(01-14-2015, 01:09 PM)Sparkle Wrote: Just a quick note to say hi - I am new also. Last night was the first night with the machine. I woke up about four times feeling like I couldn't breathe/being suffocated. At first it was hard to relax.
I am finding it helpful reading the various boards here and I'm keeping a list of questions to ask my dr. when I see him for the follow up visit.
Hi Sparkie, welcome to the site.
Waking up feeling like you can't breathe is often a matter that your set pressures may be too low. The S9 will work better for you if the range is narrowed. To establish where that should be, you need to know what your event experience is, and what pressure actually controls them.
Correction: I see you have an S10 (Actually that would be an A10?) instead of a S9. Same thing applies, and in addition the A10 defaults to a terminally long "ramp" time. So by the time it ramps up to a happy spot, you are asleep. The problem is you might be struggling with the pressure because it stays too low for too long. You can reduce the ramp time to something more useful, like "off." But you need to get the minimum pressure up a bit or you'll still be uncomfortable.
For openers though, you should raise that low end from four to at least 6 or 8.
Also you need to download the Sleephead software (link at the top of the page) and start viewing your results on your computer.
Finally, we need for your dialog to have it's very own thread so the rocket scientists out here can advise you better. So to that end, perhaps some kind Mod will happen along and fix you up.