06-03-2015, 07:57 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-03-2015, 07:59 AM by DruiD.)
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Thanks yes, I actually found the way to access the settings via Google - I wanted the manual for completeness and to understand the menu options and feedback more so.
I had a great sleep equipment consultant, explaining the machine, she also recommended going against the scripted nasal pillows after trialing masks and seeing that the large pressure is just pushing the nasal pillow masks out \ ineffective.
Yes- also fully explained Sense-Awake to me and turned it on (as in my data screenshows). Its the delay it takes to build up to full pressure, its FIXED in both % of full pressure and duration (20mins) in the F&P - so finding it takes too long to ramp up. I will also do the same and turn sens-awake OFF - but I wanted to give it a few days to settle into the mask.
I am basically taking a deep breath - then turning on full pressure without ramp etc (but sense-awake on). It takes a moment to get used to .. but far better than feeling suffocated for 20 mins until it reaches full speed.
G'day DruiD, what part of Oz are you in?
Re the manual, send a PM to SuperSleeper and ask if you can request an additional one. He's got quite a lot on his plate at the moment so it might take a while for him to get back to you.
Your charts show that the machine is hitting a ceiling at 17 cm and wants to go higher. This is a pretty high pressure but I would suggest you bump up your maximum a bit and see how it goes. You might find another centimetre or so will take care of those remaining apneas and flow limitations and get you a better result overall.
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Thanks for the help, I've got the clinical setting guides now .. all good. Thanks Deep.
Yeah - apparently yeah my OSA its pretty severe and untreated for a long time, titration was 17 but yeah - also recommended a review in 6 weeks (thus I rented a machine in case have to go to BiPAP or something different)
06-04-2015, 11:03 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-04-2015, 11:03 AM by MaddMike.)
My conversation with a fella who owns a store indicated to me that he prefers to sell the F&P products because they give him a better wholesale deal and he can mark them up more. He made it clear that it was about price, that part is for sure.