New BIPAP with mumidifier set at 11 on high side, 7 on low side
March 4, 2018 10:58am CST
I am a bit new to using a NASAL BIPAP machine. I have used it with the latest settings, TWEEKED up a notch from the first pressure settings at the UTSW sleeping and breathing disorders hospital. But last night, using the humidifier set on pre-heat, the air was a bit warm and not as pleasant as it was when I let the water work without the heat the night before. I prefer cool air to warm and that is why I like cool days to work outside and breath in the cool air. The settings are for inhaling air pressure to the lungs and airways at about 4 points higher than exhaling air pressure from the lungs with each breath with a BIPAP machine. Mine is an automatic that had settings put up from 10.0 on the high side and 6.0 on the low side up to 11.0 on the high side and 7.0 on the low side to make it work a bit better for me. I can only say that the first night of using the BIPAP machine the first night, the night before last night, I slept uninterrupted for 8 hours before having to get up to go to the bathroom and that is great. But last night, using the pre-heated settings on the humidifier, using the automated BIPAP function, I might have done well only that the next door neighbors played Mexican music all night in their back yard, from their parked vehicle to the hours of approx. 3:AM Sunday morning and I didn't sleep very well last night at all. I may have to buy a pair of ear phones, the kind that they use at the gun range, to block the loud bass sounds that penetrate the entire house with thundering noise in spite of our well insulated bedroom windows of our house.
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