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Machine: Respironics System One RemStar Pro (460)
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Post: #11
RE: It's been a while
Do you use a ramp setting? I use a short one (10 minutes) and if the pressure feels too high when I first start the machine, I hit the ramp button next to the "ON" button and let it ramp up.

It's more of a psychological "comfort feature" for me than anything else.
04-09-2016 08:41 AM
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CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cmH2O; no ramp; no C-Flex
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Post: #12
RE: It's been a while
I do the same as green wings. I use a 5 minute ramp period set 3 cm below my cpap pressure to ease me up to full pressure. This helps a great deal.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
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04-09-2016 09:26 AM
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ST1300 Offline

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Machine: System One REMstar 60 Auto Machine
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
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CPAP Pressure: 13.5
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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Post: #13
RE: It's been a while
I do not use a ramp setting. I will put a 5 min on tonight. I will also put the min pressure to 8

Thanks for the replies
04-09-2016 06:18 PM
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Machine: System One REMstar 60 Auto Machine
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 13.5
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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Post: #14
RE: It's been a while
   

I modified my min pressure to 8 and put a ramp of 4cm for 10 mins. I feel pretty this morning but we will see. It has only been one night.

Is it still too low?
04-10-2016 06:05 AM
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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

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Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #15
RE: It's been a while
Looks like you had some issues with leaks. Make sure your mask is fitting properly.

As far as ramp goes, it's ok to use it, but starting it at 4 is too low. As you continue to adjust your minimum pressure, the ramp pressure should be moved upwards too. Mabye start it at 6 for 10 minutes. This way it's not so far from your minimum pressure.

"Is it still too low?"
Probably, but work on your mask leaks first, then watch for a few days.

Just looking at your graph, I would think a pressure range of 9 to 12 would be better, with a ramp of 6. But you can get there slowly.

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(This post was last modified: 04-10-2016 06:25 AM by OpalRose.)
04-10-2016 06:23 AM
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Machine: System One REMstar 60 Auto Machine
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Post: #16
RE: It's been a while
Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it
04-10-2016 06:49 AM
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Post: #17
RE: It's been a while
(04-10-2016 06:23 AM)OpalRose Wrote:  Looks like you had some issues with leaks.


I do remember waking up a few times last night to adjust my mask. It seems that the hose is the problem. I have to pull it up on my chest to keep the pillows up my nose. Any advice on how-to keep the hose on place? I keep it under my arm but it must slide out.

Or is there a better mask?
04-10-2016 09:22 AM
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #18
RE: It's been a while
Have you tried a hose lift system? Keeps hose routed overhead. You can find it fairly cheap online.

There are so many different masks available, and it's just a matter of finding what you are comfortable with.

I use the P10 mask. The only time I have problems with leaks is when the nasal pillow starts to wear and needs replaced. I have tried the hose lift, but prefer to keep hose close to me. I use a small clip to attach the hose to my sheet under edge of pillow and the rest goes under the covers with me.

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04-10-2016 09:37 AM
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Machine: PR DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 Pillows; Quatro Air FFM
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cmH2O; no ramp; no C-Flex
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

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Location: Van Buren, Arkansas, USA.

Post: #19
RE: It's been a while
There are several hose lift systems out there. Some people have even made their own. I had a dramatic decrease in leaks when I started using one. The goal is to leave enough slack in the hose that you are free to move around but not enough to pull on your mask. I use a HoseBuddy. It sits between my mattress and the headboard over my head at the head of the bed and the arm holding the hose pivots as I move. As with everything else with CPAP, you have to keep experimenting until you find what works best for you and there are compromises. Since it limits the amount of slack in the hose I have to connect my hose to the mask after I get into bed and disconnect it from the hose to get out of bed.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
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04-10-2016 10:45 AM
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Machine: System One REMstar 60 Auto Machine
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 13.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Post: #20
RE: It's been a while
Ouch I had an industrial accident on Apr 15th where I tripped over production wire and did a nose plant on my face.. YES ouch... I used to use the swift fx nasal pillow which is hard to use right now.

What kink of mask should I being looking for now..

Thanks for your answers
04-25-2016 06:37 PM
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