I have had problems with my Resmed S9 APAP staying at 20 cm for 2-3 hours at a time which wrecks me the next day.
This problem has been ongoing for many months and when I think I have fixed it it comes back
Using Sleepyhead I can see that during this spell of high pressure it looks like I am double inhaling.
Is this possible??
So if she didn't deal with COPD or Sleep Apnoea what did she deal with?
I think it is a simple case of the steroids keeping your airways in the lungs open when you are using your cpap.
A collar might keep you from restricting your own airways.
If the steroids work keep using them, I don't know why they thought you could do without them after you started cpap anyway?
A possible answer for the problem with high pressure is that my mouth is shutting during the night.
As my nose is partially blocked by polyps and a deviated septum the airflow is restricted so the machine keeps upping the pressure until I open my mouth again.
The problem is what mask will stop my mouth shutting ?
I thought you would say that.
I tried one in the past and have been trying out the bits I kept today but no way,
Im trying out a old Quattro Air tonight as it seems to stop my jaw from moving
Using the Quatro Air my 95% pressures have been about 14.5 for 2 nights with no major peaks in pressure.
.I have bought the Quatro Fx which I used to use in the past and I will see how that goes tonight
Using the Quatro Air is certainly working. My 95% pressures are still below 15 and also Im getting a much better sleep.
I think the reason its working is that the inlet is lower on the Quatro Air and is also directed downwards. This direction of airflow seems to be stopping my mouth from closing..