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Post: #11
RE: Help understanding PR DreamMapper Info
OK I called the DreamMapper Support Line and I will start off saying that the Customer Service Rep was great. She answered not only my questions about the software, but helped me understand my machine and therapy even more. As far as the AHI number being different on the machine and the app, I was told that the machine is a per session AHI number and the app AHI is a total for the entire night. I can see that now. I have periods at night when I may have shut off the machine to either readjust the mask or use the bathroom. Makes sense to me.
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11-02-2015 11:23 AM
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Post: #12
RE: Help understanding PR DreamMapper Info
Hmmm .....doesn't quite make sense to me.
Let's say you turn the machine off twice during the night, that adds up to 3 sessions by morning.
The machine should add the 3 sessions together and give you the correct AHI for the whole night, not just for a particular session.

And what session is it giving you a reading on?

By morning, the app AHI and the machine AHI should be the same.

Would like others who use this machine and DreamMapper to tell us if their machines and apps give same or different information. Thinking-about

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11-02-2015 11:41 AM
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Post: #13
RE: Help understanding PR DreamMapper Info
Yes, I would love to hear from some other users. Being new to this it made sense to me, but maybe my machine or the app are not right. I will say I like the lower app number better, haha.
11-02-2015 11:52 AM
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Post: #14
RE: Help understanding PR DreamMapper Info
(11-01-2015 09:56 PM)OpalRose Wrote:  Wow, that doesn't make sense! I've never used DreamMapper. I would go with the machine readout. Wish I could be more help.

Hopefully, someone that has used that program can be of more help.
DreamMapper updates at a later time than what you see on the CPAP machine. It may be the differences you are seeing. Look on the CPAP machine reading just before it changes at noon and compare that to what DreamMapper reads.
11-02-2015 12:43 PM
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Post: #15
RE: Help understanding PR DreamMapper Info
(11-02-2015 11:41 AM)OpalRose Wrote:  Hmmm .....doesn't quite make sense to me.
Let's say you turn the machine off twice during the night, that adds up to 3 sessions by morning.
The machine should add the 3 sessions together and give you the correct AHI for the whole night, not just for a particular session.

And what session is it giving you a reading on?

By morning, the app AHI and the machine AHI should be the same.

Would like others who use this machine and DreamMapper to tell us if their machines and apps give same or different information. Thinking-about
I'm on the same page Coffee
11-02-2015 03:23 PM
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Post: #16
RE: Help understanding PR DreamMapper Info
Based on my experience with Respironics software, both EncoreBasic and their app, I wouldn't trust the app. I used to be a PRS1 user.

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Post: #17
RE: Help understanding PR DreamMapper Info
(11-02-2015 11:23 AM)pwgphoto Wrote:  As far as the AHI number being different on the machine and the app, I was told that the machine is a per session AHI number and the app AHI is a total for the entire night.

Nope! The picture you showed us in Post #9 confirms for me that the DreamStation gives the same statistics as the older PRS1 machines. It clearly tells you the one-day average. And the 7-day average. And the 30-day average.

If the number on the app is wrong, it's not an issue because it's information intended for only the patient and as such is not intended to be used to make decisions about therapy adjustments.

If the number on the machine is wrong that's huge! That's the information reported to the medical caregivers. They need to get that number right.

When the Respironics app first came out I tried it. A total joke as it would give you less information than what you could already see on the machine's display. And it had problems reporting previous days' data, skipping entire days at a time, as if the machine had not been used at all.

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Post: #18
RE: Help understanding PR DreamMapper Info
Well the DreamStation seems to be the machine I got and I am not sure if there is any changing it at this point. So I guess you all are saying that my higher number of AHI on the machine is the true number I should pay attention to. I wonder if this is just my machine and the app not syncing the correct AHI or if it is all the DreamStations? I wonder when the SleepyHead software is finally updated, will it be more reliable and show what my machine shows. Some of you are making me feel bad about the machine I was given and I am hoping once more users get them, the bugs are worked out. I am new to this and tried to do research, but it is all so overwhelming. There have to be some of you experienced people out there that don't hate the PR machines. I guess down the line I should get a ResMed, but I was happy they were giving me a auto cpap with all the data and not making me get a basic model first. I do think the machine I have has been helping me sleep. I just need to get some reliable data from it.
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Post: #19
RE: Help understanding PR DreamMapper Info
I obviously don't hate PR machines, especially since I use one. Also bought another for a backup.

It's just unfortunate right now that the SleepyHead software does not support the DreamStation.
Hopefully that will change soon.

I have no issues between my PR APAP, Sleepyhead , and Encore Basic. My numbers are the same.

I think the best thing you or anyone else that has a new DreamStation can do is trust the numbers on the machine.

If you truly think there is something wrong with your DreamStation, possibly ask the DME to exchange it.

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Post: #20
RE: Help understanding PR DreamMapper Info
Thanks OpalRose, I hope that my last comment wasn't too harsh, it just seems that a lot of folks are ripping on the PR machines and especially the DreamStation. As I said, I am new to this and I know that the machine is also new and I have enough doubt about this whole process, Sleep Apnea/doctors/insurance/medical costs that it freaks me out already. Now people are starting to cast doubt on the machine I was given and makes my anxiety even higher. I constantly second guess my choices as it is when it comes to this kind of stuff. I do appreciate the help from this site and you fine people and hope that we get some good software soon for the new machine. I don't know if my machine is broken or not being new to this world, it pumps air, I know that. Thanks.
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