Ok......I have severe sleep apnea. Its been a while since my sleep study and I can not find my recommended pressure settings. I know that my results show my AHI index was in the 60's. I purchased a S9 machine locally and set it on a pressure of 10.0. After a week the machine is showing the following results.
Now from what Ive read I need to get an AHI reading as close to or under 5 if possible? Im sure I need to increase the pressure.....any suggestions on a setting or how much I should try and increase it at a time?
Thanks for any help!! :-)
well you should use some software, as without it you may not be able to tell which of the AI are obstructive and which are clear airway events.
the software can show you how the machine is responding to them as well.
does your model of S9 have a data card?
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Which S9 machine? It should say something near the power button. (Not EPR, something else)
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