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bipap machine

Hi,
i have severe copd, and my doctor put me on a bipap machine at night.
how important is it to wear it everynight it seems like i have a harder time breathing,
when i dont use it. would it make that much difference?
thanks
stella
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You really should wear it every night, for both physiologic reasons, including high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, and to ease your breathing.  It can make a significant difference in the quality of your sleep and that, in turn, can be a major determinant of how you feel the next day.  There are no adverse effects from using it faithfully every night.
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Stella:

Yes, I totally agree with above 's answer, as my husband is in the same boat as you, and even if he takes a np, he has to use the bipap. So, I believe it will sith much less work on the lung/heart by using it, versus the opposite.

My parayers are with you and your family, as I do know how difficult this can be for you.
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