The higher pressure can induce centrals (clear airway) until you get used to it. As retired-guy said, they normally settle down after a while. The fact that your machine got to 10 cm is an indication that you needed a higher pressure, so the Autoset is already telling you something. Stick with it for a week or so, and see how you're feeling after that. You now have lots of options for tweaking the settings until you get it perfect, but only change one thing at a time then give it a while to stabilise before trying something else.
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Thanks r_g and Paul.
You have put my mind at rest.
I didn't realise that until you mentioned it Paul that I must have, may have needed the 10 if I went up to it.
I am quite happy to get used to this for a week before I 'tweak' and then see what needs to be done. As you say, one step at a time.
Or the way I have been travelling on CPAP, one day at a time.
Hmm I cannot really comment on your apnea figures Gabby, but as others have suggested you are trying a new machine and different pressure settings and I think you need to get used to this and your suggestion to try for a week and then see how it goes is sound.
I would monitor the max and min pressure in the auto setting and then work from there....
From my technical training in fault finding, the golden rule is to always try one change at a time so you can tell whether or not what you changed has any effect. Unfortunately being an obsessive compulsive fiddler (sad isn't it), I often change more than one thing at a time......
It will be very interesting so see how you go.