First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

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First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by Skyking » Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:45 am

Got the Autosense 10 a few days ago with the help of CPAP.com. I didn’t know any better and my old machine and had a constant CPAP setting of 7 from 2014. I am finding having never used autoset that every night I have increased the max pressure and every night it shows the “95%“ is within a .1 or so of the max pressure.

First night it was set at 11, second night 13 and last night 15. Should I just go ahead and set it at 20 and let it maxed out? Am I missing something? I just find it mystifying that as I increase the pressure it always reaches it 95% of the time. I have kept the minimum at 7.

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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by Dog Slobber » Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:59 am

Post graphs.

You describing what you believe to be happening simply doesn't provide detail to make informed decisions.

For what it's worth, a lot of us set the machine max pressure to the machine max. The thought process being the machine isn't handcuffed and can go where it needs to be.

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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by Iamstumped » Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:26 am

Is your machine set to CPAP, or to AUTOSET?
The CPAP setting is a constant pressure, while the AUTOSET is a fluctuating pressure.

Personally I would set my SETTINGS:
7 min to 20 max
if needed, EPR to full time at level 3

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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by zonker » Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:30 am

Iamstumped wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:26 am
Is your machine set to CPAP, or to AUTOSET?
The CPAP setting is a constant pressure, while the AUTOSET is a fluctuating pressure.
pls read that again. op says autoset with a minimum of 7 which he has kept while raising the max.
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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by Iamstumped » Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:33 am

zonker wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:30 am
Iamstumped wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:26 am
Is your machine set to CPAP, or to AUTOSET?
The CPAP setting is a constant pressure, while the AUTOSET is a fluctuating pressure.
pls read that again. op says autoset with a minimum of 7 which he has kept while raising the max.
constant CPAP setting of 7 from 2014. from OP

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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by zonker » Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:35 am

Iamstumped wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:33 am
zonker wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:30 am
Iamstumped wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:26 am
Is your machine set to CPAP, or to AUTOSET?
The CPAP setting is a constant pressure, while the AUTOSET is a fluctuating pressure.
pls read that again. op says autoset with a minimum of 7 which he has kept while raising the max.
constant CPAP setting of 7 from 2014. from OP
read again. very last sentence-
"I have kept the minimum at 7."
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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by Skyking » Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:59 am

I do note my AHI is always below 3…and usually below 2. I sure hope setting the max at 20 doesn’t come back at 19.9 tomorrow morning. :shock:

With my renewed interest in better quality sleep with the new machine I found out the CPAP Shop HQ is only about 45 minutes away, so I went there yesterday and bought a new mask… F20 airtouch. OMG the fit is so much more comfortable and the seal is better, yet my pressure needed was higher. My old mask was old…the newer version I guess is Amara style. The “leak rate” went from around 10 down to 3.6 last night.

With the new machine the past three nights I haven’t needed a single nap during the day, so maybe I’ve needed the higher pressure all along or at least for some time now.

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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by zonker » Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:03 am

Iamstumped wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:53 am
So, we are both in agreement
nope. you questioned if he was on cpap or autoset, when he plainly posted autoset. min pressure of 7 and then he uses ever increasing maximum.
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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by zonker » Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:04 am

Skyking wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:59 am


With the new machine the past three nights I haven’t needed a single nap during the day, so maybe I’ve needed the higher pressure all along or at least for some time now.
that's a good sign. we'd know for sure if you posted some oscar charts, though.

good luck!
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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by Dog Slobber » Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:08 am

Iamstumped wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:53 am
So, we are both in agreement
No, you are not in agreement.

He said his *OLD* device was set to CPAP mode. This implies a new device.
Skyking wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:45 am
I didn’t know any better and my old machine and had a constant CPAP setting of 7 from 2014.
He then mentioned setting and adjusting minimum and maximum pressures.
Skyking wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:45 am
I have increased the max pressure and every night it shows the “95%“ is within a .1 or so of the max pressure.
Skyking wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:45 am
First night it was set at 11, second night 13 and last night 15
Skyking wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:45 am
I have kept the minimum at 7.
Next time when you reread it, apply some critical thinking and context.

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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by Skyking » Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:12 am

zonker wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:04 am
Skyking wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:59 am


With the new machine the past three nights I haven’t needed a single nap during the day, so maybe I’ve needed the higher pressure all along or at least for some time now.
that's a good sign. we'd know for sure if you posted some oscar charts, though.

good luck!
I will have to look into that software. I downloaded something from Resmed and there’s this Australian fella who has a YouTube channel and website called SleepHQ and I uploaded the data card info.

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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by clownbell » Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:41 pm

The experts here work with OSCAR. Sleep hq does not have as much detail. No charts = guesswork.
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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by zonker » Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:11 pm

Skyking wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:12 am



I will have to look into that software. I downloaded something from Resmed and there’s this Australian fella who has a YouTube channel and website called SleepHQ and I uploaded the data card info.
take a look at the bottom of the posts from user iamstumped. he has links for the oscar software and links for hints on what the forum would like to see. when you are ready, post the charts right here, in this thread. if you have any difficulty, we can help.

oh and btw? when you get a moment, would you fill out your equipment in your profile? once you do that, it will appear at the bottom of each of your posts, as mine does below.

good luck!

edited to correct format error.
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Re: First Time Autoset User Finding Pressure Max Every Night

Post by Skyking » Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:11 pm

zonker wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:11 pm
Skyking wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:12 am
zonker wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:04 am


I will have to look into that software. I downloaded something from Resmed and there’s this Australian fella who has a YouTube channel and website called SleepHQ and I uploaded the data card info.
take a look at the bottom of the posts from user iamstumped. he has links for the oscar software and links for hints on what the forum would like to see. when you are ready, post the charts right here, in this thread. if you have any difficulty, we can help.

oh and btw? when you get a moment, would you fill out your equipment in your profile? once you do that, it will appear at the bottom of each of your posts, as mine does below.

good luck!
OK zonker, I did the equipment profile update. Will get the Oscar software later. I do most of my work on an iPad with keyboard so I’ll have to get my regular laptop.

I guess a bigger issue after thinking about it, what happens tonight if I set max pressure at 20 and in the morning the 95% is 19.9? Then what do you do? How can you increase the pressure beyond 20? I’ll give everyone an update tomorrow morning.