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[CPAP] Correct Pressure
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fpguy Offline

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Machine: Resmed s9 elite
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Humidifier: h5i
CPAP Pressure: 10.2
CPAP Software: ResScan

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I have since lost my insurance so I am no longer seeing a doctor at this time for my sleep apnea. I was on a 10.2 from my doctor but since have seen that I had more apneas at night and I do not feel the effect of the therapy like I did before. I know I need to increase my pressure but am unsure of what intervals to increase it at. I would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you
10-07-2013 08:49 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #2
RE: Correct Pressure
This is a good place to start for information:
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...re-on-cpap

The short of it is to take it slow. You are looking at trends, not a night-by-night change. One night's worth of data is useful but only for the data. You can't base a change on just one night.

Do you have the clinician manual for your machine?

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10-07-2013 08:54 PM
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fpguy Offline

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Machine: Resmed s9 elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed quatro fx
Humidifier: h5i
CPAP Pressure: 10.2
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #3
RE: Correct Pressure
(10-07-2013 08:49 PM)fpguy Wrote:  I have since lost my insurance so I am no longer seeing a doctor at this time for my sleep apnea. I was on a 10.2 from my doctor but since have seen that I had more apneas at night and I do not feel the effect of the therapy like I did before. I know I need to increase my pressure but am unsure of what intervals to increase it at. I would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you

Paula,

I know how to get into the settings of the machine to adjust the settings if that is what you are asking.
10-07-2013 09:02 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #4
RE: Correct Pressure
Yes, that's what I meant. Having the manual is a good thing to have, anyway, as it explains some things.

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
10-07-2013 09:06 PM
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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
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Correct Pressure
Hi fpguy,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck.

trish6hundred
10-07-2013 09:18 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
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CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #6
RE: Correct Pressure
Hi fpguy
There,re number of reasons and not all CPAP related, something like stress at home/work, certain medications or even life style changes can affect our sleep. More apnea? how often and how frequent, we don,t treat central apnea with pressure increase
Whats the leak rate, AHI and types of apnea, AHI below 5 considered good
The machine score apnea when sees it but does not know if you were awake or asleep, check ResScan and see when events are occurring
10-07-2013 09:42 PM
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Peter_C Offline

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Machine: System One DS960HS
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Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

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Post: #7
RE: Correct Pressure
Welcome to the forum Smile Please let us know what you learn over time? I'd like to stress that trying a setting for a while is a much better idea than a new/different setting every night. Also, have you perhaps gained or lost weight? Any change in meds recently? How long ago was the 10.2 pressure recommended? Did it work for you in the beginning?

I too have no insurance, so I can relate.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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10-08-2013 12:45 AM
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