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apw5746 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i/ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 6-12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Security, CO

Post: #1
CPAP software
I realize I'm cheating by not fully doing a search. However,..........

Is there a free software for Mac's? I've already downloaded SleepHead which is free, but don't understand what the data is telling me?

I use ResMed S9 AutoSet, S9 H5i Heated Humidifier with Climate Control, with a Swift FX Nasal Pillows with headgear. Currently I only understand the readout on the machine which give hours used for the night, mask fit, and AHI. Don't fully understand the AHI reading though.

I know that I have leaks, as I move around a lot each night. I'm a side sleeper, and usually sleep on right side, and no I can't tolerate a FFM.

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01-19-2014 01:13 PM
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BABolger Offline

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Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: Philips RemStar Auto A-Flex System One
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmex Swift Flex
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: PEI

Post: #2
RE: CPAP software
Here is a link and it shows both Windows and Mac.

sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/sleepyhead/index.php?title=Main_Page

I just installed the Windows version.
01-19-2014 01:26 PM
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Surly Offline

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Posts: 62
Joined: Apr 2012

Machine: PRS1 60 Series REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Swift FX Nano
Humidifier: PRS1 60 Series Heated Tubing
CPAP Pressure: 14.5 Opti Start - 18 (APAP)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Using latest unstable version of SleepyHead for Mac

Sex: Male
Location: Sydney, God's Country

Post: #3
RE: CPAP software
SleepyHead's about it unless you want to go down the Bootcamp and/or virtualisation route with something like Fusion or Parallels and install ResScan.

For your Resmed S9 24L/min is what you want to try and keep below. If you're below that and any leaks you're having don't disrupt your sleep, then leaks aren't an issue.
01-19-2014 01:36 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #4
RE: CPAP software
Here is the SleepyHead user's guide:
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/sl...sers_Guide

Here is info on acronyms/abbreviations:
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Acronyms

Here is a glossary of terms:
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/sl...e=Glossary
and another:
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Glossary

View the data for at least 10 days, preferably much longer while you figure out what you are seeing. No two nights are the same so you are looking for trends, what is normal and average for you. Meanwhile, feel free to ask questions about what you are seeing and what it all means. You can also post screenshots of your data.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-How-to-Attachments

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01-19-2014 02:17 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #5
RE: CPAP software
(01-19-2014 01:13 PM)apw5746 Wrote:  Currently I only understand the readout on the machine which give hours used for the night, mask fit, and AHI. Don't fully understand the AHI reading though.
AHI is the number of events scored per hour during sleep which include obstructive apnea, hypopnea and central apnea. AHI of 5 or below considered normal while using the machine
The advanced info menu sleep report (press and hold the two silver button for 3 sec) gives you more information including 95th percentile pressure (if using autoset mode) and 95th percentile unintentional leak ... don,t be alarmed if you see this number above 24, only means that leak was at or below this number for 95% of the time ... the below bit is important, you need to check out the leak graph for better understanding
Good mask fit means 70th percentile leak is less than 24 L/m
(This post was last modified: 01-19-2014 02:47 PM by zonk.)
01-19-2014 02:41 PM
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sir_sleeps_alot Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 14 cm h2o
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: New England

Post: #6
RE: CPAP software
If you don't understand what Sleepyhead is telling you, chances are, you're not going to understand what any other program is telling you. If you have specific questions about data, this is a great place to ask.

What information are you looking for that you aren't getting on the machine readout?

AHI is fairly easy to explain. It stands for Apnea/Hypopnea Index. It's the average number of apnea and hypopnea events you had per hour for the entire night. The machine adds up all the apneas and hypopneas you had all night and divides it by the number of hours that you slept.

AHI is a measure of the severity of sleep apnea. An AHI of 5-15 indicates mild sleep apnea, 15 - 30 indicates moderate sleep apnea, and 30+ is severe sleep apnea. The lower your number is the better.

Hope this helps,
SSA

(01-19-2014 01:13 PM)apw5746 Wrote:  I realize I'm cheating by not fully doing a search. However,..........

Is there a free software for Mac's? I've already downloaded SleepHead which is free, but don't understand what the data is telling me?

I use ResMed S9 AutoSet, S9 H5i Heated Humidifier with Climate Control, with a Swift FX Nasal Pillows with headgear. Currently I only understand the readout on the machine which give hours used for the night, mask fit, and AHI. Don't fully understand the AHI reading though.

I know that I have leaks, as I move around a lot each night. I'm a side sleeper, and usually sleep on right side, and no I can't tolerate a FFM.

apw
01-19-2014 02:53 PM
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