I agree with the others here, especially since your median is rarely less than 6. min 6 max 10. If you start at 6, though, you will start with the same pressure support as you get during sleep... It may feel a little strange as you try to fall asleep, with the pressure dropping as you exhale. Your body likes this when you are asleep, but your brain may fight it when you are awake (or get woken up).
When I was trying to get used to starting at 6 or above, I set my ramp on and had it start at 5.5 for 10 minutes. I am usually asleep within 10 minutes (actually under 5 minutes). After a couple days, though, I just left the ramp equal to start.
Since you have a fair amount of CAs, we will be interested to find out if these settle out or get worse when you increase the pressure. So, let us know. This may be why your prescription was initially set so low. If you do get negative results you'll want to have your doctor's help getting the appropriate machine and settings to control this.
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Your results are showing a very high proportion of central apneas. Did these show up in your sleep test?
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