Airsense 11 Autoset - Question about Auto Ramp

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Velderes
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Airsense 11 Autoset - Question about Auto Ramp

Post by Velderes » Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:00 am

Hello all,

I just started my APAP journey a little under 2 weeks ago and I have a question about the Auto Ramp Function.

Device: Airsense 11 AutoSet

Pressure: 5-15

The technician enabled the Auto Ramp when the device was being set up. Does turning the Auto Ramp on or off have any effect? Given that my pressure range is between 5-15, and when I start the machine, it seems to ramp up right to the minimum pressure of 5 (according to the screen of the device), does that mean that the auto ramp is useless for my case? Does Auto Ramp offer any other feature or is it safe to turn off?

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Julie
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Re: Airsense 11 Autoset - Question about Auto Ramp

Post by Julie » Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:48 am

In fact, 5 is quite low for the min. pressure - is there a reason it was set there or was it just 'done'?

I would think e.g. 6, 7 or even 8 depending on things otherwise might be more effective.

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Re: Airsense 11 Autoset - Question about Auto Ramp

Post by Velderes » Tue Jun 04, 2024 11:21 am

Julie wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:48 am
In fact, 5 is quite low for the min. pressure - is there a reason it was set there or was it just 'done'?

I would think e.g. 6, 7 or even 8 depending on things otherwise might be more effective.
Thank you so much for your detailed answer!


Although I know how to change the base pressure level on my Airsense 11, I am not looking to make any changes until I have a follow-up check-in with my sleep therapist. I will definitely note this for my discussion with him.


I just wanted to bring the focus back onto the question, which was that the technician enabled the Auto Ramp when the device was being set up. Does turning the Auto Ramp on or off have any effect? Given that my pressure range is between 5-15, and when I start the machine, it seems to ramp up right to the minimum pressure of 5 (according to the screen of the device), does that mean that the auto ramp is useless for my case?

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Re: Airsense 11 Autoset - Question about Auto Ramp

Post by sauerkraut » Tue Jun 04, 2024 12:09 pm

Velderes;
Your AS-11 starts at 4cmh2o so it ramps from 4 to 5 cmh2o ..
Most people have a difficult time sensing such a small change ..
The ramp being worthless is something You should decide for Yourself ..
Julie's suggestion to raise Your min. pressure to 7 or 8 is because most
people feel air starved at pressure less then that ..
Good Luck

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