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BiPAP Settings?
RE: BiPAP Settings?
Ah, also good points, thank you!

A short update: I noticed that with those settings, when I lie on my back and relax the muscles, the air pressure was not strong enough to hold the airway open, so I upped the min EPAP until it did so (even when falling asleep on my side, I often wake up on my back. And yes I would even wake up on my back with tennis balls or a whole backpack to keep me on my side).
This helped somewhat, but I still feel so, so tired.

Took a closer look at the flow rate in general and noticed that there are quite a few bits where it looks like an apnea event, but it only lasts 8, 9 seconds or so, so doesn't get flagged by the machine. I guess there's no setting to change the threshold...
Does anyone know what the recommendation is then? My head is so foggy I can't think clearly. Might go back to the dreamstation for a few days to clear the fog...
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RE: BiPAP Settings?
Could you show us your charts please.

I find that I need a min of 10 to feel comfortable even though my charts imply that I can go considerably lower so I understand what you did.
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RE: BiPAP Settings?
Thank you!
Woah you are fast!
Here are some examples (attached)

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