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periodic breathing
   
Anyone know about this periodic breathing is all about?
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#2
RE: periodic breathing
It’s exactly that periodic breathing where the flow rate waxes and wane’s not much you can do about it with your current machine. An ASV would treat it
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RE: periodic breathing
I don't understand. I didn't have centrals in my sleep study. ASV is for treating Central Apnea right? And my centrals are pretty low compared to what i've seen others have. I"m just starting out. I think i can reduce them once I get the pressure constant. Are you saying this periodic breathing is like a CA?
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RE: periodic breathing
CAI is a large component of your AHI. Waxing and Waning is an indication that your CO2 levels may be bouncing near your apneic threshold. This is typically what Treatment Emergent Central Apnea is. For many you body adjusts over 2-3 months, there is no way, other than time, of knowing if this is how you will react.

try setting your flex to less or off. This should reduce your centrals.
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#5
RE: periodic breathing
I have a PR machine also and it has always seemed overly sensitive to waxing and waning breathing (Oscar also marks mine as Variable Breathing). I've see the PB statistics for almost 5 years and haven't tried much to get rid of it--sort of waiting for a new Resmed Airsense 10 in September to see if it continues. I have very few CA's.
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#6
RE: periodic breathing
Thanks side sleeper. I did allot of research when I bought the machine. I could have gotten the new resmed and didn't. now i'm getting lots of opinions suggesting I made a mistake in my choice. Whatever, seems to be a common theme in my life. I should have rented first, but I didn't want to waste the money. I was sure i'd gotten the best machine and at a great price. I do like it. Maybe I wouldn't even like the resmed. Next time around, i'm definitely going to try it first before I buy it.
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RE: periodic breathing
You provided a zoomed view, you should always provide a full night view as that will tell us what is driving pressure and provide context.

With PR machines it takes more time to optimize them and usually pressure will be higher than for ResMed.

Here is my guess because you did not provide full data , set your min pressure to 8 and your flex off and post your full night's results.
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