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The Free Sleep Apnea Encyclopedia

The Apnea Board Wiki is repository of collected knowledge and wisdom concerning Sleep Apnea. You can start by reading the articles here. Or, after you join the Apnea Board Forum and become an established member, you can become an Apnea Board Wiki Editor to help edit, improve or write your own articles. There are currently 183 wiki articles written, but we need more! We encourage you to share your knowledge and experience by joining our collaborative community! Your contributions will make it into an ever-evolving source of Sleep Apnea and CPAP information. Come join us on the Apnea Board Forum for further assistance.

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Adjusting Your Own CPAP Pressure


Contrary to popular belief, it is not illegal for Sleep Apnea patients to change pressure or to make other adjustments to their own legally-obtained CPAP machine. On Apnea Board we believe patients are their own best primary care provider - that nobody else is looking out for the patient's health and well being as much as the patient. We think Sleep Apnea patients should be trusted with the knowledge of how to adjust the pressure settings on their own CPAP machine. Of course, we always recommend consulting with a qualified sleep doctor before making any changes to sleep apnea therapy - that's simply common sense.

  • To obtain a Clinician's Manual or Setup Guide (with instructions on how to change pressures on various models of CPAP), go to our CPAP Setup Manuals Page

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Treatment:  Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)  · CPAP mask  · Sleep medications  · Auto-CPAP  · Bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP)  · Exhalation relief  · CPAP cleaning  · Rainout

Patient empowerment:  How to find optimum CPAP pressure   Dealing with insurance & Medicare  · Adjusting your own CPAP pressure  · Apnea Board forum  · CPAP software for the PC  · Tips for new CPAP users  · Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead

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