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RonWessels Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #411
RE: SleepyHead CPAP Reporting Software - JediMark
(08-16-2013 02:52 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  By the way, does anyone know what the difference would be between running this machine in CPAP mode at a pressure of 11.0 cm versus running it in BiPAP mode with the EPAP and IPAP pressures both set to 11.0 cm?

While I don't know for sure, I would expect the format of the stored data to be different, since one is in CPAP mode and the other is in BiPAP mode. But other than that, I'm hard-pressed to come up with any difference, particularly at what is delivered to the mask. Both should result in a constant airway pressure of 11 cmH2O.
08-16-2013 03:22 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #412
RE: SleepyHead CPAP Reporting Software - JediMark
Well, yes, the format of the data stored is different. There may also be a difference in the Bi-Flex and the C-Flex exhalation pressure relief features.

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08-16-2013 08:06 PM
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SleepEZ Offline

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Joined: Jul 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: Autoset (7 - 13)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Respironics Premium Chinstrap. Had to buy myself. My DME ignored prescription and many requests.

Sex: Male
Location: Des Plaines, IL

Post: #413
RE: SleepyHead CPAP Reporting Software - JediMark
If you have a Mac and are using Time Machine for automatic backups to an external hard drive, you're already backing up your Sleepyhead data. If you ever lost it on your primary Mac hard drive, all you'd need to do is go into Time Machine and restore the Sleepyhead data files ... if you've set up Time Machine for "full" backups. For instance, when running, it backs up hourly [in the background whenever your computer is on and awake] for the first 24 hours, then daily for a month, then weekly for all previous months, until your external drive is full. You don't even realize it's running most of the time ... until you need it. When the backup drive gets full, then the oldest backups start to drop off, which could be files as old as a year or more, depending on your disk size.

This can be a real life-saver for more than Sleepyhead data. I'd strongly recommend external backups under any circumstance.

Hope this makes sense. Smile

(08-16-2013 02:42 AM)mfranzel Wrote:  
(08-14-2013 11:13 AM)Sleepster Wrote:  SleepyHead stores the data on your hard drive, but it may be in a form that's not usable by other programs. You can just copy the contents of the SD card to a folder on your hard drive if you're paranoid.

Thanks so much! I have been using SleepyHead and love it (it also works on my Mac), but recently got access to the ResMed software. You wouldn't happen to know if the ResMed software keeps all the records as well?

As for backing up the SD card, can I just copy and paste its contents every day? It keeps 365 days worth of records if I am correct?
(This post was last modified: 08-16-2013 09:36 PM by SleepEZ.)
08-16-2013 09:34 PM
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mfranzel Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 7-11
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed with sleep apnea June 2013. Really new at all of this.

Sex: Male
Location: Florida

Post: #414
RE: SleepyHead CPAP Reporting Software - JediMark
(08-16-2013 03:01 PM)Paptillian Wrote:  
(08-16-2013 02:47 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  
(08-16-2013 02:42 AM)mfranzel Wrote:  As for backing up the SD card, can I just copy and paste its contents every day? It keeps 365 days worth of records if I am correct?

I'm not a ResMed user, but I recall people mentioning that the detailed data is not kept on the card very long. You have to download it frequently or it gets lost. I don't know what that frequency is, but it might be once a week.

Resmed S9 series keep only the compliance data for 365 days. Summary efficacy data is kept for 30 days and the high resolution flow data is only kept for 7 days, so unfortunately we have to be diligent about downloading it once a week if we want all the flow data.



That is what I thought. I download the data to SH every night, so I just copy and paste the SD card data to a mirrored drive on my computer.

As for the S9 Pulse Oximeter, my insurance is actually paying for it. I do not know what my doctor did, but I am not paying a cent!
08-16-2013 11:13 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #415
RE: SleepyHead CPAP Reporting Software - JediMark
(08-16-2013 09:34 PM)SleepEZ Wrote:  If you have a Mac and are using Time Machine for automatic backups to an external hard drive, you're already backing up your Sleepyhead data. If you ever lost it on your primary Mac hard drive, all you'd need to do is go into Time Machine and restore the Sleepyhead data files ...

Yes, but it's likely the data could be read only by SleepyHead. On the other hand, of you back up the contents of the SD card you have data could be read by not only SleepyHead but also ResScan and any other software that might become available in the future.

I'm not sure that would be an advantage, I'm just sayin' ...

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08-17-2013 02:28 AM
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archangle Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

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Location: USA

Post: #416
RE: SleepyHead CPAP Reporting Software - JediMark
From memory, for S9, the SD card contains:

7 days of waveform data.
30 days of event data. (When the apneas occurred, what type, etc.)
365 days of summary data (Nightly AHI, etc.)

PRS1 machines don't normally erase old data.

ResScan and SleepyHead store the "digested" data on your computer.

SleepyHead never erases the old data off your computer, but if the software gets updated, it MIGHT not read the old data. There have been a few updates in the past that required all new data.

Sleepyhead also has an option to save sort of an "intermediate" form of S9 data.

I go ahead and copy the entire SD card to a directory with todays date on my computer whenever I read my card and am not feeling lazy.

ResScan stores the "digested" data on your PC. I don't know if it ever erases old data from your PC. Some people have found where ResScan stores the data, and have backed that directory up and successfully restored it on a new computer. I can't guarantee it will work if you get a new version of ResScan. I don't know the data directory location right now.

If you copy the S9 (or PRS1) SD card to a directory on your PC, ResScan or Encore will probably not read the data. Some people have been successful in putting old data on a SD card, and then using ResScan or Encore to read the data.

SleepyHead WILL read the data from "saved" copies of SD cards on your PC hard disk.

Even though ResScan will read a "restored" SD card like this, the S9 machine will probably refuse to read the data from the SD card. It does something non-standard with the card.

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08-22-2013 11:25 PM
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JJJ Offline

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Joined: Apr 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Most recent: Wisp, Pilairo, Mirage Vista
Humidifier: ResMed S9 Autoset
CPAP Pressure: 17-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA 97217

Post: #417
RE: SleepyHead CPAP Reporting Software - JediMark
(08-22-2013 11:25 PM)archangle Wrote:  SleepyHead never erases the old data off your computer, but if the software gets updated, it MIGHT not read the old data. There have been a few updates in the past that required all new data.

I recently updated to 9.3-0 on Linux, thanks to advice from Paptillian. All I did with the new version was point it at the folder where the previous version had stored the data. Presto! It's all there, same as before.

And 9.3-0 runs kind of slow, but is a vast improvement.
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Machine: Resmed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quantro
Humidifier: resmed
CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Post: #418
RE: SleepyHead CPAP Reporting Software - JediMark
Can "Sleepyhead" be used with an "Infineer" smart card reader. At present I use Encore Basic

Regards
08-23-2013 01:51 AM
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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #419
RE: SleepyHead CPAP Reporting Software - JediMark
(08-23-2013 01:51 AM)pherretaus Wrote:  Can "Sleepyhead" be used with an "Infineer" smart card reader. At present I use Encore Basic

Regards
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SleepyHead does not support M series Respironcis machines uses smart card but does support "System One" machines, 50 and 60 series (both use SD card). Resmed machine and EncoreBasic software as in your profile are not compatible with each other
08-23-2013 02:12 AM
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Mask Make & Model: Quantro
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Post: #420
RE: SleepyHead CPAP Reporting Software - JediMark
(08-23-2013 02:12 AM)zonk Wrote:  
(08-23-2013 01:51 AM)pherretaus Wrote:  Can "Sleepyhead" be used with an "Infineer" smart card reader. At present I use Encore Basic

Regards
welcome to the forum
SleepyHead does not support M series Respironcis machines uses smart card but does support "System One" machines, 50 and 60 series (both use SD card). Resmed machine and EncoreBasic software as in your profile are not compatible with each other

Many thanks for prompt response
08-23-2013 02:28 AM
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