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pressure, lungs pain

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gorgeliban -1 point · 5 months ago Original Poster

Hi, for several months now my sleep with the device has been less good, at the beginning of the treatment my number of sleep stops was between 1-2 per hour, and for several months now it is between 3-4 per hour, my pressures are between 5-7 I wanted to know if it is worth me to increase with them ( Is it considered high or low pressure?) And if so for how much?

Another thing I wake up I have a mild lung pain in the morning I wanted to know is this a familiar phenomenon?

Thanks for answering

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Sierra +0 points · 5 months ago Sleep Patron

Pressures between 5-7 cm would be considered low. However, it is not a good idea to blindly just increase pressure. The best way to find out what is going on is to download a free software program called OSCAR. Providing your machine has a SD card that captures the data you should be able to display your data with a PC or Mac that has a SD card reader. Most ResMed and Phillips DreamStation machines can do it. Post again if you need help with OSCAR. You reported a pressure of 5-7. Is that a min and max setting?

It is not normal have mild lung pain. Sometimes new users that are using a much higher pressure will report some chest pain, but that should not be an issue after being on it for months at your low pressure. Having events 3-4 times an hour is technically OK, but most achieve a lower AHI than that.

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KerriG +0 points · 5 months ago

Have you followed up with your sleep physician?

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