Thanks so much for your reply. I appreciate it! My pressures are currently set at 5 minimum and 15 maximum. The Ramp Time is set on "Auto" with a starting pressure of 4. The EPR level is set at 3, but it's currently set on Full Time instead of Ramp Only. I can feel the pressure backing off slightly each time I exhale, but it feels as though the pressure kicks in again before I'm done exhaling.
I was recently diagnosed with mild OSA (my AHI in the lab study was only 6.6) and my doctor prescribed a CPAP. I got the Resmed AirSense 10 Autoset and have been trying to use it for the past week but I’ve encountered a problem and I’m hoping someone here will have advice. I breathe very slowly compared to most people (not just while asleep, also while awake) and my exhalations are quite long. I feel like the machine is trying to get me to speed up my breathing. The pressure backs off slightly on the exhale but not for long enough, so it starts pushing air at me again when I’m still only partly done exhaling.
Is there a setting I can adjust to slow the speed down or improve the machine’s sensitivity to better detect my exhalations? I’ve already tried using the three different EPR settings but that didn’t help. I also adjusted the ramp time to the max 45 minutes to see if the lower pressure as I fall asleep would make it less of a problem, but it still feels like the machine won’t let me breathe at my natural slow breathing pace. So far, I haven’t been able to fall asleep with it at all, despite keeping the mask on for up to 7.5 hours on some nights. (I've had to take daytime naps to compensate for the lack of sleep, which isn't something I can keep doing every day for much longer.)