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Brinkabill Offline

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Machine: Philips dream station
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips dream weaver
Humidifier: Philips heated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 6-8
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Queensland, Australia

Post: #1
Philips DreamCatcher
Hi, I have only recently started using a CPAP machine and downloaded the advised Software for it. My question is, how do i read the information from the Memory Card? Once I download the data, i am unsure what it all means? Is there a guide for dummies out there somewhere that people could advise? I live on a small island in Australia and don't have access to a supplier for any information.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
07-30-2016 03:42 AM
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Machine: Philips Dreamstation.
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson.
Humidifier: Philips Dreamstation.
CPAP Pressure: 7.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Windsor (near enough) NSW, Au.

Post: #2
RE: Philips DreamCatcher
Download Sleepyhead to your computer so you can download your data there. (link at the top of this page under the Apnea Board banner)

There is a lot of guidance there.

This link to the Beginner Guide here on the Apnea Board is useful in what you are looking for as well.

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead
07-30-2016 04:54 AM
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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

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Philips DreamCatcher
Hi Brinkabill,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I wish you much success with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
07-30-2016 06:57 PM
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Brinkabill Offline

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Joined: Jul 2016

Machine: Philips dream station
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips dream weaver
Humidifier: Philips heated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 6-8
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Queensland, Australia

Post: #4
RE: Philips DreamCatcher
Hi, thanks for your response. I have the Sleepyhead software already and can download my data no problems. I guess the issue I have is that I dont actually understand what all the information means?
Hope this makes sense?

Cheers
07-31-2016 06:23 AM
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Machine: PR DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 Pillows; Quatro Air FFM
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cmH2O; no ramp; no C-Flex
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: Lung cancer survivor since 11/2004; CPAP since 11/2015

Sex: Male
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas, USA.

Post: #5
RE: Philips DreamCatcher
(07-31-2016 06:23 AM)Brinkabill Wrote:  Hi, thanks for your response. I have the Sleepyhead software already and can download my data no problems. I guess the issue I have is that I dont actually understand what all the information means?
Hope this makes sense?

Cheers

Cheers, Brinkabill.Welcome

After you post a couple of more times it will be easy to post screen shots from a third party service to let the experts on the forum look at your data. In the meantime, use this link to learn how to organize your charts for easier reading. There is a link on that page to a page describing how to take a screenshot of your SleepyHead charts. There is another link on the second page to a page detailing how to use imgur to post your shots. If you already use a third party image site you can adapt those instructions to use it instead.

Regards,

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
robysue's Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
07-31-2016 08:11 AM
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green wings Offline

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Machine: Respironics System One RemStar Pro (460)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: integrated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 13.0 cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: using CPAP since Jan. 2016

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: US

Post: #6
RE: Philips DreamCatcher
Hi, Brinkabill. When you're in the SleepyHead program, if you hold your cursor over the left side of any of the graphs, a definition of what that graph shows will appear. You can also change the scale on the graph by right-clicking in that area.

Here's a link to definitions used in discussing sleep, sleep apnea, and CPAP machine performance.

Link to Apnea Board Wiki.

Link to Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead. This guide is terrific, but it's long and detailed. You may find it helpful to print it out then highlight or mark the parts that you find useful right now.

There's a whole body of knowledge about sleep apnea that you can learn from reading this material and hanging around this forum. There can be a problem with knowing where to start, though. It's a bit like being served a five-course meal all at once with no way to identify the entree. You may only want the entree and prefer to skip the extras like soup and dessert, but I'm not sure we have a guide marked "Entree Only". If we do, someone else will probably point it out, and I'll then be sure to make a note of it for future reference.
07-31-2016 09:40 AM
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