I upped my min MOSTLY because it feels better *to me* when awake, and trying to get to sleep. I don't have that "no air" or any panicky feeling but it feels like a bit of an effort.
(I am not likely to get excited about pressure changes as long as it is POSSIBLE to BREATH; I was a commercial diver long ago and quite used to having to deal with pressuring air and regulators, as well as to balance in-flow and out-flow to keep my helmet or decompression chanbers clear of CO2.)
Until last night, I had a few OAs so upping the pressure also might have helped eliminate those.
Last night, the OAs were gone (1 all night) and I had 23 clear airway events (CA), but at least a third of those were when I know that I was either awake or trying to get back to sleep. Also, the ones I checked (maybe half of them) were right on the line for qualifying as a CA (10 seconds), and some also had some (reduced) activity within them so they were close calls for the machine or software.
I am going to leave it as is for tonight and see if these settings are stable or determine the range. These adjustments were so that my that the mask would be comfortable and only secondarily to help remove events as the AHI wasn't even that high the first 2 days (~ 4 to 8 AHI)
If I HAD to make a change, it would likely be to bring the top number back down a bit into the max range but that seems overpicking and not yet based on sufficient info.
And what do I know?
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."