Post Reply 
Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
Author Message
PaytonA Offline
Wiki Editor
Monitors

Posts: 3,007
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #11
RE: Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
Way to go Lucky. That is fantastic. I am very happy for you.
03-06-2015 04:43 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
wp6529 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 34
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro AIR
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 9-16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #12
RE: Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
Just back from the CPAP titration test and feeling decent. I made it through the whole night with the mask on sleeping pretty well so I guess that's a good sign I'll be able to adapt to it ok. Hopefully I'll get the results soon and then a shiny new toy.
03-08-2015 10:52 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,436
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #13
RE: Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
(03-08-2015 10:52 AM)wp6529 Wrote:  Just back from the CPAP titration test and feeling decent. I made it through the whole night with the mask on sleeping pretty well so I guess that's a good sign I'll be able to adapt to it ok. Hopefully I'll get the results soon and then a shiny new toy.
Hi wp6529,
It's good to hear that you're feeling pretty good after the titration and thatyou managed to get through the whole night with the mask on. I hope you get your new toy, soon.

trish6hundred
03-08-2015 11:14 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
wp6529 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 34
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro AIR
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 9-16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #14
RE: Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
My next appointment with the doc is on the 3rd, but I got a copy of the results from the lab the other day.

"Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, severe, with AHI 91 associated with severe sleep fragmentation and severe arterial oxygen desaturation"... "CPAP therapy at 13 cm H2O"...

So I'm thinking S9 VPAP Adapt and give it a range of about 8-16 to work with initially and let it do the fine tuning as I adjust to using it.
03-24-2015 07:51 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
wp6529 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 34
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro AIR
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 9-16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #15
RE: Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
I saw the doc yesterday and now I have my script for an auto 6-16 and associated goodies, now I need to find a good price on a machine. I'll check the various online suppliers over the weekend and then the handful of local DMEs on Monday to see what's available local and how competitive they are.

Fun stuff...
04-04-2015 08:13 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
JVinNE Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 262
Joined: Jan 2015

Machine: ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV Bilevel
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus aka Facedigger
Humidifier: HumidAirâ„¢ with climate line
CPAP Pressure: Min EPAP 5 Max IPAP 13 PS 1-2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: New, ASV Barbie, now with morning fart action.

Sex: Female
Location: New England

Post: #16
RE: Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
My stats at the lab were AHI 12, Centrals 5.1; sleep onset centrals with desat down to 72%. I'm now on a ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV, Bilevel. Because you have centrals with low desats, they can probably get you right on to an ASV.
04-04-2015 08:55 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
wp6529 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 34
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro AIR
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 9-16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #17
RE: Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
My titration study showed minimal centrals and good sat at 13cm/h20, so it seems I respond well to the xPAP. I figure 13cm is a bit high to start the night at, and the study was one night, one position so an auto with 8-16 to work with should be able to zero in on the optimum parameters nicely.

One thing I did note is that past SCUBA experience does seem to help with tolerance / adjustment. It made it easier to just tell myself "you're fine go back to sleep" the one time I woke up during the study and felt the urge to take the mask off.
04-04-2015 09:19 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
JVinNE Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 262
Joined: Jan 2015

Machine: ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV Bilevel
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus aka Facedigger
Humidifier: HumidAirâ„¢ with climate line
CPAP Pressure: Min EPAP 5 Max IPAP 13 PS 1-2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: New, ASV Barbie, now with morning fart action.

Sex: Female
Location: New England

Post: #18
RE: Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
I'm glad you're getting the things you need. What exactly was your central index; if you don't mind my asking. Mine was 5.1 on first night in the lab.
04-04-2015 09:29 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
wp6529 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 34
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro AIR
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 9-16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #19
RE: Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
The titration report doesn't list a separate central index, but it lists counts at different pressures.

cm/H20 Cen
6 43
8 29
10 28
11 9
12 25
13 1
14 0

So the centrals seem to have gone away with increased pressure. The sat also did well at the upper pressures staying 92 or better. There were few obstructives listed on the report so presumably CPAP at even 6 cm/H2O was sufficient to clear them.

At any rate the doc agreed that an auto with 6-16 range should do well in fine tuning to the optimum settings even if I might get away with a cheaper machine. I figure it's DME I'll use for some time, so just like my truck I keep at least 8 years, it pays to get a better/nicer one.
04-05-2015 12:07 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
wp6529 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 34
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro AIR
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 9-16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #20
RE: Initial sleep study results - Doc thinks I may be dead...
First night on the S9 AutoSet, 7h 53m and 8.1 AHI. Not bad and certainly a huge improvment over 91 AHI.
04-10-2015 09:34 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  [Diagnosis] Waiting for sleep study results...got Pulse Ox in the meanwhile jds2001 10 285 12-01-2016 03:13 AM
Last Post: kwhenrykerr
  sending sleep study to another doctor's office sleepytimegal 3 222 11-30-2016 10:26 PM
Last Post: Mosquitobait
  Accuracy of Resmed AS10 vs Sleep Study Type IMSleeplessInSeattle 5 432 11-28-2016 12:11 AM
Last Post: sleepytimegal
  Sleep Study: Nasal vs. Full Mask harmon k 2 306 11-20-2016 06:38 PM
Last Post: harmon k
  When is it time to get another sleep study done. duece12345 7 347 11-19-2016 11:51 PM
Last Post: Sleepster
Question First Machine, First Night, First results..Help please? SJGino 9 390 11-18-2016 11:55 PM
Last Post: SJGino
Question [Diagnosis] Sleep Study Report: Lowest Desaturation vs Lowest Saturation blueelement2016 4 253 11-09-2016 02:37 AM
Last Post: blueelement2016

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)