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[Pressure] Finding the right Pressure
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SeriousJoker Offline

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Machine: Delvilbiss intellipap Standard Plus DV53D-HH
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: DeVilbiss Healthcare EasyFit® Nasal Mask
Humidifier: built In
CPAP Pressure: 10.5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: OSA, anxiety, Bruxism & early TMJ signs.

Sex: Male
Location: NY

Post: #21
RE: Finding the right Pressure
(05-23-2016 01:38 PM)OpalRose Wrote:  Yes, take it down to 11, then let us know what Sleepyhead shows.
Will need AHI and breakdown of.......hypopneas, Obstructives, clear airways, leak rate.

After some more research into my "brick" I found out much to my surprise that my CPAP's website has a link where I am able to enter the smart code in increments of 1 day, 7 days, 30 days & 90 days, it gave me this report...What do you think, I am still learning how to interpret these results.
   

This is the last 7 days ( technically 4 days)

   

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(This post was last modified: 05-27-2016 01:06 AM by SeriousJoker.)
05-27-2016 12:53 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #22
RE: Finding the right Pressure
Your goal should be to lower AHI to 5 and under.
I'm not familiar with your machine, but it looks like you are only getting very basic information from it.

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05-27-2016 06:23 AM
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SeriousJoker Offline

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Machine: Delvilbiss intellipap Standard Plus DV53D-HH
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: DeVilbiss Healthcare EasyFit® Nasal Mask
Humidifier: built In
CPAP Pressure: 10.5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: OSA, anxiety, Bruxism & early TMJ signs.

Sex: Male
Location: NY

Post: #23
RE: Finding the right Pressure
I realize it's very basic but going from being in the dark a few days ago to what my mysterious AHI might be, to having a 4 chart breakdown that includes said AHI results, feels like a huge win for me.

It's the small victories that I cherish the most Wink

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05-27-2016 11:27 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #24
RE: Finding the right Pressure
(05-27-2016 11:27 AM)SeriousJoker Wrote:  I realize it's very basic but going from being in the dark a few days ago to what my mysterious AHI might be, to having a 4 chart breakdown that includes said AHI results, feels like a huge win for me.

It's the small victories that I cherish the most Wink


You are absolutely correct. Keep us posted and what's more important is how you feel.

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05-27-2016 11:36 AM
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SeriousJoker Offline

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Machine: Delvilbiss intellipap Standard Plus DV53D-HH
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: DeVilbiss Healthcare EasyFit® Nasal Mask
Humidifier: built In
CPAP Pressure: 10.5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: OSA, anxiety, Bruxism & early TMJ signs.

Sex: Male
Location: NY

Post: #25
RE: Finding the right Pressure
I actually feel quite wonderful, I am not sure if it is a placebo effect, but I'll take it! First couple nights were, well none existent (I feel asleep in the morning, lol) The last couple days I have been sleeping better and better.

I am looking forward to my basic reports at the week & 30 day mark, I imagine the results could/should be more conclusive, or at least more detailed. The main reason I believe though is the discovery of this forum & the new knowledge of understanding my machine better.

Thanks To all of you! Smile

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05-27-2016 12:08 PM
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SeriousJoker Offline

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Machine: Delvilbiss intellipap Standard Plus DV53D-HH
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: DeVilbiss Healthcare EasyFit® Nasal Mask
Humidifier: built In
CPAP Pressure: 10.5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: OSA, anxiety, Bruxism & early TMJ signs.

Sex: Male
Location: NY

Post: #26
RE: Finding the right Pressure
I want to update this thread, current pressure at 10.5 and humidity at 1-2, depending on how dry my nose is. I am going to stick to this setting for another 2 weeks and see how I feel. My AHI is around 1.5 to 4, on average. I still have restless nights but that's to be expected.

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06-04-2016 09:03 AM
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Other Comments: First diagnosed with essential hypertension @ age 25 (precursor to CHF)

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Post: #27
Question RE: Finding the right Pressure
?? for the savvy Hoseheads: Does weight directly or indirectly influence
the initial settings? also can you titrate down with weight loss?

I enjoy being with a group who like to share their "Hosehead" experiences, to remind me I am not alone.
06-04-2016 09:29 AM
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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
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Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #28
RE: Finding the right Pressure
(06-04-2016 09:29 AM)Luvmyzzz Wrote:  ?? for the savvy Hoseheads: Does weight directly or indirectly influence
the initial settings? also can you titrate down with weight loss?

Hi Luvmyzzz,
You should probably start a new thread with this question. It has been discussed many times and I'm sure you would get many responses.
But just to answer, I believe that weight does influence initial settings.
Many have stated that when they lost weight, that their pressure needs dropped.

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: First diagnosed with essential hypertension @ age 25 (precursor to CHF)

Sex: Female
Location: This side of the MilkyWay

Post: #29
RE: Finding the right Pressure
Hi Opalrose! Thanks for reply, much appreciated! Thanks

I enjoy being with a group who like to share their "Hosehead" experiences, to remind me I am not alone.
06-04-2016 10:43 AM
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Machine: Delvilbiss intellipap Standard Plus DV53D-HH
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: DeVilbiss Healthcare EasyFit® Nasal Mask
Humidifier: built In
CPAP Pressure: 10.5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: OSA, anxiety, Bruxism & early TMJ signs.

Sex: Male
Location: NY

Post: #30
RE: Finding the right Pressure
(06-04-2016 09:53 AM)OpalRose Wrote:  Hi Luvmyzzz,
You should probably start a new thread with this question.

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06-04-2016 11:00 AM
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