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Have you had second sleep study for titration
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Have you had second sleep study for titration
Hi.  
I went for my second study. I have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea about month ago and my dOctor   gave me a prescription for he preassure . I purchased the machine  from a vendor and he adjusted he pressure as per doctor . I brought my mask to the second sleep study. I did not  have quality sleep or sleep well at all but I was told I did sleep for hem to have some data . I kept waking up a lot  My question is how do he techs know how to titrate  during your sleep study. Does the computer guide them . Also where your numbers for your pressure changed after this study . 
What has been your experience
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My titration study used a CPAP that is completely remote controlled at the observation center.  The unit can mimic any type of CPAP.  The sleep tech monitored EEG, vitals and visual observations as he changed parameters throughout the night.   I really was lucky, the sleep tech is a CPAP user and detailed every step of both the sleep and titration studies.   I didn't realize how good I had it until I started coming to this forum.
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Most of us here arrived at our settings by downloading the data from the SD card into Sleepyhead software on our computer and then uploading the images here for advice (yes that's a c, I'm Canadian!) by the many fine experienced folks here. I received way better advice here than from either my doctor or my DME supplier. I guess you could call us "self titrated" for the most part since the settings prescribed usually doesn't cut it. There is a wealth of knowledge here available for you.

My advice to you is to follow the instructions below in my signature on downloading, installing and arranging your charts in Sleepyhead. I can guarantee you'll be glad you did.
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(06-20-2017, 04:47 PM)Crimson Nape Wrote: My titration study used a CPAP that is completely remote controlled at the observation center.  The unit can mimic any type of CPAP.  The sleep tech monitored EEG, vitals and visual observations as he changed parameters throughout the night.   I really was lucky, the sleep tech is a CPAP user and detailed every step of both the sleep and titration studies.   I didn't realize how good I had it until I started coming to this forum.
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I think that is similar to what they did however only my sleep doctor can tell me the results was this your second study and did your numbers change after the study
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I misunderstood you. I only had one titration study. I thought you meant having a sleep study to determine if sleep apnea existed then a titration study to determine the best pressure. The tech did inform me as to the best pressure the following morning. It proved to a very good starting point but I refined it with help from this forum.
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(06-20-2017, 05:25 PM)Crimson Nape Wrote: I misunderstood you. I only had one titration study.  I thought you meant having a sleep study to determine if sleep apnea existed then a titration study to determine the best pressure.   The tech did inform me as to the best pressure the following morning.   It proved to a very good starting point but I refined it with help from this forum.

Yes I had one study to determine if I had sleep apnea and then second titration tondyermkne best pressure.
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(06-20-2017, 07:21 PM)Novello1234 Wrote: .  .  . second titration tondyermkne best pressure.

Is that a Canadian term?   Huh
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Novello1234,
I was titrated at a pressure of 10. This seems to be what I need to keep the apnea events low, even after 2.5 years. When I sleep on my back, my pressure needs go up to 11.5 or 12.

Be sure you get an Auto Cpap, so whatever your needs are for the night, an Apap will take care of it.

My AHI stays under 1.0, with an occasional 0.0.
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(06-20-2017, 07:50 PM)OpalRose Wrote: Novello1234,
I was titrated at a pressure of 10.  This seems to be what I need to keep the apnea events low, even after 2.5 years.  When I sleep on my back, my pressure needs go up to 11.5 or 12.

Be sure you get an Auto Cpap, so whatever your needs are for the night, an Apap will take care of it.

My AHI stays under 1.0, with an occasional 0.0.

Thank you opal. I have the resmed for her  and my prescription was for 5 to 7 when I had first study but this was without coap machine. Last night with the cpap and I was told to ligh on my back. I know my apneas are bad on my back as the first study. So now makes sense to get the best measure for the pressure is on the back.  Maybe I will wait until I see my results with my doctor  to lying on my back. My pressure is now starts at 5 and then goes to 7.  I know last night I did not have a good sleep and felt I did a lot of tossing and at times I felt like I had those episodes where I needed more air probably when they were adjusting pressure. I will find out results with my sleep doctor.  I know they were also measuring my oxygen    Thank you for your response I learn a lot from this  group / board
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I had pretty much the same titration study. Basically, they start the pressure low and keep raising it to see how low they can get the AHI while not inducing central apnea. I was titrated to 10, and at 12 started having increasing hypopneas which I assume were the starting of centrals. SO my prescribed pressure was 10. I usually run at 10.8 after tweaking things on my own.

Good Luck, Good Sleeps.
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