I have run a week now at the CPAP setting of 10, per my Doctors prescription. The results have not been to pretty good. AHI running between 15 and 30. The AHI was made of roughly 1/2 CA and 1/2 OA.
Last two days I took a nap around noon with the machine and the AHI of that hour was around 50 each time. It "appears" to be occurring during REM sleep - if that matters. The AHI was made of roughly 1/2 CA and 1/2 OA.
I thought I would try a nap today with the machine in APAP mode setting 8 to 13. I put in a new blank SD Card (to not mess with my compliance test data at CPAP 10). A 1.5 hour nap resulted in AHI of 5 with 2 CA's and 3 H's. No OAs.
I noticed the machine apparently wrote some of last nights data on the new card? Is this possible?
My question is, is there a way to reset the machine to run a test for a day or two, and have nothing on the cad except that test data. Then reset the machine again and restore the original card and have nothing but that data? So I can run tests and not mix the data from the two.
My intention is to take both cards to the doctor late this week to discuss the results with him. I just want it to be clear what is what.
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
Short answer is NO.
This part is a no-go: "My question is, is there a way to reset the machine to run a test for a day or two, and have nothing on the cad[sic] except that test data. Then reset the machine again and restore the original card and have nothing but that data?"
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04-10-2016, 12:54 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-10-2016, 12:57 PM by OpalRose.)
No matter that you use two different cards. As soon as you put the SD card back in machine, the Cpap will rewrite all data to card. The data is actually on the machine and writes to the card.
If you try to reset the machine, you will erase "all" data, and won't be able to get it back. The SD card does not write to the machine, the machine writes to the card.
I would just use the one card, and make note of the days of using APAP, so your doctor won't have a problem figuring it out. It shouldn't matter to him/her, especially if you are getting better results.