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New APAP user, help?
#11
RE: New APAP user, help?
 I want to mention that I had a home sleep test done over 2 nights which showed moderate - severe sleep apneoa ( 42 and 25 AHI). A sleep specialist analysed it and diagnosed it as OSA.

I'm in the UK so arranging treatment on the NHS but as that will take a while I bought an APAP from hope2sleep in the meantime ( couldn't buy a CPAP).

Should I still try moving it up to 6?

is there any way to keep my mouth shut at night?

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#12
RE: New APAP user, help?
Read this on Mouth Breathing.
As others have said 4 is usually too low of a pressure, typically 6-8 is better, try the 6 Dave suggested and it can be further adjusted if needed.

NOTE: the OSCAR team is working on a solution for the SleepStyle machines. Eventually, you will see a request for data as we finetune the system and some individuals will be provided an early, non-production release for testing prior to inclusion in the production release so keep your eyes open.
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#13
RE: New APAP user, help?
Yep, I'd agree with the others, boost up that minimum pressure to at least 6 to start with, and see if that helps.


See my comparison of Viatom/Wellue and CMS50F oximeters here.

Not a doctor, definitely not your doctor, all advice is given as-is and represents simply my own understanding as a fellow patient and OSCAR user.
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RE: New APAP user, help?
Cheers, I've boosted the minimum pressure to 6 but it's still only staying at 4 when I'm awake. Is the idea to boost minimum pressure while I'm asleep?
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RE: New APAP user, help?
In another post you said you were using EPR ?  Setting of 2-3.  With a minimum pressure of 6, you are exhaling at 4cm.

Give you machine some room to work, and it will adjust the pressure as needed while you sleep.  

My suggestion is to set the minimum to 7cm, maximum to 15cm and EPR (not sure what it's called for your Cpap), but set the exhale pressure to 2.  

We have no data to look at, so it's just a guess at what might be comfortable. Too low of settings will cause you to feel "air starved".
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RE: New APAP user, help?
You also sound like you have ramp on. Is there something in your manual/clinical menu that suggests that it keeps the pressure down while you're awake for comfort? If so, then yes, that's what ramp is designed to do. But if you can get used to not using it, then you might find it easier to get to sleep and not be woken by the change in pressure.


See my comparison of Viatom/Wellue and CMS50F oximeters here.

Not a doctor, definitely not your doctor, all advice is given as-is and represents simply my own understanding as a fellow patient and OSCAR user.
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#17
RE: New APAP user, help?
Thanks. I'll try that. I've adjusted to 7 starting pressure so will try 7-15
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