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SeizetheZZZZs Offline

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Machine: Dream Station auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit F10
Humidifier: The DreamStation Heated Humidifier by Philips Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 5-10 Auto
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Female
Location: Austin Texas

Post: #1
Too Low or Not Too Low
I am enjoying the Forum as a newbie that started treatment only 7 days ago. I have a full face Resmed Airfit F10 and the mask setting seems to hover around 5 way too much for me with lower air pressure. It is an auto dream station machine so it rises when needed but I was wondering if this starting pressure is common and I should get used to it, or check in with my technician so soon?
(This post was last modified: 06-24-2016 03:59 PM by SeizetheZZZZs.)
06-24-2016 03:56 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #2
RE: Too Low or Not Too Low
too low is too low. If you are uncomfortable and feel starved for air, then ask it to be increased. They should be able to do it remotely

I need to be above 6
06-24-2016 04:33 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #3
RE: Too Low or Not Too Low
Hi SeizetheZzzzs,
Welcome to Apnea Board!
Once you download SleepyHead software and share some information with us on your AHI readings,
Medium and 95% pressure readings, and leak rate just to start, then we can take a look and advise.
http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

A minimum pressure of 5 may be too low. Do you feel starved for air?
Usually a minimum pressure of 6 is much more comfortable.

There are comfort settings you can use. One would be to use the Flex setting on your DreamStation. This will lower pressure slightly when exhaling.

Have your ordered the Clinicians manual?
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

I notice that you list ResScan under software. ResScan only supports ResMed machines. You have a Respironics Apap.

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06-24-2016 04:33 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #4
RE: Too Low or Not Too Low
What do you mean by "mask setting"? Is this something unique to the DreamStation?

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06-24-2016 05:49 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

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

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Too Low or Not Too Low
Hi SeizetheZZZZs,
WELCOME! to the forum.!

Good luck with your CPAP therapy and hang in there for more responses to your post.

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06-24-2016 07:24 PM
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JudgeMental Offline

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Machine: Respironics DreamStation Auto-CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View
Humidifier: Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 11-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Florida USA

Post: #6
RE: Too Low or Not Too Low
zzzzzz. I am not sure just what you are referring to with your remark about the mask setting hovering around 5. There is a setting that you can set inside the Dream Station if you are using certain "Respironic" masks, but you are using a ResMed mask, so there is no settings available for your ResMed Airfit F10.. Your machine pressures of 5 to 10 is a prescription order written by your sleep specialist. Those pressures were derived at by the sleep Physician analyzing the data from your sleep study. Your starting pressure of 5 is pretty low and "may" cause some claustrophobia concerns. The pressure of 5 is not much more then our own normal inhalation. With only 7 days under the mask, I'm sure you have hundreds of unanswered questions. Much adjustment is in your future. You'll feel better for it in the long run.. Stay glued to this forum and you will learn tons.

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(This post was last modified: 06-24-2016 09:33 PM by JudgeMental.)
06-24-2016 09:30 PM
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