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[Treatment] Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
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Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
Hello again guys. So I have got my hands on a Resmed Airsense S10 Autoset with humidifier, heated tube and a Resmed Autofit N10 nasal mask.

Please help me answer the following questions.

1. What starting min/max pressures should I program in?

2. I live near the ocean just below the equator, what would be the ideal humidifier setting? I do have single nostril congestion most nights (different nostril depending on sleep position) and I hope the humidifier will help. 

3. I dont know if I am regular or occasional mouth breather. I dont have a chin strap. Do I need one? Can I fashion one DIY from a pair of socks or something?

4. My sleep study is attached.

Is there a self titration guide I can refer somewhere?

I am crossing my fingers that this will go well. First night jitters.

PS. Thank you all members for helping me with reviewing my sleep study and suggesting I get this device, esp. Sleeprider and HalfAsleep, Hojo, kiwii, SarcastiDave94 and all the other great people who took time to read and respond. Your support and encouragement has helped more than you can imagine. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. 

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#2
RE: Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
I suggest you start here:
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...re-on-cpap

It is instructions on how to "Self-titrate".

Since you have a data capable machine, you need to use an SD card, SD card reader, and software to ensure you are getting it right.

You'll need to download SleepyHead software.
http://www.sleepfiles.com/SH2/

After a few nights, post screenshots of your data screen. Here is how to do that:
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ganization
PaulaO

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RE: Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
I will leave the advice to some of our more senior members but wanted to wish you well on your first night.

Capturing data and uploading charts from Sleepyhead will be the key to maximizing your experience.

Best wishes for tonight!

Bill
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RE: Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
Thank you PaulaO2. 

So for now should I just leave it at the default 4-15 cm till for a couple of days?
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RE: Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
(10-06-2017, 03:32 PM)taha Wrote: Hello again guys. So I have got my hands on a Resmed Airsense S10 Autoset with humidifier, heated tube and a Resmed Autofit N10 nasal mask.

Please help me answer the following questions.

1. What starting min/max pressures should I program in?

2. I live near the ocean just below the equator, what would be the ideal humidifier setting? I do have single nostril congestion most nights (different nostril depending on sleep position) and I hope the humidifier will help. 


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i would start pressure at 7 min/20 max. after a few nights, you can view data from SD CARD to determine what the machine thinks you need.

do you live where it is humid???  try humidifier setting at 4 and see if you get “clanking noises” which indicates water build up in the tube. go from there to experiment. where i live, the setting varies a lot from summer to winter.
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RE: Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
I noticed on your profile you have 6 - 16 as your pressures. If this is correct than that's probably where you want to start. As far as the humidifier I'd start with auto and see how you like it. You can adjust up or down in manual if it's not comfortable.
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RE: Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
(10-06-2017, 04:12 PM)Walla Walla Wrote: I noticed on your profile you have 6 - 16 as your pressures. If this is correct than that's probably where you want to start. As far as the humidifier I'd start with auto and see how you like it. You can adjust up or down in manual if it's not comfortable.

The 6-16 was just guess work, as i thought the default setting of 4-15 was kind of low given my neck size and bmi. but as i said, its mostly an educated (or not) guess. i thought i'd ask and make sure.

(10-06-2017, 04:01 PM)Spy Car Wrote: I will leave the advice to some of our more senior members but wanted to wish you well on your first night.

Capturing data and uploading charts from Sleepyhead will be the key to maximizing your experience.

Best wishes for tonight!

Bill

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RE: Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
I wouldn't start at 4 on the pressure, that seems to be too low for almost everyone. I would start at 6 for the pressure and just set the humidifier and hose temp to auto for now. As for the clogged nostril, I have the same issue and Breathe Right strips work great for me.
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RE: Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
Any advice on the chin strap issue? I dont know if I am a mouth breather or not.. I really want my first night to go well so I figured I'd use a chin strap, just in case i was a mouth breather.

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RE: Starting treatment tonight - some questions.
(10-06-2017, 04:23 PM)kingstar Wrote: I wouldn't start at 4 on the pressure, that seems to be too low for almost everyone. I would start at 6 for the pressure and just set the humidifier and hose temp to auto for now. As for the clogged nostril, I have the same issue and Breathe Right strips work great for me.

I will give those a try. Thanks.
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