Recently had a bi-pap titration study; high component of my apneas were central (14 of 18).
Early on, the study machine was trying to over-ride my inhale/exhale cycles. Specifically, well before my natural exhale cycle ended the machine would increase the pressure trying to get me to inhale. Similarly, well before my natural inhale cycle had ended the machine would decrease the pressure trying to get me to exhale. Made it impossible for me to sleep.
Described what I was feeling; tech changed some parameters and we completed the study at pressures of 6/17, sleeping like a baby.
1) Do both the Resmed and Phillips bi-pap machines have adjustable settings will reduce/eliminate their machine over-riding my non-apnea breathing pattern?
2) If YOU had a choice, which machine would you want to have, and why?