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Well Rested Newbie
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Machine: REMstar System One with Autoflex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro AirFit F10
Humidifier: yes typical setting = 4
CPAP Pressure: 5-13 Autotritrating CPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: CMS-50F Plus oximeter /w SPO2 Assistant software. Avowed mouth-breather switching to nose-breathing

Sex: Male
Location: US

Post: #41
RE: Well Rested Newbie
I actually really like the numerical effect of increased pressure, and think you would have done better holding at higher start pressure. Looking at how little the pressure fluctuated, and how much snore relief you got, I am surprised you had such a rotten night.

How is sleep going in the past few nights?

Now that you have sleepyhead to look at, I imagine you'll notice fluctuations night to night.

QAL

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05-12-2015 06:33 AM
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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: #42
RE: Well Rested Newbie
I'm with QAL on this, except I see that your max pressure is set at 12 and your pressure chart clearly shows it hitting that number a couple times, meaning the top pressure number should be raised a bit, maby to 13.

I also am trying to find a happy medium with my settings. As long as you have a lot of snores, Flow limitations and RERA's, you will feel crappy even with a low AHI. There are days, I feel like a truck hit me, and my AHI will be below 1. Sad

I am wondering if The FLEX settings cause the RERA's and FL to rise???

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05-12-2015 07:04 AM
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Machine: REMstar Auto A-Flex (560P)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: 7.5-12 | Ramp Disabled
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Pacific NW

Post: #43
RE: Well Rested Newbie
Over all I am much happier with the 7.5 - 12 settings But still think there's some dialing in to be done. Since the change the sleepyhead stats have been pretty constant - here's last nights summary:

You had an AHI of 0.47, which is considered pretty darn good
You machine was on for 6 hours, 22 minutes and 31 seconds.
You had no major mask leaks (maximum was 4.00 L/min).
Your pressure was under 10.7cmH2O for 95% of the time.

Interestingly, I'd have to say I felt better rested with the initial low starting point of 6, than I do with the 7.5. The starting pressure of 6 was uncomfortable (felt like I was suffocating) but the numbers and how I felt in the morning both support that I had a better result. Still puzzled by this.
05-12-2015 11:05 AM
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Machine: REMstar System One with Autoflex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro AirFit F10
Humidifier: yes typical setting = 4
CPAP Pressure: 5-13 Autotritrating CPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: CMS-50F Plus oximeter /w SPO2 Assistant software. Avowed mouth-breather switching to nose-breathing

Sex: Male
Location: US

Post: #44
RE: Well Rested Newbie
OR - I went back to no-flex, and I really like it. - QAL

Dedicated to QALity sleep.
You'll note I am listed as an Advisory Member. I am honored to be listed as such. See the fine print - Advisory Members as a group provide advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies. Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment.
05-15-2015 02:31 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: #45
RE: Well Rested Newbie
(05-15-2015 02:31 PM)quiescence at last Wrote:  OR - I went back to no-flex, and I really like it. - QAL


QAL,
I tried CFLEX and had more flow limitations and RERA's.
Now back to AFLEX -2 , having less FL and RERA's.

I am going to try to work my way to AFEX 1, then hopefully turn off.
Hope no-flex works out for you. Let me know. Am curious.

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05-15-2015 07:50 PM
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Machine: REMstar Auto A-Flex (560P)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: 7.5-12 | Ramp Disabled
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Pacific NW

Post: #46
RE: Well Rested Newbie
Just posting an update.. I just had my 60 day doc visit after beginning therapy. I'm supposed to return in a year. The Doc was delighted. He was also interested to learn about Sleepyhead and was impressed with the info available.

This is going well. I'm sleeping about 7 hours a night, AHI hovers around .4 as an average, no leaks, etc and I feel great. Wish I'd done this several years ago.
06-18-2015 04:48 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Oregon

Post: #47
RE: Well Rested Newbie
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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06-18-2015 06:09 PM
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