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rinsrig Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: respironics
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro FX
Humidifier: M Series w/ humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 12-18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #1
Respirations
Does anyone have a clue why my breathing is nearly double when I am asleep as compared to when I am awake? When sleeping, my respirations average near 22-26 RPM.
08-07-2014 10:23 PM
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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: Respirations
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_rate#Normal_range
Adult normal respiration rate between 12 and 20 breathe per minute

I suggest discuss your concern with your doctors, there are number of reasons
08-07-2014 11:23 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #3
RE: Respirations
When you have enough posts to enable you to link or attach graphs from sleepyhead, then post a magnified portion of your high rate flow and pressure data. There have been some cases where the reported resp rate is doubled by a false trigger. My machine reports periods of 2X rate that are due to this trigger issue. A small wiggle in my flow data causes a false trigger back to IPAP (from EPAP) and the machine thinks I am breathing at 2X the true rate.

(Also, would you fill in your machine model in your profile. Just "Respironics" doesn't say much.)

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08-08-2014 04:56 AM
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trish6hundred Online

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Respirations
Hi rinsrig,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Which Respironics machine do you have?
Hang in there for answers to your question and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
08-08-2014 10:57 AM
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