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

Strange Flow Rate Pattern
I just thought I'd add, these results are showing you could benefit from bilevel therapy, where a low EPAP could provide relief for the aerophagia, while providing pressure support which would relieve flow limitation on inhale.
Post Reply Post Reply

Donate to Apnea Board  
OK, I tried a fixed 8cm with EPAP of 3. Here's the results. There are quite a bit more OA's, but essentially no aerophagia this morning. Also, I don't really feel refreshed at all, even though I got a good amount of sleep time and don't remember waking up at all last night.

[Image: UaIP9O9.png?1]
Post Reply Post Reply
I think your optimum pressure lies somewhere in this range. You can fine tune it to 8.6 or whatever seems to work. Keeping the aerophagia under control, and balanced with an AHI that leaves you refreshed is a personal choice. You have some very good tools to work with here, and hopefully you will find that balance. You may want to decide what pressure range you think may be best, then stick with that for a week before making further adjustments. You need to give any change some time to average out and show you what will be "normal".

Good luck, and good work getting this far.
Post Reply Post Reply
Thanks for all the help! Such small simple changes have made it feel a lot better these last two days.
Post Reply Post Reply

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Can someone help me with these flow rates? emos12 28 814 2 hours ago
Last Post: Madcat207
  How to find Backup rate set in machine? carolyn123 4 149 02-14-2018, 07:36 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  PRESSURE UP WHEN RESP RATE LOW, BUT NOT ALWAYS villiewe 6 195 02-13-2018, 09:50 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Resperonics Flow Limitation Index RWhipkey 2 122 02-10-2018, 08:20 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  P10 mask leak rate off Walla Walla 30 716 02-09-2018, 09:20 PM
Last Post: paulag1955
  [split] Respironics flow limitation info Walla Walla 5 226 01-17-2018, 10:05 PM
Last Post: Shin Ryoku
  Flow rate morphology and mask type? Shin Ryoku 9 298 01-02-2018, 04:29 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider

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.