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Post: #11
RE: What fixed pressure I should try?
My room temp is 60F year-round (central hvac and window ac) so I double insulate my heated hose. I use a zippered resmed cover and a couple of the snuggle things to cover the hose system right up to the mask. I cover that with one and a half respironics loose fitting covers. I use velcro straps to tidy it up. There's considerable debate about covers but I use what works for me.

I use humidity=1 and hose temp=70F, because less humidity seems to work best for me. I just started using eucalyptus oil at my A10 intake and it really helps my congestion.

The second chart in the pdf is what I use to pair up a humidity and hose temp setting that will not cause rainout. Then I tweak either one as needed. That might be confusing. It's not a very stable system. Don't think it's resmed's fault.

I long for the old days with my m-series with a cold humidifier (heater off) and a heated hose. Worked right every night. Progress!

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04-15-2016 09:04 PM
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Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

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Post: #12
RE: What fixed pressure I should try?
My opinion your still having sleep debt.
My guess is 3 nights on straight cpap will make you happy to have an APAP. Lol
04-16-2016 12:25 AM
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Post: #13
RE: What fixed pressure I should try?
(04-16-2016 12:25 AM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  My opinion your still having sleep debt.

An interesting comment and one I feel is valid. I know when I get up whether or not I've had a better nights sleep. I feel more alert (no more brain fog), my demeanour is much more positive and that feeling of fatigue that runs through the muscles is not there.

I still start to yawn towards the end of the day but it's not a fatigue feeling, more like I need to sleep. To me this is all about wiping off some the sleep debt I've built up. It's only a personal feeling but my body is telling me that's what it is. I'd be interested to see if other xPAP newbies feel the same.

One thing I can say is that If I don't use the machine I really feel it!
04-16-2016 04:32 AM
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Sybil456 Offline

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Post: #14
RE: What fixed pressure I should try?
Hi,
I'm looking at your comments and wondering how you got that information. I know my Respironic (or something like that) has a chip but I don't know how to get any info from it.

I suffer some of the same problems. Can wear the device comfortably, but it hasn't helped my sleepiness or fatigue at all...

Thanks.
04-16-2016 08:41 AM
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CPAP Pressure: 8 to 15 cm H²O with EPR at 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnose with OSA moderate-high. CPAP user since January 2016.

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Post: #15
RE: What fixed pressure I should try?
(04-16-2016 12:25 AM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  My opinion your still having sleep debt.
My guess is 3 nights on straight cpap will make you happy to have an APAP. Lol

Thank you Ghost1958 for your feedback !

I saw my doctor yesterday and I will try CPAP at 11 CmH2o with the EPR set to 3 for a week !

More to come Unsure
04-29-2016 07:38 AM
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Post: #16
RE: What fixed pressure I should try?
(04-29-2016 07:38 AM)Rousseau21 Wrote:  
(04-16-2016 12:25 AM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  My opinion your still having sleep debt.
My guess is 3 nights on straight cpap will make you happy to have an APAP. Lol
I saw my doctor yesterday and I will try CPAP at 11 CmH2o with the EPR set to 3 for a week !

As robysue suggested, a CPAP pressure closer to 13 or 14 may be needed to control your obstructive events.

On the other hand, perhaps CPAP pressure of 11 might be high enough if you are able to completely prevent yourself from rolling onto your back while asleep. For most of us, making sure we never roll onto our back while sleeping decreases our pressure needs.

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04-30-2016 03:40 AM
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Post: #17
RE: What fixed pressure I should try?
(04-16-2016 08:41 AM)Sybil456 Wrote:  Hi,
I'm looking at your comments and wondering how you got that information. I know my Respironic (or something like that) has a chip but I don't know how to get any info from it.

I suffer some of the same problems. Can wear the device comfortably, but it hasn't helped my sleepiness or fatigue at all...

Thanks.

Hi Sybil

From your profile, it looks like you have the machine type in the mask description. ie Remstar Pro C-flex is a machine, not a mask. I always get confused with the Respironics naming system, but I'm pretty sure your machine has an SD memory card which stores all the relevant data. You can see all the data using SleepyHead software, which you can download from here: http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

You can read all about SleepyHead here: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead

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04-30-2016 04:44 AM
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Rousseau21 Offline

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Post: #18
RE: What fixed pressure I should try?
(04-16-2016 12:25 AM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  My opinion your still having sleep debt.
My guess is 3 nights on straight cpap will make you happy to have an APAP. Lol

Finally Ghost1958 it took me 5 days and I'm back with the APAP Laugh-a-lot

I will hope that my sleep debt is not too much Coffee
05-05-2016 10:54 AM
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Post: #19
RE: What fixed pressure I should try?
As to playing around with settings, I found it helpful to limit my range. I started of 8-12 and then raised to 12.9. Over time, I believed I was being partially woken by the higher pressure or the change of pressure. I reset my bottom range to 9 and gradually reduced the 12.9 to 11 over a week or two. My AHI did not change. I am still having problems, but I know they are different causes. Just have to deal with one at a time.
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