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60 Second OA
#11
RE: 60 Second OA
Yes looking good. You are not hitting you max pressure so that is good. Looks like the collar helped the positional apnea (chin tucking.)

Let's work on moving ramp to off. So start decreasing the time OR try turning it off.
Let's keep an eye on the Max pressure we might want to bump it up to 13. Just make sure you have the pressure you need. Your highest max was 11.90 which is really close to 12.
You might try the Wellue O2Ring Wearable Sleep Monitor. It works with OSCAR but is a Manual upload. I dont have one but it is on the supported list. http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php..._Oximeters

How are you feeling over all?
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#12
RE: 60 Second OA
I haven't felt much different overall. Still like a nap most afternoons.
Didn't feel bad before. I had sleep study due to Afib.
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Progress Report for 60 Second OA
Thanks to those who have contributed to the thread about numerous, long OA's I've experienced.

I finally broke down and bought a 3-M Futuro Adjustable Cervical Collar at CVS Pharmacy for $20.  For those concerned about sleeping in a cervical collar, I forget I have it on when I get up.

The first few nights of wearing the collar I saw almost no reduction in OA's or AHI's because I was wearing the collar too loosely.  I was following cautions published in other threads about making sure collar didn't press against the front of my throat.  When I wore it loosely the tip of my chin would drop down inside the collar, allowing chin tuck, consequent airway restrictions and OA's.

When I got the collar adjusted appropriately, my OA's dropped dramatically to almost zero and my AHI dropped from 2.9 to under 1.0.  These are the lowest numbers I've had since starting CPAP therapy in late February of 2021.

Attachments are current machine settings, almost empty event flag graph and machine setting history.

I honestly didn't think I would see numbers this low.  Thanks again.
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Congrats on the improvement. How do you feel after sleep sessions with low numbers like this?
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RE: 60 Second OA
(07-23-2021, 11:17 AM)trbeau Wrote: Progress Report for 60 Second OA

I honestly didn't think I would see numbers this low.  Thanks again.

WOOHOO....Touchdown.
like like Well-done

Lets go a week and check back in.  How are you feeling?
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Cool

You got it. Persistence pays off, and comfort issues are usually just a change in the model of collar you use.  Glad to see these results.
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(07-23-2021, 11:17 AM)trbeau Wrote: Progress Report for 60 Second OA



I honestly didn't think I would see numbers this low.  Thanks again.

I read the entire thread from beginning to end and it appears to me that the collar has done more for you than your machine.
Just out of interest, are you planning to sleep with just the collar and no machine in order to add "control factor" to your experiment?
Just curious.
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#18
RE: 60 Second OA
FWIW, I think soft cervical collars make a huge difference for some individuals in therapy results. I do not consider them to be the only solution to obstructive sleep apnea, and especially where we see a persistent need for positive air pressure over 10 cm, even with the collar, as in this case. The SCC is a part of treatment regimen that enhances CPAP and EPR to improve therapy results. It is not a replacement in most cases.
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