Thanks to the people on this forum for all their help. I am finally getting used to CPAP. I lowered my pressure from 16 to 14 in order to adjust. I sleep approx. 6 hrs lately. I would like 8, but I am coming along just like you all said I would.
My question is: My Dr. gave me a prescription for a BiPAP machine since I was having so much trouble. Since then I have accepted and I am adapting to the CPAP machine. Should I go ahead and get the BiPap or tell then never mind I will keep what I have.
I am wondering if I should go ahead and get one since it is an option right now.
11-24-2015, 09:58 AM
(This post was last modified: 11-24-2015, 11:23 AM by justMongo.)
A Bilevel machine gives more flexibility in lowering pressure on exhale.
In my personal opinion this is a case of: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
BTW -- what are they doing about your a-fib? Are they using something like a beta blocker (metoprolol succinate) to control the a-fib?
Are you on a blood thinner?
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A bilevel machine is extremely comfortable to use. By dropping pressure at each exhale and providing needed pressure on inhale, it seems natural and easy. Gone is the feeling of pressure during exhale. For me, a bilevel does not so much lower AHI as compared to CPAP, but it definitely reduced RERA (respirator event related arousals) to an extent that my sleep is now more refreshing.