Ok folks . Time for an update. I am now into my 3rd week of CPAP trial and my AHI is down to below 1 and I am adjusting well to the respironics full face mask on resmed airsense 10 which is good. But what I don'tr understand is I am still getting sleep onset apneas which are not flagged as events either by resmed or by sleepyhead because they are less than 10 seconds in duration. One such example is shown in the image above. These onset apneas are the ones that sent me to the doctor in the first place. If I tell the doctor, he will simply dismiss them as being insignificant since they are less than 10 seconds. Any way to resolve this? BIPAP or ASV perhaps?
I set the ramp to 30 minutes. Seems to fine so far. I also changed my mask to a Respironics Dreamwear full face mask. I noticed a few leaks sometimes as I am a side sleeper and the mask gets misaligned sometimes. Has anyone used mask liners to prevent leaks.? Any other tips to reduce/eliminate leaks?
I will after my trails are over. Right now I am not allowed to tamper settings on the loaner machine used during trails
Finally got the Resmed Airsense 10 autoset for her trial machine today. Got the Resmed airfit N30i nasal pillow mask as well. Seemed comfortable when I tried it out at the medical supplies store. My prescribed pressure is 10cm and ramp is set to 5cm for 45 minutes.
Fingers crossed as I start my CPAP trial
Another quick question. I forgot to mention that a lot of RERA arousals were detected ..There were many such RERAs during sleep probably caused by sleep onset apneas/hypopneas. What airsense 10 settings would help with those? Should I completely eliminate the ramp and go for the recommended pressure right away?
Wow thats a lot of info. Thanks a ton. I will update once I start my monthly trial with CPAP. I am sure I will have lots of questions
So finally I got a prescription for a CPAP machine. I didn't get a copy of it so far , which will be sent directly to the medical equipment supplier. My CPAP trial begins early next month. The recommended pressure setting is 10 .. Is that a high or a low ? Also, if I use Resmed Airsense 10 with autoset for her, at what pressure should I start at the ramp and how long so the ramp be set for? Excuse my ignorance in this matter and thanks again
Ok .. I got the prescription for a CPAP with a pressure of 10.. Now if I get a ResMed 10 autoset for her for what amount of time should I set the ramp for? Also, is a pressure setting of 10 high or low? Excuse my ignorance in this matter
Going through this, one question popped up in my head. How could a hypopnea possibly be central?With Central sleep apnea you are either breathing or not breahing at all.Is there something like partial breathing? Like a partial airway closing in case of obstructive hypopnea .