I have a question for all you Autoset gurus. I purchased an autoset last month and decided to try it Friday night. It was set at 4 - 20 by vendor #1, from whom I purchased it. I felt great this morning and Saturday morning as well. Better than I've felt since I starting "using" in December of 2012. My Med pressure was around 8, 95% was 12.5 and max was 13.5 per SH both nights. My Elite is set at 10. I had a little trouble falling asleep both nights, I'm guessing the 4 is too low for me and I'm not comfortable at the start. But I slept like a baby. Wife mate had to wake me up both mornings. I'm thinking of bumping up the minimum pressure. My question, what should I bump the minimum up to? I'm thinking 8 since that seems to be the median pressure. My ramp on the elite started at 8 too. I did drop to 4 numerous times for long periods both nights. Any suggestions?
I would go 7 or 8 on the min side. I'd also lower the max to something like 15 maybe? Yes the S9 will only go as high as it figures you need it to go, but I've had occasion where, due to leaks perhaps?, my s9 would crank up the volume to 18 or so which is not all that comfy for me.
Presuming your AHI is not already minimal since you don't seem have mentioned it:
I would suggest 8, but were it me I would go right to 10 (my nature is aggressive and you CPAP was 10 anyway with your 95% higher than that. My plan would be to likely edge up to towards the 95% AFTER giving it time to establish a good baseline 95%.)
I would leave the top end open but it you stay in the same max range for a while then you can close it down at your leisure (If the machine never gets up there then there is no problem with leaving it higher, and at first you want the machine to have 'headroom' to search for the best pressures.
The above is almost pure fantasy without all the other important numbers.
BTW, what was you AHI?
What did it run with the CPAP on 10?
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
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