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New APAP user. Still. so. tired.
#21
RE: New APAP user. Still. so. tired.
I haven’t. That’s a good idea! What are your thoughts on pressures I should try? I can’t seem to get to a pressure where my cpap doesn’t spend most of the time maxed.
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#22
RE: New APAP user. Still. so. tired.
12 minimum, 18 maximum, EPR 3 Autoset Standard mode.
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RE: New APAP user. Still. so. tired.
Thanks to you both!  I'm trying it tonight.  Fingers crossed!!
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Sleep well!
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#25
RE: New APAP user. Still. so. tired.
SUCCESS!!!  Finally.  I switched to a nasal pillow last night and used Somnifix mouth tape.  I was SO much more comfortable than with my full face.  I also increased my min and max pressure (because the pressure felt so much different than with my full face, I went with 11 and 17 rather than 12 and 18, which appears to have worked!), and I changed from Autoset for Her to plain ol' Autoset.  My flow limit rate is practically non-existent (I can't believe it!), and finally I didn't spend the entire night maxed out!  I had a few centrals but not enough to worry about.  1.5 AHI.  YES!

I wanted to post my success results just to give everyone here credit for helping me finally get this thing dialed in.  I feel so much better today, and I'm so excited to see what a few weeks worth of sleep like this will do for my well-being.  THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!  I am so very grateful.


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RE: New APAP user. Still. so. tired.
Good job!

Remember though, each night can be different. So don't be discouraged if it goes up or down a bit.

What you want to watch for is an increase in Obstructives, then raise the minimum a bit, or if the pressure is bumping to top pressure, raise the max. It doesn't have to be raised by 1cm, maybe a smaller increase. Sometimes, it doesn't take much to make a difference.

If CA's increase, then take the EPR to 2.

There's things you can try, but take it slow and give it time.
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I will certainly keep all of that in mind. Glad to have advice to go by if/when things do change. ?
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You can post another screenshot "anytime" here in this thread if you have questions.
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#29
RE: New APAP user. Still. so. tired.
The new settings have cut flow limitations in half, and I'm certain this is more comfortable. I like that pressure fluctuates in a very low range, but is sufficient to resolve most of the obstructive events before they get going. Time will tell, but I don't think you will have a reemergence of the problems you had before, and the higher EPR is important to your comfort and efficacy.
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#30
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Looks very good to me. Given that you say it's good makes it rather easy to say it's a success. Congrats and now you graduate to the class of keep doing it.
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