Thanks Sierra. I will try the lower pressure and change to CPAP mode. When I do this, should I change the EPR setting - it's at 3cm right now full time. Should I change to ramp only? Or maybe try leaving this setting alone first so I'm not changing too many things at once?
Separately, in general, what's the best way to treat RERAs. Since my AHI was 8 and RDI was 23, the difference is RERAs I believe so I think that is my main problem (before using the CPAP and getting centrals). With the CPAP, I'm not seeing many RERAs but I'm not sure if that is because I am not getting any or the machine is not good at reporting them (or a combination of both). I do see one or two here or there but not many. It's unclear to me if this means they are being successfully treated or just not reported well. I guess I will see what happens when I lower the pressure. But I was just curious what the general approach is for someone with a lot of RERAs as the main issue.
I just made my first topic/post and it doesn't appear to be showing up. Just checking to see what was going on. Maybe someone needs to look at it first. The topic shows up under the Forum but my post is not there.
Hello, I am new to this site and wanted to see if I could get some help. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea as well as insomnia earlier this year and it's been tough to start using the CPAP. I've recently made some progress and have been sleeping with the mask all night. My sleep is still pretty fragmented waking up a lot and I still have extreme daytime sleepiness as well as dizziness/brain fog, etc...
The AHI that the Resmed Auto10 reports is less than 2 but I've noticed that the apneas usually occur at a higher rate later in the morning before waking. Also my apnea is mild with an AHI of 8 but my RDI was 23 which is considered moderate. The Resmed basic report don't show that much detail and don't seem to have RERAs reported unless using Oscar.
I installed Oscar and am looking at it for the first time. So I'm looking for some guidance. My pressure is pretty low at 4 - 8. I don't seem to be having any OAs but instead it looks like there are some CAs with few reras and hypopneas. I'm also waking a lot so I'm wondering if there is something else waking me. The theory was that the apnea was causing arousals/awakenings. So I'm wondering if the detailed data shows anything else.
Would love some advice on what to start with in terms of what Oscar is showing, suggested setting adjustments... I think it makes sense to try to eliminate the CAs first. Maybe lower the max pressure but I've seen some other suggestions as well like modifying the EPR setting ...
Any advice is appreciated. I've posted a daily summary from Oscar. Two screenshots - it's the same thing but the 2nd one just shows the data that you couldn't see without scrolling. Let me know if any other screenshots are needed.