Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Chris.H - Therapy
#1
Chris.H - Therapy
Hello, attached is my first night. I had a lot of tossing and turning which I know will take time to get used to. I woke up multiple times with air escaping out of my mouth (mouth breather). I'll have to try different methods to find what works for me. I also intend to turn off ramp.

The machine is set to what Lofta recommended but seems too broad.

Thank you!

   
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
RE: Chris.H - Therapy
Welcome to the board.  It looks like you have started well. The only thing is the pressure graph has a lot of peaks and valleys. With that people usually have less rested sleep. You wand as level of pressure as you can get. To do that I would suggest you try the following -

Min 7
EPR full time
EPR 3

Those setting should help.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: Chris.H - Therapy
If your jaw drops and opens your mouth, you might try a chin strap or a soft cervical collar to keep your jaw in place. If the problem is mainly that your lips part even when your jaw is in place, then try using tape on your mouth. An easy way to try taping is to use Somnifix strips. If that works for you, you can easily find suitable tape on a roll that is a lot less expensive.
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: Chris.H - Therapy
Thank you both so much for your help. I will give it a try.
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
RE: Chris.H - Therapy
I think this is a definite improvement with the changed values (and no mouth tape)! Had to itch my nose, so I think that caused one of the leaks when I pulled my nasal mask back.

Thanks again!

   
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
RE: Chris.H - Therapy
Hi Chris, that new graph looks decent, you're having some leaks as you stated. You will want to work on that Smile I always suggest lowering max pressure from 20cm to closer to your 95-99% pressure (to prevent blow outs and ramping up too high based on leaks and incorrectly identified OA/H events by the machine which will cause arousals)-the previous advice was good-just lower your max pressure to 13cm please.

Smile
Post Reply Post Reply
#7
RE: Chris.H - Therapy
I would like you to try min8 and see how that makes you feel.  Your charts look good now we need to focus on how the therapy feel to you.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [CPAP] Therapy help rekaviv 10 754 04-27-2024, 10:19 AM
Last Post: rekaviv
Question [CPAP] My Therapy tapperino 2 281 04-06-2024, 03:44 PM
Last Post: tapperino
  Therapy Help! greenpj22 25 1,463 02-12-2024, 10:53 AM
Last Post: greenpj22
  Therapy Help SueB 3 581 11-16-2023, 08:58 PM
Last Post: LazyBones
  [Treatment] Help with therapy KPink 15 1,146 07-25-2023, 02:06 PM
Last Post: KPink
  Getting used to therapy? ttrani01 2 466 04-09-2023, 04:18 PM
Last Post: ttrani01
  Lorrubdb Therapy Thread: Fine-tuning therapy with Oscar Lorrubdb 395 22,306 06-21-2022, 02:44 PM
Last Post: Lorrubdb


New Posts   Today's Posts


About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.