Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Should I use APAP while waiting for ASV
#1
Question 
Should I use APAP while waiting for ASV
Hello all,
I am wondering, since it is taking a very long time to get started on my ASV journey, should I be using an APAP machine that my brother gave me?
I read someplace that using CPAP if a ASV is required to treat CA's is not advisable. At my BiPap titration it was suggested that i have an ASV titration due to therapy induced Central Apnea's. My sleep doc is taking her sweet time getting back to me after an ASV titration at a sleep lab, I know the lab has sent the results and that she has them.
All I want is to feel rested!
"Right wrongs nobody" 
Mountain Charlie McKiernan 
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: Should I use APAP while waiting for ASV
G'day Shift Worker.

This is a difficult one to advise without seeing some hard data. Do you have the results of your sleep studies or previous CPAP use? That would help us to make an educated guess.

The issue is that a well set-up APAP machine will overcome your obstructive apneas, hypopneas and precursors such as snoring, it may at the same time increase the number of central apneas. In your position I'd be prepared to take a punt on using the machine, but make sure you get SleepyHead installed and review the charts to see how that balance between central and obstructive is playing out. We'd obviously be very pleased to help you with that review.
DeepBreathing
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Bed

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: Should I use APAP while waiting for ASV
+1 for using the cpap.
new http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...re_success
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
From machine or charts for auto-cpap, set the min at 'med' median pressure, or 2cm below 90/95%. max at 20cm for now. Forum will help you fine tune settings
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: Should I use APAP while waiting for ASV
if you are like most, a good CPAP setting can give you some OA relief and still reduce your CA events rational levels. give us data, we can tell you what we would do.

QAL
Dedicated to QALity sleep.
You'll note I am listed as an Advisory Member. I am honored to be listed as such. See the fine print - Advisory Members as a group provide advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies. 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.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#5
RE: Should I use APAP while waiting for ASV
I would have to use the apap for the obstructive apneas and O2 level control.  My old apap range settings were pretty well optimized for obstructives apneas.  

However, I would have to be wary of tiredness symptoms while driving and while dealing with difficult personalities for 8 hours at a time.  A nap would be required.

I would be afraid to go even 2 days without any xpap.

Everybody is different.

Best of luck to you!
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
RE: Should I use APAP while waiting for ASV
As a general rule, CPAP will work for people with central apnea if you keep the pressure low, constant and no Flex or EPR. In other words, a constant 5 or 6 cm will prevent the obstructive apnea and will not induce many centrals. You can try it and see if your AHI is lower than the test range if the CPAP has data.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  New to APAP - 50 days in Steve.G 45 1,672 04-07-2019, 08:49 AM
Last Post: SleepFoo
  Still snoring with APAP Tahera11979 32 3,506 04-04-2019, 05:16 AM
Last Post: easycomeeasygo
  Is my APAP having issues? Planemaker1974 1 130 03-11-2019, 06:17 AM
Last Post: Ockrocket
  how to get a script from cpap to apap blessedbylily 3 210 03-07-2019, 10:45 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Travel c/apap with most obtainable data. Scarper 9 288 03-07-2019, 02:04 AM
Last Post: nbarday
  Comparative Analysis of 8 APAP Machines Sleeprider 32 3,600 02-09-2019, 05:47 AM
Last Post: OMyMyOHellYes
  [split] Advice please - do I need APAP? tosiabunio 10 426 02-02-2019, 09:40 AM
Last Post: tosiabunio


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.