3 nights of data - can anyone give help on machine settings?

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Jason S.
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3 nights of data - can anyone give help on machine settings?

Post by Jason S. » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:54 pm


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Re: 3 nights of data - can anyone give help on machine settings?

Post by Pugsy » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:06 pm

Any special reason for the extremely tight apap range?
You for sure need to maximum and could also need more minimum.
Spending more time sleeping on your back now?
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Re: 3 nights of data - can anyone give help on machine settings?

Post by Jason S. » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:14 pm

Pugsy wrote:Any special reason for the extremely tight apap range?
You for sure need to maximum and could also need more minimum.
Spending more time sleeping on your back now?
Thanks for the advice. I didn't know that range was too tight. Not sure about sleeping on my back, I just dont seem to remember or be cognizant of it. I try to stay on my side.

What about using the C-flex or the A-flex feature?

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Re: 3 nights of data - can anyone give help on machine settings?

Post by Pugsy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:24 pm

The range wouldn't be too tight if the machine didn't want or need to go higher but it does want to go higher so you need to let it.

CFlex or AFlex are just forms of exhale relief and won't increase the pressure but in fact lowers the pressure just a little bit upon exhale. You want more pressure...not less.

When we see times where it's obvious that more pressure is needed when compared to other times of the night where things are going along just fine...2 main culprits. Supine sleeping and REM stage sleep.
Normally REM isn't as prolonged as your clustering of events show the duration so my first suspect would be that you were on your back during that time frame.
REM stage sleep isn't that prolonged in normal sleep cycles.

Whatever the cause...your machine wants to go higher and how much higher we don't know.
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