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Should i try this?
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Thanks to Sleepyhead and this forum (certainly not the NHS) i have discovered that my sleep apnea is very heavily influenced by a supine sleep position. I have trained myself to not sleep on my back and usually have scores of zero. This has led to me thinking that should i try a night and set the pressures to absolute minimum and see if i have events. Or am i barking up the wrong tree?

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I suggest you look at your average 90% pressure reading for the time frame you have been sleeping on your side and use that as a guide. The rule of thump I have seen repeatedly is 2 cm/H2O below the 90% pressure.  You may want to lower your max pressure as well.

If you post recent SleepyHead data the real experts on the forum will be able to give you more specific guidance.

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(03-09-2017, 01:45 PM)Johnboy Wrote: Thanks to Sleepyhead and this forum (certainly not the NHS) i have discovered that my sleep apnea is very heavily influenced by a supine sleep position. I have trained myself to not sleep on my back and usually have scores of zero. This has led to me thinking that should i try a night and set the pressures to absolute minimum and see if i have events. Or am i barking up the wrong tree?

Thanks


If you set that Apap at absolute minimum, meaning 4cm......you will most likely experience more apneas. Where does your 90% pressure fall? Set your range around that pressure (like herding sheep), keep it contained. Set to 2cm below and 2cm above the 90% pressure.
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