The Elite is a very capable CPAP. It should have a data card you can use with Sleepyhead, recommended earlier, or you can get directions to download ResScan on this site (free by the way). The card should have your last year of data on it! You can also use ResScan to change the setting and configuration of your machine! You make the changes, and when you put the card back in the machine, magic.
I think you're right to look at the humidity. For me, a humidity setting of 2 would have my sinuses cracking and painful. Note the amount of water you're using in the tub each night as well.
Making your own CPAP Set Pressure changes are not something we all agree on here, but there is an excellent primer on this site outlining guidelines and recommendations on how to do so intelligently. I recommend it as a "must read." Humidity, ramp, EPR, and all other settings you can just play with.
There's no one size fits all. Make the changes and see if you are sleeping better and feel better.
Keep us up to date with your progress.
I've been on the new pressure setting (9) and humidity at (3) for 11 days. Wearing a Sleep Guard mouthpiece occasionally and keeping the water tank level above half at all times. Seems to be better as the headaches have subsided but still having the teeth alignment problems. Waking 2 to 3 times each night. I'm going to download Sleepyhead tonight and take a look and go deeper. Doc thinks it may be good idea to revisit sleep test since it's been over 2 years. Good times, good times..
i also have TMD. when i went for treatment and mentioned tmj i was informed that terminology has changed. TMJ is
temporal mandibular joint. TMD is temporal mandibular disease. everybody has a temporal mandibular joint or 2 of them. people with a temporal mandibular joint problem have temporal mandibular disease. that said, i also get the dislocation feeling and associated pain. my jaw used to actually pop out of place on one side and i would have to yawn or manipulate it back into place by grabbing it. i knew when it was right or wrong by how my teeth went together. notice i said went together. about 4 yrs back i had all teeth removed and don't use the dentures. now when it gets off, i have a hard time getting it in the right place with no reference point because the gums do not touch each other. actually its hard to even figure out if it's off. if you have a history of tmd do not have your teeth removed if at all possible.