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the gas wasn't so bad!
Alright after much encouragement from my last thread, I tuned things down during a couple naps, then slept a whole night(8.2 hours) last night with the max set to 8.

Only the very mild gas this morning! My head feels 95% normal too.

The AHI was not as good of course, at 11. That still sound a far cry better than my 55 untreated. If I can build up a tolerance and creep the top pressure back up, I might be in business here.
05-13-2016 10:33 AM
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RE: the gas wasn't so bad!
(05-13-2016 10:33 AM)plaidwandering Wrote:  Alright after much encouragement from my last thread, I tuned things down during a couple naps, then slept a whole night(8.2 hours) last night with the max set to 8.

Only the very mild gas this morning! My head feels 95% normal too.

The AHI was not as good of course, at 11. That still sound a far cry better than my 55 untreated. If I can build up a tolerance and creep the top pressure back up, I might be in business here.

I think that's a good strategy. 11 is for sure away better than 55. Instead of strangling yourself once a minute you are strangling yourself once every five minutes or so. Also you may be having hypopneas as opposed to actual apneas or the apneas may be shorter.

Ed Seedhouse
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05-13-2016 10:42 AM
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RE: the gas wasn't so bad!
That's terrific news, pw. I mentioned in your previous thread that I started at 7.0 cm and felt like it was lots of pressure. After about 3 weeks, I got used to it. At that point, I started increasing my pressure slowly (0.5 cm changes) to try to improve my AHI and other numbers.

I didn't have to wait 3 weeks between each pressure increase - I seemed to adjust after just 4-5 days each time.

Not saying that's what it will be like for you, just that I think the initial adjustment to breathing with the pressure is the most difficult one.

I'm glad you found the right setting to keep the aerophagia to a minimum and to let you sleep.



(05-13-2016 10:33 AM)plaidwandering Wrote:  Alright after much encouragement from my last thread, I tuned things down during a couple naps, then slept a whole night(8.2 hours) last night with the max set to 8.

Only the very mild gas this morning! My head feels 95% normal too.

The AHI was not as good of course, at 11. That still sound a far cry better than my 55 untreated. If I can build up a tolerance and creep the top pressure back up, I might be in business here.
05-14-2016 05:53 PM
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