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AHI up on Dreamwear mask
#1
I am trying the Dreamwear mask and the 2 nights I have tried it my AHI has gone up from an average of 2.0 to 4.9 which is the highest i've had since on bpap. Has anyone else had this problem. I do have to adjust it under my nose, this usually happens early morning before I wake. 
   I do like the way it is made with the hose on top of head. I toss and turn a lot and that helps from getting tangled up in hose. I feel like I have it tight enough. 

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Yes mamm. Same thing with mine. Went from Eson, to Dreamwear.
Ahi was 1 or under consistently with Eson.
Dreamwear in a few nights use I went up to ahi 2 or better. And some PB.

Still use it some but going to nuance on my next replacement.
If that doesn't work well I'll just go back on the Eson and stay there.
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I haven't used the Dreamwear but I did find my AHI went up just a little changing between various masks. A minor upwards adjustment to the minimum pressure fixed it.
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I had the reverse effect going from the Amara View to the Dreamwear mask. My AHI dropped immediately from an average of 3 to under 1. Of course this was a change in type mask going from a FFM to a nasal mask which might have been a factor in the change.
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Hey Sleepyv, just wondering if you changed the setting on your machine from nasal pillows, to nasal mask as the dreamwear I believe is not considered nasal pillows.
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(01-22-2017, 04:49 PM)cate1898 Wrote: Hey Sleepyv, just wondering if you changed the setting on your machine from nasal pillows, to nasal mask as the dreamwear I believe is not considered nasal pillows.
No cate1898 I have not changed setting. I don't know how to do that. Didn't know I could. I would love to know how.
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I don't know if your machine has EPR setting, but that would need to be changed as well.
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Sleepyv,
Order the Clinicians Manual for your machine.  That will explain how to change pressure and other settings.

http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual
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(01-22-2017, 06:41 PM)Sleepyv Wrote:
(01-22-2017, 04:49 PM)cate1898 Wrote: Hey Sleepyv, just wondering if you changed the setting on your machine from nasal pillows, to nasal mask as the dreamwear I believe is not considered nasal pillows.
No cate1898 I have not changed setting. I don't know how to do that. Didn't know I could. I would love to know how.

It's called mask resistance control, which can be found in the clinical menu.  It's a number from 0-5, and the dreamwear uses the X1 setting.  

Other resistance settings (for other PR masks) can  be found at http://incenter.medical.philips.com/docl...ernum%3d-2.

Non-PR masks should be set to X0.
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(01-22-2017, 07:17 PM)Cbarrios Wrote: I don't know if your machine has EPR setting, but that would need to be changed as well.

  I don't see that under my settings.
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