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Gasping for the oxygen
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PoolQ Offline

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Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #11
RE: Gasping for the oxygen
Okay one more thing to look at, from what I can tell your machine has an EPR setting available from the user menu, if it's not already at 3, make sure it's enabled and try bumping it up a notch or two. This is Exhale Pressure Relief and will decrease the pressure by 1,2,or3 cm when you exhale.

Try it laying down just resting and then overnight.

It would be a great help if you could look up all the settings and put them in your profile. It seems like the "therapy" settings are working and 1 or more of the "comfort" settings are stopping you from getting good sleep
02-23-2016 11:27 AM
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PsychoMike Offline

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Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Varies with mood, ResMed F10 is my primary
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: asthma, cyclist upgraditis, just a little crazy (honest :D )

Sex: Male
Location: Alberta, Canada

Post: #12
RE: Gasping for the oxygen
Yuppers....start with the base pressure to eliminate the "suffocating" feeling, and then comfort features like humidity and EPR to make it go all night long Smile

Let us know how the higher min pressure is going (give it a few days) and then see about other adjustments. It's easier to make one adjustment at a time and see how it is doing than to make 3 adjustments and hope they are not working against each other.
02-24-2016 12:30 PM
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Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: Rested S 9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed
Humidifier: Na
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #13
RE: Gasping for the oxygen
I set the epr to 3 and that helped some also. I didnt get the humidifier because of maintenance. Tried it again last night with bad sucess. Seems like as soon as I fall a sleep is when I'm having problems not 100 % on that but that's what it feels like and looking at the clock that's seems about right
02-24-2016 01:57 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Posts: 986
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #14
RE: Gasping for the oxygen
Is your machine a data capable machine? If it is you should get sleepyhead. You have two issues with CPAP, the first is the therapy settings and then the comfort settings-being able to make sure that changes here do not effect your therapy.

Personally I had to go to a BiLevel machine, I just could not get used to exhaling into pressure. This is mainly what BiLevels are for and you may just need one.

Start a journal and keep track of your settings and how you did in the morning. Make one small change at a time in the comfort settings until you figure what is best for you. The journal was required for me because after 14 days of changes I was not able to remember what each did.

It would be nice to just have it work, but there are too many variables based on how we feel afterwards.
02-24-2016 02:10 PM
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