06-20-2016, 02:56 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-20-2016, 02:58 PM by srlevine1.)
Even though it appears that the main purpose of RedMed's MyAir online application is to motivate your xPAP usage (especially for compliance with the insurance policies that pay for machines and supplies), it does not really provide that much help.
First, not all of the data from the machine is transmitted to ResMed.
Second, other than compliance, there is no indication that the data is actually being analyzed in such a manner as to provide feedback to the patient or the physician.
But, what really ticks me off is that you are penalized for peeing, re-filling your water chamber, or sleeping late.
That is, you lose points for a mask on/off event if you need to use the bathroom, need to fill your undersized (on the AirSense 10) water chamber because your throat is dry, or simply sleep beyond 12:00 p.m. If you sleep late, your score for the data is grossly understated until the next day when the total usage is calculated and scored.
It's a minor matter, but it bugs me.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
I agree, why penalize for mask off events. But it does give someone who doesn't want to get as involved as we do here. Now I have to break that habit of thinking that removing the mask midway through the night is bad.
I am an accountant so any advice given here is not medical. If I give any financial advice, you can take it to the bank. However, you will have a hard time cashing it in.
The solution is to not use MyAir and ignore the bogus scores. I found it irritating if I started the machine and had to immediately get up for whatever reason (chase raccoons off the deck, check a locked door, etc). Pretty worthless information anyway.