Switching off a flex will help reduce your OAs. But you may feel uncomfortable with no aflex.
If you switch off aflex, you should concurrently raise your minimum to 6. Try this for 7 days and then evaluate.
Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
If you are comfortable when exhaling, then don't use a flex setting.
If you do use it, then you should raise your minimum pressure up to acccomadate. You won't get exhale relief with a start pressure of 6.
If you start your pressure at 8, you will have exhale relief if you use a flex setting. You also may tame the OA's as stated above.
thanks. I did take the Aflex off last night and set the top pressure to 9, as the dr. had prescribed. I woke up several times with mask making noise and pressure seemed high so I used the ramp and went back to sleep. The machine said I had no major leaks,an AHI of 7, and 8.5 pressure 95% of the time. Tonight I will try pressure of 6-9, no Aflex and ramp setting of 4 for 10 minutes. Fingers crossed that I can get my AHI down.