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Can't seem to dial my settings in
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I would mark your posted (and saved) charts with Altitude, to do the above,  Make sure you note your very good sea level settings.

I agree with SleepRider, The events I see above are mostly stirring or SWJ.
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(02-28-2017, 12:56 PM)bonjour Wrote: I would mark your posted (and saved) charts with Altitude, to do the above,  Make sure you note your very good sea level settings.

I agree with SleepRider, The events I see above are mostly stirring or SWJ.

I will do that.  Thanks!  I'm a fan of sea level.  I get great sleep!
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The 3 nights that you uploaded the data for do not really look too bad to me. The reason is as follows. The apneas at the end of the night on the 26th and 27th look to me like they might be sleep/wake junk and as such could be ignored. If that were the case, your AHI would be a lot better. I do think that your EPAP min. could be raised some to good effect.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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(02-28-2017, 03:00 PM)PaytonA Wrote: The 3 nights that you uploaded the data for do not really look too bad to me. The reason is as follows. The apneas at the end of the night on the 26th and 27th look to me like they might be sleep/wake junk and as such could be ignored. If that were the case, your AHI would be a lot better. I do think that your EPAP min. could be raised some to good effect.

Best Regards,

PaytonA

Thanks for the response!  I have wondered about SWJ, but a few things struck me as odd:  I have spent almost 15 nights at sea level since getting my auto-bipap, and all of those nights are <1 AHI with none of these clusters.  These clusters are not just limited to the end of the night, they also occur in the middle, but perhaps they are also linked to an arousal.  All of these nights occur at home (6000 ft or above).  Lastly, I was born a true morning person.  When I am up, I literally pop out of bed.  I definitely don't linger in bed with the hose on. 

I think given some of the great advice in this thread my gameplan is to explore a pillow to rule out positional apnea, and continue raising my epap slowly until I start to phase out some of the OSA.  It appears that I can significantly lower my EPAP-min when I am at sea level, but need higher settings at home.  It seems my goal of one-setting to rule them all may not work unless I want to use the higher setting everywhere.
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