I am new to all this. Recently diagnosed with sleep apnea. The results of which are not pretty and were disturbing to me. But it did open my eyes to a lot of problems that I'm having and why. So after visiting this site and another, I was able to arm myself with enough info to be able to make informed decisions about my treatment.
During titration, they found out that cpap would not work. They settled on 20/16 using a bi-pap machine. This brought O2 levels back to normal and events down to acceptable levels. It also moderated my snoring but still over the top according to the tech.
I received my equipment on this past Monday. I could not get the clinician to answer any in depth questions on the settings nor ops of this machine. She said "you don't need a manual or the software cause all your going to do is Use, Clean and Don't unplug". Great, gotta love those detestable "Daddy knows what's best for you" LIBERALS.
Many thanks to all those people who's posts I've read, the manual and software that I downloaded. It has all been a tremendous help.
Now on to the questions. For those that are using the machine that I am (resmed aircurve 10 VAUTO).
Ti min and Ti max; Her settings: (.2/2.0) Mine: (1.0/4.0).
What are yours and why? Please.
Trigger and Cycle Sensitivity; Her settings: (med/med)
Mine: (very low/very low)
What are yours and why? Please.
My wife doesn't like the snoring and thought it was going to stop. Any suggestions.
Again, THANK YOU TO ONE AND ALL!!!
08-28-2015, 08:18 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-28-2015, 08:22 PM by MobileBasset.)
Hi Lee, Welcome to the Board!
I'm not sure what you mean by "Her settings" and "Mine". Please explain this.
The values you are asking about define the structure of the devices response to your respiration pattern and should either be left at the medium (default) settings or changed to values directed by your doctor in the prescription that was given from your sleep study. It is not often that anyone moves off the default values and if they do it is because the data from their machine or their personal respiration experience with the machine over time leads them to do it.
Ti Max is the maximum time spent in IPAP, default = 2.0 s
Ti Min is the minimum time spent in IPAP, default = 0.3 s
Trigger is the inspiration level at which the device switches from EPAP to IPAP default = med
Cycle is the inspiration level at which the device switches from IPAP to EPAP default = med
Do you have a copy of your prescription? If not you should get one. If so does it define these settings?
Have you been using the machine and if so what settings have you been using? Do you feel it is providing a comfortable respiration pattern? Are you using software to look at the detailed data?
What are your settings for I max, E min, and PS?
if you can't decide then you don't have enough data.
Thanks for the response.
Her setting: the clinician from my dme.
My setting: the settings I settled on.
I was just wondering if anyone had moved these settings off of the defaults. No that info is not spec'd out on the script. The only spec is I max:20 and E min:16 PS is not listed due to the machine on S instead of auto.
Yes to using machine. Yes to software (rescan). Changing the Ti settings have been very helpful. I couldn't take normal breaths due to lack of time for inhalation. As far as being comfortable, well, let's just say I'm getting there. Some things in life you just have no choice in and just have to persevere. This ordeal being one of them.