I appreciate your help with this problem I am having. Do you think I should try switching the machine to CPAP with the one pressure setting as you did and see if that works? When I was first diagnosed, the doctor wrote the script for CPAP at 12 cm. Over the years I decided I wanted to try APAP thinking having the machine adjust the pressure itself would be better. So I got my doctor to write a new script for an APAP machine. So I purchased a (Respironics Dreamstation 1) APAP machine. I struggled to get my AHI down below 5. And then there was the recall on the Dreamstation. So after getting some advice from a sleep tech I decided to try Bipap that they thought might help me. Got my doctor to write me a new script for a Bipap machine and that is when I purchased the Resmed Aircurve 10 VAuto. It made all the difference in the world but now it is in the shop. But I noticed you said you switched back to CPAP and that worked better for you. So on the Dreamstation 2, to switch from APAP to CPAP, would I just set the minimum and maximum pressure at the same amount and would it still be using Flex at that point and if it does, where would it need to be set at?
I tried the settings you suggested which brought my AHI down to 3.97. But it shows I had 10 central apneas, 10 obstructive apneas and 11 hypopnea's last night. Seems like someone had told me once before you normally increase pressure to reduce obstructive apneas and decrease pressure to reduce central apneas. I don't know about the hypopneas. I don't know which way to go with these numbers. Waiting on my resmed to return is going to seem like an eternity.
Okay thanks. I will give those settings a try and hopefully it helps. The Resmed Aircurve has spoiled me and hope I get it back soon.
I have a Resmed Aircurve 10 VAuto that I had to send into a service center to be repaired so now I have to use my Dreamstation 2 that Respironics sent me to replace my Dreamstation 1 that was recalled. My AHI with the Resmed was averaging 1.07 but now with the DS 2 it averaging close to 6.0. I understand my Resmed is a Bipap machine and the DS 2 is an Auto Cpap. My settings on the Resmed is Min. EPAP 11.00, Max EPAP 15.00 and PS is 2.0. I was wondering where I need to set the DS 2 to be close to those settings?