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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit ™ P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her-integrated
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Initially: AHI=52; 2nd: AHI=18; CPAP 11-10-14; as of 8-18-15: AHI consistently under 5.0

Sex: Female
Location: Southwest Michigan, USA

Post: #41
RE: Cannot get answers!!
Does this show you what you're looking for?

To all, to each, a fair good-night,
And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
Scott—Marmion. L’Envoy. To the Reader.

Diagnosed with OSA September 2014
Lowest SpO2: 79%
(This post was last modified: 11-30-2014 10:46 PM by Lambsydoats.)
11-30-2014 10:42 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

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Location: USA

Post: #42
RE: Cannot get answers!!
Yes. That looks like a classical case of central apnea. It may well be induced by the CPAP pressure.

In terms of how harmful it is, notice how long between your last breath of one group and the first breath of the next.

It looks like the apneas are between 10 and 20 seconds long, and you then breathe well for 10 seconds or so between pauses. Since you have shallow breaths on each end, it's a little iffy about where to

Doesn't seem terribly bad, but it's worth keeping an eye on, in case it gets worse, especially if you change pressure, medication, etc. You're also not doing it all night long. You're sort of in the gray area.

See how it develops over time. Sometimes CA like this goes away. Be careful to check if you increase your pressure.

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12-01-2014 03:05 PM
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