okay -- I'm not using software, so that's the next step, I take it. My hubby will have to help me with getting that all into place; I'm a Computer Idjit.
Okay --- I think I have the software in place. I think. Here's what came up. I hope this is clear to someone. It doesn't look good to me. Keep in mind that I have only completed two nights of wearing the mask the whole night (the last two nights). I hope someone can look at this and help me to understand it.
16 days of CPAP Data, between Mon Jul 7 2014 and Tue Jul 22 2014
Details Most Recent Last Week Last 30 Days Last 6 Months Last Year
Average Hours per Night 08:16 06:15 04:40 04:40 04:40
Compliance 100% 100% 69% 69% 69%
AHI 14.98 10.90 10.58 10.58 10.58
Obstructive Apnea Index 12.44 9.07 8.80 8.80 8.80
Hypopnea Index 0.48 0.23 0.16 0.16 0.16
Clear Airway Apnea Index 1.93 1.58 1.57 1.57 1.57
Average Leak Rate 1.22 0.67 0.71 0.71 0.71
90% Leak Rate 2.40 2.40 2.40 2.40 2.40
% of time above Leak Rate threshold 0.31% 0.06% 0.03% 0.03% 0.03%
Average IPAP 10.00 9.99 9.93 9.93 9.93
90% IPAP 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
Min IPAP 9.16 9.14 9.02 9.02 9.02
Max IPAP 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
Actually that doesn't look all that bad. It does suggest you are bumping up against the max pressure most of the time. So that would suggest a pressure increase would be beneficial. If it were my machine, I'd probably increase both the minimum and the maximum a small/modest amount. Say to about 6/12. That sort of thing.
Wait until Robysue comes back around. She may see something I'm missing.
Okay, I will wait and see what RobySue says ...
I also will give my DME a call and talk with them at some point.
I am wondering what the clear airway apnea means --- clearing my throat? Or is that more like the central apnea/brain thing?
CA is the brain thing. Sometimes it'll increase a little when you first start doing something new, or increasing your pressure, or whatever. But with your numbers it is not a concern at this point. It's also often reported by the machine erroneously. I had a couple last night that definitely coincided with the puppy licking my face causing me to eject the mask.
Clear airway apnea is often referred to as a Central Apnea. Your machine sends out a pressure wave, after 4 seconds of no flow, and looks at the reflection in the flow data. ResMed calls it their FOT algorithm. It scores the apnea as obstructive or central.
You posted summary data, graphic data would be better.
It does appear that you are running up against the max pressure.
Maybe a pressure increase is called for; however, pressure induced central apneas may containdicate that.
More data please!
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