Post Reply 
Help with BiPAP Settings
Author Message
MrSafety Offline

Members

Posts: 17
Joined: Oct 2013

Machine: PRSys1 BiPAP Auto-750P
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics "Wisp"
Humidifier: PRSys1... set @ "4"
CPAP Pressure: 7 Epap / 18 Ipap cmH2O
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: 1ST DIAGNOSED ~20 YRS AGO... 3 yrs with PRSys1 BiPAP Auto w/Bi-Flex (mod. 750p)

Sex: Male
Location: S.F. Bay Area... Novato, CA

Post: #1
Help with BiPAP Settings
I'll try to keep this short/"succinct":
1/ I am 69 and for my 1st 15+ years used a Respironics Virtuoso "Smart" CPAP that had internal memory only and because of this and the limited data it recorded, was of little use in monitoring my sleep performance...
2/ For 2 years I used the Philips/Respironics BiPAP equip. shown at left with a full Fisher&Paykill mask.
3/ A major contributor to my OA is that I also suffer periodic obstructions to my nasal passages & these come and go!
4/ I received my pressent BiPAP from Kaiser Permanente (KP) which has a "reasonably" good "Sleep Lab" department. I am no long with KP as of 1/1/2013.
5/ In the past 2 weeks while trying to sort out why my BiPAP's humidifier had quit I accidently ran upon and downloaded SleepyHead v99.3 which has been a revolation. With good support and attitude from my primary care MD I am scheduled to see 1 of 2 specialists with Redwood Pulmonary Center/*.net here in the S.F. Bay Area.
6/ My initial take of the information provided me by SleepyHead "Statistics" & "Records" data screens is that my worst Rx period has occured since I left KP's care. Although the BiPAP's "Mode" of operation has remained the same, but somehow the "EPAP", "IPAP" & "PS" settings had been significantly changed just before I left KP:
EPAP - 6"-vs-8" // IPAP - 25"-vs-18" // PS - 19"-vs-10".
7/ I have "hacked" "Setup" parameters and returned all but one of the BiPAP's settings to what they were just before I left KP [ the "Best" Rx period according to SleepyHead... for 313 days.
8/ As I indicated above my "Mode" is still the same... "BiLevel" as shown by SleepyHead.
9/ The one parameter that remains different different is shown in the field under "Pr.Rel." by SleepyHead... which I want to assume means "Program Release" by the author!!??
10/ - My current greatest problem has been constant for many years and it is that I only average ~5.5 hrs sleep per night because it is very difficult to return to sleep after my 2-to-4 a.m. arousal & trip to the little boys room!
11/ - After resetting my BiPAP's parameters the "Pr.Rel" reads "A-Flex 2x" now -vs- "Bi-Flex X1" before... during the 300+ days "Best" Rx period SleepyHead shows!
Q/ - Does anyone know for certain what SleepyHead's "Pr.Rel." data-filed is?
In closing I'm really happy to be a "Newbie" here because I spent a long time on another unrelated FORUM that used the same software.
Next I'll figure out how to post graphics that are worth many boring words!
Regards,
Sam Ross... aka "MrSafety"
(This post was last modified: 10-04-2013 02:56 PM by MrSafety.)
10-04-2013 02:50 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #2
RE: Help with BiPAP Settings
I've put your post here in the main forum where it has a better chance of getting replies.

Welcome to the forum.

I can't answer your question but I find it strange that your pressure settings somehow got changed. You should be able to set it at a range of pressures.

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
10-04-2013 05:03 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
MrSafety Offline

Members

Posts: 17
Joined: Oct 2013

Machine: PRSys1 BiPAP Auto-750P
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics "Wisp"
Humidifier: PRSys1... set @ "4"
CPAP Pressure: 7 Epap / 18 Ipap cmH2O
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: 1ST DIAGNOSED ~20 YRS AGO... 3 yrs with PRSys1 BiPAP Auto w/Bi-Flex (mod. 750p)

Sex: Male
Location: S.F. Bay Area... Novato, CA

Post: #3
RE: Help with BiPAP Settings
I could NOT find a way to EDIT out more of my "type-O(s)" so I made my corrections below...
in bright blue !
Revision to my POST/THREAD subject line:
Help with SleepyHead Program... & BiPAP Settings.
I need to post a graphic/photo of my SleepyHead data to make my Q(s) easier for you to understand!
Sam Ross
(10-04-2013 02:50 PM)MrSafety Wrote:  I'll try to keep this short/"succinct":
1/ I am 69 and for my 1st 15+ years used a Respironics Virtuoso "Smart" CPAP that had internal memory only and because of this and the limited data it recorded, was of little use in monitoring my sleep performance...
2/ For 2 years I have used the Philips/Respironics BiPAP equip. shown at left with a full Fisher&Paykill mask.
3/ A major contributor to my OA is that I also suffer periodic obstructions to my nasal passages & these come and go!
4/ I received my pressent BiPAP from Kaiser Permanente (KP) which has a "reasonably" good "Sleep Lab" department. I am no long with KP as of 1/1/2013.
5/ In the past 2 weeks while trying to sort out why my BiPAP's humidifier had quit I accidently ran upon and downloaded SleepyHead v9.3 which has been a revolation. With good support and attitude from my primary care MD I am scheduled to see 1 of 2 specialists with Redwood Pulmonary Center/*.net here in the S.F. Bay Area.
6/ My initial take of the information provided me by SleepyHead "Statistics" & "Records" data screens is that my worst Rx period has occured since I left KP's care. Although the BiPAP's "Mode" of operation has remained the same, somehow the "EPAP", "IPAP" & "PS" settings had been significantly changed just before I left KP:
EPAP - 6"-vs-8" // IPAP - 25"-vs-18" // PS - 19"-vs-10".
7/ I have "hacked" "Setup" parameters and returned all but one of the BiPAP's settings to what they were just before I left KP [ the "Best" Rx period according to SleepyHead... for 313 days.
8/ As I indicated above my "Mode" is still the same... "BiLevel" as shown by SleepyHead.
9/ The one parameter that remains different is shown in the field under "Pr.Rel." by SleepyHead... which I want to assume means "Program Release" by the author!!??
10/ - My current greatest problem has been constant for many years and it is that I only average ~5.5 hrs sleep per night because it is very difficult to return to sleep after my 2-to-4 a.m. arousal & trip to the little boys room!
11/ - After resetting my BiPAP's parameters the "Pr.Rel" reads "A-Flex 2x" now -vs- "Bi-Flex X1" before... during the 300+ days "Best" Rx period SleepyHead shows!
Q/ - Does anyone know for certain what SleepyHead's "Pr.Rel." data-filed is?
In closing I'm really happy to be a "Newbie" here because I spent a long time on another unrelated FORUM that used the same software.
Next I'll figure out how to post graphics that are worth many boring words!
Regards,
Sam Ross... aka "MrSafety"
10-07-2013 09:41 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Dream Station Ramp and Pressure Settings knowoneuno 27 557 Yesterday 09:02 PM
Last Post: Russatrice
  [Equipment] respironics bipap error code hanasdaddy 6 129 12-07-2016 01:48 AM
Last Post: hanasdaddy
  Newbie - need advice on settings and machine tmc712 18 389 12-06-2016 09:04 PM
Last Post: tmc712
  New User Problem with BiPAP AVAPS - Part 1 jmayer180 35 1,336 11-27-2016 09:50 AM
Last Post: jmayer180
  Dream Station Settings Autumnseer 15 562 11-26-2016 07:01 AM
Last Post: Weird Tolkienish Figure
  First time Bipap User, years of suffering SleepyMersim 18 669 11-16-2016 11:46 PM
Last Post: Galactus
Question BiPAP vs EPR/Flex etc? SleepyBee 7 276 11-13-2016 08:52 PM
Last Post: Galactus

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)