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Machine: respironics bipap auto 750p
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed ultra mirage
Humidifier: respironics
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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bipap auto results
Hello folks! I've been wearing a cpap since 2000. A little over a year ago I saw a new sleep doctor (40 miles closer than the initial one) and he prescribed a respiroinics bipap auto 750p.

My sleep life has been miserable since. Back to the sleep doc twice and he raised ipap by 1 each trip. No real difference in sleep.Typical ahi 10 - 17. What to do I ask myself Sleep doc no help, dme staff doesn't really understand the product.

So I start by changing ipap 10, 12, 13, 14 and sleep a night on each setting. Some little help between 10 - 13. On this machine max ps is 7. It is hard to exhale with an epap of 6 or 7.While going through the setup I had noticed a max pressure=25 and left it alone. As I said these changes produced marginal sleep benefits.

Last night before bed I decided to clean up the max pressure=25. Changed to 15 and stated top down through setup menu. Lo and behold in the mode selection there was a "auto biflex" selection. Turned it on and and set epap[=5. Got a decent nights rest (for me) with an ahi for 8.09.

My sleep study specified a cpap pressure of 13 (circa 2000). yeah i know. Last night ipap and epap danced around all over the chart for the first time ever epap 90% 8.00 max 9.00
ipap 10.00 11.00

So where to from here, guess I need to figure out get a sleepyhead chart posted here.
08-19-2014 09:33 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit F10
Humidifier: H5i heated humidifer
CPAP Pressure: 5 exhale/9 inhale
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #2
RE: bipap auto resukts
I'm really surprised; I guess you must've gotten used to the high exhale pressure. I'm not familiar with that model but I assume that, like mine, it has a straight CPAP mode. Have you considered trying that?
08-19-2014 09:54 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: bipap auto resukts
Hi tubeheadmike,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I don't know enough to give you advice on your BIPAP machine but hang in there and others will be along to help you, soon.
Best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
08-19-2014 10:11 PM
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Galactus Offline

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Machine: Phillips Respironics System One PRS1 DS760P Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier + Climate Line
CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Sleep can be a good thing.

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #4
RE: bipap auto results
Hang tight there one of the geniuses will be around to help with that setup, was talking to one earlier, they'll be here to help soon.

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08-19-2014 11:03 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Post: #5
RE: bipap auto results
(08-19-2014 09:33 PM)tubeheadmike Wrote:  Hello folks! I've been wearing a cpap since 2000. A little over a year ago I saw a new sleep doctor (40 miles closer than the initial one) and he prescribed a respiroinics bipap auto 750p.

My sleep life has been miserable since. Back to the sleep doc twice and he raised ipap by 1 each trip. No real difference in sleep.Typical ahi 10 - 17. What to do I ask myself Sleep doc no help, dme staff doesn't really understand the product.

So I start by changing ipap 10, 12, 13, 14 and sleep a night on each setting. Some little help between 10 - 13. On this machine max ps is 7. It is hard to exhale with an epap of 6 or 7.While going through the setup I had noticed a max pressure=25 and left it alone. As I said these changes produced marginal sleep benefits.

Last night before bed I decided to clean up the max pressure=25. Changed to 15 and stated top down through setup menu. Lo and behold in the mode selection there was a "auto biflex" selection. Turned it on and and set epap[=5. Got a decent nights rest (for me) with an ahi for 8.09.

My sleep study specified a cpap pressure of 13 (circa 2000). yeah i know. Last night ipap and epap danced around all over the chart for the first time ever epap 90% 8.00 max 9.00
ipap 10.00 11.00


So where to from here, guess I need to figure out get a sleepyhead chart posted here.

This suggests to me that PS=2 is set.
You might need a wider split.

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08-20-2014 07:16 AM
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tubeheadmike Offline

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Machine: respironics bipap auto 750p
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed ultra mirage
Humidifier: respironics
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #6
RE: bipap auto resukts
(08-19-2014 09:54 PM)eviltim Wrote:  I'm really surprised; I guess you must've gotten used to the high exhale pressure. I'm not familiar with that model but I assume that, like mine, it has a straight CPAP mode. Have you considered trying that?
I did put it in cpap cflex2 for a few days, it did not work well at that time (it did work well for years). As it turned out I had a low B12 level which causes shallow breathing. It may be time to revisit. Mt guess is the anemia was caused by lack of rest, I sure have not missed any meals Rolleyes
08-20-2014 11:36 AM
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tubeheadmike Offline

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Machine: respironics bipap auto 750p
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed ultra mirage
Humidifier: respironics
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
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Post: #7
RE: bipap auto results
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This suggests to me that PS=2 is set.
You might need a wider split.
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Mongo, that sounds logical, just checked max ps=7.
There is no min ps setting in auto biflex mode.

Last night:
AHI=6.96

90% max
ipap 10.00 11.2
epap 8.00 9.00
ps 3.9 4.00
08-20-2014 12:57 PM
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