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CPAP Functioning Problem
By March 31, 2012 at 9:24 am 1,090 12 1
Hi Friends_I hope you might be able to provide some insight to my problem. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea/insomnia a year and a half ago and have been using a CPAP. For the first seven months the machine worked well, mechanically, but then started overheating. It was replaced last November. From December though February I started experiencing a problem. About once a week, four hours into sleeping, I wake up due to the fact that I can hear myself inhaling (not exhaling) and right near the end of the inhalation, my nostrils puff slightly from an extra little push of air. I turn the machine off, wait a few minutes, turn it back on and everything’s fine. Unfortunately, getting back to sleep is difficult and now it’s happening every night. I brought the machine back, it was checked thoroughly with no problem evident. I then brought it to my pulmonologist and his tech could find nothing wrong. Last night, for the first time in a month, it didn’t happen and I got seven straight hours and feel great today. Again, unfortunately, I’m sure the problem will arise again, if not tonight, then in the near future. I’ve changed the parts/equipment when due religiously. Can anyone provide any help?