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New CPAP user needs help with settings
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New CPAP user needs help with settings
Hi,

I've been using my DreamStation APAP for the last 2 months or so. My AHI has been improving in general, with my 30 day avg of 4.82, with some spikes here and there (as in the screenshot from last night, AHI of 6.04). 

I wanted to ask if you could look at the attached and let me know if I should make any adjustments. Obviously, I'd like to be as close to zero as possible! 
I am happy to share more info, if needed.


Many thanks for your guidance! 

++Randall

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RE: New CPAP user needs help with settings
I'd start by bumping your minimum pressure up to 8cm you may end up going to 9cm. Take it slowly though.
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RE: New CPAP user needs help with settings
Thanks - how long should I wait to evaluate it after adjusting upward? And I normally ramp from 4.0 to 7.0 over a 45 minute period. Should I adjust this as well?

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RE: New CPAP user needs help with settings
I don't usually use ramp but you might as well adjust up to 4. to 8.0 if that's what you like. I'd try a new setting for at least 3 days or so to get in idea what the average is.
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RE: New CPAP user needs help with settings
Thanks again. I'll try it!
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