Philips Dreamstation turn off ramp

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zirbel77
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Philips Dreamstation turn off ramp

Post by zirbel77 » Sat May 20, 2023 10:36 am

I've been using cpap and apap machines for over ten years, without a ramp. The NHS has just given me a Dreamstation to replace my Respironics System One. The technicians told me it would adapt the pressure to my sleeping position etc. They seemed to think the System One was a fixed-pressure machine, but I can't see it will be very different. I asked them to remove the 15-minute ramp but they said they were not authorized to do that and that it would be good for me. But I don't like the ramp, even when I had a fixed-pressure machine it made it hard for me to sleep, knowing that the right pressure wouldn't be reached for 15 minutes.

I have worked out how to access the Provider menu, and I was actually given the Provider Manual instead of the User Manual... I have managed to switch the ramp time down to 0.00 but I can't find out how to turn it off. Is there an Off switch? Many thanks to anyone who can help me.

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Re: Philips Dreamstation turn off ramp

Post by chunkyfrog » Sat May 20, 2023 11:21 am

I think zero is the same as off;
Why have redundant features when you are cutting every possible corner?

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Re: Philips Dreamstation turn off ramp

Post by Grumpy48 » Sat May 20, 2023 12:12 pm

When I had the DreamStation 1 the ramp was disabled when the setting was set to '0.00'. At 0.00 no time is spent in ramp and the minimum set pressure is immediate.

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Re: Philips Dreamstation turn off ramp

Post by zirbel77 » Sat May 20, 2023 1:09 pm

OK, thanks very much to both of you. I just feel insecure when I'm using the settings I'm not supposed to. The guide starts with the words "IMPORTANT: Remove this guide before giving the device to the patient."

So it'll be OK now, logically. I have only used it once and I feel a bit as though I'm suffocating and have to wait 15 minutes before I can relax, and of course it annoys me too, which doesn't help me sleep.

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Re: Philips Dreamstation turn off ramp

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sat May 20, 2023 4:01 pm

zirbel77 wrote:
Sat May 20, 2023 10:36 am
they were not authorized to do that
Pitiful.