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Norm wrote:I adjusted my CPAP pressure down today, 4/10ths of one cm/h20. We'll see if that makes any noticeable change in things. This will be the lowest setting I've used in 7 years. Can't wait for the day I get to do away with it altogether!
I usually just end up wet. I got pretty soaked yesterday. But I also didn't walk at all on Sunday because of the weather. I know that with winter fast approaching I'll not be able to walk every day. I've already adjusted my routine to eliminate walking in the evening after dinner. I know I won't be able or want to walk every day during the winter, but I'm determined to walk as much as I can.Gramma Jackie wrote:I have a question for you though. What do you do on days when the weather is bad and you can't get out and walk?
I have wondered the same thing. I have also wondered if I have a lot of toxins stored in my fat that is being released into my body as I lose weight. I have read conflicting information along those lines and don't know if that is a possibility. I am curious to find out.janluvs2heel wrote:" Since you have not just gone cold turkey & now are I dont know, 99%?, maybe you are having some de-toxing going on.
I slept 6.5 hours (over an hour and a half less than my average over the past week) and I woke up with extreme bloating. My CPAP report my AHI (apnea/hypopnea index) and AI (apnea index) to be the same as it's been lately, so I don't think the adjustment is to blame for my poor nights sleep. I think the position I lay in has as much to do with air getting into my stomach causing bloating as anything. That said, I have fewer of these nights the lower my pressure goes. We'll learn more over the next week.Dissolution wrote:How did you lower adjustment work for you?
9 to 12 is a 33% increase in pressure! That is a HUGE change in setting, one I want to caution you about. When I make adjustments in my pressure they are small. Further, every morning I check my machine for that night's AHI and AI reading and compare it to the week, month, 6 month, and year average. It is true that the best indicator is how you feel about the sleep you're getting, but that's not the only indicator. There are risks involved with having your setting higher than needed. Fortunately for you, the lower your settings the lower the risks and from where I'm at, 9 and 12 are still fairly low settings. My setting is currently 15.6, down slowly and incrementally from my prescribed 21.Dissolution wrote:My prescribed pressure was 9 cm whatevers.... <snip> ..... I adjusted mine up to 12 cm and it seems to be working better.
fulenn wrote:Just read through your entire journal. Wow! You are making some amazing progress. Hope your foot improves soon.
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