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Post: #11
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What is EPR? Mine says EPR full time, level 2 didn't know what that means.
07-16-2013 07:30 PM
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Paptillian Offline

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Post: #12
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Expiratory Pressure Relief. It lowers your exhale pressure by the set amount (1, 2, or 3 cmH2O) to help make it comfortable when breathing out against the pressurized air. You can also turn it off if it doesn't bother you.
07-16-2013 07:32 PM
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Post: #13
RE: I'm new at this!
(07-16-2013 07:30 PM)mommavic Wrote:  What is EPR? Mine says EPR full time, level 2 didn't know what that means.
http://www.resmed.com/us/products/s8_eli...s&sec=true
07-16-2013 07:35 PM
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Post: #14
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Thanks all!
07-16-2013 07:36 PM
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Post: #15
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Feel free to change your EPR settings, but be wary when reducing them. You might find that going from an EPR of 2 to an EPR of 0 is quite a significant change and causes discomfort. If you want to reduce your EPR settings, I'd recommend going one setting at a time with at least 3 days on each intermediate step.
07-16-2013 07:53 PM
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Post: #16
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Paptillian, I think the concern for people using tap water verses distilled water is that chemical in the water (and different countries use different chemical) may be breathed in through the humidifier process and into their lungs and everyone will have a different opinion on that as well.
07-16-2013 08:18 PM
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Paptillian Offline

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Post: #17
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Tez, that makes sense. Thanks!
07-16-2013 08:23 PM
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Post: #18
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(07-16-2013 08:18 PM)Tez62 Wrote:  Paptillian, I think the concern for people using tap water verses distilled water is that chemical in the water (and different countries use different chemical) may be breathed in through the humidifier process and into their lungs and everyone will have a different opinion on that as well.

That is incorrect. The main problem with tap water is the mineral content. A "hard" water will leave mineral deposits. Too many deposits can cause uneven heating as well as a place for crap to grow.

If the water is drinkable, there's nothing in it to hurt you when you breathe in the moist air. We probably inhale just as much when we take a shower in the same water.

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07-16-2013 08:56 PM
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Post: #19
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Mommavic, here's some resources for you:

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Acronyms
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/sl...e=Glossary

Don't mess with the EPR if you have just started. It can help you get used to the sensations of the air.

Consider also downloading and trying out the two software available here. You can view your data yourself. Try using both of them until you figure out what you are doing and which one you like best.
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-Private-Files-and-Links

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07-16-2013 08:59 PM
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Post: #20
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(07-16-2013 08:56 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  If the water is drinkable, there's nothing in it to hurt you when you breathe in the moist air. We probably inhale just as much when we take a shower in the same water.

Hmm... good point.
07-16-2013 09:01 PM
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