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#1
central apnea
I use the AirSense 10 set on 5-20. I only have been using for 2 months and most of my apneas are Central.  Like last night numbers were 
AHI 22.6

AI 19.9

Central Apnea 16.1

Does anybody know how I can improve my numbers ?

I have a fib and take many pills for various reason.
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#2
RE: central apnea
Hi jerry1967 - Welcome
Your CA's may be pressure related due to the large pressure range you have set.  In order to provide better help, I strongly suggest that you download SleepyHead and collect your data for review.  It will provide a better insight into your apneas.  Look at the bottom of my post for help topics.

Take care!
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RE: central apnea
Using an Apap for two months with mostly central apneas should be followed up with your doctor.

Please download the SleepyHead software and let us know your 90% pressure reading, also
the breakdown of obstructives, hypopneas, and clear airways.

I believe you may need to be on an ASV machine, but being you have afib, this needs to be brought to the attention of your sleep specialist or cardiologist.
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RE: central apnea
Turn off EPR if you are using it. That alone should cut CA events in half. Limiting pressure to the most effective range of not more than 5-cm, that prevents OA without increasing CA will complete the optimization, provided your problem is not true complex or central apnea. We would be glad to help you get this dialed in.
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#5
RE: central apnea
As has been said, You need to bring the doctor into this and you may need a titration sleep study and a change of machines. A review at 2 months would be best practice.

in the meantime, would you like to get this working as well as it can for you? As has been suggested, download sleepyhead and post some charts. It is more than likely that the forum can improve on what you have.
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For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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RE: central apnea
I just had a new study done 2 months ago and was given this machine at these numbers. The sleep tech said because I didn't get much sleep I would have to do the study over but the Dr. said just put it on automatic and I would be ok. Prior to that I had a study done 5 years ago and the tech said I should be set at 11 but I don't believe we had the auto ones  then.
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RE: central apnea
Welcome, even with the auto machines most people benefit from dialing in their settings. If you want the most effective help here you will need to post data. If you have your sleep study that would help, and also the daily charts from [url=https://OSCAR Page ----> CLICK HERE ./]SleepyHead[/url],  this is the software that people on the forum are used to working with, it provides a wealth of information about your treatment. There is a guide to useing it here. Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead. Reports from other software would be ok if that is what you are using already. There are a couple of guides on how to post and organize your charts here. Posting an Image in 5 Easy Steps       Organize your SleepyHead Charts. If you need more help with any aspect of posting data don't hesitate to ask.

Best of luck,

Dave
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RE: central apnea
OA? what is this please?
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RE: central apnea
(07-22-2017, 09:48 AM)jerry1967 Wrote: OA? what is this please?

Obstructive apnea.
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Here is a link to a list of acronyms commonly used in CPAP discussion. Acronym List from Wiki
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