Yes. And, please look at how your RERA score is as well. Your machine reacts to flow limitations and RERAs, so it will build pressure seemingly for no reason (ie. before an event even happens). The Overview charts in Sleepyhead can be changed to show the RERAs in addition to the apneas, but selecting File Preferences then in Tab CPAP, picking display of RDI instead of AHI.
Another great thing about your machine is that it adjusts the pressure more gradually than the Autoset, given the same conditions.
Welcome to the forum. It looks like you are off to a great start.
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It sounds like you are off to a pretty good start.
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you as you continue and fine tune your CPAP therapy.
It usually takes time for the machine to react. If your on Auto and you start snoring or having events, it takes time for the machine to react. So if you start having snores--RERAS... You might have a few which will cause you to wake up. Im an RPSGT and prefer the set pressure because of this. If you are at a pressure that eliminates everything, you don't need adjusting. My opinion.
Thanks for all the replies. I'm gradually starting to feel more alert and am now at 4-13, ramp on setting. I find the events tend to happen in the middle of the night, and I still wake up twice on average. I bought a hose management clip system which has definitely helped.
Machine head- do you ramp to your fixed pressure, or just go straight to that? I'm wondering if to try a night on fixed?
Hello Jaquinl, Welcome to the board I'm glad to see your doing well with your therapy besides being awoken a few times a night over time as you pinpoint and adjust your machine you will get a full nights rest without being awoken. Good Luck in the future and keep us posted on how your therapy is going. I'm still waiting to start my therapy and hopefully the Doctor orders my Machine real soon