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CPAP or APAP
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CPAP or APAP
I have been using CPAP for quite a while now but I bought an APAP machine for the extra features a few years ago but kept it on CPAP with my prescribed pressure of 13.

Recently I tried switching to APAP and set it to 8 to 18

It is really too early to tell  but the AHI seems to still be good but it feels weird compared to CPAP

Am I doing the right thing or should I just go back to my original settings?

Thanks for any advice  Smile

Regards

Denis
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#2
RE: CPAP or APAP
A pressure of 8-18 is a wide range.  Check to see where your 90% pressure reading has been and set your range around that number.  

If the Cpap pressure of 13 has been working for you, then a setting of 11min to 15 max may work.

Rule of thumb: Keep the minimum pressure 2cm below the 90% number and 2cm over.

Your profile states your using the AirStart. I thought in another thread you were changing to the AirSense. If so, please update your profile. Thanks.
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RE: CPAP or APAP
(09-18-2017, 06:38 AM)OpalRose Wrote: A pressure of 8-18 is a wide range.  Check to see where your 90% pressure reading has been and set your range around that number.  

If the Cpap pressure of 13 has been working for you, then a setting of 11min to 15 max may work.

Rule of thumb: Keep the minimum pressure 2cm below the 90% number and 2cm over.

Your profile states your using the AirStart.  I thought in another thread you were changing to the AirSense.  If so, please update your profile.  Thanks.

Thanks for that information  Smile

I have my new Airsense and I am very happy with it, first two nights my AHI has been around 0.9

Where do I find the 90% number?

Thanks

Denis
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RE: CPAP or APAP
If your using SleepyHead, look on the daily page under stats, you will see the pressure ranges: min, med, 90% and max.
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RE: CPAP or APAP
If you want the most effective help here you will need to post data. The daily charts from [url=https://OSCAR Page ----> CLICK HERE ./]SleepyHead[/url],  this is the software that people on the forum are used to working with, it provides a wealth of information about your treatment. There is a guide to using it here. Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead. Reports from other software would be ok if that is what you are using already. There are a couple of guides on how to post and organize your charts here. Posting an Image in 5 Easy Steps Organize your SleepyHead Charts. If you need more help with any aspect of posting data don't hesitate to ask.

Best of luck,

Dave
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