nicholasjh1 wrote:but I'll let Pugsy deal with that because the machine stats are much better for determining if that well help, and so is Pugsy.
My concern is that I am not 100% certain that the OA flags are real OAs. I have seen the Respironics machine get it wrong and flag OAs when it is really CAs.
I also can't find how altitude can affect OAs..I can find out it can affect CAs/Centrals. Now I am not saying altitude can't affect obstructive apnea pressure needs and require higher pressures...just saying I haven't found documentation.
So I don't know if more pressure will fix anything here or make things worse. I suppose a person could try more and see...that's all that I know to offer.
Logically and in theory if these are indeed obstructive in nature then more minimum pressure should reduce the numbers.
But knowing what I know about the machine itself sometimes flagging Centrals as OAs...I am wishy washy about holding out much hope for more pressure helping things and there's always the chance it can make things worse.
Is it worth trying? I suppose it is as long as more pressure doesn't cause any problems.