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AHI over 12 around 3 am
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AHI over 12 around 3 am
Seems like every night my AHI peaks at about 3 am. I see a few leaks that I'm trying to address with a new mask (maybe the Wisp). But I'm just using a fixed pressure and I'm thinking I should go auto since my machine can do that. I'm going to wait until after my first compliance check next week. How should I set the range on the Autoset?
05-03-2013 01:55 PM
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RE: AHI over 12 around 3 am
Before changing pressures, try back packing. (notebook backpack stuffed with 3 tubes of tennis balls)
If you eliminate being able to roll over on your back, you might not need higher pressures.

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05-03-2013 02:01 PM
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Laser Offline

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RE: AHI over 12 around 3 am
Right now the only way I can sleep with a mask on is on my back. Any time I go on my side, the nasal pillows start coming off and I get big leaks. Hopefully if I can try a new mask I might be able to get some side sleep. I am still almost exclusively a back sleeper - side sleeping is to just mix it up a little.
05-03-2013 02:24 PM
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RE: AHI over 12 around 3 am
Laser, if you have a auto machine I would certainly use it not only for better treatment but for comfort. That way you don't have the consistent pressure. I would wait for your consultation till you start adjusting pressures and ask why they didn't have you on variable pressures from the start.
05-03-2013 04:46 PM
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Laser Offline

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RE: AHI over 12 around 3 am
I insisted on the Autoset after reading everything here on the board. They tried to push an Escape off on me. I wouldn't have known better without the help of you guys. Just the ability to monitor everything has been helpful to me so far.
05-03-2013 05:40 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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RE: AHI over 12 around 3 am
Ok, nail down those leaks first. They keep the pressure from doing the job.

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05-03-2013 10:13 PM
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