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
I have turned off both EPR and ramp. Do you think reducing the pressure would help? I was originally prescribed 10cm , but now it is set at 11.2 cm. I am thinking of reducing it to 10.8 cm and see . I read somewhere that increased pressure can cause centrals
I checked again . I dont see any option for ramp only EPR. By the way, does a bipap machine help with Sleep onset centrals? I had a horrible night last night. I think I will go back to the doctor and ask for a bipap. Thanks
Thanks again. Unfortunately, the Resmed Airsense 10 does not have any EPR setting for ramp only. Just two settings : on and off. I set it to on and the pressure to 11.6 . Lets see what happens.
I also noticed that most of these events occur in the morning as I am just waking up and going through the sleep/ wake cycle
Back here after a while. Havent been active here due to other health issues. To give am update: I am on a Resmed air sense 10 for about a year with a fixed pressure of 11cm ( no ramp or epr). I had initial issues with sleep onset apneas and cpap seems to have helped ( at least it keeps my AHI numbers down) .
However , of late have been noticing sleep onset events creeping back up. Does anyone think I should reduce the pressure a bit ( I was prescribed 10cm ) ? Do CPAP machines lose effectiveness over a period of time? Should I start using EPR and ramp again?
Thanks all for your valuable insight
Could it be the airflow on the sides that is causing the pressure on the skull? One of the big advantages of the respironics dreamwear full face mask is that unlike others, the tube attaches to the top of the head rather than the front of the nose . This is helpful for me because , I turn quite a lot in my sleep and something in front of my face will cause a lot of mess. I wear my mask before I attach the tube , so when I wear it , it is quite comfortable without being too tight, but maybe when the pressure ramps up , it exerts extra pressure on the skull