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#1
Hello, looking for any help, getting desperate!
I have been using my CPAP machine for almost a year now. From the first night it was a total game changer. Best thing that ever happened! I went from having 100 episodes an hour to about one. When I first started I was at a pressure of 15, for a month, then down to a 13. Worked great. Until about 6 weeks ago. Then I started snoring and having apnea episodes. I changed out my machine for another. And the tried a Res Med machine with always the same results. No leaks. I tried raising the pressure up to 16. Now I'm back to a Phillips machine with an Automatic pressure setting. First nights sleep, no change. I NEED SLEEP!!! Any help would be very appreciated.
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#2
Welcome While you're waiting foe one of the experts on your machine to comment, I suggest that you download the free SleepyHead Software and install it. Then you can read the SD card with you computer and the software can perhaps point to the source of your problem. Without that it's difficult for anyone to be sure of what's wrong.
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#3
Thank you. I will
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#4
As Surfie says, we need some detail. What is your current AHI doing? Of your events, how many OA? CA? Hypops? What are your leak number indicating? When someone says "no leaks" I automatically think one of two things going on: The mask is way too tight (because you should have SOME leakage) or, if the person isn't looking at actual software results, there are possibly leaks, but when the person is drifting off into deeper sleep.

Finally, the more you worry about this, and the more changes you make in a short period of time, the worse your immediate results will appear.

Looking forward to your getting back!

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#5
CPAP Statistics
1 day of CPAP Data on Wed Aug 20 2014
Details Most Recent Last Week Last 30 Days Last 6 Months Last Year
CPAP Usage
Average Hours per Night 05:50 05:50 05:50 05:50 05:50
Compliance 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Therapy Efficiacy
AHI 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Obstructive Apnea Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hypopnea Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% of time in Periodic Breathing 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Leak Statistics
Average Leak Rate 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.12
90% Leak Rate 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
% of time above Leak Rate threshold 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Pressure Statistics
Average Pressure 12.19 12.19 12.19 12.19 12.19
Min Pressure 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00
Max Pressure 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50
90% Pressure 13.40 13.40 13.40 13.40 13.40

Changes to Prescription Settings
First Last Days AHI FL Machine Pr. Rel. Mode Pressure Settings
Efficacy highlighting ignores prescription settings with less than 5 days of recorded data.
8/20/2014 8/20/2014 1 0.00 0.00 PRS1 A-Flex x3 Auto
APAP 12.0 - 20.0

Machine Information
Brand Model Serial First Use Last Use
Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (561CA) P096500737C4D 8/20/2014 8/20/2014

Does this help?
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#6
Yes that does help. Your stats look very excellent. The only thing I see that could be better is you didn't get a solid 8.

It also appears your stats just started yesterday? Last day, week, month, etc are all the same values. I think you need to look at sleep hygiene a little. What time do you go to bed, what time do you get up, did you eat anything weird before you went to bed or when you were asleep.... That sort of stuff. Beyond that I think you just need to monitor it for a few days and see how the adjustment goes.

The only other thing you might consider is to drop your minimum to 11 to see what occurs. You might not need as much pressure support as you are getting, and by dropping to bottom a bit it might make it a little easier, aka more restful, for you to sleep.
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#7
Hi SirDonk,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Best of luck to you as you finetune your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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#8
I just started this machine yesterday. So I will give a couple of days and get back with more info. I try to get to bed by 11pm and i'm at at 4am. I only usually sleep 5 to 6 hours all the time for years. Thanks
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#9
I'll look forward to see how you progress. Try to get more sleep. As we (or most people) get older we need more sleep. Mrs. RG puts me to bed right after supper............. YES!!!! --- I'm so into that!

Or when you get up at 4:00, check your email and this site. If you watch this site long enough you should get sleepy again.

Me? I'm practicing to be a world champion "Spider Solitaire" player.
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