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Just switched to APAP machine - pressure increasing.
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Hi All,First post so it's great to be here.I've been using CPAP for 10 years.  Recently lost 3 stone and have been experiencing a new challenge.  I've started swallowing air as I fall asleep which…Continue

Tags: increase, pressure, Auto, Sleepcube, APAP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tef Aug 24.

 

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Tef replied to Edam's discussion Changing hospital
"Hi Edam, How did you get on ? I'm interested becuae I'm also hoping to be referred to another Sleep Clinic / Hospital as I'm not happy with my exisiting hospital's support. Tef"
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Tef replied to Tef's discussion Just switched to APAP machine - pressure increasing.
"HI Kath, Thanks for your reply and advice. I've replied to your post via private message . :-)"
Aug 24
Kath Hope replied to Tef's discussion Just switched to APAP machine - pressure increasing.
"You need to be careful messing around with the pressures too much Tim, because as you've proved, when you turned them down you felt worse, which is probably because you weren't be treated well for your sleep apnoea. It's common for…"
Aug 24
Tef replied to Tef's discussion Just switched to APAP machine - pressure increasing.
"Hi, and thanks for the reply.  It has exhale relief in the form of SmartFlex and when I used it I got a semi decent night's sleep.  So thanks for the tip as it will hopefully seems to help. I'm gonna try it on CPAP again…"
Aug 23
Sleep2snore replied to Tef's discussion Just switched to APAP machine - pressure increasing.
"I don't know this machine that well, does it have EPR?  If it does turn it on, this will help with air pumping you up. CPAPs can make mistakes with people when not yet asleep, people hold their breath sometimes when they turn and toss…"
Aug 23
Tef posted a discussion

Just switched to APAP machine - pressure increasing.

Hi All,First post so it's great to be here.I've been using CPAP for 10 years.  Recently lost 3 stone and have been experiencing a new challenge.  I've started swallowing air as I fall asleep which then wakes me up, classic signs of pressure too high.  So, i reduce the pressure but then the therapy seems less effective (tired/anxious/stressed next day).Anyway I had my maintainence check a couple of days ago and I've been issued with a Devilbiss Sleepcube Auto.  The range was left at 4 - 18 cm02…See More
Aug 23
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"I have finally found the answer  I have increased the EPR to 3 This has kept my pressure below 14 for the last 3 days . Im very annoyed that the hospital and Resmed had not increased this  For some reason increasing the EPR has reduced the…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Don't rule out a fault with the machine or restricted airflow. I would also not rule out that you might be one of the few that needs a different machine. In any case, it should not go to 20 and sit there, I would get it checked or replaced. If…"
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Before I make a decision I am going to try something different. I have noticed that when it goes up to 20 most times it has done so when the pressure has dropped to minimum which is 12 at present. I will increase the minimum pressure to 14 so…"
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
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Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
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Cold air

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