Low Pressure

General Discussion on any topic relating to CPAP and/or Sleep Apnea.
Hutzy86
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Jul 02, 2023 12:18 am

Low Pressure

Post by Hutzy86 » Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:24 pm

Has anyone found great results with low pressure and positional therapy? My sleep specialist wanted me on a static pressure of 11, did that ahi was at 11 constantly. Now I've dropped it right back to 7 and am having nights ranging from 1.5 - 5 ahi. Almost completely eliminated OSA events and my central's are usually just post arousal in nature. My original sleep study showed an ahi if 35! Before and after numbers attached
https://sleephq.com/public/281d4f3d-5ff ... e39215e539
https://sleephq.com/public/cae77ec5-a44 ... 3fea985f7f

User avatar
ChicagoGranny
Posts: 14658
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:43 pm
Location: USA

Re: Low Pressure

Post by ChicagoGranny » Wed Sep 13, 2023 4:20 pm

Hutzy86 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:24 pm
Has anyone found great results with low pressure and positional therapy?
If by positional therapy, you mean sleeping on your sides or stomach as opposed to the back, absolutely yes. Personally, my 95% pressure on my sides is about 7.6, and on my back, about 10.8.

On the back, gravity is directly pulling the tongue and soft palate into the airway. On the sides, the pull is at a right angle.

Hutzy86
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Jul 02, 2023 12:18 am

Re: Low Pressure

Post by Hutzy86 » Thu Sep 14, 2023 10:56 pm

Yeah I've found I can lower my pressure drastically if I'm on my side, when I studied my data, my high pressure of around 11 was causing a whole bunch on central apnoea's. Even the centrals I get now appear to be after an arousal as breathing is looking much more consistent.

User avatar
chunkyfrog
Posts: 34488
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:10 pm
Location: In the abyss that is Nebraska--wish me luck!

Re: Low Pressure

Post by chunkyfrog » Fri Sep 15, 2023 11:54 pm

It looks like you have a handle on your therapy that your provider cannot grasp.
Good for you!

_________________
Mask: AirFit™ P10 For Her Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask with Headgear
Additional Comments: Airsense 10 Autoset for Her