New CPAP user - looking for optimization

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TheSeaOtter
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New CPAP user - looking for optimization

Post by TheSeaOtter » Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:11 am

Can anyone help me improve by modifying the settings
Also, I've recently purchased the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset. it's very comfortable and has better AHI per night, but shows very less info compared to my previous Philips ReMaster device.

Sorry to have upload numbers. I was unable to upload images from OSCAR.

Date 17-06-2022
Session Count 3
Start 2022-06-17T22:32:31
End 2022-06-18T04:40:49
Total Time 05:46:46
AHI 1.038
CA Count 1
A Count 0
OA Count 3
H Count 2
Median Pressure 11.22
Median EPAP 11.22
Median Flow Limit. 0
95% Pressure 16.42
95% EPAP 16.42
95% Flow Limit. 0.21
99.5% Pressure 17.66
99.5% EPAP 17.66
99.5% Flow Limit. 0.53

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset with Humidair humidifier attachment
Mask: Resmed Airfit F30i Full face mask

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Re: New CPAP user - looking for optimization

Post by Pugsy » Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:49 am

You can use some other photo hosting website. I use imgur.com.

Numbers by themselves don't always tell the whole story but yours aren't horrible by any means.
Shorter hours of sleep than we would like to see but maybe that is normal for you.
How are you feeling and sleeping? Your AHI was less than mine was last night.
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Re: New CPAP user - looking for optimization

Post by TheSeaOtter » Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:25 pm

I have slept reasonably well. The airsense is certainly very comfortable, I haven't even used the EPR setting.
My main concern is that the Flow Rate graph isn't particularly uniform. I've seen many examples online where quite a few people have a uniform flow rate. This could be because of my 4-20cmH2O setting. Last night my AHI was 0.29 which is my best yet.
Also, I sleep 5-7hrs a day, which varies depending on when I go to bed. And the quality of sleep I'm getting is very good. People around me have observed improvement in me more than I was able to feel myself. But with CPAP, I'm definitely able to concentrate better so it's a win-win.
I want to decrease the range of pressures with an EPR at 1 and check if there's improvement in my Flow Rate uniformity.
If you can suggest a range based on the data above, it'll be great. I will upload both images, with and without the new changes tomorrow.

Thanks :)

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Re: New CPAP user - looking for optimization

Post by Respirator99 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:32 am

It sounds like everything is going well for you. Beware of fixing something that ain't broke. :D
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