Machine: Dreamstation Auto
Mask: Quattro Air Full Face Mask
cpm: 4.5 min and 12 max
10-4, Sierra. Thanks.
Just an update for those who helped me get to the point where I am today.......
I am not going to post Sleepyhead data each Saturday morning anymore. I think I have the machine pretty well set to where it is doing a good job for me.
I DO use the DreamMapper app just to get a quick look at my daily AHI (it's pretty good for that) and I am always under 2.0. Most nights, I am between 0.3-1.3
I will probably upload info to Sleepyhead every month and look at the data.
Thank you all for your guidance in getting me educated as to what to look at and monitor. This forum rocks!
How am I looking, folks?
Sorry to hear you are having trouble sleeping with it. It takes a few weeks of getting used to....at least for me it did. But, I got more and more sleep each night during those few weeks, so don't think you are destined to get 2 hours per night for a few weeks. You'll learn little tricks each night too. For example, with my full face mask, rather than sleep on my side with my head dead center on the pillow, I sleep on my side, but with my face close to the edge of the pillow. This leaves the mask to kind of hang over the edge of the pillow, unobstructed. You'll pick up little things like that as you get used to it.
Also, if your pillow is super-squishy, you may find that a firmer pillow is better for you and helps to leave the mask alone as you sleep.
I'll let the true experts in here add their experiences. Just wanted to instill a bit of hope in ya'. For me, it's second nature now. Almost like nothing is on my face. It will get to that point for you too. Just hang in there.
OK, so I turned on SmartRamp and set the minimum to 6. It was pretty much the perfect starting pressure. I did the "breathe like you are not wearing a mask and see if it feels like there is any kind of flow restriction" thing and it felt pretty much perfect; as if I were not wearing the mask at all. I may go to 7, but 6 seems pretty much fine. I will keep it like this all week and post my Sleepyhead data for this week on Saturday morning.
Thanks again for your suggestions and help, Sierra. It is appreciated.
Yeah, I can. Minimum set to 8. Let max at 12. Increased ramp start to 5. I'll try it tonight and see if I prefer 5 or 6 or 7....
Thanks! Can't I set the minimum pressure higher in clinical mode myself?