So now I need some advice about what min and max pressures to start my APAP trial with.
I started on CPAP therapy at 7.0 cm H2O in December but didn't really start using the machine regularly until after I found this board in late January.
I got frustrated a couple of weeks ago and increased my pressure to 8.0 and then to 9.0 (probably faster than is recommended). My impression is that things improved a bit in the first half of my sleep but are still taking off in the later part of the night.
I don't have a good idea how my body is going to respond when the pressure starts ramping up while I'm sleeping. I suppose I'm looking for suggestions for safe and comfortable settings for the first night's trial of APAP (and after that, too).
I've attached a couple of screenshots of my AHI for one night at 7.0 and one night at 9.0 if anyone wants to see them.
P.S. When I saw my sleep doctor in late February, he compared the just-over-5 AHI from the Encore Basic general report to my 50-something untreated RDI from my sleep study and pronounced it "very good", so I'm hesitant to call their office to discuss this.
They generally didn't return my calls when I was calling back in the winter with questions about the problems I was having with learning to use the CPAP mask and machine, so pfft on them.
There were even a couple of times I left messages to say that I needed to pay them money and they didn't call back, so maybe they are just really busy.