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Variable Breathing
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Variable Breathing
Hi All, I am new to the forum and newer to the CPAP world. I have been only able to keep my CPAP on for about an hour or two at night. I usually wake up starving for air I then just take the mask off so I can get a good night sleep. I just recently downloaded Oscar and it shows that I have lots of hypopneas punctuated with variable breathing at 30-40 percent. Is this still considered OSA? Any thoughts or suggestions would be awesome!

DreamStation2
Nuance Mask
CPAP 5-15
AUTO FLEX 3



Thanks All!


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RE: Variable Breathing
Hi tvidito!  -  Welcome

First, please use the F12 key to take the screenshot.  This removes the calendar and provides more room for pertinent data that is below it. Also, a screenshot of a full night is preferable.  

Now your charts.  Unlike a Resmed, the A-Flex setting of 3 can put the DS2 out in left field.   Try setting it to 2.  Again, the DS2's algorithm is an after the fact type of operation.  For this reason, I suggest that you set your minimum pressure to 10 cm.  Anyway, most adults will feel air starved on pressure below 7 or 8. You can leave the maximum where it is.

Good luck!
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RE: Variable Breathing
Thank you for the quick response Crimson! I will try those settings tonight and see if it helps.

Thank you, Tim
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