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?
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.