Yes, this was the data for last night. Since this is a borrowed machine, the cumulative data is not correct. For the last 7 days my average total leaks were 35.42 and 95% of the total leaks 49. Sounds high to me. I'd like to get my AHI down.
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2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
(03-30-2014, 10:47 AM)c0reDump Wrote:
(03-30-2014, 10:32 AM)Peter_C Wrote:
(03-30-2014, 10:15 AM)readyforsleep Wrote: Total LeaksTotal Leak Rate (L/min)
W-Avg: 35.41 24.00 34.00 49.00 56.00
All I would suggest is while the nightly leak rate is good, you total leak rates are not so good. Keeping the leak rate down is key to accurate data and good therapy.
I believe that is just the way Respironics machines show data in SleepyHead. The "Total Leaks" is counting the mask venting (which is normal).
The "Leaks" entry (versus Total Leaks) is detailing the "unintentional" / "excess" leaks, from the OP:
LeaksLeak Rate (L/min)
W-Avg: 1.63 0.00 0.00 12.00 19.00
Thanks for explaining that~ I saw both, but thought to mention this area as it seemed high to me. I've not used SleepyHead at all, so was unaware
I'm rather hyper-aware as leaks were the core of all my own issues. Amazing how well one can do once leaks are handled
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Wait a minute. He has a RESPIRONICS MACHINE.
The Respironic machines report a "total leak rate", as someone mentioned above, so the "magic number" to avoid is 60.
This are fine (not wonderful) leak rates for a Respironics.
The mask type matters more in a Resmed since it tries to subtract out the "mask leak" and the type helps it do that.
It's really hard to work with one night and an average to make any concrete suggestions without knowing a lot more about your circumstances.
In any case, these are very good numbers (your AHI is under 5 from the start.)
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
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