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Daughter Has Obstructive Sleep Apnea, CPAP Machine Seems To Make It Worse

by Christy K

Hi my daughter is 5 she has been to sleep studies and it showed she has suspected Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome. I have all of the stats on a copy of the report with me but what i dont understand is this:

1.) She does not make the sleeping sound or gasping for air
2.) The stats are hard to understand except the machine makes her worse on the stats

Here are a few things that she does is when she is asleep is talk, move all around and talk in her sleep like she is awake. Not all of these things happen everynight but on most nights 1 or more do.

She is exhausted all day like she never slept she does good in school but when she is home she wants to nap or lay around but then other times she is very active but wears out really easily.

She was on the machine for 2 weeks straight and she has had really bad migraines and bloody noses. Me and her pediatrician feel it is best to stop the CPAP machine

Btw she is on a heated humidifier she is set at a 5cm maybe this may help with the readings


N1:   3.15%   4.84%
N2:   60.32%   77.17%
N3:   33.67%   17.99%
  R:   2.87%   0.0%

N1 latency 0.0 min thru both tests
Oxygen 93% 96% lowest oxygen dropped was 74%

On the first test she had 10 events of hypopneas mixed apneas and obstructive apneas with an apnea/hypopnea index of 1.72 with no mask

On the first test she had 35 events of hypopneas mixed apneas and obstructive apneas with an apnea/hypopnea index of 6.35 with the cpap titration.

Ok so basically i need help and im not sure what to do because its is like she is awake in her sleep i just need advice on how i can help her.

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