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#11
Hi Mark. As said before, a 2.7 AHI is actually a pretty good start and the CA events are not really a concern. I had the same thing at PS 4; in fact usually around 1.5 AHI mainly centrals. For me, going to PS of 3 made the range generally less than 1. More important that we don't jump the gun and change perfectly valid settings based on one-night. Let this settle in. There is no harm in your current results, and I suspect that lower PS will improve them, but basing anything on one night is weak.
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#12
Well; I completed my second night of therapy.  The great thing is that I was pretty comfortable with the mask and the machine and slept well.  I did find my mouth open several times and my leak rate was much higher than the first night.  My AHI was less than 2, so that looked good, but had 11 CA's.  I guess that I need to find a solution to the leaks.  The DME has agreed to give me a FFM, perhaps I should try that as an experment and see if that makes any difference.  Not saying that I would give up the P10, its great.  Perhaps look for some ways to keep my mouth closed.

Again, thanks for all the help and encouragement.


Here is the data from last night:
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#13
Looks great. If you want to, reduce PS by 1.0 cm to 3.0. Prediction: It will drop your AHI to 1.5.
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#14
Another night, dropped PS to 3.4 and my AHI was 1.74.  Sleeprider was dead on with his prediction, I will drop it to 3 tonight.  Tried using the Listerene Breathstrips and tape last night to help keep my mouth closed.  The breathstrips worked quite well and after unsealing my lips this morning my breath is minty fresh, an added benefit!!  I have seemed to adapt to the machine and the P10 mask better than I anticipated, it seems like I am not hooked up to a machine at all.  As crazy as it sounds, I am looking forward to go to bed, put my mask on and sleep.  I told a friend yesterday that I was upset about the therapy, I wish that I had started it years ago.  Perhaps its Psychosomatic, but I am feeling better, waking up without the sort of sick feeling that I used to have and seem to be talking Incessantly.  I'll keep my fingers crossed that it truly is the result of the therapy.  Again, thanks to everyone that has helped, I am sure that I would not have progressed as quickly as I have without you guys.   By the way, picked up the free F10 full face mask from the DME yesterday, it made my really appreciate the P10 pillows, thanks.

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#15
That's fantastic!

I don't think it's psychosomatic at all. From day 1, my life has been changed by the CPAP! It's a whole new world now!
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#16
dropped my PS to 3 as recommed by Sleeprider and AHI was 0.67!!
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#17
Ta-daaa!

You must be like me. Can't do the higher PS without some centrals.
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