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[Pressure] 6 months in, time to adjust pressure?
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit F10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP 6, 90% IPAP16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: New England. USA

Post: #1
6 months in, time to adjust pressure?
6 months in and feeling better than i have in a decade.
still having problems with leaks but that's for another post.

question is, can i possibly see some benefit in raising my min IPAP closer to the median? and should i raise the max IPAP since the average is close to the max?

i'll post a screen shot if needed but for now will this info do?

IPAP
min:7.00
median:12.50
average:17.26
max:19.00
12-07-2015 07:42 AM
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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Perth, Western Australia

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RE: 6 months in, time to adjust pressure?
G'day Rob. We really need to see a screenshot from SleepyHead showing a typical night. Also, what is your full suite of pressure settings - min & max EPAP, PS, IPAP?

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12-07-2015 07:52 AM
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Rob S Offline

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Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit F10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP 6, 90% IPAP16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: New England. USA

Post: #3
RE: 6 months in, time to adjust pressure?
this graph is pretty typical expect a lower than average leak rate and 0 AHI i typically have 1 or 2 hypopnea events per night and % of time above Leak Rate threshold is 13.5%

Machine Settings

ModeCPAP Mode ASV
EPAPExpiratory Pressure 7 cmH2O
Max IPAPHigher Inspiratory Pressure 19 cmH2O
PS MinPressure Support Minimum 5 cmH2O
PS MaxPressure Support Maximum 12 cmH2O


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12-07-2015 08:30 AM
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
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CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #4
RE: 6 months in, time to adjust pressure?
Your EPAP stays constant all night, but your PS increases between 5 and 12 in order to deal with what are probably central apnea events, and as a result it is your IPAP that ranges between 12.5 and 19 as necessary to induce inhalation when you don't initiate a breath. This seems to be resulting in zero events. Everything is working as it should. What's the point of changing anything?

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12-07-2015 10:05 AM
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