CPAP Settings Help

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lionheartck
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CPAP Settings Help

Post by lionheartck » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:38 pm

I have been using my Philips Dreamstation 1 for close to a year. (hopefully getting a dreamstation 2 soon.) I normally stay at 1-2 AHI, but the last few nights it has gone up. When I am above 2 AHI, I am exhausted. Are there any settings I can tweak to improve my CPAP experience?

I am already using a full face mask, and after reading some posts on here, I upped my Min Pressure from 6-7 to try to reduce Hypopneas.

Here are the machine settings that didn't make it into the screen shot:


Machine Settings

Mode
AutoCPAP
Pressure Min
7.00 cmH2O
Pressure Max
20.00 cmH2O
Auto Off
Off
Auto On
On
Flex Level
2
Flex Lock
Off
Flex Mode
A-Flex
Hose Diam.
15mm
Humid. Lvl
4
Humid. Mode
Heated Tube
Humidifier
Connected
Mask Res. Lock
Off
Mask Resist.
Off
Ramp Pressure
5.00 cmH2O
Ramp Time
20.00 Minutes
Ramp Type
SmartRamp
Show AHI
On
Tube Lock
Off
Tube Temp.
3

Thank you!
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palerider
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Re: CPAP Settings Help

Post by palerider » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:53 pm

Raise your minimum to 8, give it a few nights, then 9, and repeat if needed.
Get OSCAR and come chat on IRC: #cpaptalk on irc.libera.chat

Accounts to put on the foe list: mper!?, DreamDiver, Geer1, almostadoctor, sleepgeek, ajack, stom, mogy, D.H., They're often post misleading, timewasting stuff.

lionheartck
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Re: CPAP Settings Help

Post by lionheartck » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:38 am

I gave that a shot, and it got me down to 2.7. Then, I realized that i had been over 3 AHI after starting beta blockers. Well, I googled OSA and beta blockers and switched back to my other blood pressure meds this morning. They are contraindicated in patients that have OSA. Are there any other settings I should tweak, or just leave the rest alone?

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Re: CPAP Settings Help

Post by zonker » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:37 am

lionheartck wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:38 am
I gave that a shot, and it got me down to 2.7. Then, I realized that i had been over 3 AHI after starting beta blockers. Well, I googled OSA and beta blockers and switched back to my other blood pressure meds this morning. They are contraindicated in patients that have OSA. Are there any other settings I should tweak, or just leave the rest alone?
if it were me, i'd give it a couple of nights to settle in. then post more charts to see a comparison.

good luck!

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Re: CPAP Settings Help

Post by palerider » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:05 pm

zonker wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:37 am
lionheartck wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:38 am
I gave that a shot, and it got me down to 2.7. Then, I realized that i had been over 3 AHI after starting beta blockers. Well, I googled OSA and beta blockers and switched back to my other blood pressure meds this morning. They are contraindicated in patients that have OSA. Are there any other settings I should tweak, or just leave the rest alone?
if it were me, i'd give it a couple of nights to settle in. then post more charts to see a comparison.

good luck!

(if palerider comes in and says something different, go with his advice!)
I'd say "go with what I said" raise the pressure a little, wait a day or two, and repeat till you have better numbers (and a nice long night of those spikey looking things in the pressure trace) (the 'why' is complicated, but the more of those you see, the better.).
Get OSCAR and come chat on IRC: #cpaptalk on irc.libera.chat

Accounts to put on the foe list: mper!?, DreamDiver, Geer1, almostadoctor, sleepgeek, ajack, stom, mogy, D.H., They're often post misleading, timewasting stuff.

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zonker
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Re: CPAP Settings Help

Post by zonker » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:23 pm

palerider wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:05 pm

I'd say "go with what I said" raise the pressure a little, wait a day or two, and repeat till you have better numbers (and a nice long night of those spikey looking things in the pressure trace) (the 'why' is complicated, but the more of those you see, the better.).
what?!?! you're agreeing with me? <swoon>

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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1.
2.
Airsense 10 Autoset for Her
P10 Nasal Pillow Mask