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[Pressure] Should my CPAP pressure be higher?
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Should my CPAP pressure be higher?
Hello Everyone,

I have a question to you guys as you are way more experienced.

I wake up several times every night (it started long before I started CPAP therapy). Quite often I check my machine then, because I am not sure if it is stiil working. I just don't feel it blowing air. Of course everything is all right.

Is this a sign that the pressure is too low?

My AHIs are ok. I am still quite new in the therapy - started 38 days ago.

Bonjour often asks "how someone feel". So I just don't know. It is better when I sleep with mask, I can stop the afternoon nap and survive to the evening, I can play with my kids for a while everyday. So it is better. But I still feel like with no energy (maybe because of kids...)

Do you think I should change anything (pressure)? Or is it just still the beggining of my therapy and I should "get used to it".

I know (because I read it somewhere here) that one should not look for 0.0 AHI, but it is not about that. There were two nights during these 38 days, that I slept the whole night with no single break. And that was GREAT. I felt great after that nights.

I attach screens of the three last nights and those two great nights with no awakenings (28.09.2019, 9.10.2019).


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RE: Should my CPAP pressure be higher?
What I would like is either for you to get a BiLevel or a ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet, with preference to the biLevel (a ResMed VAuto).

Why, you have fairly consistent RERAs.  Pressure support would be the best way to treat those.  

Lacking that increase your pressure by 1 cmw.
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RE: Should my CPAP pressure be higher?
bonjour thank you for your answer,


I read about RERA in this forum, and I also read your biLevel tips to treat them.

When I use Flex, I have less RERA, but my AHI and snoring have increased.

What do you think is more important? Less RERA or less snoring and lower AHI?

And you also suggested increasing the pressure by 1 cmw. For now, since I don't have (yet) the machines you recommended, do you think it is reasonable to try 10.5 cmw with flex? I know flex is not bilevel...
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