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[CPAP] Turning up pressure
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Jeff Crawford Offline

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Machine: Resmed
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Post: #1
Turning up pressure
Im pretty new to this machine i have.My doctor has my pressure at a very low rate (5) I was wondering if i turned it up to about 8-10 would that help me sleep better.Im using it every night but waking up 5-6 times a night and in the morning & through out the day im still very sleepy
08-26-2013 05:59 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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Posts: 465
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #2
RE: Turning up pressure
You haven't really provided enough information to be able to properly answer your question. Your profile indicates that you are using "other software". What are your AHI readings like? Are you getting mainly obstructive apneas, or are you getting clear airway apneas as well? What is your hypopnea rate?

It does take some time to acclimate to CPAP usage, so make sure you stay on the same settings for at least a week to get a proper baseline for those settings.
08-26-2013 06:53 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

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #3
RE: Turning up pressure
If you are this new, you need to speak to your doctor before messing with anything. Like Ron said, it can take a while to adjust. Continue to give it time and while you wait, contact your sleep doc and tell him/her how you are doing.

So we can help you easier, please fill out your profile more. You say you have a Resmed. Assuming it is a Resmed S9 (which is silver), you can find the model name right by the on/off button. EPR is the "exhale pressure relief", not the model name.

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08-26-2013 07:16 PM
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