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Help needed to optimize my Dreamstation Auto CPAP
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RE: Help needed to optimize my Dreamstation Auto CPAP
(06-13-2017, 04:30 AM)st8800 Wrote: BTW, I went to set my RAMP time to 15 minutes... would there be any issues here?

Watching the pressure chart seems to be that you fell asleep in seven minutes, adjust that time and try

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#22
RE: Help needed to optimize my Dreamstation Auto CPAP
I will also suggest a increase in the lower pressure. It helped me.

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#23
RE: Help needed to optimize my Dreamstation Auto CPAP
My latest stats. I do have a problem with a smaller left passage in nostril due to bone structure internally. I realized that nearer morning it becomes harder to breath thru that nostril, like if I cover my right, hardly any air goes thru. But when I wake up, the problem goes away. Did radiotherapy some years back but the problem returned. Think that will have some issues with the stats.

BTW, the 2 LL is because of toilet break.

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#24
RE: Help needed to optimize my Dreamstation Auto CPAP
If it was my chart, I would lift the minimum to 9 and see how that goes for a few days. try and stop a few oa/h before they start
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For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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#25
RE: Help needed to optimize my Dreamstation Auto CPAP
I found my left nostril is harder to get free and stay free, but that the angle I hold, or prop, my head matters. When I wake and cannot breathe well thru my nose, I get up, take a decongestant and sit up for about an hour. I found lying on my left side and propping my head about 70 degrees to the right so it is just slightly left of staring straight up, the balance is just right. But, cannot do this consistently. Seems a shame since I am quite comfortable right there but don't wake up in the same position.

good luck with your position and nasal passages.

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#26
RE: Help needed to optimize my Dreamstation Auto CPAP
Hi ajack, ok will raise the min pressure to 9 and try.  Cervical collar just came in today so will see if that helps too.
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My latest stats..... pleased to report AHI is coming down. Cervical collar and pressure at 9 seems to help. Should I increase pressure to 9.5? Are leaks on the high side?

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#28
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You could bump it up. I don't see where it would hurt. From 3:20AM to about 6:50AM you don't see to have as many problems at the same pressure which makes me think it could be a either, or both, position and chin tuck.
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#29
RE: Help needed to optimize my Dreamstation Auto CPAP
I agree with everybody else, raise the minimum pressure to 95% and ride with that for a week and revisit your chart then.
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#30
RE: Help needed to optimize my Dreamstation Auto CPAP
wow, I must be different than everybody. that last chart was great, and nice to see. if you bump up the min at all, I would only bump by 0.5 from 9 to 9.5 - but why not run at min of 9 for several days to get an average?

leaks at 3:00 just look like a one-off (likely not a common occurrence). no worries.

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