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Dreamstation auto - two nights results
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stephennic Offline

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Machine: Trialling a Dreamstation auto and fixed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
Humidifier: dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 9 cm
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: australia

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Dreamstation auto - two nights results
Hi all,
I was having a noise issue with a fixed pressure dreamstation and the sleep tech noted it seems noisier than usual so swapped for a auto machine. Now most noise is gone. I have had my best sleep so far the last two night and the figures for it are:
First night: 7.2 hrs, AHI 6.5, mask fit 100% , periodic breathing 0 and 90% pressure 8. The second night:
5.5 Hrs, AHI 7, mask fit 78%, periodic breathing 0, 90% pressure 9.
I found I slept better the first night. Just want to interpret the figures correctly.
Mask fit : 78% does that mean I had mask leaks, I did wake up 3 times.
90% pressure what is that?
AHI is a little high but better on first night?
Any thoughts? I will download better software soon either encore or sleepyhead. Are they both free? Do I just get the card out of the machine and put in the computer to read the stats
Thanks in advance.
Cheers
Steve
08-10-2016 11:16 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Dreamstation auto - two nights results
AHI not bad, but could be better. If you really want to interpret your data, download the free SleepyHead software, then post a couple screenshots here. Without seeing detailed data, like the breakdown of AHI, it would be a guessing game to give advice. SleepyHead will show you if you are having leaks, whether it be from mask or mouth breathing.

I can answer the 90% question. This is the pressure you were at for 90% of the night and under.
Note the "and under" .... You didn't give us your pressure range, so don't know how low the pressure may have gone. Again SleepyHead will show you this data.

http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

Follow the directions in these links and post your screenshots accordingly. Send data from the daily page.

https://sleep.tnet.com/resources/sleepyhead/shorganize

https://sleep.tnet.com/reference/tips/imgur

Also, fill out your profile with exact machine, mask info, pressure range, etc.

OpalRose
08-11-2016 07:54 AM
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stephennic Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 106
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Trialling a Dreamstation auto and fixed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
Humidifier: dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 9 cm
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: australia

Post: #3
RE: Dreamstation auto - two nights results
(08-11-2016 07:54 AM)OpalRose Wrote:  AHI not bad, but could be better. If you really want to interpret your data, download the free SleepyHead software, then post a couple screenshots here. Without seeing detailed data, like the breakdown of AHI, it would be a guessing game to give advice. SleepyHead will show you if you are having leaks, whether it be from mask or mouth breathing.

I can answer the 90% question. This is the pressure you were at for 90% of the night and under.
Note the "and under" .... You didn't give us your pressure range, so don't know how low the pressure may have gone. Again SleepyHead will show you this data.

http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

Follow the directions in these links and post your screenshots accordingly. Send data from the daily page.

https://sleep.tnet.com/resources/sleepyhead/shorganize

https://sleep.tnet.com/reference/tips/imgur

Also, fill out your profile with exact machine, mask info, pressure range, etc.

Thanks, pressure range is 6.5 to 10.
It was set at 6 to 12 by sleep physician, but I found 6 was to low and felt as if i couldn't get enough air so I readjusted it to 6.5 to 10, now much better slept with an hour of lying down. Originally had set pressure at 9 on a fixed machine, recommendation from sleep test that was done. Tried for weeks with whine noise going up tube into mask. I nearly gave up. I finally took it back and said this noise is driving me bats even though i did try a coupe mods which helped a bit. They agreed it had more noise than usual so gave me another machine to try and I am glad I persisted, much less noise now.
Now will keep going. I haven't needed a nap after work which is a positive sign. Smile
Cheers
Steve
08-11-2016 08:13 AM
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