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How does my CPAP machine know if I am snoring?
Does it have a microphone? Does it call the neighbors to see if they heard anything? Just interested in what the technology is. How does it know?
05-22-2012 09:59 PM
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RE: How does my CPAP machine know if I am snoring?
The machine queries your Significant Other to learn if you are still snoring while using it. Or lacking an SO, the machine will search out your pets and see how far away from you they are sleeping. Laugh-a-lot

I'm not sure the machine can detect snoring per se. If you are using something less than a full face mask, your open mouth (which is a snoring necessity) may be recorded as a leak.


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05-22-2012 10:14 PM
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RE: How does my CPAP machine know if I am snoring?
It can tell based on the vibrations it receives in the response it gets from when you breathe out. Like the rest of the data, compare the snore data with what else was going on at the same time according to the graphs.

I suggest however, that wearing a tin foil hat while in bed would help tremendously in keeping them from contacting your SO.

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05-22-2012 10:19 PM
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RE: How does my CPAP machine know if I am snoring?
(05-22-2012 10:19 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  I suggest however, that wearing a tin foil hat while in bed would help tremendously in keeping them from contacting your SO.

Would the tinfoil had go under the headgear, or over it? Too-funny
05-22-2012 10:31 PM
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RE: How does my CPAP machine know if I am snoring?
Good question. I would suggest which ever is comfortable as well as just how paranoid you feel each night.

See, the AHI stands for Alien Hysteria Index. So the more hysterical, the more tin foil. That's why when the AHI is high, we feel so crappy the next day. I mean, really, who wouldn't feel like crap after being kidnapped and probed?

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RE: How does my CPAP machine know if I am snoring?
(05-22-2012 11:17 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Good question. I would suggest which ever is comfortable as well as just how paranoid you feel each night.

See, the AHI stands for Alien Hysteria Index. So the more hysterical, the more tin foil. That's why when the AHI is high, we feel so crappy the next day. I mean, really, who wouldn't feel like crap after being kidnapped and probed?

This sounds like a new Wiki article.

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05-23-2012 06:53 AM
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RE: How does my CPAP machine know if I am snoring?
(05-22-2012 09:59 PM)JJJ Wrote:  Does it have a microphone? Does it call the neighbors to see if they heard anything? Just interested in what the technology is. How does it know?

It has a pressure sensor with associated logic circuitry that performs a variety of functions. One of them is the detection of oscillations in the pressure at a high frequency, in other words, vibrations.

It can also detect the difference between a clear-airway apnea and an obstructive apnea by monitoring the response to pressure pulses generated by the machine during apneas.

Pretty fancy stuff, really, especially in view of how short of a time we've had CPAP machines. Just think what'll be available 5 years from now when it's time for us to get new machines!

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RE: How does my CPAP machine know if I am snoring?
See? Sleepster knows everything.

Thanks for that answer, dude.

And yeah, it is amazing the difference between my old S7 and my S9. It has to get ever more better-er!

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RE: How does my CPAP machine know if I am snoring?
(05-26-2012 08:00 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  See? Sleepster knows everything.

He sure is technically-minded. I'm going to start calling him "Professor Sleepster".

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RE: How does my CPAP machine know if I am snoring?
My wife asked the same question on how my S9 unit helps. Every wake up I ask my wife "Did I snore?" and she always replies "no" with a big smile on her face. It's great to know the technology is out there. I've been on cpap for 3 months now. Smile
05-28-2012 07:40 AM
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