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[Symptoms] Increase in apnea events
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Increase in apnea events
Since getting a new Full face mask, F20 touch for her, I have been registering 98-100% on my Airsense 10 but my apnea events have increased from approx. 1-3 per night to 6-8 per night.  Any suggestions as to why?  I love this new face mask.
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#2
RE: Increase in apnea events
G'day Chay. Welcome to Apnea Board.

First question is: Are you getting that many apneas per night or per hour? Because there's a big difference, and we normally talk about the average number per hour.

Second question: What type of mask were you using before?

It's not unusual to need small pressure changes when changing from one type of mask to another. I found my AHI went up slightly when I changed to the Simplus mask but a small increase in my minimum pressure soon fixed that. Your minimum is set at 4 which is the lowest the machine can provide - as a guess (and in the absence of any other data) I'd suggest you bump it up to 6 and see if that makes any difference.

If you'd like more detailed advice, then we need to see some charts from SleepyHead. You can download it for free and it will give you far more information than you ever thought possible!
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RE: Increase in apnea events
The apnea events are per hour.  I don’t have a desktop so am unable to download Sleepyhead.  I can’t find an iPad app.
I will increase my pressures to see if it helps.  I know how to do that.
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RE: Increase in apnea events
Chay, the type of events determines what we recommend that you do. Your profile indicates that your pressure is set close to default pressures of 4-16. If the type of apnea events are obstructive (OA) or hypopnea, then an increase in minimum pressure is a likely recommendation.

In your clinical settings (control knob + home button), you can find an options for "Essentials". By changing that setting from ON to PLUS, you can get an enhanced sleep report on-screen. This will break down the OAI, CAI and HAI for any day, week, month, etc. We can probably help you better if you take a look at that on screen Essentials Sleep report and let us know what you see.
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RE: Increase in apnea events
Hi chay5301,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck with CPAP therapy and hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
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RE: Increase in apnea events
Thank you so much.  I’ve done as instructed and changed the pressure.  I’ll see what happens tonight
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RE: Increase in apnea events
It's not something I know how, but I think you can run a virtual windows app with free cloud storage for programs?
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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