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BPAP Titration Sleep Study
#41
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Halfasleep, it's past time to find someone actually interested in your care, but meanwhile as you wait for the next test, maybe use settings that work best for you? I still think you should be monitoring SpO2 to establish the bottom line results in terms of oxygenation. That either gives you something to discuss with the doctor, or you focus on how you feel as a basis for something else.
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#42
RE: BPAP Titration Sleep Study
Thanks

I put my pressure settings back to the range I had figured out before the sleep center folks decided to switch it up. 8-15. Even though my AHI was very mediocre on those settings, my sleep wasn't so broken up, and I was sleeping more hours. I needed the 8 for starting, and the 15 for most of the night.

So far, every pressure setting that's been tried gives me the pretty much the same AHI. Same length range for apneas.


I can't figure out what purpose, in my case, would be served by a fixed pressure setting of 13. Any ideas? Or is the sleep center person being random (or trying to blow me up just to get rid of me) with that concept?

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I had a 88 second apnea last night..... longest ever. No significant leak.

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It's a great idea to get a look at O2 stats. I'll get there.
I think I've decided that when it comes to all this sleep breathing stuff, I have to focus on one thing at a time. Patience is a challenge for me, however.
Next task, bug them to put me back on the sleep study schedule....then I'll be back to dealing with machines and inevitable DME nonsense all over again.  Crazy

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Yes, a tell-all book is definitely on. I'm thinking it needs to be a comic book, however.
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I don’t see your tell all book as funny at all Sad
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#44
RE: BPAP Titration Sleep Study
It is your maximum pressure setting that needs to be reduced.

Best wishes...unless you're a Patriots fan.
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#45
RE: BPAP Titration Sleep Study
(12-16-2017, 09:28 PM)HalfAsleep Wrote: Annoyed-and-disappointed Grrr....

I got to the sleep study, and the tech was a no-show. The sleep study was a no-do.

Half Asleep


Feel so frustrated for you. That is soooooo unacceptable!!

As all have advised, you should return to your previous settings as it worked for you while you wait for the next study date. Think some 'health advisors' do not admit to knowing -----all.

Second all those advice about getting an oximetry measure. I would get one myself as have threatened much in the past and certainly will do so this long break upcoming. 

Hugs.
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Halfasleep,  I am a rank beginner, but I've been doing this for many years.  Years ago, I had Dr. Goodnough (or something like that).  He was VERY good, so good in fact that I continued to use him even though it was a three hour drive for me from Colebrook, NH.  He is at Dartmouth.  See if you can get him.
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Just an update, HalfAlseep.......

Have you got a new date for your study?
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#48
RE: BPAP Titration Sleep Study
(12-19-2017, 01:23 PM)LarryRapp Wrote: Halfasleep,  I am a rank beginner, but I've been doing this for many years.  Years ago, I had Dr. Goodnough (or something like that).  He was VERY good, so good in fact that I continued to use him even though it was a three hour drive for me from Colebrook, NH.  He is at Dartmouth.  See if you can get him.
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Hi, Colebrook.....I'll look him up. Great tip. Hope he's still with the living....
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#49
RE: BPAP Titration Sleep Study
My APAP/BPAP makeup sleep study is in 2 days. It took me 6 calls for someone even to answer the phone, but they were lovely when I finally reached them. I thought they'd make me go to the end of the queue and sleep again in a few weeks, but they put me in this week.

Now, I just have to convince them not to give me the bed without a controller and to put me in a room with a window. Even Motel 6 has windows.
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RE: BPAP Titration Sleep Study
Hey, why do you need a window when your eyes are closed?
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