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Post: #21
RE: Is this true
(01-28-2014 07:25 AM)JimZZZ Wrote:  If I hadn't taken charge of my machine with knowledge gained from this forum, the doctor and the DME would have left me with an inappropriately configured machine for at least 90 days. My ResMed AutoSet was provided with autoset disabled and a presssure of 4. The doctor refused to change that until he got 90 days of history. After some experimentation, I have changed it to autoset enabled and a pressure of 8 to 16. The pressure averages around 11 and my average AHI is about 1.5. In my opinion, we have to look out for ourselves.

do you have the results of your sleep study? what was your ideal pressure they determined during your sleep study?
01-28-2014 08:15 AM
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Post: #22
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(01-28-2014 08:15 AM)me50 Wrote:  do you have the results of your sleep study? what was your ideal pressure they determined during your sleep study?
The titration study was conducted with a pressure of 4.0 and the AHI was 2.7 at that pressure so the doctor prescribed a pressure of 4.0 with autoset disabled.

Subsequent nights at home resulted in a different result however. Although my AHI averaged 2.71, I had clusters around 10.0 so I reasoned that the autoset feature, if enabled, would eliminate those clusters. And it did. The last 30 days, my AHI has averaged 1.49 with an average presssure of 10.24. I am happy with my present settings but expect to encounter disapproval for messing with the machine when I visit the doctor next week.
01-30-2014 06:39 AM
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