(03-03-2015, 10:54 PM)Clearskiesaustin Wrote: Thanks! I tried the self-titrating at 6-12, but it was horrible for me. I'll look into the System One. I think the problem with the apap is that I wake up every time it changes pressures. That happened every time they changed the pressure at my sleep study, so I only got about 3 hours of sleep. I also don't use the ramp because it keeps waking me up as it ramps, even on 30-45 min. However, on continuous, I fall asleep in 15 min.
I moved from a APAP to a straight pressure of 8cm and I have felt great ever since I did that. Some people are more sensitive to pressure changes. There are studies done (Available on pubmed) which talk about more microarousals (the kind that knock you off a deeper sleep stage to a shallower sleep stage) happening on APAP vs. CPAP.
If you get a full data machine and set it to straight pressure, you can keep viewing your data with every pressure bump and watch your AHI numbers that way. Who knows, maybe you need less pressure than 11 to sleep comfortably.
A sleep labs titrated pressure typically removes all apnea, all flow limitations and all snores. So if that pressure is 11 for you, maybe you can sleep comfortably at a bit lower pressure which eliminates all apnea but lets some snores/flow limitations reappear.
But the only way to know for sure is to get a full data capable machine (like a A10 elite/autoset or PRS1 60 series). Good thing about getting an APAP is that you can always set it to straight pressure by setting max=min in APAP mode.
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.