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Help refining CPAP settings to control Obstructive Events and Central Events/Are Cent
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RE: Help refining CPAP settings to control Obstructive Events and Central Events/Are Cent
(11-20-2019, 09:43 AM)sherwoga Wrote: Should I proceed to 13?
Current status:
  1. EPR - OFF
  2. Max Pressure - 14
  3. EERS - I followed SR's advice and requested sources/parts/fabrication information from previous EERS users. I got a terrific response from all three named users and have seen a lot of dialog regarding a new thread with more details on the EERS fabrication.  I am in the process of getting the equipment from Slowriter.  It will arrive today, probably late, maybe too late to get it ready for tonight, but am exited to get it into service.  And I plan to contribute to the EERS fabrication dialog as I get my act together.  

I guess you never got an answer to this.

The max pressure isn't really the most important setting here.

It's the min pressure and the EPR.

So if your last setting was 8 with EPR off, I would probably try EPR of 2 and min pressure of 10, WITH EEERS, and then see what happens.
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#42
RE: Help refining CPAP settings to control Obstructive Events and Central Events/Are Cent
Do you have a reason to lower pressure to 13? You have a need to add PS/EPR but we know that increases your centrals, IF you are comfortable with EPR=0 and pressure = 14 you do not NEED to use EERS. IF you are getting good sleep you are good. In other words, changes depend on how you feel.
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RE: Help refining CPAP settings to control Obstructive Events and Central Events/Are Cent
The idea that he likely needs EPR + EERS comes from this post.
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(11-21-2019, 08:29 PM)bonjour Wrote: Do you have a reason to lower pressure to 13?  You have a need to add PS/EPR but we know that increases your centrals, IF you are comfortable with EPR=0 and pressure = 14 you do not NEED to use EERS.  IF you are getting good sleep you are good.  In other words, changes depend on how you feel.

Bonjour, I do still feel very sleepy most of the day.  My numbers are great, but I'm interested in at least trying the EERS. 

Further, I hope to get feed back. especially yours, on the new thread I started on Fabrication of the EERS.  Let me know if I have misrepresented/misinformed/done disservice in any way with that thread.
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RE: Help refining CPAP settings to control Obstructive Events and Central Events/Are Cent
You are doing fine.  I will definitely support you in that endeavor, eventually making it a wiki article if you do not mind.  I would be remiss if I didn't point out that I didn't feel it was a necessity, especially since it is off book.  Stopping where you are at is entirely your choice.  If I see anything dangerous I will for sure let you know.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter

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