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CPAP Intolerance

Sleep Health | Last Active: Jul 13, 2022 | Replies (51)

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@betzjo

I'm not familiar with Complex sleep apnea but I saw in the information that one of the alternative treatments is a bi-level pap (bi-pap). I just recently started using one after having a c-pap for 3 years and it has been a game changer for me. The pressures can be set for both the inhales and exhales. It took me almost 3 years to understand and be able to articulate what was happening. I would wake up feeling like I was being suffocated with a lot of pressure and tightness in my chest. (Heart issues were eliminated) Within just a few minutes of use I could tell the difference and knew that we had found the answer. When I was able to explain that I couldn't push out a breath, was when the pulmonologist suggested I try the bi-pap. I have energy again and sleep comfortably all night. I hope you find an answer soon.

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Thank you for your reply. I have heard of Bi-Pap and my sleep apnea Dr did talk about it if sleeping on my side doesn't work. I does work and I have fewer events of apnea a night but still am tired all the time and have a head ache every morning. I do see him in July and will discuss it then.