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Author:  Grant [ Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:42 am ]
Post subject:  Need help with Philips Dreamstation

Please help!

I have a Philips Dreamstation Auto CPAP machine and my AHI hovers around 6. In an attempt to get my AHI down, I switched it to CPAP mode for a night. It didn't seem to do much so I switched it back and I have had problems ever since.

The pressure is set at a minimum of 4 and a max of 12. 3 days ago I woke up with the pressure at 5. 2 days ago I woke up with the pressure blasting me at 12. This morning I woke up with the pressure at 4. A good pressure for me is 10, but the machine doesn't seem to be adjusting to me at all. My AHI is all over the place, up in the 12 - 16 range.

I have looked at every setting in the patient and clinical menu and can't find a reason that this is happening. I know I messed with something when I switched from Auto to CPAP and then back to Auto again, but I can't figure out what. I have updated the firmware just to be safe, but that didn't change any of the results.

If anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears because this is starting to effect my daily life. I have uploaded a screen shot from OSCAR. Any help would be appreciated.

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Author:  Pugsy [ Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Need help with Philips Dreamstation

Try a minimum of around 7 or 8 and see what happens.

Author:  Daniel Gagner [ Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Need help with Philips Dreamstation

Agreed with Puglsy, experiment with 7-8 and then move a bit up or down in 0.5 increments to see if that helps. Everyone is unique but I'd think a 4 setting is low.

I also use a dreamstation, my settings are 9.5 and 13 in apap mode.

good luck.

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