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Just Started Using an Auto CPAP this week for 1st time
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ApneaintheATL Offline

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Joined: Oct 2016

Machine: Phillips Dreamstation APAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 5 to 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Atlanta, GA

Post: #1
Just Started Using an Auto CPAP this week for 1st time
Hello,

I am a newbie. This is my first week using an Auto-CPAP, and it has been pretty rough. I have downloaded the SleepyHead software, and I seem to have a problem with Clear Airway Apneas. I will go 25 to 50 seconds without breathing. Anyways, I'm going to hang in there and hope this thing helps!

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10-13-2016 06:24 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Just Started Using an Auto CPAP this week for 1st time
Hi ApneaintheATL,
Welcome to the forum.

Most new users tend to see Clear Airways at the beginning of treatment. What is more important is the breakdown of your AHI number.
How many Hypopneas, Obstructives, and Clear Airways. A lot of times, once you are on therapy for awhile and have adjusted your pressure if needed, the Clear Airways settle down.

Glad to see you have downloaded SleepyHead. Here is the Beginners Guide to SH. Skim through it, there is a lot to learn.
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead

Once you get a few more posts in, and a couple more days of data, you can upload that data here and someone would be happy to take a look at anything you may be concerned about.

Here are a couple links to help you understand what we need to see when you are ready to upload and how to go about it.

https://sleep.tnet.com/resources/sleepyhead/shorganize

https://sleep.tnet.com/reference/tips/imgur

OpalRose
10-13-2016 07:00 PM
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ApneaintheATL Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2016

Machine: Phillips Dreamstation APAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 5 to 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Atlanta, GA

Post: #3
RE: Just Started Using an Auto CPAP this week for 1st time
Thanks for the feedback! It is definitely uncomfortable at this time, but hopefully I can push through because I know much needed rest is on the other side.
10-13-2016 08:39 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #4
RE: Just Started Using an Auto CPAP this week for 1st time
Hi ApneaintheATL,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I wish you good luck with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
10-14-2016 03:05 PM
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player Offline

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Posts: 412
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed A10
Humidifier: Resmed A10 Autosset
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: It's a... mad world...

Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #5
RE: Just Started Using an Auto CPAP this week for 1st time
I understand that CAs can be a byproduct of CPAP/APAP. They are supposed to settle down over time. It is good idea not to over do the pressure on the low end. If you see your pressure on Sleepyhead spending a lot of time on the bottom of the graph (lowest pressure you have it set to) then you might try lowering the pressure by .5 at a time. It can take days for pressure changes to take effect so go slow when messing with pressures.
10-14-2016 06:06 PM
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