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Dugy40 [Doug's Therapy Thread]
#11
RE: Hypopnea?
Sleeprider beat me to it, I concur.

If you had a ResMed machine I would aggressively pursue minimizing those flow limitations. Whit your machine you can only increase pressure, SR suggested to 8.

To see how worthwhile it would be to change machines, critically how do you feel?
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#12
RE: Hypopnea?
(06-28-2020, 09:00 AM)bonjour Wrote: Sleeprider beat me to it, I concur.

If you had a ResMed machine I would aggressively pursue minimizing those flow limitations.  Whit your machine you can only increase pressure, SR suggested to 8.

To see how worthwhile it would be to change machines, critically how do you feel?

I’d say I feel alert and pretty good. I’ll know later by if I can keep my eyes open and stay awake without a nap. 
 What should my ramp be set at? I think it’s at 5 min or 15.  I’ll have to look when I get home.  Thank you guys.
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#13
RE: Hypopnea?
Ramp is useful for new users to become adjusted to pressure. Most of us that have been doing this a while do not use ramp and prefer not to have it on at all. Try turning ramp off. If you find the immediate CPAP pressure intolerable, then turn on ramp to the highest pressure you feel comfortable with.

If your AHI and sleep disturbance is improved using CPAP, compared to before CPAP then your health is benefiting. Most people benefit from the use of the machine, and what we are trying to do here is to optimize your results for comfort and efficacy to get the most out of it.
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#14
RE: Hypopnea?
Try no ramp. Most of us here, not all, don't use one. If you NEED one, the shortest possible.
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#15
RE: Hypopnea?
Quick question. 
 When I get up at night I unhook my hose.  Should I be shutting the machine off? I think that rera was the time I went to the bathroom.  Thank you.  Doug.
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RE: Hypopnea?
I would shut it off, then turn it back on when ready.
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#17
C flex vs a flex
I just noticed in my settings I have c flex and a flex or off.   Which should I use? Also I could only turn ramp down to 4.  Thank you as always.
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#18
RE: Hypopnea?
I have been told that if you are using straight pressure (CPAP) use C Flex. If using APAP use A Flex. That has worked best for me. My next machine, hopefullly this September, will be a Resmed!
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RE: C flex vs a flex
(06-28-2020, 02:29 PM)Dugy40 Wrote: I just noticed in my settings I have c flex and a flex or off.   Which should I use? Also I could only turn ramp down to 4.  Thank you as always.

Duty,
It's been about five months since I used my 60 series machine, but I'm thinking you should be able to turn ramp to off.
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#20
RE: Hypopnea?
I could be off base, but shortening the time of the Ramp is better for you than turning the Ramp pressure to minimum. The setting of 4 pretty much means no therapy during X minutes of Ramp. But agreed, there should be an Off setting for the Ramp.
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