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I will check that out. BTW, what did you mean by FL pushing pressure to max? I'm trying to understand the science of all this.
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Resmed's use the Flow Limit value to determine if a pressure increase is needed. If you continue to present with a FL high enough, the Resmed will continue to increase its pressure in an effort to overcome this condition. This can ultimately run the pressure up to your maximum setting.
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Once you can get your graphs in order, line up the pressure graph with the FL graph.

Look at the FL graph, around 23:30, 1:00, and 2:30.  Now look at the pressure graph at same times and you can see how FL drives pressure up.  

FL is when the upper airway is partially closing. The Apap then tries to compensate by raising pressure. Sometimes this is disruptive to sleep, but then again a lot of folk don't even notice it.
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I reordered the graph---do I need to change anything for you---or make it better?

BTW, the Leak graph shows it really going up but the overall Large leak says 0.00
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On that chart you can see that the pressure is maxing out while there are high Flow Limitations, and then once those ease off, the pressure drops back down again, as Opal said.

Re: leaks - Large Leaks are regarded as anything over 24 l/minute of unintentional leaks. Resmed only records unintentional leaks (whereas Philips records both unintentional leaks plus total leaks (which is the unintentional leaks plus the intentional leaks designed into the mask). The limit is the point where the machine may start having issues with compensating for the leak level. As long as you're not spending most of the night with large leaks, you're probably not immediately having an issue, but if there are consistently high leaks at or near that level, you might want to figure out where from (ill-fitting mask, mouth leak with nasal/pillows etc). As your average is only 1.2 l/min, it's probably not a huge issue.

Have a look how the leak chart matches up to the pressure, and whether it's a consistent low-level leak or a bunch of bigger spikes. Those will give you some more clues. Spikes may well be just from moving around or knocking the mask.
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You're also getting an Obstructive cluster, likely positional Apnea around 0100 time.

And yes a ditto to the above FL info.
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RE: Rice95 Therapy
Thank all 3 of you  for the info! 
I will be heading out of town for a week and taking my machine with me on the plane. 
Has anyone ever asked the flight attendant for their Cpap to be stored up front to prevent someone from ramming it with their suitcase in the overhead bins? I guess I could put it under my seat too. It doesn’t count as a carry on.
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Treat it as a carry-on medical equipment. It's not supposed to count against you. Myself I'd keep it with me. Overhead or maybe on the floor in front of you, would be my guess of where to store it. But I've not flown yet with a medical device.
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Thanks Dave!
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