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1 year and still tired!
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(08-18-2017, 09:02 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: I don't think it should come as any surprise that obstructive events (FL, OA, H) increased with a lower minimum pressure.  In your case the Philips Auto is unresponsive to the events and essentially maintains the minimum pressure all night.  If this is more comfortable for you, the results are acceptable.  I really don't see how there would be much difference running your machine in CPAP mode rather than Auto because the pressure does not apparently respond to your events or breathing.

"Sleeprider" When you say CPAP mode are you talking about going back to a set range say min.=- max. =12?
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Here is last nights chart. at min.11 max 14. What do you think of it?
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Me thinks your leak rate is bad. You'd be better off leaving the pressures alone and start working on the leaks.
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(08-18-2017, 12:42 PM)Scott C. Wrote:
(08-18-2017, 09:02 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: I don't think it should come as any surprise that obstructive events (FL, OA, H) increased with a lower minimum pressure.  In your case the Philips Auto is unresponsive to the events and essentially maintains the minimum pressure all night.  If this is more comfortable for you, the results are acceptable.  I really don't see how there would be much difference running your machine in CPAP mode rather than Auto because the pressure does not apparently respond to your events or breathing.

"Sleeprider" When you say CPAP mode are you talking about going back to a set range say min.=- max. =12?

Yes.  your machine simply loiters at minimum pressure which either resolves events or not.  If obstructive events are a problem, then the machine either needs to be set at a higher minimum pressure, or just set to CPAP  at the effective pressure.  I notice in your most recent graph, the pressure actually did increase in response to a FL followed by an OA before dropping back to minimum pressure again.  What good it it to have the machine respond after the fact?  I would just set it at 12 and not have all those automatic 1.5 cm fluctuations through the night.
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"Yes. your machine simply loiters at minimum pressure which either resolves events or not. If obstructive events are a problem, then the machine either needs to be set at a higher minimum pressure, or just set to CPAP at the effective pressure. I notice in your most recent graph, the pressure actually did increase in response to a FL followed by an OA before dropping back to minimum pressure again. What good it it to have the machine respond after the fact? I would just set it at 12 and not have all those automatic 1.5 cm fluctuations through the night."

'Sleeprider" took your advice here is the results. Min =max.=12

"Walla Walla" just purchased new mask ( dreamwear gel nasal pillows) will be trying them shortly.

Thanks again for the input.

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Gee whiz, that looks pretty good! I see some breaks, are you comfortable?
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Looking good, Scott!
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(08-20-2017, 07:35 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Gee whiz, that looks pretty good!  I see some breaks, are you comfortable?

This is the second time for such a low AHI. But I kept waking up last night. Feel tired today. Wore collar last night instead of taping. But I swallowed a lot of air. Lots of burping and such. Will keep everything the same for tonight. But it seemsraising the min. pressure up sure helps.
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(08-20-2017, 07:39 PM)Crimson Nape Wrote: Looking good, Scott!

Thanks Crimson for keeping an eye on me!
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Well I went from great to horrible again. Only change I made was tape instead of a collar. Will go back to just a collar tonight and see if that really is the cause.
And I only woke up one time compared to night before. Whats going on here? Dont-know


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