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

Smart Ramp
#1
I can't fall asleep on my min pressure of 8, so I want to try starting the night at 7. I also take a while to fall asleep, so I'd like to stay at 7 for as long as possible to maximize the amount of time I have to fall asleep.

I'm looking into ramp to accomplish this. 45 minute ramp is the longest ramp my machine will allow me to do, but I noticed this feature called Smart Ramp.

The manual is vague, so I thought I'd ask here. If I set Smart Ramp at 45 minutes, and take 2 hours to fall asleep, will Smart Ramp keep it at 7 for two hours, and then start the 45 minute ramp when it detects I've fallen asleep?
Reply
#2
In a word, no. Quite the opposite. If you start showing signs of breathing difficulties, it will raise the pressure during the ramp period. The machine does not detect if you are sleeping or not. The F&P ones claim to be able to do this (IIRC) but the DreamStation does not (do or claim).

As the machine is quite likely to detect your awake breathing as problematic sleep breathing, you will find the pressure rising before the end of the ramp period. I'd just set it at 7 until you are comfortable with that, then move to 7.5 the night after that and so on until you get to your pressure. After a few months of this, the only way I can tell between 13 and 16 is a slight increase in mask leaks. Don't focus on it. Your brain gets used to it.
Reply
#3
Hi,
I found 6 or 6.5 has been good for me, set at 1 exp relief . I have smart ramp off and set for 30 or 45 mins.
Cheers
Steve
Reply




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  How to ulock Ramp setting on dreamstation wdriver 3 204 01-15-2017, 09:15 PM
Last Post: wdriver
  How is ramp time/pressure determined? calcuttaman 6 373 12-26-2016, 06:51 PM
Last Post: kwhenrykerr
Question 4 Days on first Smart Machine (Good AHI, but lots of events) kacn6771 6 399 12-16-2016, 11:00 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Dream Station Ramp and Pressure Settings knowoneuno 27 1,156 12-09-2016, 09:02 PM
Last Post: Russatrice
  Newbie with Smart Card Reader Problems MissSnuffleupagus 3 214 12-01-2016, 09:36 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  Auto ramp: Do you use, why or why not. Rcgop 18 915 11-29-2016, 08:23 AM
Last Post: 0rangebear
  [Equipment] AirSense 10 smart start with nasal pillows Jacto 6 769 09-13-2016, 06:27 PM
Last Post: sonicboom

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

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

For any more information, please use our contact form.