BXbomber, I would guess that it is your minimum pressure rating that is the problem, especially with EPR at 3. Here is what happens. The minimum pressure of the machine is 4.0 cm, so you start out at 4/4 pressure (IPAP/EPAP). As pressure increases it becomes 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 8/5, 9/6. I'm not going to get into why that is messed upt, but take my word for it.
Set your minimum pressure to the median or average pressure you have for the last 7 or 30 days...doesn't matter. If it is less than 8.0 cm, set EPR so that the minimum pressure will be 4.0. In other words, for a minimum pressure of 6, set EPR at 2. When you get a chance, post some data and I'm sure we can come up with something even more brilliant.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.
Hi trish6hundred! A pleasure to meet you! Thanks for the encouraging words!
Welcome aboard the Apnea Board BX..
If you are having trouble staying on your side to sleep, and old trick was to sew a "pocket" on the back of a pajama top and put a golf ball or other similar sized object in there.. the idea is that when you roll on to your back it causes discomfort and makes you roll back on to your side.
Another trick was to sew a cotton reel on the back to have a similar effect.