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Hatfields2008
  Unread post  Post subject: Bipap user  |  Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:44 pm

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I currently use a bipap, because the I didn't like the cpap constantly blew air in my face, which made me feel like I was smothering, so they switched me to a bipap from a cpap. Unfortunately when I received the machine from Aeroflow they had sent me a Philips Dreammaster with the settings at 5 min and 25 max, and it felt like it was going to explode. So with a little google searching I found how to adjust the settings on the machine.

The problem I have now is im not sure what my min and max need to be, and how high do I need to have the humidifier turned up to in Colorado (where the altitude is already high) maybe someone with a little more knowledge on can help me.

currently I have it set at 5 min and 7.5 min, but when I had the cpap it would ramp up to 10.5-11.5

hopefully someone will be able to reach out to me and let me know what adjustments I need to make to my machine so I can get a good nights sleep.

also I have a full simplex full face mask that covers my nose and my mouth at the same time.


Thank You!


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Hatfields2008
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Bipap user  |  Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:45 pm

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I would even consider switching back to c pap mode to give it another try to get a good nights rest


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LSAT
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Bipap user  |  Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:03 pm

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Location: WI
PAP Mask: Simplus
PAP Machine: Airsense 10 Autoset
Pressure Setting: 12-20

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I don't recognize the Phillips Dreammaster? There is a Phillips Dream Station Bipap... If your pressures are set as low as you say, I don't know why you thought that a bipap would be better that the CPAP.


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Hatfields2008
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Bipap user  |  Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:56 pm

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Im sorry it is the Philips Dream Station

can I switch it back to cpap mode?


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Bipap user  |  Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:31 pm
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PAP Mask: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask
PAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her
Humidifier: ResMed AirSense 10
Pressure Setting: Depends on the machine as I actually have more than one

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You can switch to fixed cpap mode on the DreamStation BiPap...it's available.

What you need to play with is the Flex settings to help you with inhale and exhale and I know this is going to sound weird but you need to use at least 6 cm to have Flex exhale relief kick in.

So...if you want to use cpap mode....fixed 6 cm with Flex of 2 or 3 (whichever is more comfortable for you)

Or if you want to try bilevel again...it depends on which machine you have...the BiPap Pro or the Auto what I would suggest. I don't know what you have available since I don't know which machine you have.
And I don't know what your settings are. 5 to 25 is a range....it's not a setting. You can't have 5 exhale and 25 inhale. The machine won't do it.
BiPap is bilevel...2 distinct pressures...1 for inhale and 1 for exhale and the difference between them is called pressure support.


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