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New APAP User Help
I recently did an at home sleep study  and was told that I have sleep apnea. They then told me that I would need to do another study this one costing me $3000+. After doing a lot of research I felt comfortable enough to just purchase an APAP machine myself. I purchased a Philips DreamStation 500 Auto with a Philips Respironics Nuance Pro Nasal Pillow.  My results have been mixed. For the most part however, I have felt a lot better than I was before. After using my DreamStation for about a month I downloaded the sleepyhead software and I'm trying to make sense of the data.  Any expert advice would be greatly appreciated![Image: BHVLSApl.png]
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RE: New APAP User Help
Added a picture in the original post. Again, any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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I think if you move your min pressure to 9cm you'll get rid of a lot of those events.
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It's not too bad. If it was my chart and I had a philips, I would raise my minimum to 11 and see how it goes tonight. OR you could raise it 1cm at a time, depends how you want to do it.
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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Wow I feel like I'm at a auction. OK split the difference at go min 10.
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Sorry, I didn't see your post, I'm a slow typist Smile
but we both see that the pressure needed raising. I gave what I thought would work, with the option of building up to it. Some are spooked by nearly doubling the min pressure, at once.
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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