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Brand spanking new to the forum and CPAP therapy.  Little bit of background, I had a home study (required by insurance) about 40 days ago or so. Received a call from the sleep center saying home test revealed OSA and that I was to come in for a lab study with CPAP.  Had that done about 3 weeks ago.  I couldnt talk the sleep technician into spilling any of the beans about how it went other than they had to make some adjustments from the pressure of 5 they started with.  Despite the uncomfortable nature of being hooked up with more wires than a Griswold Christmas, I felt different when I woke up.  Placebo effect or actual results, I was unsure.  So I had my follow up with with the sleep doc today to get my results and get my machine.  My events per hour were 11.4 unless I was on my back, in which case it was 64   Unsure     They adjusted up to 8 which settled the events out but ended up going up to 9 which brought my O2 saturation up to 92% which they seamed pleased with. So tonight is going to be my first night.  I was given a Phillips Dreamstation, Model DSXHCP

Googling it, it seems to be an auto adjusting machine, but they indicated they had it set it at a hard 9 for me.

So, Hi all- glad to be here and addressing this issue and thankful for the resources here.

If anyone has any comments/tips I'd certainly be appreciative.  Anyone familiar with the machine I was given?  It appears that Phillips has their own app called DreamMapper for this unit.  I'm a bit of a data nerd so would I get better data results from Sleepyhead?  

Oh, I'm 35 and male if anyone cares.
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Can you please post the model number from the bottom.  Make sure the humidifier is empty/removed first.

Thanks
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#3
Look for a DSX200, 400 or 500. Reason being, the 200 won't give you useful efficacy data, while the other two will give very good feedback.
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DSX500T11C
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#5
Bman, you done good! That is the auto CPAP. I would go ahead and use the CPAP pressure of 9, but you have the option to use a pressure range, and it will probably work better eventually. Download SleepyHead, so you can better understand what is happening during therapy. It is a free software but will help you to find any sources of sleep disruption and will give good feedback on the efficacy of CPAP therapy.

Good luck!
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(04-06-2017, 01:38 PM)BMan Wrote: Brand spanking new to the forum and CPAP therapy.  Little bit of background, I had a home study (required by insurance) about 40 days ago or so. Received a call from the sleep center saying home test revealed OSA and that I was to come in for a lab study with CPAP.  Had that done about 3 weeks ago.  I couldnt talk the sleep technician into spilling any of the beans about how it went other than they had to make some adjustments from the pressure of 5 they started with.  Despite the uncomfortable nature of being hooked up with more wires than a Griswold Christmas, I felt different when I woke up.  Placebo effect or actual results, I was unsure.  So I had my follow up with with the sleep doc today to get my results and get my machine.  My events per hour were 11.4 unless I was on my back, in which case it was 64   Unsure     They adjusted up to 8 which settled the events out but ended up going up to 9 which brought my O2 saturation up to 92% which they seamed pleased with. So tonight is going to be my first night.  I was given a Phillips Dreamstation, Model DSXHCP

Googling it, it seems to be an auto adjusting machine, but they indicated they had it set it at a hard 9 for me.

So, Hi all- glad to be here and addressing this issue and thankful for the resources here.

If anyone has any comments/tips I'd certainly be appreciative.  Anyone familiar with the machine I was given?  It appears that Phillips has their own app called DreamMapper for this unit.  I'm a bit of a data nerd so would I get better data results from Sleepyhead?  

Oh, I'm 35 and male if anyone cares.
i had an auto machine and they set it to fixed 
dont know why

you may have slept better during the lab test
they claimed i got a lot of REM sleep and should feel great
i was the most tired i ever have been as i only got 3 hours sleep for the night

the wires in the lab test tell a LOT more info that you cant get on a home test that has still  more than the cpap machine can provide


92% may be okay but usually they want a higher number like 95
I could live with that as long as my low does not go down to 80 like it did on the home test
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#7
Congrats on a seemingly good journey with this all so far!

You got a good machine. It's the one I fought for and eventually got. :-) I like it!

DreamMapper will give you very basic info. Sleepyhead will give you more info than you even knew existed.

I, too, felt *different* upon waking from titrated sleep study. Sure enough, I've felt that way every single day since using my xPAP! I have a brain that works, I feel refreshed, and I am productive throughout my day! It's simply amazing!!!
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#8
(04-06-2017, 04:20 PM)xxyzx Wrote:
(04-06-2017, 01:38 PM)BMan Wrote: Brand spanking new to the forum and CPAP therapy.  Little bit of background, I had a home study (required by insurance) about 40 days ago or so. Received a call from the sleep center saying home test revealed OSA and that I was to come in for a lab study with CPAP.  Had that done about 3 weeks ago.  I couldnt talk the sleep technician into spilling any of the beans about how it went other than they had to make some adjustments from the pressure of 5 they started with.  Despite the uncomfortable nature of being hooked up with more wires than a Griswold Christmas, I felt different when I woke up.  Placebo effect or actual results, I was unsure.  So I had my follow up with with the sleep doc today to get my results and get my machine.  My events per hour were 11.4 unless I was on my back, in which case it was 64   Unsure     They adjusted up to 8 which settled the events out but ended up going up to 9 which brought my O2 saturation up to 92% which they seamed pleased with. So tonight is going to be my first night.  I was given a Phillips Dreamstation, Model DSXHCP

Googling it, it seems to be an auto adjusting machine, but they indicated they had it set it at a hard 9 for me.

So, Hi all- glad to be here and addressing this issue and thankful for the resources here.

If anyone has any comments/tips I'd certainly be appreciative.  Anyone familiar with the machine I was given?  It appears that Phillips has their own app called DreamMapper for this unit.  I'm a bit of a data nerd so would I get better data results from Sleepyhead?  

Oh, I'm 35 and male if anyone cares.
i had an auto machine and they set it to fixed 
dont know why

you may have slept better during the lab test
they claimed i got a lot of REM sleep and should feel great
i was the most tired i ever have been as i only got 3 hours sleep for the night

the wires in the lab test tell a LOT more info that you cant get on a home test that has still  more than the cpap machine can provide


92% may be okay but usually they want a higher number like 95
I could live with that as long as my low does not go down to 80 like it did on the home test

Home test I got down to 83. 83 to 92 has to make a huge difference in not only how you feel, but longevity I would think. I will aim for perfect and keep working at it.
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#9
Hi BMan,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It’s great to hear that you got an AutoCPAP machine right off the bat.
I wish you good luck with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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#10
I will get Sleepyhead installed sometime this weekend, but my first night was 7:23 hours of on time and 2 AHI according to DreamMapper

I currently have a cold with some pretty consistent post nasal drip going on so I had quite a bit of coughing to deal with last night.  Coughing while hose headed up was certainly a different experience.  I'm looking forward to shaking this cold and seeing how I do but I'd say my first night wasn't much of a problem for me and overall mostly successful.
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