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[Pressure] Should I start APAP Tuning?
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RE: Should I start APAP Tuning?
The EPR settings are in the Clinical Menu. To learn how to access it, go to CPAP Setup Manuals at the top of the page and find your machine there.

The Apnea Board Wiki is a treasure trove of information:

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php/Wiki_Home

It includes a helpful discussion of flow limitations here:

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...limitation

Think of FLs as on a spectrum of partial to full obstruction: FL , Hypopnea, Obstructive Apnea. The Res Med machines has some way of translating the data you generate into a measure of severity of FL, ranging from 0 to 1. It isn't completely clear what exactly they are measuring, but your FL graph is notable for the severity and frequency of your FLs.

If you zoom in on the Flow Rate graph, you will probably see that the curve above the zero line, which shows you inhaling, is something other than a smooth curve. It'll be pointed, or flat, or have one or two dents in it. This represents you trying to inhale but hitting a limitation that you then have to work to overcome. No problem for one breath, but if this goes on a lot it can be tiring.
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