What is very weird is that your machine starts around 9-10 when your minimum pressure is set at 4-5. The pressure should be at 4-5 when you turn on the machine. Don't know what's going on there.
(I put "4-5" instead of "5", because if you look below the pie chart on your SleepyHead graph, you can see that the lowest that your pressure went last night was 4.4 cm.)
Leaving that issue aside, though, I think your machine will handle your obstructive events better if you put the minimum pressure around 9-10. That way the machine's pressure won't drop down to low numbers like 4-5 like it did last night.
The machine's program causes it to lower the pressure gradually, either until you have an obstructive event, or until it reaches the minimum pressure that you set. When you start having obstructive events, the machine increases the pressure. (obvs)
When you have the minimum pressure down at 4-5, it's a long way from there to the upper range of pressures that you're needing. By the time the machine can move from 5 to, say 14, there's time for you to have lots of apneas.
If you increase the minimum pressure to 9 or 10, you can still leave ramp set at 6. If you think you'll be hitting the ramp in the middle of the night, then set the ramp time for something like 10-15 minutes, so it will reach the minimum pressure pretty quickly.
I use a ramp from 8-11 for 10 minutes. I don't have
to have it, but it makes starting the machine when I go to bed more comfortable.
And yes, try to relax and get some good sleep if you can. You are doing very well with all this!
(06-26-2016, 06:16 PM)jen61 Wrote: I don't have a prescribed setting. I'm assuming the technician is watching things to figure out where my pressure should be. I have seen some changes made since I started. When I start up my machine now it is at 9 or 10 instead of the 4 that it used to be when I first got it. I did set the minimum to 5 instead of 4 myself after suggestions from others here. Other than that not much has changed.