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#11
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given the result of your study, the mixed and central apnea are significant and my require a more specialised machine. I would go back to your doctor, as a first step.
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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#12
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My Dreamstation is arriving today. I did not get a prescription(titration) because once I was told how much the machine would cost me(using insurance), I would rather buy my own machine. I read the suggested forum but I need a starting point to start using my cpap. Using the info I've attached previously, can someone please give me a starting point concerning pressures?
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#13
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You may want to call your doctor for a copy of the prescription. This is something you may need down the road.
Your sleep study shows a mixed bag of apneas and centrals. In time, you may need a different machine to treat centrals if they persist.

As far as settings go, it's hard to advise. You may want to start out with a minimum of 6cm and a max of 14cm and watch a few days. But be aware, that
if centrals persist, you will need to adjust pressures downward or use the CPAP mode. Higher pressures can cause more CA's.

Download SleepyHead software and use the tutorials in my signature line to post screenshots here after a couple days data.

Update your profile with the machine name and the mask you are using.
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(06-15-2017, 08:46 AM)OpalRose Wrote: You may want to call your doctor for a copy of the prescription.  This is something you may need down the road.  
Your sleep study shows a mixed bag of apneas and centrals.  In time, you may need a different machine to treat centrals if they persist.

As far as settings go, it's hard to advise.  You may want to start out with a minimum of 6cm and a max of 14cm and watch a few days.  But be aware, that
if centrals persist, you will need to adjust pressures downward or use the CPAP mode.  Higher pressures can cause more CA's.

Download [url=http://OSCAR Page ----> CLICK HERE ./]SleepyHead[/url] software and use the tutorials in my signature line to post screenshots here after a couple days data.

Update your profile with the machine name and the mask you are using.

 So what I will do is start with a min setting of 5cm and a max of 13cm. Does this seem like a logical starting point?
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(06-15-2017, 09:35 AM)trickyneedsleep Wrote:
(06-15-2017, 08:46 AM)OpalRose Wrote: You may want to call your doctor for a copy of the prescription.  This is something you may need down the road.  
Your sleep study shows a mixed bag of apneas and centrals.  In time, you may need a different machine to treat centrals if they persist.

As far as settings go, it's hard to advise.  You may want to start out with a minimum of 6cm and a max of 14cm and watch a few days.  But be aware, that
if centrals persist, you will need to adjust pressures downward or use the CPAP mode.  Higher pressures can cause more CA's.

Download [url=http://OSCAR Page ----> CLICK HERE ./]SleepyHead[/url] software and use the tutorials in my signature line to post screenshots here after a couple days data.

Update your profile with the machine name and the mask you are using.

 So what I will do is start with a min setting of 5cm and a max of 13cm. Does this seem like a logical starting point?

Sure, but if you feel like you are being "air starved", meaning you feel like your not getting enough air at
5cm, then up it to 6cm.
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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#16
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I'm excited about finally getting a good nights sleep. As funny as it may sound, I'm actually looking forward to putting on my Darth Vader mask! LOL
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#17
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I went back and looked at your events.  Based on two considerations, 1. Your events are OA's and hypopneas and, 2. P-R CPAPs are slower to respond to pressure changes,  I think I'd recommend a starting pressure of 8cm.   This will also provide enough pressure to prevent the air starved feeling.   The upper of 13cm is fine for now since you aren't accustomed to a CPAP.    I would recommend that you use the CPAP prior to retiring for the night to aid in getting accustomed to the feel and pressure.
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#18
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I was unable to review any data from when you were using the Dreamstation or any other CPAP machine. Can you post the link again? The only thing I have seen is your sleep study, and your comment that the doctor prescribed a range of 8 - 20.

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#19
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I didn't see where he prescribed those pressures. Where did you see that?
I attached my sleep study again. Well I got my machine yesterday, plugged in the recommended settings and couldn't wear it all night. I started getting comfortable with it on but I started fearing I would suffocate in the middle of the night. The pressure started low, and was easy to cope with, but that fear lingered. I ended up taking it off. How do I overcome this fear? I started to melatonin up but didn't want to risk suffocating. Maybe Im overreacting (which Im sure I am) but Im gonna need help from this awesome community!

I reached my attachment quota, please see my other post for the attachment
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#20
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(06-16-2017, 08:19 AM)trickyneedsleep Wrote: I reached my attachment quota, please see my other post for the attachment

May I suggest that you use imgur and link to it instead of the attachment option.
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Apnea Helpful Tips

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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