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Checking In, and a BPM experiment
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RE: Checking In, and a BPM experiment
(08-17-2017, 06:18 PM)robertbuckley Wrote: Sleeprider - the PR ASV "Auto" breath rate is akin to the "Pacewave".  Taking it out of auto and setting a number in the PR is setting a floor below which it won't let you drop.  People that play with it out of auto mistakenly set it at their usual average BPM (like 16) and then wonder why they think they are panting part of the night.  It is because the machine will not let you breathe slower than that.  Best to leave it in auto, or if not, put it down in the 8 - 12 range as the slowest BPM.

Yes, but the trouble with Auto, in my experience, is that it doesn't handle very well the irregular breathing patterns as I'm calling asleep. If I fall asleep quickly, as I often do, it's no problem. If not, I can find myself fighting the machine a bit, which doesn't help with falling asleep. 

What I've done until recently is train myself to breathe very regularly as I fall asleep. I've gotten pretty good at this but I wanted to try a min BPM experiment to see if it would make falling asleep easier. So far I think the answer is yes, but it's still early to say for sure. I had a couple of bad nights that I don't think had anything to do with settings. Apart from those my AHI has been below 1, which is better than my norm.
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