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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
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Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
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Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Twisted strap ouchhh!!
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Twisted strap ouchhh!!
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
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John Wilkinson replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate your help. I wasn't aware that there different types of apnoeas. I will be seeing the sleep nurse next week. I will keep you informed. John "
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John Wilkinson replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"Thanks for that Kath. I am due to see the sleep clinic next week. Hopefully they will re-adjust the pressure. I will keep you informed. John"
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have read that APAP machines are not suitable for people with Asthma and give the same problems that I have been having. I am now having to use twice the dose of steriods just to keep the APAP happy If I can ever get in touch with my hospital I…"
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Kath Hope replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"Sorry to hear after a good start you've taken a step backwards, and it could well be due to the reduction in pressure.  We don't recommend adjusting pressures but you're right to contact your hospital who will probably re-adjust…"
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Sleep2snore replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
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John Wilkinson posted a discussion

I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?

I was diagnosed with severe OSA in November and I have been using a Philips Respironics CPAP machine and full face mask from early December up to now (about 5 months). My HPI's went down from 44 to about  14 in about 10 weeks and I was feeling much…See More
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Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
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Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
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Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
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Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
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Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
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Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have read that if you have Asthma a CPAP is better than a APAP  When the APAP increases the pressure it makes the asthma worse and then the APAP increases the pressure again which makes the asthma even worse ..... This is exactly whats…"
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