses a Cpap and does very well with it. One complication before he was diagnosed with sleep apnea, was he fell asleep behind the wheel and hit a tree. He lived, thank goodness. He was within a couple miles from home. He sustained injuries that still affect him today. This happened a few years ago. He asked to be tested for sleep apnea. He is mid 70's. That is how serious this sleep apnea can be.
Posted on 9/6/20 1:54 AM
I have a problem with dry mouth. It's so bad that I wake up 4 or 5 times a night.
Posted on 9/6/20 5:18 PM
@Ginny65 are you using humidifier with your cpap
Posted on 9/7/20 3:46 PM
I had been but it didn't make a difference. I am on bipap and have the moisture as high as it will go.@rainbowgerl
Posted on 9/7/20 3:48 PM
@Ginny65 oh the pressure might be too high. I am on a bipap also.
I would talk to your doctor.
It also might be a medication if you take meds
Posted on 9/9/20 4:39 AM
Is there a way to set my Cpap to automatically come on when i put my mask on? Years ago when I first was diagnosed, I had the older type cpap and it would come on when it sensed my breathing into the mask. This newer one doesn't do that. I have to turn it on myself, to work.
Posted on 9/9/20 5:51 PM
Anyone else experiencing burping during the time of using your cpap? I wonder how this can be avoided, if at all?
Posted on 9/9/20 5:53 PM
@SleepingBeauty Anyone else experiencing burping
Posted on 9/10/20 12:23 AM
@hulseymx I also had problems with my mask being so tight that it left marks on my face that didn't go away till lunch. I found on amazon that I could buy pads that covered the straps. These pads made the mask more comfortable and eliminated the marks on my cheeks.
Posted on 9/10/20 1:28 AM
Dry mouth, I get up several times a night just to get a drink of water