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1st night on Airsense 10. Oscar insights please
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1st night on Airsense 10. Oscar insights please
I had my first full night sleep on my new Airsense 10 with an SD card in place
to record Oscar data. My AHI number looks real good, but I'm still a little
sleepy after a full nights rest. I'm transitioning from a Dreamstation which I
loved but is acting up a bit. Any insights or suggestions welcome.

   
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RE: 1st night on Airsense 10. Oscar insights please
You have flow limits that are a bit high, but your numbers are good.  If you had a BiLevel I'd suggest you bump up your PS but you are at the max with EPR=3.

The question becomes which settings are most comfortable for you.  You can bump up your min and see if you feel better with that.
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RE: 1st night on Airsense 10. Oscar insights please
(03-15-2021, 10:52 AM)Gideon Wrote: You have flow limits that are a bit high, but your numbers are good.  If you had a BiLevel I'd suggest you bump up your PS but you are at the max with EPR=3.

The question becomes which settings are most comfortable for you.  You can bump up your min and see if you feel better with that.

I'll try bumping up my minimum setting and see if that makes a difference. Not sure how to adjust any flow limits (you mean max and min pressure?).
Thanks for your reply!
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RE: 1st night on Airsense 10. Oscar insights please
Flow limitations are indicated on the "flow limit" graph. They occur when your effort to breathe in is somewhat constrained by the relaxation of tissues lining the airway. For some people, this is of no consequence; for others, it can make a good night's sleep elusive. If you zoom in to a one-minute segment of your flow RATE graph in a place where there are flow LIMITATIONS flagged, you'll see that the tops of the flow traces are flat or have peaks or dents in them.

If EPR went higher than 3, that would be the ideal way to reduce FLs, because it give you a little extra push of pressure when you inhale. Since that isn't an option, Gideon is suggesting you experiment by raising your minimum to see whether that helps you sleep better. I would suggest you try a minimum of 9; you're at it or higher a lot of the time, so I don't think it'll bother you.
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