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Pettirosso Offline

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Posts: 1
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Phillips Respironics REMstar auto AFlex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX for her
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 5-13.5
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: United States

Post: #1
Introduction & Questions
Hello,

I have been using my CPAP for about two years now. I have recently felt more tired and was wondering if my auto device was set too low.
Today I went into after doing research and changed my ramp settings to 5, and my upper setting to 13.5.
Does that sound like a good idea?
06-23-2016 02:49 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Posts: 3,181
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Introduction & Questions
Hi Pettirosso,
There should be a minimum pressure setting and a max setting. The ramp is a separate comfort setting you can use to ramp up to the minimum setting after a certain period of set time.

You can go into the providers menu and check those settings. Order your Clinicians manual for your machine if you do t have one. This will show you how to adjust your settings.
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

In the meantime, you can Download the free Sleepyhead software. I assume you have an SD card in the back of the Cpap. Use the SD card in your computer and download the stats from your machine. This will also show you your pressure settings, AHI numbers and a host of other information.
http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

OpalRose
(This post was last modified: 06-23-2016 03:17 PM by OpalRose.)
06-23-2016 03:16 PM
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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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Posts: 915
Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #3
RE: Introduction & Questions
I don't know what machine you have as Respironics seems to sometime recycle their names between generations. If it is a 50 series or a 60 series, you should be able to pull data off the machine (SD card on the back of flow generator) and dump the data into Sleepyhead or Encore basic. Then you can see what you have been doing. If you are set in auto mode and not CPAP mode, if you are often hitting the max pressure, then yes, you likely need to up the pressure. That assumes your apneas are obstructive and not the central/clear airway type. The software will tell you that.

Be warned... Once you do this, you may never go back to believing your DME rep or possibly even your doctor. But you will have a better handle on your situation.

OMMOHY
06-23-2016 05:30 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #4
RE: Introduction & Questions
Go to this page to ID which machine you have.
You'll need to look at the label on the bottom side -- please remove the water tank first.
http://apneaboard.com/cpap-machine-pictu...espironics

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
06-23-2016 05:38 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,450
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Introduction & Questions
Hi Pettirosso,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
06-23-2016 10:26 PM
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sdb7802 Offline

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Posts: 199
Joined: Jan 2016

Machine: PR DreamStation Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: built-in with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 9.5-14 C-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Retired Electrical Engineer; began using cpap in 2001; FlashAir wifi card and FlashPAP app

Sex: Male
Location: Georgia, USA (The Margravate of Azilia)

Post: #6
RE: Introduction & Questions
I'd try setting your minimum to 8 cm or so and see if you feel better.

Just my personal opinion. My posts are not medical advice or a statement of fact. Please consult a qualified physician or other qualified medical personnel. Please comply with all applicable laws, codes, regulations, and protocols.
06-24-2016 12:36 AM
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