Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Elevation/Pressure Question
#1
Went camping this past weekend. Elevation was about 4,500 feet above sea level. My home location is only 35 feet above sea level.

Was wondering if normal settings would have needed to have been altered slightly due to the decreased air pressure.

I noticed that for the first time, my 95th percentile number was very close to my max range setting and also, I reached my max setting on the two nights while experiencing the higher elevation.

Searching back through the months of data, these were the only two nights I've had these "max" numbers recorded.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures....
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
Todays machines compensate for elevation to about 10,000 feet or so. You should be fine at 4,500.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
(07-28-2014, 12:39 PM)Bama Rambler Wrote: Todays machines compensate for elevation to about 10,000 feet or so. You should be fine at 4,500.

Good to know, thank you!
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures....
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
Operating altitude http://www.resmed.com/content/dam/resmed...er_eng.pdf
Sea level to 8,500’ (2,591 m)
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
Excellent! Thanks, Zonk!!
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures....
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#6
In terms of the data, one or two nights' worth mean very little. But it could just be different bed, different position. You may have been more tired, more intoxicated, more full of food and fun so you slept harder and/or deeper.

I've noticed that when I go visit my brother, I sleep lighter for the first few nights and my AHI drops to wonderful levels. But then I get used to the noises and new bed and get used to all the goofiness we do (we don't drink but we are exceptionally stoopid despite that) and the food we eat and how late we eat it and all that stuff, my AHI skyrockets.
PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

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.




Post Reply Post Reply
#7
(07-28-2014, 07:45 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: In terms of the data, one or two nights' worth mean very little. But it could just be different bed, different position. You may have been more tired, more intoxicated, more full of food and fun so you slept harder and/or deeper.

Well, the different "bed" was def an issue! "Roughed it" in a tent and let's just say, uncomfortable would have been a major upgrade (the old body can't take that like it used to!).

Yup, didn't put much stock in 2 days of data, was just curious if elevation had an impact on the set pressures and if the machine compensated. AHI stayed relatively the same, just noticed pressures maxed for the first time.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures....
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Flow rate question and clock question The Rog 8 409 04-02-2018, 07:29 PM
Last Post: DeepBreathing
  New Diagnosis and living at high elevation Fedman 4 294 03-18-2018, 10:13 AM
Last Post: PaulaO2
  [Pressure] Question on pressure Earlsgirl 10 267 03-08-2018, 02:12 PM
Last Post: JesseLee
  Newbie with question about pressure booksfan 9 448 02-28-2018, 02:20 PM
Last Post: booksfan
  Pressure vs Mask Pressure paulag1955 6 563 01-18-2018, 12:30 PM
Last Post: paulag1955
  A Question of Exhale Pressure Relief thecpapguy! 10 2,943 01-13-2018, 01:50 PM
Last Post: cam
  Isn't Resmed's Expiratory Pressure Relief really Inspiratory Pressure Support?? Reznik 116 4,173 11-27-2017, 07:28 PM
Last Post: Reznik

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.