08-14-2015, 12:41 AM
(This post was last modified: 08-14-2015, 12:43 AM by AshSF.)
Is 14/10 and 10/6 equivalent to EPAP and PS in your note? OR, are they your IPAP and EPAP?
Were 14 and 10 your titrated pressures from a overnight sleep study in a lab?
You might have been sleeping on your back during the sleep study. If you normally sleep on your stomach or side, you could see the same results at a lower setting. I have vanilla obstructive apnea. That might be different for those with other issues.
Typically, in a sleep study, they make you sleep on the back to get the 'worst case' scenario. And if you are on straight bilevel, the IPAP and EPAP will be to take care of all events even in a worst case scenario. So, you may get by with Lower pressures than the titrated ones.
Another thing that you may need to look at is your O2 levels. Sometimes, a higher pressure support is needed to take care of O2 levels. You can check that by wearing an overnight recording pulse ox and makin sure your O2 levels are good at 10/6 setting.
Another thing to keep in mind is 'Are you feeling rested in the morning?'. Because sometimes, a lower pressure may take care of the AHI but it lets EEG microarousals come in, and they can make you feel crappy in the morning even though your AHI looks great.
Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.