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|How to change CPAP pressure yourself; For Respironcis CPAP machine|
|Tweet Topic Started: Mar 24 2008, 08:43 PM (13,145 Views)|
|i'm here||Mar 24 2008, 08:43 PM Post #1|
I know how to change the pressure setting yourself. These instructions are for the Respironics CPAP machine :
1. Unplug power cord from back of CPAP machine.
2. Lift LCD cover & press the 2 buttons closest to the back of the CPAP machine.
3. While pressing the 2 buttons, plug the power cord in the CPAP machine.
----You'll hear 2 beeps. Use the "setup" in lower right of the LCD screen. When you select "setup" you'll be in clinicians mode. Cycle through setttings to "CPAP Pressure" using arrow buttons and change it using the + and - buttons, then hit power button to exit setup mode & unplug machine and plug back in to get out of clinicians mode.
I changed mine from 12cm to 9.0 cm and it works great (I knew I needed 9.0 cause my sleep doc prescribed it and doing it myself saved me from having to wait for the DME to schedule me in). :lol:
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|TTaylor||Mar 30 2008, 12:21 PM Post #2|
|Keep in mind here that this is for the new M series machine only... The old style Remstar cpaps are a little different than the M series...|
|SuperSleeper||Mar 30 2008, 07:58 PM Post #3|
Also wanted to remind everyone that we have instructions posted for setting pressure for some common CPAP machines on this web page:
Just make sure if you're going to adjust your own pressure, you research the consequences, and remember that if you're in doubt, it's best to have your doctor/DME/clinician adjust it for you, based on a proper sleep study.
ALSO, We need your help! if you have a Clinician or Setup Manual for a CPAP machine we don't have on this page, if you'd like to scan it as either JPG or PDF, simply email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't know how to do that, you can photocopy it and send a copy to me via US mail to our PO Box, which is Apnea Board, c/o CM, PO Box 1891, Highland, IN 46322.
I'll make sure any Setup Manuals you send gets announced here in the forum and posted on our web page (link above).
Our current list of PDF Setup Manuals includes: REMstar Basic M Series, REMstar Plus M Series, REMstar Pro M Series, REMstar Auto M Series, REMstar Plus, S8 Compact, S8 Escape, GoodKnight 420G, Remstar Auto M with A-Flex, Sullivan V, Fisher & Paykel SleepStyle600, and Respironics BiPAP Pro.
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Change your own pressure - Get the Clinician Setup Manual for your CPAP here
|black79ta||Jun 12 2008, 06:37 PM Post #4|
i have a remstar auto with c-flex. does anyone have a manual for this machine?
fyi 6 sleep studies since 01, deviated septum surg. throat surg. all in o1 been on cpap since. very high alpha waves, been taking ambien cr 12.5, melatonin 6gm, valerian root 1200mg. doctor knows about the otc stuff and says to keep taking it.
last sleep study may 27 they are going to adjust my pressure to steady 16cm.
if i cannot tolerate it i would like to be able to adjust it w/o the normal hassle. body wt is 240. 5-10, weight lifter-heavy but not power, big neck. doc says throat is constricted from nk muscles. am trying to lose wt and shift to cardio emphasis workout, have lost 10 lbs. thanks in advance for any help.
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