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First Night using Simplus Mask
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Machine: DreamStation AutoCPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: DreamWear under the nose Nasal Cushion
Humidifier: DreamStation heated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: USA

Post: #11
RE: First Night using Simplus Mask
(08-12-2016 10:38 AM)chill Wrote:  You can try sleeping with your ear on the edge of your pillow and handing the mask over the edge. If you are an active sleeper that won't have much effect.

Thanks for the suggestion. I did try that with the mask on, but as you correctly pointed out, it did not have much effect because I am active when I sleep.

Another area of difficulty is hose routing. I usually try to toss it over the headboard.
08-12-2016 09:36 PM
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Post: #12
RE: First Night using Simplus Mask
(08-12-2016 10:58 AM)green wings Wrote:  Well, yes, the graph is showing smallish leaks at some times. You might want to go into SleepyHead and turn on the display of CPAP events on the Leak Rate graph to see how the leaks match up with apnea events. (Hold your cursor over the Y-Axis values on the leaks graph and right-click and you'll see a menu come up.)

I'm never sure how correct the leak values are when they show up at the same time as an apnea event. Maybe someone else will have an answer for that.

Did you notice any leaks while you were sleeping or wake up with a dry mouth?

P.S. You probably already know, but those spikes in your pressure graph are the Respironics "Search" routine.
Hi green wings. I did as you instructed. It seems some of the clusters of events are accompanied by rising pressure. At least in my view.

I don't have dry mouth, but I do feel the ocassional leaky breeze when it begins striking my nose or my chin.
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08-12-2016 09:44 PM
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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #13
RE: First Night using Simplus Mask
(08-12-2016 09:44 PM)SkinTone Wrote:  
(08-12-2016 10:58 AM)green wings Wrote:  Well, yes, the graph is showing smallish leaks at some times. You might want to go into SleepyHead and turn on the display of CPAP events on the Leak Rate graph to see how the leaks match up with apnea events. (Hold your cursor over the Y-Axis values on the leaks graph and right-click and you'll see a menu come up.)

I'm never sure how correct the leak values are when they show up at the same time as an apnea event. Maybe someone else will have an answer for that.

Did you notice any leaks while you were sleeping or wake up with a dry mouth?

P.S. You probably already know, but those spikes in your pressure graph are the Respironics "Search" routine.
Hi green wings. I did as you instructed. It seems some of the clusters of events are accompanied by rising pressure. At least in my view.

I don't have dry mouth, but I do feel the ocassional leaky breeze when it begins striking my nose or my chin.
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The pressure is rising in response to the the events.

Your leak is fine with either mask .
IMO your min pressure is too low.
From the graphs id start nudging it up .5 at a time, though im guessing youll settle on 11ish to get your ahi down.

When pressue goes up a masks vent rate goes up with it btw which raises the total leak, which with your machine is all you need watch leakwise.
08-12-2016 10:36 PM
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Post: #14
RE: First Night using Simplus Mask
Ghost1958, I took your advise about the pressure increase. I'm also going to let the doctor know I changed it. When the floor pressure is lifted, does the roof pressure require a lift in pressure too, just to maintain a constant range?

I'll do some research on the leak rates. Someone in this thread mentioned 70 is the large leak flag for the PR DS.

I went back to the Simplus last night. Last night's sleep data showed improvement.
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08-13-2016 09:53 AM
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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #15
RE: First Night using Simplus Mask
(08-13-2016 09:53 AM)SkinTone Wrote:  Ghost1958, I took your advise about the pressure increase. I'm also going to let the doctor know I changed it. When the floor pressure is lifted, does the roof pressure require a lift in pressure too, just to maintain a constant range?

I'll do some research on the leak rates. Someone in this thread mentioned 70 is the large leak flag for the PR DS.

I went back to the Simplus last night. Last night's sleep data showed improvement.
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Id suggest maybe bumping the max up to 14.5.

If you hit large leak the machine will flag it on SH and also show it on the machine info screen.
As long as its not flagging large leak your fine.
08-13-2016 10:06 AM
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Post: #16
RE: First Night using Simplus Mask
(08-13-2016 10:06 AM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  Id suggest maybe bumping the max up to 14.5.
If you hit large leak the machine will flag it on SH and also show it on the machine info screen.
As long as its not flagging large leak your fine.

The range is now 11-15. I slept pretty good last night even though the obstructive events didn't seem to reflect that. I would say the overall sleep quality was better, and less clear airway events. Now if I can just figure out a way to get the obstructive event numbers down.

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08-14-2016 11:46 AM
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #17
RE: First Night using Simplus Mask
Someone following this thread might find this useful for them. These are the exhaust leak rate specs for the Simplus.
Looks like anywhere between 37-43 is nominal for me.
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08-14-2016 02:51 PM
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Post: #18
RE: First Night using Simplus Mask
(08-12-2016 09:36 PM)SkinTone Wrote:  Another area of difficulty is hose routing. I usually try to toss it over the headboard.

Google for "CPAP Hose Holder" or "CPAP Hose Lift". Should be $20 or less. Mine is a metal plate that slips under the mattress and a thin metal pole with a loop on the end. If found this helps a lot with keeps control of the hose. Or you can MacGyver something on the headboard or the wall to achieve the same effect.
08-14-2016 02:54 PM
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