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High AHI, Vibratory Snore [Merged]
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High AHI, Vibratory Snore [Merged]
Is there a way to reduce the vibratory snores that are reported. I know sleeping on your back can cause the vibratory snore readings. I tried sleeping only on my side but still had very high vibratory snore readings. I can upload the data for others to review. I don't know if I need a differend pressure setting. My minumin pressure is 5 and max is 13 (reduced from 15 night before).
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RE: Vibratory Snore
Your minimum pressure may be too low, but advice is best given after seeing some data.
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RE: Vibratory Snore
            Thanks for the reply, I have attached a screenshot of the data.
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RE: Vibratory Snore
I do not have an answer for the VS but VS2 can be turned off it is more of the sound of movement of the hose and does not mean anything.

Looks of your charts your main problem I can see is positional apnea or chin tucking.  It is when you get into a position where you are cutting off your own airway and no setting can help with that.  You must find a way to NOT end up in that sleeping position.  Sometimes it is as easy an NOt sleeping on your back or changing the size of your pillows.  Any thing that would allow your chin to tuck down to your sternum and cut off your airway.

If there is no easy fix you need to look into a collar (see my link at the bottom of this post).  IT shows charts of people before and after they used collars and you can see the great difference it made for them.  Many people have been help with their use.

You can easily see positional apnea in the row with O and H....  If they are closely grouped of 3 or more it is positional apnea.
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RE: Vibratory Snore
Me: ew that's kinda nasty looking. After all those vibes, I'm amazed that PAP didn't fall on the floor.
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RE: Vibratory Snore
Agree with the positional apnea.
Also your pressure is maxing at 13. Set your max to 20. Let's see if pressure resolves these snores. The PR algorithims are supposed to target on snores. Let's see what it does.
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RE: Vibratory Snore
I will change the max to 20 tonight and see how it goes. Thanks and will try the chin support if this continues.
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RE: Vibratory Snore
Here is the screenshot with last nights data. Max was set to 20.


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RE: Vibratory Snore
Thanks for posting that graph I think you should also increase your minimum pressure some 5 seems too low I would suggest setting the minimum to at least 8 we will probably go higher to 10 later the Philips takes a while to get up to pressure when needed this will likely reduce your events reported by the machine.
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RE: Vibratory Snore
Thank you for reviewing the data and your input. The other issue I have with the DreamStation is several times during the night the air pressure seems loud. I end up waking up and pressing the ramp button to get back to sleep. I have the system set to AutoPap and wondering if I should try the CPAP setting. Originally I had the AutoPap on a max setting of 15 but changed it to 20 for last night's test. Seems like the system only reached a pressure of 12, if I understand the data correctly. Just wondering how I can quiet down the system. I cleaned the filter yesterday and it was a bit quieter than before but still loud at night.
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