My data last night was flow-limited for quite a while at 15.0 cm, so I am going to increase the max pressure for tonight.
I have only had one night so far where I woke up feeling good the next morning.
The next night of the trial after the graph posted here, I woke up around 4 am to find that my nasal mask was over my mouth! From the data, it looked like it had been there for 20-25 minutes. I guess my sleeping self objected to the higher pressure.
My machine is a straight CPAP, not an auto. I suppose I was hoping to gather enough data to convince my sleep doctor that I need an auto machine.
It's hard for me to see how a straight CPAP machine is going to be a good thing. The machine I have now is not paid for. If my sleep doctor agrees, I could switch it for an auto machine.
When you said that I should only do the trial for a week, did you realize that the machine is straight CPAP?
Your point and Vaughan's is good, though, to remind me that I have a limited number of days for the trial. It's 30 days for my machine.
Thanks for your comments.
I will add more graphs later today. (I forgot to put the SD card back in my machine last night. I put it back in this morning then checked the data in SleepyHead, but there was no flow rate data, so I guess I'll have to wait for the machine to write the data to the card.)
(03-27-2016, 06:33 AM)OpalRose Wrote: Hi green wings,
I am curious to see what pressure the trial mode will reset you at. It wouldn't surprise me to see it settle somewhere between 10 and 11.
vsheline is correct with his thinking in ending the trial after 7 days, and to raise the max pressure a little higher to see what the machine will do.
Please post back here to let us know.