I don't understand why so much weight is put on the Sleep Study titration (which I never had by the way.)
It is only one little part of one night in an unaccustomed environment... I would say that is what is often wrong - not the home machine sleepyhead data...
My Specialist was quite happy for me to have an auto machine and for it to find its own way.
A sleep doctor looking at reports once or twice a year or a one night titration study with a strange mask and hose on your face only gives a snapshot of your situation.
Using a data capable machine and software like Sleepyhead allows you to watch what is happening minute by minute over extended periods of time, days weeks and months.
That is what allows you to see trends as well as anomalies any time you choose to look. When you spot a change in results you can make appropriate changes with guidance from the more experienced folks here.
S9 AutoSet designed to increase pressure in response to snoring and flow limitation on AutoSet mode but not on CPAP mode
On CPAP mode, the AutoSet deliver constant pressure all night long (except Ramp period), pressure does not go up or down
06-21-2014, 10:16 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-21-2014, 10:27 PM by vsheline.)
(06-21-2014, 08:13 PM)SleepyDreamCatcher Wrote: So the AutoSet doesn't have a microphone... it picks up the snores through airflow? If so, then how does Pugsy's machine pick up her dog's snores?
If you vibrate the hose, it would cause a similar vibration in the airflow as snoring would cause.
My guess is that the snoring dog must have caused the hose to vibrate or repetitively move a slight amount, and the vibratory movement of the hose imposed this vibration on the airflow inside the hose.
The implication is that, although the machine may detect vibratory snore, it might not be OUR vibratory snore it is picking up.
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.