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Important Info about Sleep Apnea and your Therapy
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Important Info about Sleep Apnea and your Therapy
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Understanding sleep apnea   a description of what apnea is from a couple of well written forum articles.

New to CPAP - The Process Defining the process from denial thru getting your machine, a what to expect article.


Do you have your records? HPAA may be a pain in the . . . but it does give you the rights ( hipaa-privacy-rule-patients-rights ) to your medical information. This includes your Sleep study/studies, titration records and prescription(s). Having these may prevent you from having to repeat a Sleep or Titration Study.

Prescription - CPAP - APAP - BIPAP Sample Prescriptions, recommended xPAP machines.


CPAP-Machine-Choices-read-this-before-you-accept-a-new-machine do you want a brick? Didn't think so.

Pressure-CPAP-Clinician-Setup-Manuals-Change-your-own-CPAP-Pressure The nitty gritty of manipulating YOUR machine. For forum members only, and a couple of steps, but you can change ANY setting on your machine.  

Optimizing therapy  The basic steps to adjusting your therapy

Using SleepyHead - Data is the key to getting good feedback, and SleepyHead is among the best software to see how you and your machine got along last night. Mask Primer pretty much everything about selecting, fitting, and using your mask, including leaks

The '''Help''' button at top of page, where you will find many "how to" articles is another excellent resource.



For suggestions to tune/tweak your settings the best thing is to make a forum query. ( http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-M...oard-Forum )  Read the below suggestions.

  • Start a new thread. Add all your inquires to this new thread because this will retain your history for us in the responses to your queries.

  • If you don’t have all this info don’t worry about it.  As a general rule the more info we have, the better the advice you will get.

  • Using multiple posts is acceptable.

  • What type of Apnea do you have? (Obstructive, Central, Complex, Hyponea, RLS) Have you posted your sleep studies? (They have this information) If not post your Sleep Studies.  It is especially important to know if you have Central or Complex Apnea.

  • Include your daily charts. They include a lot of data that is used as the basis of advice delivered

  • How do you feel? This relates to all things comfort and intangible things (my nose hurts)

  • What do you want to know more about? What's giving you the greatest difficulty?

  • Don't use the "Reply with quote" button button until you have familiarized yourself with its use.  That's why we have threads, the info is in the above posts (history).
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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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: Important Info about Sleep Apnea and your Therapy
Very well done.
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Advisory Members serve as an "Advisory Committee" to help shape Apnea Board's rules & policies. Membership in the Advisory Members group does not imply medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment.
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RE: Important Info about Sleep Apnea and your Therapy
Good Job it is a "Read me first" then post. Thanks

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RE: Important Info about Sleep Apnea and your Therapy
Good stuff Fred! How about a line for; Do you have your records? Reference HPAA rights https://www.privacyrights.org/consumer-g...nts-rights , importance of retaining sleep study and titration records and prescriptions.
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RE: Important Info about Sleep Apnea and your Therapy
edited the original post (also in Advisor forum)
Add your suggestion and added the Pressure-CPAP-Clinician-Setup-Manuals post.
(This now includes 2 of the sticky posts)
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
OSCAR

Download OSCAR
New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

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: Important Info about Sleep Apnea and your Therapy
The original post has been modified per suggestions
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
OSCAR

Download OSCAR
New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

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: Important Info about Sleep Apnea and your Therapy
Good stuff...  Cool

It should almost be a 'send read receipt' for new members to prove they have read it before being admitted to the forum. [not serious about that comment, but it should somehow be front and centre of what is read early in joining here]

Now.... back I go to read some of what I haven't read yet. *opens multiple new windows on computer to cross reference useful info*  Grin
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RE: Important Info about Sleep Apnea and your Therapy
thanks

see my sig for the new wiki version
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
OSCAR

Download OSCAR
New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

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: Important Info about Sleep Apnea and your Therapy
Now available via Sticky post and Wiki Article

New to Apnea - helpful tips to ensure success
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
OSCAR

Download OSCAR
New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

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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