Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Is there a benefit to increase my starting pressure?
#11
(02-08-2016, 09:49 AM)surferdude2 Wrote: I agree, you need to raise the minimum pressure, doing so over a period of time so as not to upset your perception of excessive starting pressure.

From your flow rate, it is obvious that only get short intervals of relaxed sleep separated by bothersome pressure increases due to what is likely flow limitations. It would be useful to see the graph for flow limitations. The flat topped wave forms in there are of greater concern and especially their duration.

You may very well end up with a starting pressure around 12 cm H2O but it will take some time to increment up to that level without causing CA's and an inaccurate perception of inability to tolerate the exhalation pressure. That perception disappears eventually but causes anxiety in many users. It can be avoided all together by increasing the minimum pressure in small increment over an extended period of time. Keep the EPR set at 3 for the duration of these changes and possibly forever, generally it's a nice feature to have all the time.

Dude

I agree.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [CPAP] sudden increase in AHI and leak nos agenio2002 5 226 04-01-2017, 09:18 AM
Last Post: OpalRose
  Huge Increase in AHI Following Flu kimipossible 2 160 03-21-2017, 12:09 PM
Last Post: Marillion
  centrals after starting cpap Leemax 3 214 03-01-2017, 02:38 PM
Last Post: srlevine1
  Still Getting Benefit? harmon k 2 199 01-16-2017, 04:52 PM
Last Post: harmon k
  I think my machine is starting to die doncaruana 19 690 01-05-2017, 06:47 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  increase in AHI Gio0064 19 603 12-07-2016, 05:54 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
Sad AHI increase elbie 3 386 11-17-2016, 05:41 PM
Last Post: T.Hud

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.