Very hard to breath in mask.

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Re: Very hard to breath in mask.

Post by LSAT » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:14 am

The pressure settings show on your screen when you turn on the machine.
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Re: Very hard to breath in mask.

Post by Pugsy » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:29 am

Pressure relief is "on" but doesn't tell us at what setting but since the machine can't go below 4 cm pressure and the starting pressure is 5....then all a person will get to start with is EPR at 1.
So on inhale you get 5 and on exhale you get 4....no matter if EPR is set to 1, 2 or 3.
Simply not enough air movement for a lot of people to be comfortable with and complaints of suffocation feeling are quite common.
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Re: Very hard to breath in mask.

Post by zonker » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:43 am

dunno how you feel about changing your own pressure, but that min of 5 is hard to breath against(particularly as you have epr on as pugsy explains) so you really need to increase the minimum.

what you have described in your initial post is exactly what happens for most, if not all, of us on that pressure.

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Re: Very hard to breath in mask.

Post by ScoobyDad » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:13 pm

zonker wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:43 am
dunno how you feel about changing your own pressure, but that min of 5 is hard to breath against(particularly as you have epr on as pugsy explains) so you really need to increase the minimum.

what you have described in your initial post is exactly what happens for most, if not all, of us on that pressure.

good luck!
I don't see a way to change it. Do I remove one it those cards on the bottom? Or do I have to hope I can get it unlocked?
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Re: Very hard to breath in mask.

Post by zonker » Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:12 pm

ScoobyDad wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:13 pm


I don't see a way to change it. Do I remove one it those cards on the bottom? Or do I have to hope I can get it unlocked?
please go here to find the CLINICIAN manual. this is not the same as what you got with your
machine.

https://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap- ... tup-manual

but you don't want to go changing things willy nilly. we'd like to see the data from your machine. that is, if you have managed to sleep with it so far?

please excuse me, i'm in a hurry and can't remember if you have or not.

in the meantime, you can get the oscar software for tracking your data from your sleep-

OSCAR https://www.sleepfiles.com/OSCAR/

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.ph ... stallation

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.ph ... rpretation
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Re: Very hard to breath in mask.

Post by ScoobyDad » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:30 pm

Thanks. Can I just stick a sdcard in the cpap? Or do I have to do something special in clinical mode? If clinical I am sure I can find it.

Thanks.
zonker wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:12 pm
ScoobyDad wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:13 pm


I don't see a way to change it. Do I remove one it those cards on the bottom? Or do I have to hope I can get it unlocked?
please go here to find the CLINICIAN manual. this is not the same as what you got with your
machine.

https://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap- ... tup-manual

but you don't want to go changing things willy nilly. we'd like to see the data from your machine. that is, if you have managed to sleep with it so far?

please excuse me, i'm in a hurry and can't remember if you have or not.

in the meantime, you can get the oscar software for tracking your data from your sleep-

OSCAR https://www.sleepfiles.com/OSCAR/

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.ph ... stallation

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.ph ... rpretation
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Re: Very hard to breath in mask.

Post by zonker » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:39 pm

ScoobyDad wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:30 pm
Thanks. Can I just stick a sdcard in the cpap? Or do I have to do something special in clinical mode? If clinical I am sure I can find it.

Thanks.
just put the sd card in and the cpap machine will record data to it.
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Re: Very hard to breath in mask.

Post by ScoobyDad » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:45 pm

zonker wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:39 pm
ScoobyDad wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:30 pm
Thanks. Can I just stick a sdcard in the cpap? Or do I have to do something special in clinical mode? If clinical I am sure I can find it.

Thanks.
just put the sd card in and the cpap machine will record data to it.
Thanks
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Re: Very hard to breath in mask.

Post by zonker » Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:32 pm

ScoobyDad wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:45 pm
zonker wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:39 pm
ScoobyDad wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:30 pm
Thanks. Can I just stick a sdcard in the cpap? Or do I have to do something special in clinical mode? If clinical I am sure I can find it.

Thanks.
just put the sd card in and the cpap machine will record data to it.
Thanks
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Re: Very hard to breath in mask.

Post by Janknitz » Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:25 pm

Most of us feel like we are suffocating at 5.

We aren't, 5 is plenty of air, but it's a PERCEPTION, not reality. Likewise it's perception that you are not getting enough air when the machine is not on. There's plenty of airflow, but it can feel like there's not.

Also you may have a little bit of claustrophobia at first. Many of us did, in part because sleep apnea causes us to spend every night bathed in stress hormones, and we tend to have some anxiety as a result. When your treatment is optimized and you are using it regularly, you will see that getting good sleep without apnea takes the edge off the anxiety you experience.

Nevertheless, that perception is uncomfortable, so we can tell you how to turn off the ramp (which keeps the pressure artificially low for a period of time under the (WRONG!) theory that you can fall asleep easier at a lower pressure.

Keep working with the people here, they will help you dial in some adjustments that will make you feel like you are getting more air. Hang in there!
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