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Hello. Very new to here and sent from Reddit
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Hello. Very new to here and sent from Reddit
Hello.

i've been lurking and occasionally posting on Reddit for Sleep apnea.

I'm excited to be part of the community and I apologize if my questions about the forum are way basic.

I'm looking to set my Dreamstation to the optimal pressure settings and I heard this forum was somewhere to get that kind of advice ... is there anywhere specific I should be looking for this kind of advice?

Also I'm not very commuter literate and was wondering if there was any code of conduct or nomenclature specific to this website I should keep in mind?

Sorry for my noobness and thank you for your time!

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RE: Hello. Very new to here and sent from Reddit
To start with you need a card in you machine and a card reader on your computer. If your dreamstation is a model that gives data (not just compliance data) you need to download the free OSCAR software at the top of the site read how to set up the graphs and how to take screenshots that can be used here. And post one or several days of data. Then the experts can and will help you set up your machine to deliver the best therapy.

READ WIKI link at the top of the site. There is a lot to read
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RE: Hello. Very new to here and sent from Reddit
Welcome to the forum

Rules see this http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...oard-Rules
in summary, play nice, no flameing, no spam, and describe links rather than post them (search Amazon for xyz.)

Download OSCAR and post your nightly charts, see my signature for organization and ho to attach the screenshots. We tend to advise from data and OSCAR is the best for that.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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RE: Hello. Very new to here and sent from Reddit
Hello  bonjour. Thank you for your help!

Should my screenshot look something like this?

Hello stacyburke!

Thank you for your reply.

Should my attachment look something like this?


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RE: Hello. Very new to here and sent from Reddit
Always include a full night screenshot as it provides context.
I'd like you to try a min pressure of 9 and see what happens, looking to lower your obstructive events.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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Soft Cervical Collar
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Dealing with a DME
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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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RE: Hello. Very new to here and sent from Reddit
Thank you again! 

This is a great forum ...

Is there anywhere specific on the forum I should be sending my data?

I'll make sure to switch to 9.

Thanks for your time.


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RE: Hello. Very new to here and sent from Reddit
It also looks like you need more max your still showing snores and your machine is ar the max pressure of 11 at times cany you also raise the max to 12
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RE: Hello. Very new to here and sent from Reddit
Thank you to everyone!
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RE: Hello. Very new to here and sent from Reddit
I would raise the bottom number one more.  Still to many events.  How are you sleeping and handling the higher pressure?  Are you feeling any better on waking? I agree with one more on the top
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