(10-19-2014, 06:30 AM)JimZZZ Wrote: I'm curious to know your pressure setting because it may be related to the success of your therapy. Your profile indicates an autoset pressure range of 6 -20 but your post indicates you are using straight CPAP settings of first 14, then 9.5. In my opinion, your sleep doc (or you) should set up an autoset range so the device can provide the pressure/s appropriate to your need.
My apologies for any confusion, I will elaborate further.
I initially went in for a sleep study that confirmed I suffered from sleep apnea, I currently dont have the initial report but will get it when I go back again to the sleep doctor.
After the initial diagnosis, I then went back for another over night stay hooked up to a sleep apnea machine that was controlled by the technician while I was asleep. The pressure setting was adjusted every time I had an apnea event until the events stopped occuring. The pressure that stopped all my apneas was 14.
I know what that figure was as i asked the technician in the morning, unfortunately the data from that over night stay was lost or erased by mistake.
I felt on top of the world for about 3 - 4 days afterwards and felt better than I had in many years.
As the above data was erased I had to go back for another over night stay to repeat the same process of having the technician adjust pressures manually for every event until they stopped. In this second trial the amount of pressure that was required to stop the apneas was 9.5, but I have not felt as good the second time around as I did the first. The same machine was used on both occasions and it was also the same technician as well.
I have now hired a machine for a 1 month trial at home. This machine is an Airsense A10 Auto for him. The machine is set up as an APAP machine with a pressure range of 6 - 20.
The highest pressure that the machine has adjusted itself to is 12.
I am feeling slightly better but have not felt as good as I did when I had the over night hospital stay where the pressure was adjusted to 14 manually by the technician.
I hope someone may be able to tell me why I felt better the first time, but only a slight improvement since then, but I must admit that there is an improvement even though it is only a slight one ATM.
Am I expecting to much to happen to quickly????