Joined: Nov 2015
Machine: Resmed airsense 10 elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Dreamwear
CPAP Pressure: 16rx now using 13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead
Other Comments: Was diagnosed after multi A-fib events at night
Location: indiana USA
I bought a new Resmed10 auto set online. I wanted to find out what pressure I should be using now. (stopping Alcohol allowed me to lower pressure from Rx of 16 to 11 currently)
Last night was my first night sleeping with it.
I set it from 8-16.
My 95% pressure was 9.18 and my max was 9.82.
I have been using a straight Cpap for 11 months now.
My Cpap is a rental, and I need to keep using it for insurance purposes, or send it back. (I'll never reach my deductible anyway)
I bought new one out of pocket.
How many nights should I use the Apap to determine pressure?
Once I figure out pressure.
Is it better to use it in cpap mode at a fixed pressure, or would it be better to switch to Apap mode.
If I go with Apap, What should I set range to?
|10-13-2016 12:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan
Location: Where they make Respironics
You are using a Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset. With a minimum pressure of 8.0 your 90% pressure is less than 1-cm above the minimum. Assuming you had an acceptable OA and H result, this suggest you might be able to lower the minimum pressure to 7.0. If you're comfortable there is no reason to convert to fixed CPAP. Maximum pressure does not matter on that machine, since it will only go as high as needed to resolve obstructive breathing (snores, flow limits, etc.). Sounds like a great start. Give it a week or two and the results will be more meaningful, and should reflect a longer-term strategy.
Congrats! You can update your profile for machine model, and it sounds like you may actually sleep again.
|10-13-2016 02:25 PM
Joined: May 2012
Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software
Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.
Location: Missouri, USA
Good luck to you with your new machine.
|10-14-2016 02:58 PM