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[CPAP] SleepyHead Results Interpretation
#1
Hello, I started using for the first time 3 days ago an APAP machine as part of a test for my sleep apnea and downloaded it to SleepyHead software to view the following results, but I'm confused about what all this means and what would be the normal result for each of these indexes for someone without sleep apnea to be able to compare and understand where I stand.

I appreciate your help. Thanks

Usage Statistics
CPAP Statistics
3 days of CPAP Data, between Tue May 6 2014 and Thu May 8 2014
Details Most Recent Last Week Last 30 Days Last 6 Months Last Year
CPAP Usage
Average Hours per Night 07:21 08:45 08:45 08:45 08:45
Compliancy 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Therapy Efficiacy
AHI 4.89 8.03 8.03 8.03 8.03
Obstructive Index 1.36 3.42 3.42 3.42 3.42
Hypopnea Index 1.76 2.63 2.63 2.63 2.63
ClearAirway Index 1.76 1.98 1.98 1.98 1.98
FlowLimit Index 0.14 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.11
RERA Index 0.00 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.11
% of time in CSR 0.76% 0.39% 0.39% 0.39% 0.39%
Leak Statistics
Average Leak 2.46 1.14 1.14 1.14 1.14
90% Leak 7.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00
Pressure Statistics
Average Pressure 11.54 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50
Min Pressure 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50
Max Pressure 14.60 15.40 15.40 15.40 15.40
90% Pressure 13.60 14.80 14.80 14.80 14.80

Changes to Prescription Settings
First Last Days AHI FL Machine Pr. Rel. Mode Pressure Settings
06/05/2014 08/05/2014 3 8.03 0.11 PRS1 A-Flex x3 Auto
APAP 5.5 - 20.0
Efficacy highlighting ignores prescription settings with less than 5 days of recorded data.

Machine Information
Brand Model Serial First Use Last Use
Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (561CA) P078753064ED0 06/05/2014 08/05/2014
#2
First of all, congrats using the machine over 7 hours each night ... 100 compliant Coffee

Yes, normal results. Leak numbers are so good
What was the pressure determined/recommended at the titration

Welcome

#3
Hi jmoola
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more help interpreting your report and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred


#4
Welcome.

YOU are doing great to be 100% compliant. Stay with that. Remain DETERMINED TO ALWAYS wear the mask.

You AHI isn't terrible, but it isn't yet quite to the "treated" range of UNDER 5.

Your leaks are great -- that is the main thing for YOU as new user to get correct in addition to just WEARING THE MASK which you are also doing.

Likely you have a followup sleep doc appointment (or will have one) in the next 2-6 weeks.

If you numbers remain as is then likely the doc will change your pressure range to something like 10-16.

BTW, your numbers for max pressure don't jibe with what is in your profile showing to the left of your post 5.5 to 13 with an actual max of 15.6

3 days is to soon to be sure if these are stable numbers though.
Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
#5
Thank you very much all for your welcoming messages and feedback on my CPAP therapy results, it is very much appreciated!!!

I started my APAP therapy on May 6 with the nasal mask and a baseline start pressure of 5.5 then on May 13 after a follow up meeting changed the baseline pressure to 7 and started using the latest ResMed small intranasal mask which I liked much better for the fact that is much simpler, lighter and with less straps...

Unfortunately after few nights I started having problems with irritations in my nose and very bad headaches when I wake up in the morning. On May 26 after another follow up meeting we raised the baseline pressure to 12 and started using an extra small ResMed intranasal mask and a heated tube set at 2 and for the last 2 nights I slept better and woke up without headaches and I hope it continues to get better like this.

I'm still concerned with the mask leaks and I would appreciate it if you could help me understand the meaning of the statistics below and the acceptable number for each of these indexes/numbers so I can understand better my progress, such as the acceptable number for leak rate/leak and other indexes?

Please find attached a file of all my results since I started the therapy. I appreciate any feedback you have on the results and the equipment I'm using and any recommendations you have.

Thank a lot for your help!

Usage Statistics
CPAP Statistics
21 days of CPAP Data, between Tue May 6 2014 and Tue May 27 2014
Details Last Session May
CPAP Usage
Average Hours per Night 06:40 06:37
Compliancy 100% 95%
Therapy Efficiacy
AHI 4.94 7.14
Obstructive Index 1.95 2.80
Hypopnea Index 1.35 2.54
ClearAirway Index 1.65 1.79
FlowLimit Index 0.00 0.33
RERA Index 0.00 0.29
% of time in CSR 0.69% 0.49%
Leak Statistics
Average Leak 1.36 1.20
90% Leak 4.00 5.00
Pressure Statistics
Average Pressure 12.70 11.44
Min Pressure 12.00 4.50
Max Pressure 14.90 18.20
90% Pressure 14.00 14.60

Changes to Prescription Settings
First Last Days AHI FL Machine Pr. Rel. Mode Pressure Settings
25/05/2014 27/05/2014 2 4.91 0.28 PRS1 A-Flex x3 Auto
APAP 12.0 - 20.0
13/05/2014 24/05/2014 12 7.91 0.42 PRS1 A-Flex x3 Auto
APAP 7.0 - 20.0
06/05/2014 12/05/2014 7 6.46 0.21 PRS1 A-Flex x3 Auto
APAP 5.5 - 20.0
Efficacy highlighting ignores prescription settings with less than 5 days of recorded data.

Machine Information
Brand Model Serial First Use Last Use
Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (561CA) P078753064ED0 06/05/2014 27/05/2014
#6
(05-28-2014, 02:42 PM)jmoola Wrote: Unfortunately after few nights I started having problems with irritations in my nose and very bad headaches when I wake up in the morning. On May 26 after another follow up meeting we raised the baseline pressure to 12 and started using an extra small ResMed intranasal mask and a heated tube set at 2 and for the last 2 nights I slept better and woke up without headaches and I hope it continues to get better like this.

You have too many changes all at once and don't have any way to tell what made things better/worse.

The extra humidity is almost certainly helping, but you might want to try your old "small" mask again and see if it still bothers you, now that you have a different pressure setting and more moisture. You might find that it irritates you less now.

Also, you only need to tighten the straps "just enough" to keep it from leaking. It's not like installing lug nuts on a tire. "Too tight" just distorts the silicone and your face, and makes it seal worse, not better, as well as hurting if it's way too tight.

(Same thing with SCUBA masks in case anybody is wondering. 8-) )

Terry


#7
Welcome to the forum jmoola. Acceptable AHI should be under 5. When determining diagnosis for sleep apnea, AHI 5-15 is mild, 15-30 is moderate, and above 30 is severe. Your goal should be to have AHI under 5. Leaks should be under 24L/min.



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