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First Night Statistics
#1
Good morning! 

First night in the books. I only remember waking up maybe three times last night.  I woke up with no headache and no anxiety. I do feel somewhat tired-- in other words, I'm not sure if I feel refreshed, but I definitely feel different. I hope you'll be able to tell me what's what with my stats.  

Thank you in advance  I-love-Apnea-Board .


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#2
looks good for now, put in several more nights and then we will see if there is any treatment adjustments that seem profitable.

a rested feeling is sometimes weeks away. everyone has different results. the "no headache" is a very good sign.

QAL
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#3
Very good for first night. Of course, one night does not make a trend.
As QAL suggests, let's get a few more night's data.

Ultimately, you will likely need a little more pressure as you are spending much of the night with flow limitation.
Your large leak just before 01:30 has the signature of the mouth being open, permitting air to escape.

Do you think you will eventually set to Auto?
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#4
(05-03-2017, 08:37 AM)justMongo Wrote: Very good for first night.  Of course, one night does not make a trend.
As QAL suggests, let's get a few more night's data.

Ultimately, you will likely need a little more pressure as you are spending much of the night with flow limitation.
Your large leak just before 01:30 has the signature of the mouth being open, permitting air to escape.

Do you think you will eventually set to Auto?

Yes, I will go auto, for sure. Mouth breathing is something I've grappled with before getting CPAP, so yes, I believe that was the case at 1:30 (likely one of the times I was awakended). As I was falling asleep, I had some air rush into my mouth, so I concentrated in keeping my tongue firmly on the roof of my mouth. I guess we'll see if it's going to be a problem.  I am prepared for mouth-breathing fixes as I've purchased a chin strap, cervical collar, athletic mouth guard, and micropore tape.

Thank you for making an assessment!
--Leslie

"It will all be fine in the end. If it isn't fine, it isn't the end."
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(05-03-2017, 08:20 AM)quiescence at last Wrote: looks good for now, put in several more nights and then we will see if there is any treatment adjustments that seem profitable.

a rested feeling is sometimes weeks away. everyone has different results.  the "no headache" is a very good sign.

QAL

Thank you for taking a look. It was lovely to wake up without the vicious headache! I'll go a full week before posting stats again.  Just wanted to see what you all thought about the first night.  Thank you!
--Leslie

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#6
One quick thought, your ramp is startting at 4 cm, consider raising it to 6 cm. This is just a comfort thing and many have trouble with 4 cm. Your call but all looks great.

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#7
Once you're accustomed to using it, you may find you can turn the ramp off.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
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Quote:Yes, I will go auto, for sure. Mouth breathing is something I've grappled with before getting CPAP, so yes, I believe that was the case at 1:30 (likely one of the times I was awakended). As I was falling asleep, I had some air rush into my mouth, so I concentrated in keeping my tongue firmly on the roof of my mouth. I guess we'll see if it's going to be a problem.  I am prepared for mouth-breathing fixes as I've purchased a chin strap, cervical collar, athletic mouth guard, and micropore tape.
Congratulations on a good first night. I'm impressed with how prepared you are! I'm almost a year into this and I'm still telling myself, one of these days, I should get a chinstrap and deal with the leak issues... Rolleyes
Good for you! Have a great week and keep it up.
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#9
Happy Thursday!

Feeling a little better and brighter this morning. I did wake up a number of times last night but husband was sick and it wasn't just mask related.  I used the cervical collar and also switched to smaller nasal pillows last night which seemed to help large leaks, but I did have increased obstructive & clear airway events, but the numbers seem (?) kinda low. AHI down slightly, too (1.67 to 1.44).

-- large leak rate went from 17 on Tues. night to 6 last night
-- clear airway events went from 5 on Tues. night to 7 last night
-- Hypopnea went from 4 Tues. night to 0 last night
-- Obstructive events went from 4 Tues. night to 6 last night
-- RERA went from 7 Tues. night to 0 last night

One question: what exactly are clear airway events?

Thank you and have a fabulous day!
--Leslie

"It will all be fine in the end. If it isn't fine, it isn't the end."
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#10
(05-04-2017, 07:23 AM)rooy1960 Wrote: One question: what exactly are clear airway events?

Clear airway events occur when the brain fails to send the body a signal to breathe.   There are many reasons that this may occur. My best guess if they are few and far between would be: Not being fully asleep or the user not being accustomed to a higher pressure. These seem to be the most common ones.

Good job and good luck!
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