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SamStamport Offline

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Machine: DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Pico
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP 3/3/16

Sex: Male
Location: West Columbia, TX

Post: #11
RE: Great expectations
   

I don't know if the attached gives you data that you can interpret and help me with. If not please tell me what to upload from SleepyHead.

Thanks
05-30-2016 06:03 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #12
RE: Great expectations
The screenshot is fine, but you are experiencing a high leak rate. It's during the time you are having leaks that the cpap may not be able to keep up and could be missing apneas. Do you actually sleep through the time that SleepyHead shows the high leak (shaded in gray) on events graph? This can affect your quality of sleep and you may not feel great in the morning.

The main thing you need to do first is to find the reason for the high leak rate. You don't list your mask in your profile, but it may not fit you properly. Or it may fit when you first go to sleep, but then hours later it can become loose as you move around. I'm not sure, but it certainly looks a mask leak.

You may want to consider using a chin strap, also according to some, mask liners help.

I wouldn't make pressure changes until you can get the leak under control.

OpalRose
05-30-2016 06:40 PM
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SamStamport Offline

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Machine: DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Pico
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CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP 3/3/16

Sex: Male
Location: West Columbia, TX

Post: #13
RE: Great expectations
Thanks.

Once I get through all the bureaucracy & stress of dealing with the insurance company I'm headed to the supplier for a new mask.

I hate dealing with insurance! It's far more complicated and stressful than it needs to be. We really, really need to fix our health care system!
05-31-2016 06:54 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
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Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #14
RE: Great expectations
Definetly agree with that! It seems that we the "customer" are always sandwiched between the insurance companies and the medical profession, and neither of them are wrong. Oh-jeez

We need to keep our sense of humor about it. It's not good to let it stress us out. Smile

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05-31-2016 07:03 AM
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FrankNichols Offline

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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

Sex: Male
Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #15
RE: Great expectations
Insurance companies have a department called "Loss Prevention", it's purpose is to find ways to not pay claims. Seriously, I am not making this one up. When you are trying to get paid for a service you pay for, they have a department of trained professionals trying to save the company money by not paying your bill.

Only in America!

(BTW, I have had excellent luck with my Insurance, DME, and Doctor...)

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
(This post was last modified: 05-31-2016 08:22 AM by FrankNichols.)
05-31-2016 08:21 AM
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Luvmyzzz Offline

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Other Comments: First diagnosed with essential hypertension @ age 25 (precursor to CHF)

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Location: This side of the MilkyWay

Post: #16
RE: Great expectations
(05-31-2016 08:21 AM)FrankNichols Wrote:  Insurance companies have a department called "Loss Prevention", it's purpose is to find ways to not pay claims. Seriously, I am not making this one up. When you are trying to get paid for a service you pay for, they have a department of trained professionals trying to save the company money by not paying your bill.

Only in America!

(BTW, I have had excellent luck with my Insurance, DME, and Doctor...)

Frank, I see the bright light in your statement, makes me think: that concept is like
sending extra people up the proverbial tree to shake what few pennies are left, out of it (extra staffing have to be fed too!) so much for "loss prevention" right? Eat-popcorn

I enjoy being with a group who like to share their "Hosehead" experiences, to remind me I am not alone.
05-31-2016 09:35 AM
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