Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account

New Posts   Today's Posts

How is ramp time/pressure determined?
Mine was originally at 6 - 8 for 45 minutes. How did they come up with that?
Post Reply Post Reply
45 minutes is max ramp time. They just left it at the longest time.
The 8 is obvious. Starting at 6 is about the min pressure people can use and not feel starved for air.

So, there was no real thought as to that setting; especially wrt time.
Post Reply Post Reply
Ramp is considered a comfort setting, not a therapy prescription. There was no thought put into it, that's up to you.
Post Reply Post Reply

There are two settings that can be changed. Time and starting pressure.

I use ramp differently than anyone else. I set my "time" to auto. This means any rise in pressure will not start until you begin to fall asleep. Or at least as best the machine can tell.

I then set the "Start pressure" to the same as my minimum pressure. I know this defeats the "ramp" feature but it also delays any increase in pressure until you actually start to sleep.

Works for me.
Dont-know  I am an accountant so any advice given here is not medical. If I give any financial advice, you can take it to the bank. However, you will have a hard time cashing it in. Okay
Post Reply Post Reply
I found using the ramp was not for me. I turned it off.

It is just to help some people get used to the pressure increase with cpap. The cpap equipment does not produce much pressure. It is the volume of air that changes with each inhale or exhale. If your mask is leaking or off your face the machine puts out as much air volume as it can, at almost no pressure.

When I start my auto cpap machine I do not have the mask on my face. My auto setting for high is 20 (max). The machine is trying to reach this pressure it can not as the mask is not on my face. As I put the mask on it stops the leaks and the machine lowers the pressure and volume to my settings.

I am not bothered by this it clears the machine and hose of any stale air. I am able to seat the mask to my face and go to sleep quickly with very few leaks during the night.

Cpap and this fourm have improved my life. I keep reading and working on making it better.

Keep working for yourself and Best Wishes for a New Year. Sleep-well

Post Reply Post Reply
Thanks for the replies. Myself, I like the ramp time.
Post Reply Post Reply

That is why this forum is so good different strokes for different folks. Exchanging ideas like

Post Reply Post Reply

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Pressure at altitude vs. pressure at lower elevations...? S.L. Ping Beauty 19 166 3 hours ago
Last Post: PaulaO2
  Ramp auto Cpap vs cpap tsolanto 3 66 4 hours ago
Last Post: KSMatthew
  ACCESS Machine Blower Time zzzZorro 3 111 10-11-2017, 02:29 PM
Last Post: Sleepster
  [Equipment] Viscious cycle of increased pressure -> more leak -> response of more pressure 3mp0w3r 5 253 09-16-2017, 09:04 AM
Last Post: OpalRose
  Noobie has Ramp Start and Stop Question tsolanto 4 189 09-10-2017, 06:07 PM
Last Post: bonjour
  [Equipment] BiPAP ramp settings theebrad 9 245 09-06-2017, 11:29 AM
Last Post: theebrad
  [Equipment] New sleep apnea patient here using oral device for first time liz81 17 1,181 08-23-2017, 09:11 PM
Last Post: Romster

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts

About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.