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[CPAP] New to CPAP/BPAP, New to forum
#1
Good morning everyone,
I am new to the forum and to using a BiPap ST, it 1:00 am, several sleepless nights in and looking for any advice. A couple of problems that I have encountered so far are 1: my machine going to exhale before I am done with my inhale, the therapist where I got the machine thinks its in the BPM setting, but I don't think so , it's too random and 2: as soon as I start to drift off the machine sends a burst of air and wakes me up.
Thanks in advance for any advice!!
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#2
Welcome to apneaboard. Welcome
I am not entirely familiar with the Respironics BiPap ST.
I believe it is a bilevel machine with both a spontaneous (S) and a backup timed (T) rate.
First guess as to issue #1 is the backup timed rate setting. The "T" mode initiates IPAP pressure on a timed rate; and that may be too soon for your breathing pattern. So, I think I'd let the therapist set the timed rate.
Issue #2 is probabaly the same issue as #1. Your natural respiratory rate slows as you enter sleep; and if the timed rate is already too quick, it will be even more out of sync when you initiate sleep.

Best Wishes with your therapy.

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#3
Hi Tmaul,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions about your machine and much success to you as you continue and get used to your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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Thank you for the advice mongo, I'll let her try the time setting and see how it goes, I'll let you know.
(09-30-2015, 08:46 AM)trish6hundred Wrote: Hi Tmaul,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions about your machine and much success to you as you continue and get used to your CPAP therapy.

Thanks Trish,
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