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#41
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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#42
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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#43
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.
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#44
OR - I went back to no-flex, and I really like it. - QAL
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(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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#46
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.
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#47
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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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