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alan bruce (@alanbruce)

How to reduce my events while using my Cpap

Sleep Health | Last Active: May 16 4:51am | Replies (63)

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@rfries

I have had my cpap for 2 months and I have great usage hours each night and I no longer feel sleepy during the day BUT I am frustrated by the erratic results wrt events. The number of events do not correlate with the mask seal. I've had leakage of 40 litres per minute coincident with 4.0 events. I've had 10 events per hour with a good mask seal. What else affects event numbers besides mask seal, sleeping on back and being overly tired? Do alergies come into play?
Am I correct in wanting each night or at least most nights to have fewer than 6 events per hour?
Any help you may provide will be most appreciated. I really want this treatment to result in more REM sleep and I don't understand how that will happen as long as the events are above 5 per hour.

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@rfries Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You'll notice that I moved your message to this existing discussion about CPAP and events. It sounds like you are understandably frustrated by your erratic results. I'd like to bring a few members into this discussion who have experience with CPAPs like @thankful @johnbishop & @alanbruce

I'm wondering if your provider or the CPAP supplier would be able to help you answers those questions?