Thanks jgjones1972 for your reply
Actually My OA is only 5 per night and last for about 5 secs at a time ( So it looks like i dont have to worry about this)..Will see doc and see what he says about the machine.I think this machine should be ok
thanks for you help
The number of apneas tends to decrease as you first adapt to CPAP therapy. It may be that in the future you'll be able to get away with a pressure lower than 20. For some people the machine will raise the pressure higher than it needs to be. If I were you I'd stop changing the settings for awhile and see what happens.
Keep us posted.
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I'd like to reconfirm your leak data please? Are you getting it from the LCD screen only, or from software? Are you seeing a 'smiley' face, or a 'frowny' face in the mornings?
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(01-25-2014, 07:04 PM)jose123 Wrote: I now use a nasal mask and start pressure at 13 and max at 20 (i cannot seem to make it any higher).I also use a chin strap with H5i humdifer set at 4 and temp of 29 .On checking my data using sleepyhead i have noticed that 95% of the time my pressure is at 20 and have had 5 events of OA.My leak in now at 8.
Obstructive sleep apnea is usually strongly positional.
When we are sleeping on our back (in the "supine" position) our pressure needs can be much higher than when sleeping on our side.
Perhaps your pressure needs would be much lower if you were to ensure you will never be sleeping on your back.
To ensure that when I roll onto my back I don't remain in that position very long at all, I wear a snug teeshirt to bed with a tennis ball in a pocket sewn high up on the back, between my shoulder blades or a little higher.
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