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[CPAP] Interpreting Sleephead Stats EPAP
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GaryMann Offline

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Machine: Philips Dreamstation
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Wisp
Humidifier: Philips Dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: starting pressure of 8 on APAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA TN

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Interpreting Sleephead Stats EPAP
        I have been using a Dreamstation for almost 3 months. I just downloaded Sleephead to see more of the CPAP results. I am curious to understand the Sleepyhead stats if everything looks good overall and specifically the EPAP stats. I was trying to understand if my EPAP stats are ok for my pressure setting which is base of 8 with APAP. I am still getting airway close while I am on my back which is caused by pallete flap at the back of mouth/throat area. Sleep Doc said that I may have to continue sleeping on my side which ofcourse I roll on my back and still have issues. I would appreciate any thoughts or opinions on my results

Channel Min Med 95% Max
PressureTherapy Pressure (cmH2O)
W-Avg: 8.64 8.00 8.00 10.20 11.50

EPAPExpiratory Pressure (cmH2O)
W-Avg: 6.88 6.10 6.40 8.30 9.00
08-28-2016 12:40 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: Interpreting Sleephead Stats EPAP
Hi GaryMann,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there, someone will help you with interpreting your graphs.
Good luck to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
08-28-2016 07:33 PM
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GaryMann Offline

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Machine: Philips Dreamstation
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Wisp
Humidifier: Philips Dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: starting pressure of 8 on APAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA TN

Post: #3
RE: Interpreting Sleephead Stats EPAP
Thank you!! Thanks
(This post was last modified: 08-28-2016 09:21 PM by GaryMann.)
08-28-2016 09:18 PM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #4
RE: Interpreting Sleephead Stats EPAP
G'day Gary, welcome to Apnea Board.

Your machine will have a "flex" setting which lowers the pressure slightly as you exhale. I think this is what is being reported as EPAP - the exhalation pressure is a couple of cm below the set pressure. Overall your numbers don't look too bad, but there is room for improvement. I'd consider raising the minimum pressure a tad, which should reduce your obstructive apneas and hypopneas. Maybe bump it up 0.5cm at a time, leave it for a week, then review.

Apart from the numbers, how are you feeling?

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08-28-2016 10:10 PM
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GaryMann Offline

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Machine: Philips Dreamstation
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Wisp
Humidifier: Philips Dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: starting pressure of 8 on APAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: USA TN

Post: #5
RE: Interpreting Sleephead Stats EPAP
Thank you, I appreciate the advice! I have my flex setting on the dreamstation set to 2, range 1-3 which supposedly gives relief when exhaling. I am feeling better after almost 3 months, I was expecting more positive signs at this point. Although the first 6 weeks I was on a very low setting of 6 on CPAP, now I am 8 with APAP after visit with Sleep doc. Results have been better. I think my titrate study which was in lab was not very good.

Thanks again!
08-28-2016 11:18 PM
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