Glad you got the machine that you wanted. It takes time to adapt, but it sounds like you are off to a good start.
Once you download Sleepyhead, you will be able to see and understand so much more.
I also use the AFLEX feature (same as EPR on your machine) and its does help when you exhale.
Check back with your progress. Good luck!
Doing well with my cpap machine and mask. Wearing it full nights, not much leakage other than when I smash my face into the pillow.
My AHI's are bouncing between 2 and 9 but I think some of it is when I am having asthma issues and last night I felt like I am getting a cold/virus.
My pressure is set to 6-8 and once I ramp up it seems to stay at 8 so I am wondering if they will bump the pressure up a bit.
I loaded Sleepyhead and the Resmed software and it is interesting. No night is the same as far as events, RERA's, Apneas, Hypopneas and thankfully only one CA.
I have appt with the pulmonologist tomorrow and a spirometry for my asthma but I don't think it will be good because I am getting sick and that always tanks my lung function.
I am starting to get over some of the horrible sleepyness in the middle of the day.
I am so thankful for this forum.
Great you're doing well, not so great you're feeling crummy.
Yes, I think you're right that a small increase in your pressure would be in order. Perhaps to 10.
Hopefully you will discover, as I have on a few occasions, that your cpap will keep your lungs doing better even when your cute little body thinks it has a cold.
yeah if you are slamming up to 8 and staying there, you'll do a bit better if you raise the maximum pressure up, and 10 is not a bad jump on the upper end. Depending on what you find, you might also adjust your min pressure up by 0.5 cmH2O increments, but for the starting (min) pressure, it is important to take it slow, maybe taking a 0.5 cm step every 5 to 7 days.
But, for now, I would raise the upper limit to 10.
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