Stop CPAP Side Effects and Issues: Use Bilevel


“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.” 
- Mrhelpful

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