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#11
RE: Help with Bipap settings
Ok will do. So this might be a stupid question, but for the past couple of months I've been using cpap again getting used to it again and while it's helped, it still left me tired. Is there a period I need to wait for me to adjust to how the Bipap works as well even though it seems like I was getting used to cpap again? I understand the basics that it has an inhale and exhale breathing function, but was curious because if the change is drastic enough that my body just needs to get used to the way it works.
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#12
RE: Help with Bipap settings
Not to discourage, but yes there can be a time period where you are using PAP therapy and it doesn't seem to be paying you with better rest or other benefits. Some like myself took about a month before improvements start making you feel better. Just don't quit, it will pay off. You have to be consistent and it'll mean better rest.
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help with bipap settings
I posted here a few days ago and was told to post again after a few days. I've been diagnosed with mild/moderate sleep apnea with my most recent sleep study showing me to have an ahi of 15 and an rdi of 18. Right now, I've been using my bipap for about a week now and have had previous experience of using a cpap for the past few years. Currently, I feel a difference with using a cpap/bipap, but still feel very tired. Is there anything I need to adjust currently to possibly help with this issue?


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RE: Help with Bipap settings
bioshen7 - I have merged your newest post into your old thread.  Please keep them together.  

Also, please use the F12 key to take a screenshot.  This will minimize the calendar and provide the statistical data below it when taking the screenshot.
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RE: Help with Bipap settings
There is nothing wrong with Cpap only. It depends on how you accept therapy. 

Centrals most times happen when you begin therapy and go away as your body gets accustomed to the therapy. But sometimes the don’t go away AND you are treated better with straight Cpap (the same pressure for inhale and exhale) without EPR. I DON’T know how long you have been trying to adjust  but it is up to you to decide which therapy is best for you.
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RE: Help with Bipap settings
bioshen, sometimes we can set the trigger sensitivity on high and reduce the CA events. Default is medium. Give a setting of High a try and let me know if that helps.

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Thanks for the response, I'll set the trigger to high.
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