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What is the average number for air pressure for most sleep apnea patients?

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Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No typical pressure

This is based on an individual and the anatomy or the upper airways.
Also on the severity of the osa. One typically get a titration study to determine the correct level of pressure. There are some machinces that titrate on automatically. This is best left to your sleep md. If pressure not enough then machine will not help. Pressure to high no one will use the cpap.

In brief: No typical pressure

This is based on an individual and the anatomy or the upper airways.
Also on the severity of the osa. One typically get a titration study to determine the correct level of pressure. There are some machinces that titrate on automatically. This is best left to your sleep md. If pressure not enough then machine will not help. Pressure to high no one will use the cpap.
Dr. William Galli
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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Air pressure

It depends on the degree of sleep apnea that you have and the amount of air pressure it requires to keep your passageways open at night.
Most people have a pressure around 8 to 10 cms of water. It requires a sleep study with the machine on to titrate the right pressure to make the sleep apnea better. Good luck.

In brief: Air pressure

It depends on the degree of sleep apnea that you have and the amount of air pressure it requires to keep your passageways open at night.
Most people have a pressure around 8 to 10 cms of water. It requires a sleep study with the machine on to titrate the right pressure to make the sleep apnea better. Good luck.
Dr. Robert Stachler
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