02-28-2016, 01:03 AM
(This post was last modified: 02-28-2016, 01:04 AM by hs8738.)
Thank you both for your reply.
I did not know how to provide sleepyhead information on the forum.
I will get back to you with detailed info.
Thank you again.
02-28-2016, 02:00 AM
(This post was last modified: 02-28-2016, 02:08 AM by vsheline.)
As eseedhouse noted, it is not unusual for new users to have central apneas and for the central apneas to mostly go away within the first weeks or months of treatment. Higher pressures often tend to make central apneas more frequent, so you might want to consider lowering the pressure slightly, like to 9.
A pressure of 10 was probably prescribed to prevent obstructive events when sleeping on your back, which is usually the worst sleep position for obstructive sleep apnea. If you can totally avoid sleeping on your back, you might not need the pressure to be as high as 10.
Your leaks were not so bad that the machine was unable to maintain treatment pressure, but when unintended leaks are greater than around 30 L/minute, the machine will not any longer be able to reliably distinguish between central apnea (CA) versus obstructive apnea (OA), and any apneas will be marked unknown type apnea (UA).
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.