First of all, I am also in a similar situation. A lot of transitional/sleep onset apneas .. I tried ramps, setting EPR on my Air sense , but nothing helped. What seemed to help me was some breathing exercises like Vim hof breathing (see link below). I still get them, but at a reduced rate..
But you said you are an asthma patient, so I wouldn't reccomned them to you without checking with you doctor first ..
Thanks Sierra for responding as always. My EPR and ramp are both turned off, and pressure is at 10.8. These events occur as I am trying to sleep. Refer to the sleepyhead picture shown below, I am referring to the sharp spikes in flow rate seen towards the end. The machine and sleepyhead record no events and AHI is reported as zero
Have a question on RERA events
Have been using CPAP therapy for last 2 years , fairly successful in the sense that my AHI has come diwn to below 1. However, of late I have been noticing an increase in sudden gasps of breath , at sleep onset , waking me up. This may seem like sleep onset apnea, but it is not. There is no stoppage of breathing and the machine does not record any events. Sleepyhead does show some RERAs , but they are not counted towards the AHI.
Has anyone else experienced this? What counts as a RERA but not an apnea?
Will post sleepyhead data if required..
Would appreciate your opinions on this
How does the F30i compare with the Dreamwear full face mask? I have the dreamwear , but want to change to F30i. What are the pros and cons?
Okay. Thanks Again.. Much appreciated. I will try these settings
Well, I was not completely asleep as in a deep sleep or REM sleep , but drifting in and out of sleep. It is when these events occur and wake me up, and the cycle repeats itself several times before I fall asleep
An example of my data today. Although AHI is 0, I am interested in knowing what does the circled irregular breathing represent? Machine is not flagging any events , but I know, I took a deep breath at that point and woke up from a transient state of sleep/wake
My bad . It is Airsense 10 Elite
I have airsense 10 CPAP. I use sleepyhead. I don't have the charts with me now, but the AHI numbers are well below 5. Most of the events are hypopneas with a few Obstructive and Centrals in between