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finally first night of success
#1
resmed autoset h5i s9 series
positive airway pressure device
with humidifier
nasal mask
pressure changed 12 to 16 (doctor prescribed 14)

I finally found videos showing me how to set pressure and look at
my sleep stats.

I reset pressure to 13.8. I slept for 3.5 hours (had to pee) and
AHI was 1.5 meaning less then 2 apneas per hour. This also means
my leak problem is fixed.

resmed set air pressure cpap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoTJOQa7DYA
looking at important stats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lpC5LDFc8w



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#2
One big step on the road to sleeping bliss. Well done, that aha moment is a great experience.
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#3
Rinse and repeat and you are well on your way to success. Best of luck.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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#4
thanks for helping Still adjusting

this is the best apnea in the world

2 questions

1-ahi 5 or less means no significant air leaks yes no
2- read where if your mouth opens with air gushing out (have chin strap)
the pressure is still too high
3-read where sleeping on your side keeps ahi lower then on your back

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(08-18-2016, 08:05 AM)jxyzobrien Wrote: thanks for helping Still adjusting

this is the best apnea in the world

2 questions

1-ahi 5 or less means no significant air leaks yes no

I wouldn't draw that conclusion... generally my AHI according to both SH and ResScan present my AHI's in the 1-2 range or less per hour but my leak rate is simply astronomical

See here: http://imgur.com/a/Ulotu


(08-18-2016, 08:05 AM)jxyzobrien Wrote: 2- read where if your mouth opens with air gushing out (have chin strap) the pressure is still too high

When I first started using a CPAP in 1998, I used a nasal mask. (I still can't tolerate a FFM). Every night I would be woken up because all my life I'd been a mouth breather. Over time, I just trained myself to KEEP MY BIG TRAP SHUT when I slept. It's a constant vigilance, but in time, you can teach yourself to keep your mouth closed.

(08-18-2016, 08:05 AM)jxyzobrien Wrote: 3-read where sleeping on your side keeps ahi lower then on your back

From some of the reading I've done, that appears to be the case predominantly IFF (that's If and only If)
  • Your apenas are OSD in nature
  • You are overweight by some significant amount
  • Seems to be more prevalent in more elderly people, apparently because the muscle tone and the tissue in the airway naturally looses the elasticity to keep it more taught.

Other forms of apneas, for the most part, don't seem to follow any real pattern related to sleep position.

But I ain't no freakin' Dr, nor researcher, it's just what I've read ... and so far it seems to be a fairly consistent representation...

Of course, as always, YMMV!


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#6
Hi jxyzobrien,
It's GREAT to hear that you had your first night of success, keep up the good work and CONGRATULATIONS.!
trish6hundred
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