Wow. What a pressure change.
One possibility, although slight, is your initial titration was wrong. Is your current machine data capable and has your doc or yourself been viewing the data?
Or the at home titration was wrong.
Another would be you had 3 good nights in a row (not impossible at all), sleeping good in your own bed, and never got onto your back.
Another would be due to weight loss in the throat area, your needs have changed.
Like others have asked, is that a range, like 5-20? If so, that's a wide open range and kinda silly.
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thank you all for your responses. My doctor is an internist and this sleep apnea stuff is new to her. I asked her to get the home sleep study for me because I don't like sleeping in strange beds. we, now, know that the recommendation is 5 - 20 cm's. On Monday she will call them to become clearer on this range. the machine I use is a cpap and not auto.
all of your posts were very helpful, knowledgeable.
Also? Technology has improved/changed over the years, and with it I suspect the ways used to decide what 'pressure' is optimum too (my theory).
I just saw my sleep doc, first visit in many years, and learned the last pressure in his notes for me was 17/11 (bilevel), yet I have better than 90 days worth of data showing the machine in auto mode has almost never gone over 14.5 - shrug
Everything changes is my guess - data, machines, technology.
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