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Need advise on possible adjustments
#1
Hi All,

Below is my second week data on Auto CPAP still set 7-10 , I am still getting over a sinus infection alot of time I go to sleep with a clear nose and wake up with a stuffy nose or woke up in the middle of the night with a stuffy nose and had to pause therapy. Should I be alarmed at the my AHI shooting up to 4.8 and also should I up the pressure range to 12 or more to accommodate being sick.

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#2
I'm not as experienced as others on this forum but here's my 2 cents.  You are mainly dealing with hypopneas along with some flow limitations and snores and your 95% pressure sits at your max pressure of 10 a lot of time which suggests your lower pressure is too low.  If these were my charts, I would increase lower pressure to 8 and upper pressure to 12.  When I first started this adventure, my pressure was similar to what you are using and I had similar charts.  I'm now at pressure 8.5\12 and my AHI is below 1 daily. 

Speaking of snores, turn off the VS2 snores under preferences in sleephead.
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#3
There is always day to day variation in your sleep.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
Please organize your SleeyHead screenshots like this.
I'm an epidemiologist, not a medical provider. 
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#4
I started with a straight CPAP with my pressure at an 8. My AHI was avg under 1AHI yet I was still getting daytime sleepiness. So this is my second week on a APAP I figured my pressure was still too low. So.I'll make adjustments. I do feel better during the day even though my AHI is higher I was diagnosed at 9.5 AHI.
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#5
give it time and I'm sure you will feel better.  Everyone is different.  Some feel the difference right away.  Others take longer.  It took me a couple of months before I felt a difference.
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#6
To piggyback on the others, I'll add that I think when you're sick, you kind of need to know it's going to throw things off.
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#7
Yeah I understand that its interesting seeing how sleeping while sick is and what happens to your breathing already.
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