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Machine: devilbiss intellipap
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: devilbiss
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #1
still tired
I use a devilbiss intellipap set at 5-15. My AHI's are around 6 still, and I feel pretty tired. No major leaks showing. I also have problem with stomach air which limits use. Any suggestions?
01-30-2015 09:41 PM
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me50 Offline

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Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #2
RE: still tired
how long have you been using your machine? I would suggest that you get some software and look at your data and see if you can see anything off and you can also post those graphs here and we can help you better. I am not sure if sleepyhead works with your machine but it is a free download. I think that it would be beneficial to raise your lower pressure in small increments because 5 is low and that could contribute to not getting enough air and apneas not being treated. I am sure others will have more suggestions for you.

welcome to this forum. it has a wealth of information and members that are very helpful.
01-31-2015 12:24 AM
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Machine: REMstar System One with Autoflex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro AirFit F10
Humidifier: yes typical setting = 4
CPAP Pressure: 5-13 Autotritrating CPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: CMS-50F Plus oximeter /w SPO2 Assistant software. Avowed mouth-breather switching to nose-breathing

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Post: #3
RE: still tired
do you read the AHI from the machine screen? is it really consistent? when you say you feel tired, do you feel more fuzzy headed or exhausted, or sleepy? do you dream often, rarely, or hardly ever?

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01-31-2015 01:00 AM
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Machine: RedMed A10 Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: One that came with machine
CPAP Pressure: 7.6-14.0 EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #4
RE: still tired
Welcome DBobrow,
There seem to be a lot of us January joiners on the list. I don't have any bright answers for you. I too haven't been able to get my avg daily AHI under 6. Are yours mostly OSA (obstructive) or Central events?

Susan
01-31-2015 02:10 AM
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dbobrow Offline

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Machine: devilbiss intellipap
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: devilbiss
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #5
RE: still tired
Looking closer at the report, my 90 and 95% pressures are 8.5 and 9.5. My EPI is 6. The AHI is pretty consistent, I think. Dreaming is pretty high, and the more I dream, the worse I sleep. Can this machine adjust exhalation pressure, or would that need a bipap machine? That might help the stomach air, I gather. I guess I'll try increasing the lower pressure for starters.
01-31-2015 09:52 PM
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quiescence at last Offline

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Machine: REMstar System One with Autoflex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro AirFit F10
Humidifier: yes typical setting = 4
CPAP Pressure: 5-13 Autotritrating CPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: CMS-50F Plus oximeter /w SPO2 Assistant software. Avowed mouth-breather switching to nose-breathing

Sex: Male
Location: US

Post: #6
RE: still tired
My opinion is that you are doing fine, and you will be getting better soon. Your mad dreaming is probably what they call REM rebound. I think you should give it another week doing just what you are doing.


If you change anything, you might want to adjust your start pressure up from 5 to about 6 or 6.5 and see if that changes anything.



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01-31-2015 10:21 PM
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Post: #7
RE: still tired
(01-31-2015 09:52 PM)dbobrow Wrote:  Looking closer at the report, my 90 and 95% pressures are 8.5 and 9.5. My EPI is 6. The AHI is pretty consistent, I think. Dreaming is pretty high, and the more I dream, the worse I sleep. Can this machine adjust exhalation pressure, or would that need a bipap machine? That might help the stomach air, I gather. I guess I'll try increasing the lower pressure for starters.

Hi dbobrow,
From what I've read , if you have smartflex you should be able to choose one of three comfort settings for exhale .Which intellipap do you have?
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01-31-2015 11:03 PM
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Post: #8
tired
I have not used my cpap machine in over a year is there any way it could cause any pain in my shoulder and/or neck pain. also I was going to start using it, But I feel like I don't get enough air to breath. (it has been unpluged all this time could it have lost its setting.
thanks
02-01-2015 01:07 AM
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me50 Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #9
RE: still tired
it would be helpful to know what kind of machine that you have and what kind of mask you have and what your pressure settings are and if you know according to your sleep study what kind of you have that would help us help you
02-01-2015 08:11 AM
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me50 Offline

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Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: USA

Post: #10
RE: still tired
I would suggest a trip to your doctor because neck and shoulder pain can be caused by a lot of things some not as serious as others but if it has been ongoing for more than a day or two I would definitely recommend a visit to your doctor or if it becomes more painful a trip to the ER might be in order
02-01-2015 08:12 AM
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