(04-03-2017, 07:04 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: xxyzx, you need to download SleepyHead software. Follow the instructions in my signature links to organize and post the data. If you are seeing a majority of CA events in the on-screen sleep report then there is a possibility your CPAP is not your best therapy tool. I will be glad to help you understand the data, but we gotta see it first.
Your CPAP pressure is already in a narrow range. If your events are predominately central, put it on fixed CPAP at 9.0 and turn off EPR and see if it improves. If it does, I bet we can get better from there.
i dont really have any data
they sent me a compliance report for the doctor i will see in a fortnight
the problem is i gave up because it either kept me awake
or if i was so tired that i fell asleep anyway
it kept waking me up with a jolt as if i hit a brick wall and the air had been sucked out of the mask
fortunately i could breathe through my mouth when it happened
if i had a full face mask on and panicked then i might have died
(04-04-2017, 02:34 AM)Ockrocket Wrote: At the risk of sounding sarcastic, but this is a genuine thought (because I did it the first night I used my Dreamstation rental machine when I was first trialed with one).
You did actually turn the machine on?
Not just push the button that shows the menu options and most recent data?
(not personally familiar with your type of machine, but am assuming it has a similar operating method to my Dreamstation as far as multiple buttons are concerned)
However, on the plus side of things, you will get used to it once everything is fine tuned to your personal treatment needs.
It took me several weeks before I was settled in with mine- part of it is getting your mind and body to accept it, the other part is the little adjustments to the machine and mask to get it all right for you.
the machine was on
with short ramp i could not breathe
with long ramp i fell asleep but the machine kept jolting me awake as if i hit a brick wall and the air was sucked out of the mask
i slept and breathed better without the machine
how do you get used to being slammed into a brick wall every time you fall asleep
you sound like the DME seller and their advice
they keep blaming me
i say this machine is set wrong or more likely i need an ASV not a bipap set to fixed standard mode