“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”
-Marilyn vos Savant (American Author and Playwright – 1946 - )
Many CPAP Side Effects and Issues were caused by using the sleep apnea machine which I had to deal with. To stop all these side effects and issues, I used a ResMed S9 VPAP Bilevel auto adjusting pressure machine. By changing to a Bilevel or BiPAP machine from CPAP, I was able to achieve success by having a great night's sleep every night and to wake up feeling refreshed and energized each day!
Below are the many side effects and issues that I have overcome and stopped from occurring again. Beside each side effect and issue is a link to the blog page and/ or blog post that provides further details of what I actually did to stop these side effects and issues.
Aerophagia - The Secrets to Success & Guide to Success
Air coming through the eye tear ducts and out the eyes (after eye dacryocystorhinostomy DCR operations) - Air through Eye Tear Duct & Air out Eyes
Bloating from eating and drinking late at night - Why use Different Settings on Machine?
Breathing out of sync with machine - Guide to Success using Machine
Central sleep apnea due to pressure support - Overcome Central Sleep Apnea
Chest pain - Guide to Success using Machine
Chin straps - I use "Ruby Red" as not hot on the face
Dry mouth - Why NOT to use a Humidifier? & Stop Mask Leaks
Dry red sore eyes - Air through Eye Tear Duct & Air coming out Eyes
Dry sore throat - Why NOT to use a Humidifier? & Stop Mask Leaks
Ear blocking - Guide to Success using Machine
Equipment sitting on face - Be patient & Guide to Success
Excessive farting/ passing wind - Guide to Success using Machine
Headaches - Guide to Success using Machine
Heart palpitations - Guide to Success using Machine
Hose caught around head - Hang hose on picture hook when home & away
Humidity settings - Why NOT to use a Humidifier?
Hyperventilating or over breathing - Why use Different Settings on Machine?
Insomnia - Stop Insomnia
Machine settings and changing machines - CPAP & Bilevel - The Secrets to Success & CPAP Vs Bilevel/BiPAP
Machine noise on exhalation - Breathe slow & gentle. Guide to Success
Machine "radio on" sound - Move from line of power adapter & power point
Marks left on face from straps & mask - Use strap covers or strap pads
Mask leaks - Stop Mask Leaks & Stop Mask Problems
Mask changes and finding "Perfect" mask - Stop Mask Problems
Mouth breathing - Wear chin strap or tape mouth & Guide to Success
Nasal congestion - Stop Nasal Congestion and Nose Bleeding
Nose bleeding - Stop Nasal Congestion and Nose Bleeding
Nose red and sore and blocked nose pores - Why NOT to use a Humidifier?
Not getting enough air, feeling of suffocation - Guide to Success
Rainout - Why NOT to use a Humidifier?
Ramp issues - The Secrets to Success & Guide to Success
Reflux and indigestion - Guide to Success & Different Settings
Skin rashes from mask - Stop Mask Problems
Teeth grinding/ Bruxism - Guide to Success using Machine
Tiredness and lack of energy when AHI <1.0 - Guide to Success
Urinating. Going to toilet during night - Guide to Success
Vertigo - Guide to Success using Machine
Waking up during night & not going back to sleep - Stop Insomnia
Waking up constantly during night - Guide to Success & Stop Insomnia
Weight gain - Stop CPAP Weight Gain & Use Ideal Body Weight
Also had to overcome bad back and neck issues and hemochromatosis issues.
Should you be having issues with your sleep apnea therapy; CHANGE what you are doing so that you can wake up feeling refreshed and energized each day.
“Have courage. Be adventurous and Go for it! Overcome your fear.”