Welcome and congratulations on posting a well edited SH report.
(10-17-2016, 08:48 AM)SnoringMark Wrote: .....The event breakdown on my graphs seems to indicate that about half of my events are hypopnea and the next largest number of events are RERA. At this point, I don't really know what the difference is.....
Actually, more CA's than RERA. RERA may minimize out after you've been on therapy a while. If not, it can be addressed later. I think the first target should be hitting at the H without worsening the CA's.
Quote:.............it seems the events occur with more frequency when I'm falling asleep and after a bathroom break early in the morning trying to get back to sleep. .........
An astute observation! Those are called clusters, and if they indeed occurred while you were awake, they are not bonafide sleep
apneas. (You'll see them referred to as SWJ - sleep/wake junk - on the forums.) That doesn't mean they are not problematic - they can still affect overall sleep quality. We can categorize them with greater surety by analyzing zooms of the flow graph, but for now, I would wait to see if they resolve on their own.
I would follow SleepRider's advice. And when you next post the SH images, I would suggest one change. For Resperonics machines, SH uses the VS2 channel for snores. (You can hide the VS.) We can see those in the events graphic, so the the graph for that channel is redundant. I would replace the snore graph with the respiration rate graph. (This is contrary to the commonly linked advice, which was crafted using Resmed data.) That may provide additional clues as to sleep/wake periods. And, if you happen to be like me, it may show a change in RR when you dream, thus providing markers for probable REM periods.
I think you are off to a good start.