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Exhalation Waveform
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Exhalation Waveform
Hi all.

Does the waveform below look weird? Looks like there is some issue with my exhalation. Second screenshot shows the close-up of the second, shallower section of my breathing from the first screenshot. Both are screenshots of my flowrate.

I'm still feeling tired with my treatment. Am currently using a Aircurve 10, EPAP 12-14, IPAP 14-16 (PS 2.0)

Felt better with a PS 2.0 than PS 0.0, if that is of any help.


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RE: Exhalation Waveform
By itself the wave form is not abnormal. You can enhance it by using a dotted line...right-click in the left margin and the Y-axis format controls will pop up. Insert a dotted line at the zero flow and that will show the transition from inhale to exhale. The less-zoomed flow chart is not time-stamped so is even less useful. There is an obvious difference between the left and right halves of that chart.

This post might have more meaning when combined with one of your other therapy threads. It is very difficult to conclude anything when no context, history or other background is available.
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RE: Exhalation Waveform
the posted chart seems to suggest that during this period there was resistance to exhales, and body still wanted to exhale. Does your 30 pound dog sometimes lie across your abdomen? The other section of sleep looks like it was faster and deeper exhale.
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