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Location: Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Post: #1
Using Ramp
Leaks were under control, not sleeping on my back and still getting an AHI just under 5. Then I tried the ramp feature. Do my mask fit, then stop machine, take mask off and adjust the straps so they are evenly tight at each side, and then I used the ramp feature. Firat night AHI was 3.0, last night 2.3.

COINCIDENCE OR ALIENS?

2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
07-27-2014 06:59 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Post: #2
RE: Using Ramp
Hi readyforsleep,
I guess you'll see as you look through the data over time.
Hopefully that will keep working for you.
Hang in there for more responses.

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07-27-2014 11:15 AM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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CPAP Pressure: 14-20
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Post: #3
RE: Using Ramp
During the ramp time, the machine does not take note of any events that happen. So if the ramp lasts longer than it took you to go to sleep, and if events happened during that time period, then yes, your AHI was lower.

And one night does not make a trend.

Take a look at SleepyHead's data and see what your average time is for you to fall asleep. You'll have to eyeball it and guestimate. Don't set the ramp time for any longer than that or for longer than the shortest time it took you to fall asleep.

Then leave it alone and gather data for at least ten nights. By that point, you'll have enough data to form a basic trend for you.

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07-27-2014 03:37 PM
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NickDanger Offline

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Post: #4
RE: Using Ramp
There isn't that big a difference between "just under 5" and 3. It could be just a coincidence. The ramp feature may help you fall asleep, but it doesn't actually improve your therapy directly. One possibility is that if it was taking you longer to fall asleep without the ramp, your breathing pattern while awake may have caused the machine to register some events - when you look at the Sleepyhead data from before, were any of the events clustered around the time you might have been still awake?
07-27-2014 05:21 PM
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zonk Offline

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Location: Australia

Post: #5
RE: Using Ramp
(07-27-2014 06:59 AM)readyforsleep Wrote:  COINCIDENCE OR ALIENS?
Unlike PR machines, the S9 AutoSet does not score events or respond to events during Ramp period

Too much of a coincidence, I say aliens ... get some tin foil asap
07-27-2014 06:00 PM
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readyforsleep Offline

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Post: #6
RE: Using Ramp
Zonk, got the foil - everything back to normal. How do these aliens get into my
machine???

hope they visit again soon.....

2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
07-28-2014 06:48 AM
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Post: #7
RE: Using Ramp
(07-28-2014 06:48 AM)readyforsleep Wrote:  Zonk, got the foil - everything back to normal. How do these aliens get into my
machine???

hope they visit again soon.....

Resmed puts them in there during manufacture. Dielaughing
07-31-2014 08:57 PM
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readyforsleep Offline

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Post: #8
RE: Using Ramp
(07-31-2014 08:57 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  
(07-28-2014 06:48 AM)readyforsleep Wrote:  Zonk, got the foil - everything back to normal. How do these aliens get into my
machine???

hope they visit again soon.....

Resmed puts them in there during manufacture. Dielaughing

Good one. That's why the S9 is so expensive...Laugh-a-lot

2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
08-02-2014 06:34 AM
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Shastzi Offline

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Post: #9
RE: Using Ramp
I just leave the ramp off. I spend a minute or two adapting to the start pressure and I'm good to go.
I can't even tolerate pressures below about 7 anymore. I don't get enough airflow through the mask to get rid of the stuffy-ness.

As always, your mileage may vary.

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08-02-2014 11:04 PM
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