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[Health] Interpreting sleep study results, EERS enhanced expiratory rebreathing space
#51
RE: Interpreting sleep study results, EERS enhanced expiratory rebreathing space
Charts and data from last night. Despite having significant leakage due to not putting on mask correctly, I actually feel really good today.
Full data (password apneaboard) https://www.mediafire.com/file/df91wtvkm...S.zip/file

   
   
   
(11-07-2019, 06:38 AM)slowriter Wrote: If you figure out a good solution for the rainout of the EERS hose, please post it. This is a new frontier, so best to document solutions as we discover them.
I've wrapped a cut-off piece of cotton t-shirt multiple times around the EERS stuff and secured it with rubber bands, it seems to have worked.
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#52
RE: Interpreting sleep study results, EERS enhanced expiratory rebreathing space
You want to make sure to include the left sidebar, since that includes a lot of data that's helpful.
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#53
RE: Interpreting sleep study results, EERS enhanced expiratory rebreathing space
Do include the left column with the machine and respiratory information. Any CPAP hose cover will work well to solve the condensation problem. Snuggle Skins Insulating CPAP Hose Cover on Amazon for $15 will cover tubes up to 8-feet long, so you can cover your standard tube and the EERS. Just cut-away a notch for the vent. This will keep a uniform temperature along the entire tube up to your mask.
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#54
RE: Interpreting sleep study results, EERS enhanced expiratory rebreathing space
(11-08-2019, 03:29 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Do include the left column with the machine and respiratory information. Any CPAP hose cover will work well to solve the condensation problem. Snuggle Skins Insulating CPAP Hose Cover on Amazon for $15 will cover tubes up to 8-feet long, so you can cover your standard tube and the EERS. Just cut-away a notch for the vent.

Is there any risk with the notch somehow not allowing proper venting? Maybe would need to secure it in position vis-a-vis the vent with tape or rubber band or something?
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#55
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(11-08-2019, 03:46 PM)slowriter Wrote:
(11-08-2019, 03:29 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Do include the left column with the machine and respiratory information. Any CPAP hose cover will work well to solve the condensation problem. Snuggle Skins Insulating CPAP Hose Cover on Amazon for $15 will cover tubes up to 8-feet long, so you can cover your standard tube and the EERS. Just cut-away a notch for the vent.

Is there any risk with the notch somehow not allowing proper venting? Maybe would need to secure it in position vis-a-vis the vent with tape or rubber band or something?

And there is a swivel at the vent which you want to make sure still has free play.  

So.. I would recommend trying the exact 6-8' Snuggle Skins purchase Sleeprider recommends but carefully measure and then cut the snuggle skin at the vent securing with thin velcro or trimmed small nearly invisible (for our special others we gotta stay attractive looking while we sleep) zip ties just above and below the vent on the swivel.  

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#56
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Yea, I messed up the file upload. I think this leakage is actually from leaking from mouth rather than mask fit leakage... I didn't tape my mouth last night while I usually do.


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#57
RE: Interpreting sleep study results, EERS enhanced expiratory rebreathing space
(11-08-2019, 04:57 PM)JoeyWallaby Wrote: Yea, I messed up the file upload. I think this leakage is actually from leaking from mouth rather than mask fit leakage... I didn't tape my mouth last night while I usually do.


"I think this leakage is actually from leaking from mouth .."
Zooming in to 1-2mins ...  short dips in the blue shark fin in the Mask Pressure chart might go a ways to confirming lip flutters or help identify mouth breathing. 

  
For the chart on a whole.  

A bunch of OA and Hypopnea occur as just as EPAP pressure is dropping.
So, if you have not tried it yet might:
  • Raise Min Pressure 1cm H2O to 9cm H2O
  • Or in addition to raising Min Pressure 1cm H20 also try in the Autoset Clinical settings menu changing the Response setting to "Soft" to see if like the Autoset for Her algo, that causes the drop in Pressure toward Min Pressure to take place more slowly (Soft setting includes a slower Pressure rise but I do not know for sure that "Soft" setting also includes the slower decline back to Min Pressure.  Someone else here might know).    
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#58
RE: Interpreting sleep study results, EERS enhanced expiratory rebreathing space
This is the data from the last three nights with pressure raised up to to nine and using EERS setup. I had really good sleep first day, okay second day, bad third day (last night). First night I taped my mouth, I didn't the second and third. First and second I was still, third was restless. I obviously have air leakage without mouth taping, first night with tape has no leakage while second and third have a lot.

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First night
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Second night
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Third night (last night)
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Remember to hide the calendar and pie chart in the future.

I don't have a huge problem with mouth leaks, but I typically tape, to avoid that as a variable.
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Okay, I disabled it. Decent sleep last night. Leak rate is high, I think I was moving around and didn't tape my mouth properly.
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