Post Reply 
New to CPAP and feel lost!
Author Message
Sleeprider Online
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 3,362
Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #11
RE: New to CPAP and feel lost!
One option might be to set your maximum pressure to 12 until you resolve the mask fit issues. Keep an eye on how many events occur because of the lower pressure, and decide if the trade-off is worth it. If AHI is reasonable at the lower pressure, you may have a solution.

______________________________________________
Organize your SleepyHead Data
Post your SleepyHead Data from Imgur
Robysue's Beginner's Guide to Sleepyhead
02-17-2016 09:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
txparamedic Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View
Humidifier: AirSense 10 Built In
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #12
RE: New to CPAP and feel lost!
(02-17-2016 09:01 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:  One option might be to set your maximum pressure to 12 until you resolve the mask fit issues. Keep an eye on how many events occur because of the lower pressure, and decide if the trade-off is worth it. If AHI is reasonable at the lower pressure, you may have a solution.

Thanks! I dont know why I didnt think of that. I guess being new to CPAP I still have a lot to learn. My AHI is usually a 1 or less for the total night. I will adjust the max pressure to 12 for a few nights and see if that helps me sleep through the night. Thanks again!
02-17-2016 09:06 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,994
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #13
RE: New to CPAP and feel lost!
Have you tried adjusting the mask? I also recommend trying a different mask. It takes a while to find a mask that fits correctly. Lowering the pressure to fix a mask leak is not what I would have done.

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
02-17-2016 10:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  1 night off of cpap.....feel great! duece12345 6 526 10-31-2016 08:55 AM
Last Post: robysue
  I Feel So Dumb - Climateline Hose Violetskyye 14 855 10-08-2016 11:15 PM
Last Post: Violetskyye
  New AHI Low but Didn't Feel That Great holden4th 1 270 09-09-2016 04:59 AM
Last Post: DeepBreathing
  I have gained 10 lbs and I never feel rested on cpap Lalae 18 1,057 09-08-2016 05:59 PM
Last Post: doll
  New CPAP user feel like crap markrb 20 6,535 09-06-2016 07:24 AM
Last Post: mikeindc
  How long does it take to feel better? Greendog 5 618 07-21-2016 08:10 AM
Last Post: OpalRose
  How did your body feel before CPAP? NukaColaCaps 11 613 07-17-2016 09:29 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)