I am unable to change settings on my equipment myself. However, I am having issues that my pressure is not high enough to stop the obstruction all the time. They have raised it once, but still not good enough. They may raise it again, or they may make me go for another study.
No just my GP
The tech at my supply place says my machine stays on 9.5 all the time. Since it is set to go from 6-10, I still question if it is broken. However, I also realized that when my events have been high, I have been sleeping on my back and that is not how I normally sleep. So they are going to increase the pressure on the machine remotely. We shall see how that works, or if indeed I do have a defective machine.
I believe the study they want is a titration study. I had one after my home study. This study is used to determine what level of air pressure you need for the obstruction to be opened. This number varies for everyone. Your current setting is not adequate. Sounds like they will also check to see if bipap is better for you.
Mine must be locked because I cannot get to the clinicians menu. It was set for me after my titration study and I was told I would be unable to change that. I tried what you said hitting the home and big button at same time, but it does nothing.
That is the machine I have. My settings are 6-10, so fairly low. Either the machine is faulty or I now need higher than 10 to keep my airways open. I am going to take in and talk to the tech on Tues.
I have had my cpap since March. A few weeks ago My Air app started showing really high number of episodes per hour. I have thought they were too high for a long time but I read here that coughing and other things are counted as an episode by the machine. Now the numbers are always crazy high. Last night was 19.7 yet I thought I slept well and feel ok. I am going to talk to the tech at the supply place on Tues and I am hoping they say my machine is not working correctly. If it is, I am afraid they will be sending me for a new titration study.
Get a cpap. If you lose weight you can always quit the cpap but you need it now. I have asthma too and they tell me they are not connected. Also I read on this board that there really is no surgery that cures sleep apnea. You likely have had it all alone.
Not only do you have to keep your mouth fully closed, your tongue needs to be on the roof of your mouth. If not air gets into your mouth.
Try DreamWear by Phillipsif you don't need a full face mask. It sits just under the nose, doesn't even go inside the nostrils.