Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

4 days into CPAP...is it helping? AHI way too high? 26 on day one, still at 13.79!
#11
Thanks for the advice. I'm going to need all I can get since I don't think my dr. is an expert on CPAP therapy. I'm trying to attach a screenshot of my results but having some trouble getting the file small enough. I'm confused about the mask leakage thing. When I upload my data the message box tells me I have major mask leakage, but on the actual statistics it shows zero in one spot. The shot I'm trying to attach shows the leakage graph and the pressure graph to be pretty close to one another.
   
Post Reply Post Reply
#12
Hey jen, the image is a bit small to view. Try this tutorial https://sleep.tnet.com/reference/tips/imgur
Post Reply Post Reply
#13
Huge amount of central apneas near the end, dunno if that's "wake sleep junk" or not.
Post Reply Post Reply


#14
Apparently I can't put clickable links because I'm too new and haven't posted much. Was trying to put a better screenshot.
Post Reply Post Reply
#15
One more post and you will be able to post clickable links. Post a response, wait 20 minutes and try again. The criteria to moving from New Member to Member was recently changed from 8 to 4 posts.
Post Reply Post Reply
#16
(06-19-2016, 07:39 PM)Weird Tolkienish Figure Wrote: Huge amount of central apneas near the end, dunno if that's "wake sleep junk" or not.

I would guess that is the case. The biggest problem with Jen61 is the minimum pressure which is set to 4.0 The Dreamstation Auto is simply incapable of responding fast enough to prevent the numerous obstructive apnea, hypopnea, flow limitation and snores through the night. From the looks of the graph, the minimum APAP pressure probably needs to be in the 9-10 cm range, and may be higher. That would by my suggestion at this point.
Post Reply Post Reply


#17
The suggestion here to up your starting pressure to 2cm below your 90% pressure, was a good one. Last night I got 7 hours of sleep with an AHI under 2. Feel positively amazing this morning. One problem with this advice is that the pressure is a lot to take. I have found you can set the minimum to a point, then use the RAMP to get up to that pressure if it keep you awake.
Post Reply Post Reply
#18
I don't know if I can set the pressure myself or have to have my "behind the scenes" technician do it. I thought she may have done it because when I went to bed last night, it started at 10, which was way too much pressure to start with, so I hit the ramp button and it lowered it down to 4. I didn't think the "ramp" button was operational before. But when I tested it this morning after being off, it started at 4 as it did before.
Post Reply Post Reply
#19
jen61,
You can order the Clinicians manual for your machine. This way you will be able to check on the pressure settings and change if needed.
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual
OpalRose
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

How to Organize and Post ScreenShots

http://sleep.tnet.com/resources/sleepyhead/shorganize
https://sleep.tnet.com/reference/tips/imgur

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




Post Reply Post Reply


#20
Okay I'm going to try to upload a screenshot again. This is from last night. Pop up box at the beginning told me my AHI was "horrible" and that my mask is leaking way too much.
[Image: WXd9CE6l.png]
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  4 days in SDC Painter 7 150 Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Last Post: bonjour
  Trouble with DreamStation a AHI's too high yarknit 2 213 06-19-2017, 10:05 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  reading high amount of central apneas while on machine but not sleeping ronstar77 52 1,300 06-10-2017, 08:21 AM
Last Post: ronstar77
Surprised High Pressure Causing Problems - please explain leak data Zandor435 5 364 06-04-2017, 11:59 AM
Last Post: OpalRose
  High AHI's in Mexico City Sterling147 22 972 05-24-2017, 11:01 AM
Last Post: Sterling147
  high number of centrals lionel197 5 260 05-19-2017, 05:23 PM
Last Post: bonjour
  Waking Up to High Pressure CatNapCA 9 376 05-17-2017, 05:50 PM
Last Post: CatNapCA

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.