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sleep apnea and cognative decline in pd

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On 4/11/2018 at 8:59 PM, otolorin said:

Johnny,have you seen a sleep specialist?He might be of help.

I have been on a cpac for 7 years now,Im now looking into alternatives.I always think about what did others do long before the CPAC came around.

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Been on CPAP since 2014 myself.  Did you change your pressure setting on your own or as a result of a new sleep study?  What is myoclonus? Leg twitches while in bed?

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I just talked to a specialist about this on Friday. She told me I should have my sleep study redone, since my incidences of sleep interruption are pretty low - 1- 5 per hour.  (I know someone who has 15 to 20 per hour). She said I should be tested for Rem sleep behavior disorder - which is a different test from the sleep apnea test. 

My cpap usuage has cut down on the snoring and jerking awake gasping for air. 

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hi

my apnea was about 25 ahi beforethe cpac went down to 5 with it.It went back up to 15 for some unknown cause.Last night i used a large pillow behind me so I couldnt roll over and it went down to 6.Hope it stays that way also no jerks yet today,lol Awhile ago i posted a video of my myoclonuson dr.Okum  ask the doctor

I wish I could find others with this problem,lol

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wow johnny, 25 incidents seems pretty high. When is the last time you had your mask refit. Also, they make a special pillow for cpap users. Maybe your provider can get one for you. I think they cost between 40 and 60 bucks. They are kinda shaped like a T.

-S

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