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d2forbes Offline

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Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: BiPAP autoSV advanced system one
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 0-25
CPAP Software: Not using software ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
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Post: #1
Central Sleep apnea
Hi I have been diagnosed with Central Sleep Apneas and use a Bipap AutoSV Advanced system One. My problem is the response to a central episode. My machine gives gradual puffs of air which couldn't knock a fly off a leaf (first 3 or so ) and it does increase those breaths, but by then I'm starving for air. Then repeat the above sequence over 8 hours. I have about 30 episodes per hour without the machine. I'm wondering how the machine thinks my lung capacity is so low. I wake up sucking air thru my mask holes to compensate each time. I'm about 50% better with this machine set up, but still really tired each day. Any comments are appreciated !
12-29-2014 06:00 AM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #2
RE: Central Sleep apnea
G'day d2forbes, welcome to the forum.

Your machine has a wealth of adjustments which should be able to kill those apneas much more quickly than you describe. Unfortunately I don't know sufficient details about the PRS machines, but I'm sure some of the other members here will be able to help.

Good luck!

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12-29-2014 06:55 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Central Sleep apnea
Hi d2forbes,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your question and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
12-29-2014 02:43 PM
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Peter_C Offline

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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: System One DS960HS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro "MED"
Humidifier: Attached
CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

Sex: Male
Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #4
RE: Central Sleep apnea
I am rather new to my ASV machine, but my first question(s) are can you tell us what each/all of your settings are at?

You can set machine max
EPAP MIN
EPAP MAX
PS MIN
PS MAX
BACKUP RATE (BRM) = AUTO, or a number

For those main settings (just using myself for an example):
MACHINE MAX=25
EPAP MIN=13.5
EPAP MAX=18
PS MIN=4
PS MAX=10
BRM=auto

Now, without using software you can't figure out easily how to adjust your settings. Did a Doc give you a script with settings?

Others will jump in shortly with more info, but I suspect that either your starting settings are too low, or, your caps (MAX) is set too low.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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12-29-2014 02:52 PM
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