I have 1 night with a ResMed S9 Autoset and Respronics Wisp nasal mask. I've downloaded the ResScan application and see that my AHI is 3 or less so the machine is working as it's supposed to. The machine is configured to ramp up in 30 minutes to a constant 17 so I'm not using the autoset feature.
If I have to get up to use the bathroom, how do I suspend the machine? I just unclipped the mask from the hose and the telemetry data shows a several minute glitch where air was pouring out of the hose. Is there a more orderly way?
There was a chunk of the night showing lots of leaking was going on. I wear reading glasses and didn't want a forehead bridge to prevent me from reading before falling asleep so I have a very lightweight nasal mask with straps. I imagine I rolled over on my stomach and somewhat dislodged the mask. Are there tricks to minimize this? Should I be experimenting with a nasal pillow or something else?
I would advise running in the Auto mode for a few nights just to see what your top pressure needs really are. Then if you find that 17 cm wc is actually needed, you will have to take other steps to address your problems. Those would be, try some method of restricting yourself from going face down, which will dislodge any mask, and as a last resort, try some other type of mask that may be better suited for you particular use.
Hi Geoff! Welcome to the site....
First off good job downloading the software and going to the trouble to start figuring all this out for yourself.
Start backing off that ramp time. After awhile, you'll probably just forego it completely. When the machine is "ramping," which it is doing for 30 minutes when you first go to bed, and 30 minutes everytime you take a break, no event diagnosis is being done.
Secondly, you've got a top of the line machine, so telling it to just hang out at a constant of 17 isn't my idea of a good time. That's a lot of pressure if you don't need it. Maybe you do, but if the machine was set in Auto with a minimum of say 12, and a max of say 17 then you could evaluate the results over the course of a few days and see what is really going on. At 17, it is probably also a good idea to turn the EPR on to a setting of 2 to start with, then maybe 3, to allow you a little "breathing room" for your exhale.
Now, when you get up in the night? Just push the cute little button and turn the thing off. Then unclip or remove the mask, take a short stroll, mask back up, turn the machine on, and you're good to go.
Finally, "some" leakage is normal. It just depends on how much and how much of the time during the night it's going on. If it continues to be a problem you can get a mask liner from Pad-A-Cheek, or Remzzzzz, or make your own out of a t-shirt. Come back for more details on that.