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[Pressure] not sure i am doing this right
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not sure i am doing this right
I have been using cpap machine for 12 years. It was originaly set at 11.0 ramp up from 4.0. Got a new machine pr system one model 560p back in 2015. I was always getting bad leaks and dry mouth. i lost 30 pounds in the last 5 months . tried sleeping without machine. My wife said she did not think i was stopping breathing and my snoring was way better, I desided to adust my cpap to variable. start at 4.0 to 10.0. My AHI is usually under 1.5. And my pressure is under 6.0 95 % of time. Am i doing the right thing going to varible? Please help
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#2
RE: not sure i am doing this right
If you had OSCAR data to show us it would be helpful. I don't recall if your exact PAP is supported though.

However I would think it sounds like you've replicated the doc's info. I try to encourage most to start with just a bit more Min pressure, something like 6 may give you a bit more airflow and just maybe it's a bit more comfortable.

And sincere welcome to Apnea Board.
Dave

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        here are some screen shots please help
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RE: not sure i am doing this right
OK the data is on the posts. You could opt to increase Min from 4 to 6 or leave it. It'll be up to you. The left panel data indicates it stays about 6 as the low it chooses 95% of the time.
Dave

OSCAR
Standard OSCAR Chart Order
Mask Primer
Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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