the pressure is so low that I don't really need the ramp. I set it to 5 min and really I don't even need that. It's amazing how far i have come after starting this whole thing on July 7. Back then, I needed the ramp set to 45 min, and a Xanax to boot. Just a few nights of the Xanax, however, and I've not needed the med since.
repeating my question from above; not sure it was seen:
Last night I slept better/longer, but my AHI was 11. How long do I give this current pressure before I ask the doc for something higher? It seems like --- if the pressure is not correct, one night will tell me that, or just a couple of nights, anyway. No point waiting around for a week or more?
If it were me, I'd either set the machine to Auto and see where it wanted to go (but my situation isn't as complicated as yours - I use an APAP machine, so there are only a couple of adjustments to make - VPAPs are much more complicated) or make an appointment with the doctor after just a few nights with those AHI's.
Will your doctor allow you to run the machine in Auto mode?
The VPAP Auto can run as a fixed S mode Bilevel, or a CPAP, or a Bilevel Auto.
When set to auto, with a wide enough pressure window, it can seek the best pressure to lower your AHI.
I have the same machine. I run in Auto. Last night's AHI was 1.5
A mask is a very personal choice... we all have different faces. I do best with a full face.
My leaks are well controlled even when my machine raises pressure to 20.
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