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#41
RE: CPAP newbie
I will get an SD card today and try to post tomorrow.
I have adjusted the pressure down a bit from 5-20  to 5-12
I looked at the pressure number in the sleep report and it was 8, so from googling this is the 90% of time the pressure was 8.

Also I turned on EPR to on and set it to 2

any other suggestions.....
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#42
RE: CPAP newbie
None I can think of until we see the charts. Good luck to ya on the PAP therapy.
Dave

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#43
RE: CPAP newbie
The second night was better.
I got a little  used to the CPAP machine a bit and I went into deep sleep for like 3 hours
When I took the ,machine off, I felt little weird breathing without it. (felt more effort to breath in air).
I attached the OSCAR (the last session is where I went to bed)

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#44
RE: CPAP newbie
You are using your Autoset with a minimum pressure of 4.0 and EPR at 2. As a result, you get variable EPR until the pressure is at least 6.0 cm. In addition you are using ramp which cancels any therapeutic response until that ends. Based on what I'm seeing here, I want you to turn off ramp, and set the minimum pressure to 5.0 and turn EPR down to a setting of 1. This will stabilize the behavior of the CPAP and should be more comfortable.
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#45
RE: CPAP newbie
really not bad at all.  You had several central events, most people get centrals when they first start using the machine and they go away after several weeks.  I would give this another try tonight with sleepriders changes and try to get used to wearing the mask...  One way people try to do it is to sit with the machine and mask on and watch tv for awhile just to get use to wearing it.
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#46
RE: CPAP newbie
I must have missed the setup info. I must have answered beforehand in a non-coffee assisted status.

A pressure of 4 does not help much, and will prevent EPR operation until pressures increase enough to allow EPR to drop it down. As Sleeprider mentions EPR 2 and the pressure of 4, EPR has no effect here. If you want EPR 2 to work correctly, then pressure must be a minimum of 6. To find out if EPR can work with pressures set, do simple math. Pressure of 4 minus EPR 2 will equal 4 because the machine has no lower setting than 4. In this case, EPR is nil in helping. EPR 2 starts working at pressure of 6 as EPR subtracts its setting from pressure. 6 pressure - 2 EPR = 4. Another example: pressure 7 - 3 EPR = 4.

Ramp is not needed at these low pressures and can actually work against good therapy by blocking pressure adjustments to address events, and could effectively allow events to sneak past unaddressed.
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#47
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Thanks everyone.

I will set the machine per advice and report next OSCAR data..
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#48
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setting pressure 5-10, no ramp, ERP = 1
slept through the whole night.
noticed some CAs more towards the first hour (when I am trying to fall asleep), could this be caused due to ramp off?
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#49
RE: CPAP newbie
OA was reduced but CA increased a bit, but therapy was continuous which is a big improvement. This does not look like a problem, and the CA may be due to sleep disruption from leaks and changing pressure. I think narrowing the pressure range will help. Minimum 6.0, maximum 9.0 EPR 1.
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#50
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pressure 6-9
could not fall asleep, and when I finally did, did not go into deep sleep (felt like crap in morning).


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