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EPR settings
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Merry Christmas all,Ok my CPAP pressure is currently at 15. I've noticed along with the chipmunk cheeks, breathing out is slightly harder. So is there a standard setting for the EPR when set at 15…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Dec 28, 2017.

CPAP air pressure.
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Hi once again Guys,Being a newbie at CPAP I was wondering what is a normal air pressure!!The reason for me asking is that my machine was set at 10 but my events stayed high.It was then changed to 11…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Dec 24, 2017.

Sore nose bridge.
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Hi everyone,ive just joined the site, so this is my first post so it's possible this is an old topic!!I've been on Cpap therapy for 10 days now but my full face mask (ResMed AirFit F10 medium)is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Dec 22, 2017.

 

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Sleep2snore replied to Sean Baker's discussion EPR settings
"Not really, just go by the numbers of 1 is slight relief and 3 is the maximum relief. There is a slight knock on effect, but I wouldn't worry about it, if you have an APAP it will compensate for it anyway. If you have a CPAP, you might not…"
Dec 28, 2017
Sean Baker posted a discussion

EPR settings

Merry Christmas all,Ok my CPAP pressure is currently at 15. I've noticed along with the chipmunk cheeks, breathing out is slightly harder. So is there a standard setting for the EPR when set at 15 air pressure.cheersseanSee More
Dec 26, 2017
Sleep2snore replied to Sean Baker's discussion CPAP air pressure.
"The home tests are not in such a controlled environment, also they don't know what stages of sleep you were in, however, there are some good home study machines around not, though you do need a hand to fit them up. So they only have what the…"
Dec 24, 2017
Sean Baker replied to Sean Baker's discussion CPAP air pressure.
"Hi Guys, Yes I was diagnosed at home. I think I've had it for 10 years or more. Always used to put my tiredness down to hard work! I was given blood tests by the doctors but they found nothing. i eventually self diagnosed myself earlier this…"
Dec 24, 2017
Sleep2snore replied to Sean Baker's discussion CPAP air pressure.
"12 to 15 on average, but it is not just about pressure, there are other events that can creep in. Sometimes CPAP or APAP is not enough for some patients, they then need more complicated treatment. However, I was on 18 with CPAP so you have a bit to…"
Dec 23, 2017
Kath Hope replied to Sean Baker's discussion Sore nose bridge.
"You're welcome Sean and good luck....."
Dec 22, 2017
Kath Hope replied to Sean Baker's discussion CPAP air pressure.
"Hi Sean 12 is just an average pressure, so don't worry if it needs more to treat you well.  There doesn't appear to be a tick box for determining the correct pressure.  Some people think it depends on weight, but it…"
Dec 22, 2017
Sean Baker posted a discussion

CPAP air pressure.

Hi once again Guys,Being a newbie at CPAP I was wondering what is a normal air pressure!!The reason for me asking is that my machine was set at 10 but my events stayed high.It was then changed to 11 then 12 but I still have high events. How high do they safely go?cheersseanSee More
Dec 21, 2017
Sean Baker replied to Sean Baker's discussion Sore nose bridge.
"Hi Kath, Thank you for your great advice I will look into your comments. kind Regards  sean"
Dec 21, 2017
Kath Hope replied to Sean Baker's discussion Sore nose bridge.
"I have exactly the same problems as you Sean with the 'traditional' style of full face masks which is why I avoid them like the plague, except when I'm testing new ones.  People like us tend to struggle more if we have both a…"
Dec 19, 2017
Sean Baker posted a discussion

Sore nose bridge.

Hi everyone,ive just joined the site, so this is my first post so it's possible this is an old topic!!I've been on Cpap therapy for 10 days now but my full face mask (ResMed AirFit F10 medium)is making the bridge of my nose so sore. I've adjusted the straps in all different tensions etc,I've tried the Phillip's gel nose pads, I even change the above mask to a large just in case the mediumwas to small but still look like I've done a few rounds in the boxing ring!!I have been looking at various…See More
Dec 19, 2017
Sean Baker is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Dec 18, 2017

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Auto-Adjusting CPAP
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Lee replied to Lee's discussion DreamWear full face
"Well I turned EPR on and tried the mask again last night, but again I stopped breathing which woke me up gasping for air. It seems to happen just after or not long after I drop off, after the third time I changed mask back to original one and went…"
Monday
Kath Hope replied to Lee's discussion DreamWear full face
"Sorry for the delay as I managed to get myself locked out of the forum lol.  Please don't be messing with the pressures and contact your hospital if your wife has noticed you looking gray.  Perhaps go back to a different mask until…"
Friday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"There is no link between the 95% pressure and the AHI. A few nights back my 95% pressure was 19.46 with AHI 0 Last night my 95% pressure was 17 with AHI 0 When the AHI does increase its normally hypopnoea,s So why does the APAP want to increase the…"
Friday
Lee replied to Lee's discussion DreamWear full face
"Hi thanks for the reply’s I will look at this as the wife said I was gray yesterday and after looking at the instructions again it says about the symptoms I had to not use and talk to my clinic so a bit worried. I used my other full face mask…"
Friday
Sleep2snore replied to Lee's discussion DreamWear full face
"I would say if you have the Ramp Start enabled to make it start at a higher pressure.  Check also if you are using a big enough cushion as this is a common mistake.  Same with Nasal Pillows, people tend too use a size to small. Check you…"
Thursday
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"That is not impossible, even dust and mites can cause problems, even the mites that are so tiny you can't see them and they live on your body.  However, only you yourself can work out if certain food make things worse.  It could be…"
Thursday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"I am now finding that the pressure the APAP runs at during the night is dependent  on what I have eaten that evening. I have found that if I have bolied rice rather than chips with the evening meal then my 95% pressure can reduce by as much as…"
Mar 14
Kath Hope replied to Lee's discussion DreamWear full face
"Hi Lee.  Sorry to hear you're still having problems with masks.  It's not normal to feel there's not enough air with the DreamWear as that mask usually give people the opposite sensation of feeling more pressure than…"
Mar 13
Lee posted a discussion

DreamWear full face

Hi all I’m having trouble with my DreamWear full face mask,I’ve spent a long time getting the fit right but I have two problems 1. The bit between my nostrils somehow hurts it’s bearable but I would sooner not have the pain and 2. I have to breathe…See More
Mar 13
Sleep2snore replied to SleepyHead's discussion NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment
"How are you getting on, any progress?"
Mar 5
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"I was not off for a few days. The results were the same as when I started! Which I have to say was bad!"
Mar 5
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"It is my understanding that when a new sleep test is required you need to be off CPAP for a few days to get a accurate test. Is this correct The London hospital does not seem to be aware of this"
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SleepyHead replied to SleepyHead's discussion NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment
"Thank you - that is very helpful"
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Sleep2snore replied to SleepyHead's discussion NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment
"Private and will not be cheap!  London Sleep Clinic (PRIVATE) London Bridge Hospital  know nothing about this one. Sleep & Snoring Institute  Know nothing about this one either, If you are near London try getting to one of the…"
Feb 25
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"Sleepyhead YouTube.  Sleepyhead on YouTube"
Feb 25
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"As you say that would be difficult.  I would keep it in APAP mode.  All you can do is to keep the high pressure open and start with the low at 10 and go up a step at a time and see where you do best, though if your needs change so much you…"
Feb 25
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"Hi is this sold ?"
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