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worst night since starting therapy
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Thank you for all the good advice. Last night I slept like a baby, I actually increased the temperature of the room to 72 degrees and set the climate line temperature at 70 degrees with a humidity setting of 3. The exhalation setting is set at 3. I may increase the minimum setting to 5.5 tonight. I think rain out may have been part of my problem the other night as there were some droplets of water in the tubing for the first time that I have used a CPAP. I think the problem was the temperature of the room it was set at 68 degrees.
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(07-02-2015, 09:34 PM)quiescence at last Wrote: AlanE - are you saying that EPR 3 has actually led you to feel that exhale is harder to accomplish?

No sir. it made it much easier but my events increased with higher EPR. I have my EPR off now and I'm routinely getting <1.


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That's great, Alan!
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(07-03-2015, 04:00 PM)AlanE Wrote:
(07-02-2015, 09:34 PM)quiescence at last Wrote: AlanE - are you saying that EPR 3 has actually led you to feel that exhale is harder to accomplish?

No sir. it made it much easier but my events increased with higher EPR. I have my EPR off now and I'm routinely getting <1.


AlanE and QAL,
I changed my AFEX setting from 3 to 2 and now using 1. My events have decreased, especially Clear Airway and Periodic Breathing, now AHI average under <1 also. Don't even notice the difference between 3 and 1.
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Wow that's great Opalrose...isn't it great when you finally find the right combo.....a little more of this....or a little less of that...and whamo....you get to breath and sleep..cool beans.
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(07-04-2015, 07:28 AM)sleepybeaver Wrote: Wow that's great Opalrose...isn't it great when you finally find the right combo.....a little more of this....or a little less of that...and whamo....you get to breath and sleep..cool beans.


sleepybeaver,
Agree, you have to find the right combo and what works for you.
Keep up posted on your progress. Smile
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(07-02-2015, 07:31 AM)trish6hundred Wrote: Hi sleepybeaver,
I'm sorry you had such a rough night, sometimes, no matter what you do you just can't get things to work out, better luck tonight.
As far as how long people use their pillows, some can use them for a long time and others, not so much.
Hang in there for more answers to your question and again, better luck tonight.
Thanks Trish


(07-02-2015, 05:04 PM)quiescence at last Wrote: As ted said, EPR increase usually helps exhale become easier. Lowering or turning EPR off -may- make exhale more difficult, but also sometimes makes sleeping less disruptive. Sorry you are have such a hard time with this.

I would look to humidity and to bedroom temperature to help with this. Sometimes humidity and heat can increase the airway resistance. Your nasal passages may have been assaulted by pollens and have moist moving snot, which can sometimes move to clog the nasal upper airway upon change of direction, either on exhale or inhale.

Good luck.

QAL
Thanks QAL

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(07-04-2015, 07:20 AM)OpalRose Wrote: I changed my AFEX setting from 3 to 2 and now using 1. My events have decreased, especially Clear Airway and Periodic Breathing, now AHI average under <1 also.

Hi OpalRose,

That is very interesting. Others have reported this too.

Interesting also because A-Flex provides 2 cmH2O exhalation pressure relief whether set to 1 or 2 or 3. Settings of 2 and 3 add additional pressure relief based on the Flow (the rate of airflow into or out of the lungs).
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