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[CPAP] How to know amount of apnea occurrences on Dreamstation
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How to know amount of apnea occurrences on Dreamstation
I am a new user of the Philips dreamstation Auto. Can anyone tell me how I can know how many actual apnea occurrences I have at night while using the machine? I don't know where this info is recorded.
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Gary
10-15-2016 01:46 PM
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RE: How to know amount of apnea occurrences on Dreamstation
This information is reported on your machines LCD screen under Info. If you don't see therapy information (AHI, pressure, etc), you may need to put the machine into provider mode by pressing the Ramp button and Control Knob at the same time for 5 seconds. When you hear the beep you can use the dial to change to Info, and select by pressing the knob, then scroll down to AHI. You can get a provider manual from the forum by following instructions at the link at the top of page. http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

A better way, is to download SleepyHead for free and install it on a computer. This will give you detailed information on your therapy results, history and machine settings. You can also share the charts here online for more help. When you setup your Sleepyhead profile, use your forum name rather than personal information. This way any charts you post will still protect your identity.

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10-15-2016 01:55 PM
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Garys121 Offline

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RE: How to know amount of apnea occurrences on Dreamstation
Thank you. Very helpful.
10-15-2016 02:04 PM
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RE: How to know amount of apnea occurrences on Dreamstation
Do you want the "actual apnea occurrences" or the ApneaHyponea Index?

I'm pretty sure the info screen will show the AHI, but not the number of apneas. You can calculate it by taking the hours and multiplying it by the AHI to get the total number of apneas + hypopneas. To get greater detail, you can to use Sleepyhead. ( AHI = (Apneas + Hypopneas)/hours of CPAP ) I think the AHI includes one or two other numbers in addition to the A and H, but those are the big ones.
10-15-2016 03:21 PM
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RE: How to know amount of apnea occurrences on Dreamstation
You also could use DreamMapper for your computer or cell phone which will show you AHI broken down by OA's, CA's and Hypopneas. The data may transfer automatically if your DME is still collecting data. You also can use Bluetooth to transfer the data or use the DreamMapper data card uploader.
10-15-2016 05:51 PM
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RE: How to know amount of apnea occurrences on Dreamstation
If your screen is not lit up...

Press the big round knob in once and it will light up with a screen the says Main Menu with an up arrow.

DO NOT PUSH THE KNOB AGAIN to access the Main Menu, the information you are looking for is found in the My Info section by simply rotating the round knob left or right to see the Daily-Weekly-Monthly numbers for AHI, Hours of Use, Periodic Breathing, and so forth.

The Main Menu is accessed by pushing the big knob in a second time, and then rotating left or right to access the various options available for the user.

I would be wary of entering in to Provider Mode at this time, unless you are tech savvy you may end up accidentally making changes to the prescription settings when all you are seeking at this point is information on how your statistics are going.

And Sleepyhead will give you more than enough information to follow and monitor your progress.
Use the link and suggestions Sleeprider has mentioned, another link to the Sleepyhead download can be found under the Apnea Board banner at the top of any page of this forum, to right of centre in the line links.
(This post was last modified: 10-16-2016 07:14 PM by Ockrocket.)
10-15-2016 08:06 PM
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RE: How to know amount of apnea occurrences on Dreamstation
Hi Garys121,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I wish you good luck with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.

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10-16-2016 03:33 PM
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