sjames37 wrote:I was diagnosed with OSA in November 2010, I am 37, very thin, and have no major health issues, and am relativley healthy. I was told I have moderate OSA, I get about 17-19 an hour from the report. Got my CPAP machine, a Philips Resperonics with THE HEATED HUMIDAFIRE, and I use a nose pillow. I am not sure what my preassure is or how to tell. My AHI average on the machine info is at 3.5. I tried for acouple of weeks but hated the effect or suffocating feeling it gave me. When I dont sleep with the CPAP, I wake up one or more times with a rapid heart rate, and a really dry mouth. If I sit up my HR goes faster. This will last for about 5-10 min at the most, and then I calm down. What is puzzling I dont ever hear of anyone describing this symptom. Is it just me or is this a symptom of OSA. When I do use the machine I dont wake up like that but I do still wake up a few times in the night form the mask being on my face. Just wondering in case I may want a second opinion or another direction. Things I do notice that make me sleep better are: Not eating large meals or chocolate 4 hours before bedtime, taking my prilosec at bedtime(I have GERD), using my nasal spray my sleep doctor prescribed me, going to sleep earlier. Thaks for any help.
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