aelfie (aelfie) wrote,

What a difference a setting makes

I describe my current weight situation as "I gained all my baby weight back and it brought a few more with it to keep it company."

I haven't been sleeping as well as I could be. I thought maybe it was teething baby. But when I'm sleeping 8 hours a night and still feeling like crap and taking 3 hour naps when I can manage it...something's not right. I know weight changes can affect the pressure needed on one's CPAP. I called Kaiser and set up an appt to get a smart CPAP to see if I needed a new pressure.

Last week I got the machine and 3 new masks to try out. (I'd been complaining of pressure leaks). I returned them and got the results this morning.
My machine was set at 11.5, now its set for 15. And after thinking about it, I've been sleeping less the last few days, but I haven't been feeling sleep deprived.

So not only do I have a new setting, I've got a new mask, and I've got to phone the pediatrician, they want to see Ike and the girls in the sleep clinic. The pediatrician needs to make the referral, but the sleep clinic wants to make sure that, even though Ike got his tonsils removed in December, they want to make sure he's still suffering sleep apnea. Why the girls? Well Gwen needs to have her tonsils out because I KNOW she stops breathing, but if they can fit her with a CPAP and can avoid surgery...I'm all for it. I don't want to have to go through what I did with Ike again.
Tags: cpap

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