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First night, few questions
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TomfromTexas Offline

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Machine: ResMed S8 AutoSet II CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Comfort Gel Full Face Mask
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 9 - auto-cpap
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

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First night, few questions
Thanks to start out with for answering some basic questions.
Last night I did the first night on my ResMed S8 AutoSet II CPAP and the Comfort Gel Full Face Mask. I spent most the day reading about it and cleaning it and making sure the mask fit well. It seems it was a fairly good night as I believe I slept a good 6 + hours without waking up much.
Could someone clarify these numbers. I understand some but just want to be sure on all: Results:
efficey data
Press 9.0
Leak 0.08L/s
AHI 3.3
AI .07
HI 2.6
6.29 hours

Thank you.
By the way it did come with the data stick card and I have the software but not sure how to get that data stick to read in my computer.
(This post was last modified: 10-02-2016 09:25 AM by TomfromTexas.)
10-02-2016 09:23 AM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #2
RE: First night, few questions
G'day Tom

For a first night those numbers look pretty good.

Press 9 - This would be your set pressure, 9 cm H2O
Leak 0.08L/sec. On Resmed machines, leaks should be below 24 litres/minute. I don't know if the S8 reports it as L/sec, but I'm pretty sure it should be L/min.
AHI 3.3. This is your apnea / hypopnea index, which is the average of all events divided by the number of hours of treatment. Below 5 is regarded as treated, though generally we try to get it as low as possible.
AI 0.7. This is the average of apneas per hour of treatment
HI 2.6. This is the average of hypopneas per hour of treatment. You will note that AI + HI = AHI
6.9 hours is self-explanatory. For a first night this is pretty darn good.

The memory card from the S8 requires a proprietary card reader. You might be able to find one on Ebay, or maybe by checking with the online DMEs.

Hope this helps
Paul

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10-02-2016 09:41 AM
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Machine: PR DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 Pillows; Quatro Air FFM
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cmH2O; no ramp; no C-Flex
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

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Location: Van Buren, Arkansas, USA.

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RE: First night, few questions
Congratulations on a very good first night! Banana

Mitch

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
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10-02-2016 09:50 AM
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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

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RE: First night, few questions
Way to go TomfromTexas. AHI below 5 is considered treated and you are under that. It will get better with time, getting used to it and fine tuning your settings.

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10-02-2016 02:35 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: First night, few questions
Hi TomfromTexas,
It's great that your first night went well, keep up the good work.

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10-02-2016 07:37 PM
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