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Intro and advice request...
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RE: Intro and advice request...
What I heard from the DME is that while they want the online data, if it is a problem they are willing to just have me mail the SD card back and forth to them...  (I might see if they are willing to accept an OSCAR summary page via e-mail...

The machine didn't have an SD card in it, but I had a spare to put in, so the data is being saved...
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RE: Intro and advice request...
I have a few nights worth, but am having difficulties getting Oscar to work properly - details in the OSCAR Updated version Bonjour over on the software support section of the forum...

What I've gotten seems to say things are working, at least somewhat....  AHI's are between 0.5 to just over 1.

I hit the max pressure of 16 some, but most of the time seem to be around 7-9 median, and 11-13 95%

Total time in Apnea seems to average around a minute, with range between 34 seconds and 2.20 minutes.

Leak rate median runs between 5 and 10, and the 95% around 25-30, with only 3-10% of the time being in 'Large Leak'...

I'm still not very comfortable with the mask but I have been keeping it on almost all the time that I'm in bed and trying to sleep.  I do find that I often need to fiddle with it a bit when I wake up, especially after I turn over.   I still seem to wake up every 1-3 hours which seems mostly driven by the need to turn over, which is much more of a major effort due to my SCI than it is for most folks...

One thing I am somewhat concerned about (should I be  Huh ) is that about half the AHI's are showing as centrals...  I had zero centrals in the two sleep studies, is there some reason why the Resmed machine is showing them now, and not while I was doing the studies?  (FWIW judging by the pictures, I think they were using the fancy Resmed remote control machine in the titration study)


Is there any way to tell if the CA's are while I'm awake and possibly breathing differently while turning over?  There is a sort of flapper valve in the mask elbow and I some times hear it 'pop' when I'm moving around....


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RE: Intro and advice request...
For attempts at possibly determining waking timing and CA, I'd guess an OSCAR could be posted. It might show somewhere that could help decipher if it were that way.

The elbow flap is an anti-asphyxiation valve. Make sure the elbow is dry, as I recall a bit of moisture may make the noise worse. Sometimes it may move and make noises. Just what one needs when trying to sleep.
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