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Bumped up my IPAP pressure
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justMongo Offline

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Bumped up my IPAP pressure
My last sleep study was in 2009. It was a split night study; and the titration portion was rather short. My AHI in BiLevel was in the sevens.

I recently got access to my full menus. My AHI has been running 5.6.
So, I bumped up the IPAP by 0.4 cm-H2O; and my AHI has gone to 4.8

Although, I am tempted to dial in just a little more, I think I'm where I want to be.

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10-30-2013 04:37 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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
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Post: #2
RE: Bumped up my IPAP pressure
Hi justMongo,
Great to hear that raising your IPAP pressure worked for you. I know it's tempting to raise it a bit more, but you might want to wait a week or two between changes to see the trends in your data.

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10-30-2013 06:22 PM
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bwexler Offline

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Machine: PRS 1 BiPAP autoSV Advanced, with Heated Tube humidifier
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Mask Make & Model: Sleepweaver Élan
Humidifier: Resperonics Heated Tube humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Max pressure 25.0 cm H20, Max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

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Location: San Marcos, CA, USA

Post: #3
RE: Bumped up my IPAP pressure
You really should consider getting software to see your actual results.
You might discover most of your events are right at bed time or wake up time and you actually sleep event free. You can't know without the detailed graphs. I find it comforting to know exactly whats happening good or bad, so I can fix it or see my doc to find a fix.
If I had not brought detailed graphs to my new sleep doctor 3 weeks ago I would not have known I had complex apnea and I would not now have a new ASV machine to properly treat it.
10-30-2013 08:41 PM
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