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For bolstering your back so you don't roll on it, I found a Therapedic "sleep wedge" which works pretty well. You set it along the line where your back is and if you roll backward, it props you up.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
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#12
Auto ASV is the way that machine is intended to run. The way to deal with it is not through the DME, but to leave a message with your doctor that you want to use the auto ASV mode otherwise using his prescription. You may find your settings magically reset.
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SleepRider, that is a great idea!! I'll give him a call!

Thank you!!!

Beej:  This sounds real good... Would this wedge take up too much room in bed and made my wife uncomfortable?

Thank you!!
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Beej:  This sounds real good... Would this wedge take up too much room in bed and made my wife uncomfortable?

Thank you!!
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It'll depend on the size of your bed.
It does take a fair chunk of a 3/4 antique bed (wider than a single, narrower than a full).

Take measurements of the bed and discuss with your wife how much room could be allotted to the bolster, then shop from there. Any fairly firm support to prevent rolling on your back should help.

Another trick is to sew a pocket on the back of a night shirt and put a tennis ball in it. It prompts you to roll on your side if you end up on your back.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
Please organize your SleeyHead screenshots like this.
I'm an epidemiologist, not a medical provider. 
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(02-18-2017, 09:23 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Auto ASV is the way that machine is intended to run. The way to deal with it is not through the DME, but to leave a message with your doctor that you want to use the auto ASV mode otherwise using his prescription.  You may find your settings magically reset.

By all means , follow Sleeprider's advice. I had the same compliance concerns. I left a message for my doctor summarizing the data I was observing and expressing my desire to try auto pressure settings. After three days I was getting frustrated because I hadn't heard back but that night when I turned on my CPAP it was "magically" reset from a constant pressure of 10 to an auto range of 8-14.

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Melman,

I agree with the approach you and SleepRider are suggesting.  I will give it a try..

Thank you very much!!1
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