An auto machine for you would be a nice idea. But you don't have one right now, so you gotta dance with who brought you. Surfie's suggestion of going to pressure of 10 is correct. Then you need to watch things for a few days before you'll have enough data to justify further increases.
The leak issues are of course very important, so visit that.
The other issue I'm concerned about is what kind of events are you having? Are they OA, CA, or Hypop? Anytime you mess with the machine the CA's can sometimes go whacky, so that's one reason to sit still when you make a change for a few days before you decide to do anything else.
Last nights 4.6 sounds good, but depending on your leak experience it could be misleading.
So: Pressure to 10, install Sleepyhead and review the results... OA, CA, Hypop? 95% mask leak below 24? Let us know and we'll try to help you through this.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You've gotten great advice so far.
Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you as you continue with and fine tune your CPAP therapy.
Do start tracking with software. You may need a little more pressure; but concentrate on leaks first.
When it's time to up pressure, make small changes and let them run for a few days. Like 0.6 cm-H2O delta.
These things are like when cars had carburetors. If you adjust too many things at once, you'll lose the rabbit.
(Oh.. is R_G gonna have fun with that one)
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Well, if cars don't have carburetors anymore that explains the sudden shortage of rabbits, doesn't it?
10-23-2014, 06:30 PM
(This post was last modified: 10-23-2014, 06:46 PM by surferdude2.)
There is also a self-help book on motivation recently (2005 I think, time flies! ) published that coins a similar phrase. "The Jackrabbit Factor." It's mostly about how to get rich but it applies to all of life's challenging goals, CPAP included.