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#1
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?
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#2
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/
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#3
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
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#4
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
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#5
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
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#6
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.
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