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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #11
RE: first stats thursday nite
Jxy, CA refers to clear-airway apenea or central apnea. They are defined in the forum Wiki, but basically it is a cessation of breathing without obstruction. Your machine uses oscillating pressure pulses to determine if the airway is obstructed or open. A CA is recorded when respiratory flow is below a certain threshold, and the machine determines an open airway. This is frequently caused by pressure being too high, or excessive differences between inhalation and exhalation pressures (IPAP/EPAP).

In your case, we observe that obstructive apnea (OA), is considerably less that CA. Since you are on fixed pressure, we might lower the pressure setting a bit until CA is reduced, or OA increases unacceptably. In an Auto CPAP machine, we might lower the minimum pressure a bit, but the machine would automatically increase when obstruction is detected. You are only using an Exhale Pressure Relief (EPR) of 1 cm pressure, and it probably does not play much of a role in your CA events. Some people are sensitive to EPR and require it be at a low level (1 or off), and this will clear up CA. EPR tends to be trial and error, so use what is comfortable and works best. In general, we reduce pressure until we see OA rising, then we go back to the last good pressure. For you, it would make sense to try a pressure of 13.0 for a while.
10-19-2016 11:33 AM
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Machine: resmed s9 series
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: full mask
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: heart checked out ok, lung capacity weaker

Sex: Male
Location: clearwater florida

Post: #12
RE: first stats thursday nite
Will change Pressure to 13 and EPR to 0

After a week i will post the data. I am becoming comfortable with the
full mask. Lost more weight. My pants fell off. Not kidding LOL.

My energy level is improving too.

thanks so much. If you need specific stats i will post them.
I will study too. If you have links i should read please post.
10-19-2016 07:31 PM
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