You would need a manometer for the appropriate range and the correct fittings. Likely your supplier has these if they do any service work.
07-24-2016, 05:11 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-24-2016, 05:17 PM by vsheline.)
It is not good to have the Min Pressure setting more than 1 to 4 lower than your 90% or 95% pressure.
The 95 percentile pressure is the measured/estimated pressure your mask was at or below at least 95% of the time. It is also the pressure the mask was at or above for at least 5% of the time.
ResMed machines use the Min Pressure as a target they are always slowly trying to get back to. If the Min Pressure is too low the machine will be too quick to lower the pressure, making it more likely that obstructive events will happen more frequently.
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
JT--As chill has suggested, it may be that one of the two machines is not properly calibrated. You could ask your DME if it is possible for them to test the machine for pressure calibration?