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Bizarre Sleepyhead Reading for Flow Limitation
#1
I slept right through last night. This is the SH reading.

According to this I DIED more than once! I've got a brand new Remstar 60 Series Auto. I strongly suspect that that when I organised the settings I got something very wrong. Could it be the mask settings? The previous night also showed FL gaps but not as big.

Sleepyhead said I only had the mask on for 4-5 hours.

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#2
Stuffy nose? Auto-on, auto-off enabled on your machine? I also have a nasal mask and discovered recently that when my nose gets stuffy at night, I will tongue-seal off my nose and breathe though my mouth. I don't have auto-off enabled, so the machine scores it as a really, really long obstructive apnea. If auto-off is enabled, the machine would turn off and then turn back on again when you started getting airflow through your nose. Look at the bottom on the left, does it show many sessions?

That is my best theory on a single cup of coffee!
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#3
Yes, this thought occurred to me this morning in the shower. It never happened on the S9 rental machine but then again, I have yet to get the auto off to turn off after I remove the mask with the Remstar.

Has anyone else had this happen?

I suppose this also means that treatment stopped at the points where the gaps in the airflow are.

Tonight I will disable auto off and see what happens.
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Last night I disabled auto off and replaced the power cord. Got 8.3 hours of sleep, divided into 14 separate sessions. The breaks between the sessions were very short so at least I'm getting eight hours of therapy. However, it is interrupted. Do I have faulty machine? It's brand new.

Here are last nights results.

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#5
It may be a SleepyHead bug.

This is easy enough to check. Download Encore Basic and compare graphs. See if Encore shows the same breaks in graphs.
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#6
Hi, Holden. 14 sessions? Do you mean that the machine shut off and restarted that many times? Were you aware of the machine turning off at any time during the night?

Have you tried purging SH data and rebuilding?

If you hide the pie chart in "Preferences", the sessions data will show up on a screenshot.

This is very interesting. Smile

(07-24-2016, 04:26 AM)holden4th Wrote: Last night I disabled auto off and replaced the power cord. Got 8.3 hours of sleep, divided into 14 separate sessions. The breaks between the sessions were very short so at least I'm getting eight hours of therapy. However, it is interrupted. Do I have faulty machine? It's brand new.

Here are last nights results.

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h419...bpwxfc.png

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#8
Hi Holden,

If you turned off auto start (or whatever it's called) and SH reports 14 sessions in one night, you might want to show that report to your DME provider and ask to be switched to a new machine with zero hrs on it.

Then you'd be able to see whether a new machine solves the problem.

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