Finally got my dad a Resmed Aircurve 10 Bi-level Vauto, and would like some advice on his sleep charts: http://m.imgur.com/a/HP2fK
For the first two nights we used an epapmin of 6 and a pressure support of 3
Then I raised his epapmin to 7, with a ps of 3, and it seemed to do much better.
I raised it because while I watched him fall asleep the first few nights, I noticed he stopped breathing right after he fell asleep, just when he relaxed the most, so I assumed the air stint wasn't pressurized enough. Sure, after he stopped breathing the machine adjusted the pressure higher, but why not turn up the minimum to minimize the amount of times the machine has to adjust?
I don't know - I'm very new to this, just trying to help my dad.
Please advise me on anything else I can change, thanks!
Also - he currently sleeps with a mouthpiece to move his jaw forward, but it needs to be replaced, which ones do you guys use? Any recommendations? He can't afford a doctor, so I'm talking something we can just buy.