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What's happening here? (CAs)
#1
What's happening here? (CAs)
Last night I had a pretty good night and I am still getting used to therapy after using it for about 2 1/2 weeks.  In my original thread (http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...me-Posting) I learned to change my settings to try and narrow in on what is optimal for me.  I am still having some issues with CAs which is potentially a false positive so I was hoping someone could let me know what they think.

Gallery here: http://imgur.com/a/l9DCu

I have EPR turned off and my cmH2O is set from 5 to 10.
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#2
RE: What's happening here? (CAs)
see the deep breath before the flat part, to me that indicates that your body is waiting for the co2 to catch up before you breathe again. You can have some EPR if you want to. The pressure seems to be working for your apnea
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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RE: What's happening here? (CAs)
Ok. Would you suggest maybe CPAP instead of APAP? With EPR? Or wait longer till it settles?
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RE: What's happening here? (CAs)
Your NUMBERS are good, only small changes if any, and about a week at each change. You are considered treated. The most important question now is How do you feel?

You need to be comfortable with your cpap.
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RE: What's happening here? (CAs)
as ajack stated, the close up of the three CAs that occurred all on their own actually did get CAUSED, and were not just a brain misfire (central apnea is a disconnect of proper central nervous system responses).  But, the CA (clear airway) events are rarely due to central nervous system flaws.  In your close up picture, something occurred PRIOR to each CA - you took one or more deep breaths, and your lungs and brain had a discussion and decided you should halt breathing to adjust the CO2 and O2 balance necessary.

It does not appear to me there is any specific reason for having the overly deep breaths, not clearly shifting from normal NREM sleep, and not associated with active wakefulness or dreamy REM sleep.  It just seems as though you are in quiet sleep.

In short, these are the type of CA events that have no loss of sleep, no body impact, and no need for medical intervention.

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