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In the meantime, how do you feel?

The complexity of your sleep situation drives the need for more data. It is essential for anyone who needs advanced treatment.

If you can post your sleep study results it will at least let people know what sleep issues were found.

No one wants a brick, but if you are getting good sleep on CPAP and are feeling more invigorated and not sleepy during the day, then you can take your time to track down a better machine and put off the cost.

However, if you are not getting good sleep and have no idea of the AHI breakdown, especially central/obstructive, then it is just a slow process of trial and error that may not lead to a solution.

The only caveat is that if a Resmed Autoset doesn’t fix your sleep issues and your AHI is still low, the more advanced machines are much more expensive to buy yourself.

John
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(02-23-2020, 01:43 PM)70sSanO Wrote: In the meantime, how do you feel?

The complexity of your sleep situation drives the need for more data.  It is essential for anyone who needs advanced treatment.

If you can post your sleep study results it will at least let people know what sleep issues were found.

No one wants a brick, but if you are getting good sleep on CPAP and  are feeling more invigorated and not sleepy during the day, then you can take your time to track down a better machine and put off the cost.

However, if you are not getting good sleep and have no idea of the AHI breakdown, especially central/obstructive, then it is just a slow process of trial and error that may not lead to a solution.

The only caveat is that if a Resmed Autoset doesn’t fix your sleep issues and your AHI is still low, the more advanced machines are much more expensive to buy yourself.

John


Generally ok, have good nights and not so good, definitely room for improvement but so hard to tell without access to the data what is really going on.  Even my current machine is likely to benefit from tweaked settings, I would think.  I have discovered that for about £70 I can add a gadget onto the rear of the Sleep Cube which will allow the data to be captured on a normal standard SD card which I can then upload to OSCAR.  Might just do that, even if it is not the ideal situation as it will provide much more data than I have now.  Dreamstations seem easier to get in the UK but I will keep Resmed options open when the time is right for a new machine!! 

Thanks for the advice everyone, I will get myself organised with the Cube's attachment in the meantime and put up some screenshots when it's all working, while I consider future options.
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I would be very interested in seeing a copy of your SD card after you get the SmrtLink module. OSCAR has some support of the Intellipap SleepStyle (aka SmartCube) machines, but we haven't really looked at them recently. The Intellipap importer may need some updating.
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Happy to help with providing a copy of the card to those forum members doing the software development on OSCAR. Will post a message when I have purchased the module and got it set up and working - as an aside, I don't really want to spend an extra £100 over and above the hardware module which costs about £70, for the Devillbus software package as I think it is Windows only and I have a Mac, and I would rather stick with OSCAR anyway, as I believe it is the best software solution currently out there.
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What model machine do you have?
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I am not sure - will check and post the model number in the morning - I think it might be a DV54 but might be wrong...
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NOT the OPs data
Just to give you an idea of the detail available from a DV54D
(there is also a time at pressure chart.  Note the granularity, especially with the events and ALL of the charts
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Hi Volvofan,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck with CPAP therapy.
As soon as you get your settings dialed in you will soon notice the difference.
trish6hundred
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Just to confirm, it is a DV54 UK model. Am awaiting the Data module now and will report back when its all up and running!
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