Firstly I’m in the UK and using the NHS which is very slow with appointments.
I was referred to the NHS clinic by my doctor in January and because it was taking so long had a private home study which for various reasons ended up taking quite a while with results of moderate OSA diagnosed the middle of May the same time the NHS clinic diagnosed exactly the same moderate OSA.
The private study suggested using CPAP and the NHS consultant at the sleep clinic has said they will be trying me with CPAP but I have not had a date from them yet.
So because of the delays I decided to buy a machine myself.
I have bought the Devilbiss IntelliPAP AutoAdjust and been using it for over a week. I have access to the clinical menu so have been trying different settings myself.
My doctor is unable to help with settings and I would have to wait until I receive my next appointment to get help with settings from the NHS sleep clinic which will be weeks ahead. The company who supplied the private home study are not very helpful.
I have the Devilbiss integrated humidifier and have added a heated hose so the air is now comfortable.
I have a full face mask and nasal mask but prefer the full face option of breathing through my mouth.
I have not seen any improvements on any of the settings I have tried and always seem to be awakened at times with the pressure on maximum and need to press ramp to relieve the pressure.
I have tried adjusting the Smartflex and think the minimum relief setting is comfortable and doesn’t let the pressure drop to much.
I now have the Smartlink module and can get a file for the Sleepyhead software and also use a CMS50F oximeter.
The settings on machine when it came min 5 max 15 smartflex 3.
The current settings min 8 max 15 smartflex 1.
Is there anyone who could help me with settings, I can upload sleepyhead printout for analysis.
I can upload results from the private study but don’t have any details of the NHS results.