I am now finishing my third week on bipap. I use a S9 VPAP S machine and I have a question someone may be able to help me with.
I have a good fit with my Swift FX mask now and my AHI is slowly beginning to drop and I am feeling much better in the morning. My bipap pressures are 14 and 8. I do not use the ramp feature on my machine anymore as the pressure doesnot bother me at startup.
My main question is that lately it seems that as I wake the pressure seems to be "not there" as I inhale and exhale. If I open my mouth I will get air escape but there seems to be very little resistance as I exhale and the inhale does not seems to be as strong as when I start bipap for the night. Am i getting "acclimated" to the pressures ? or should I have the machine checked by the DME for a possible machine problem?