CPAP Vs Bilevel Settings Example

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."
- Mark Twain (American Author - 1835-1910)   

One of the key Secrets to Success using a sleep apnea machine was to change from using a CPAP machine to using a Bilevel auto adjusting pressure machine. On this Blog Page, I will compare my results in an actual CPAP Vs Bilevel or BiPAP Settings Example and SleepyHead reports.

From my personal experience, it is much easier to breathe using a Bilevel or BiPAP Auto Adjusting machine than using a CPAP fixed or Auto Adjusting CPAP machine. The Bilevel machine is very smooth and it is a natural feeling when breathing. Your breathing can be in sync with the machine. From my experience, the Bilevel or BiPAP Auto Adjusting machine offers better comfort, compliance, therapy and sleep quality. 

The improvement using Bilevel as compared to CPAP is shown using SleepyHead reports and my actual sleep results. These reports will show a large reduction of 22.1% in median/ average IPAP/ EPAP pressure (inhale/ exhale pressure) and 13.1% in median Minute Ventilation achieved by using a Bilevel Auto Adjusting machine when compared to a CPAP machine. Minute Ventilation is the total volume of air entering the lungs in a minute. Its two components are your breathing/ respiratory rate (RR) and volume of air/ tidal volume (TV) that you are breathing in.   

Note that the AHI is 1.24 and the AHI is the same on both the Bilevel Auto and CPAP machines. Other people may achieve much higher reductions.
By having an AHI of 1.5 or lower and reducing the median/ average IPAP/EPAP pressure and median Minute Ventilation, I was able to overcome an extensive list of side effects and issues caused by the sleep apnea machine. These side effects and issues included insomnia, weight gain and central sleep apnea. By overcoming all these side effects and issues, I was able to achieve success by having a great night’s sleep every night!

The SleepyHead reports are half a page below the Example. 
Since originally writing this blog post, in early 2021 I began using a very high starting IPAP of 18.2 cmH2O and EPAP of 13.0 cmH2O (inhale and exhale pressure). Ideal Body Weight (IBW) or Predicted Body Weight (PBW) was used in setting the median Tidal Volume and Minute Ventilation. This was essential to stop hypoxia (oxygen desaturation) and sleep disordered breathing causing the symptoms of Dementia. More details are on the blog post:
Should you be having side effects and issues with your sleep apnea therapy; CHANGE what you are doing so that you can wake up feeling refreshed and energized each day.  

“Have courage. Be adventurous and Go for it! Overcome your fear.”
- Mrhelpful

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