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First night with CPAP Oscar results
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First night with CPAP Oscar results
Hey all, I was just diagnosed with sleep apnea.  Here is my night owl summary and here is my first night using CPAP.  I have an autosense 11 autoset machine.  

What looking at this data (I don't know how to read any of this yet) what would you suggest I change as for as pressures etc.  Thank you!!


Night Owl Summary from sleep study

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First night sleep results

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Thank you!


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RE: First night with CPAP Oscar results
Welcome I'm just bumping this to the top in hope that one of our experts will see your post and help you.
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RE: First night with CPAP Oscar results
(04-21-2022, 05:42 PM)Deborah K. Wrote: Welcome I'm just bumping this to the top in hope that one of our experts will see your post and help you.

Thank you, I appreciate it!  Smile
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RE: First night with CPAP Oscar results
You are doing good, you did get caught with some SWJ, Sleep Wake Junk at the start of the night.
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RE: First night with CPAP Oscar results
Adjusted my pressures some over the past few days and last night was the best result, I think.  Is there an overview guide giving a brief description what on what most of this means?

How does this look?


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RE: First night with CPAP Oscar results
linky,
You have EPR set to Ramp only.   Actually, with a starting pressure of 5cm, you probably don't need the ramp feature at all.
Try turning ramp off and use EPR 1 all night.

Also, for future posting of charts, use the F12 key to take a Screenshot.
Select Standard instead of Advanced. We normally don't need to see all the graphs.
Key graphs are: Events, Pressure, Flow Rate, Flow Limitation and Leak Rate.
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RE: First night with CPAP Oscar results
Doh, I just realized I attached the images from the wrong day, this is last nights data.


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RE: First night with CPAP Oscar results
Good to see you moved your minimum pressure to 7cm.  
Now select EPR 2 or 3 (full time).  You currently have EPR set to Ramp only.
In time, try to wean yourself off of the ramp feature.

Your numbers look good, so it's how you feel that matters.  

Organizing your graph:  Go to the menu area in the upper left.  
Select  View  ->  Reset Graphs  ->  Standard.

Use the F12 key (on a Mac, Fn+F12)

That should put the chart in order as to what graphs we like to see: Events, Flow rate, Pressure, Flow Limitation and Leak rate.  If anything else is needed, we would request it.
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RE: First night with CPAP Oscar results
Okay, last night was not as good.  I added a heated hose and changed the EPR settings to full time.  Think that was all.


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RE: First night with CPAP Oscar results
Most of your apnea looks to be positional.  This is where you are sleeping in a way that allows your chin to tuck into your chest.  I noticed it on your earlier chart, but last nights was worse.  

One thing that can cause this is using a pillow that's too tall, which can tilt your head forward.  Positional apnea or "chin tucking"  can be corrected if you are mindful how you sleep.  Some folk use a "soft" cervical collar to help align their head and neck.  

I was unable to access your sleep report, but was wondering if the report showed any central apnea?  Central sleep apnea can come and go, but sometimes it evens out after a month or two.  The high EPR setting may be aggravating CA's.  So let's turn EPR down to 1 and watch it for awhile.  I don't recommend raising your pressure right now as that won't help as long as the apnea's are caused from chin tucking.

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...cal_Collar

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