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[CPAP] OSCAR results
#1
OSCAR results
I have no idea what I'm looking at on the attachment.
I've been on CPAP in the past; awful experience.  Currently on BiPAP (3yrs).  About 6 months ago I discovered no one was really looking at nightly results on any regular or semi regular basis.  Have been trying to educate myself but learning a new language is a real challenge.  Having a real problem getting restful sleep.  My AHI is erratic but often less than 5.   I would say I'm in the mild range more often than not.  Bottom line I'm not well rested after a night's sleep.  
I'm a 1st timer.

   
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#2
RE: OSCAR results
Hi ovmeadows,

Welcome to Apnea Board!

Thanks for posting your OSCAR chart.  If you can... would you post another chart showing the entire 5 hours sleep on all the graphs?

The Flow Limitation is a little high, which could be affecting your sleep quality.  We need to see that graph in its entirety.  Use the F12 key (standard view) to take your Screenshot.
That will put everything in order.

Thanks!
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#3
RE: OSCAR results
5 HRS for 3 Jul 2022 attached

   
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#4
RE: OSCAR results
Do you know what the Trigger setting is? Default is Medium. Try raising it to High for tonight. Let's see if that lessens some of the CA's.

Post again tomorrow, then we can look at a little higher PS to help lower Flow Limitations.
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#5
RE: OSCAR results
Trigger was on "low"  raised to "high".
Thanks for help.
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#6
RE: OSCAR results
Given it was on low, I would bump it to medium, before going to high.

I don't want to speak for OpalRose, but I believe her suggestion of moving to high was based on it being on Medium, the default.
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#7
RE: OSCAR results
Will try high tonight and see how it goes.  If not happy will try medium next night or 2 and go from there.  Thanks
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#8
RE: OSCAR results
That's fine, I assumed it was on the default setting, but you can still try the High setting and see how that goes. If it doesn't feel right, put it back to Medium.

When I changed mine from Med to High, I didn't notice a difference in how it felt, but it did lower the CA's.
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Optimizing therapy
OSCAR supported machines
Mask Primer



INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.  ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.  INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#9
RE: OSCAR results
I made the trigger change from low to high and don't feel much different but my AHI is fine, I think.
Last night attached results attached:

   
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#10
RE: OSCAR results
If it were me, I would increase my EPAP min to 8 cm. Also, please provide a random 2 to 3 minute zoom that includes the Flow Rate graph. Use the F12 key to take the screenshot. Please don't select the gap around the 03:40 time period for the zoomed screenshot. Big Grin

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