04-30-2015, 01:25 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-30-2015, 01:36 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
The 560 is a fully data capable auto adjust machine so you should be able to check it all out yourself. No need to go through a "new calibration thing" (sleep center titration study).
If you are on straight CPAP setting at 13 cm, you may want to change that over to an APAP mode and set a lower pressure limit of 7-8 cm, probably leave the top setting at 13 or maybe bump it to 15. Then run it in that mode for a few days to a weeek and take a look at the data (Encore Basic by Respironics or Sleepyhead). I would give it time to all heal up before making the final call on what you need.
Putting it on auto with a lower limit of 7-8 cm will make it easier on your sinuses. It will only use the pressure it needs, when it needs it, and then goes back down when it is no longer needed. The straight CPAP pressure is pretty much the maximum pressure you will ever need, all the time.
Get the clinician manual from this board and you can see how to set up the machine how you need to. I would really go this direction before consenting to go back through the sleep study titration route.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy and recovering from your surgery.
Why not ask your ENT tomorrow when the stents come out. When The packing was removed from my septoplasty and turbinate reduction, the amount of air through my nose was unbelievable. The Wisp mask is now a viable option.
Thank you my new friends.
I just adjusted my machine. I'll be checking out that software soon too but I have to find my card reader
Glad you're able to breath better. I would take it slow on the pressure increases, at least until everything heals up.
It will take around three weeks to a month and a half before you will find reliable data on your new pressure levels, as there is still postoperative swelling and other adjustments the body must first deal with, and a final, stable pressure may be as much as six months away, although a general trend will show up after six weeks or so.