03-18-2015, 07:15 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-18-2015, 07:25 AM by worn_out_in_lebanon.)
Second night - no cheyne stokes.
Changed the pressure range, turned off ramp, and turned on epr. I like the epr.
From 6-12 to 7-14.
Epr set to 2.
90% pressure 13.8.
Still mostly clear airway events.
Two of them in the 60 second range...
Obstructive 7, Hypopnea 5, Clear 72.
Longest obstructive was the first one of the night, at 76 seconds, on 10.5 pressure.
AHI down to 10.1 from 13.2.
Slept much better. Still woke up several times but back to sleep fast. Woke up before the alarm, after 8 hours. This is compared to staying in bed 20 minutes past the alarm normally.
Almost no leaks. Two I think, and very slight.
Was even able to sleep on my side a couple of times with no leaks or discomfort.
Your 90% pressure at 13.8 is a flag to me. (Sure it isn't 95%?) With your max at 14, it may want to go higher than you have it set for. Maybe set max to 15 and see what happens tonight?
Others here may have different comments.
The pressure number just says it was at or below (the keyword is below) 13.8 90% of the time.
Your results look pretty good.
The most important thing you can do now is nothing at all. Leave everything where it is for a few days. If you do that, I suspect your CA number will drop significantly, or maybe go away. Also, in getting used to the gear you may well find you can spend more and more time on your side, which should improve the OA number. After a few days we can look at this again and see if anything needs tweaked. But nothing now for at least a few days.