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Meaning of these numbers.
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daddyhominum Offline

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Machine: ResMed S8 Autoset Vantage
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift ii
Humidifier: Humidaire 3i
CPAP Pressure: 7-14
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver Island

Post: #11
RE: Meaning of these numbers.
(09-13-2014 09:35 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Some of this may have to do with the S8 sensing algorithm. Within the last 2 months I switched from an S8 VPAP auto to the S9 version. With the S8 I was getting a fair number of hypopneas. When I went to the S9 they almost went away.

I will also tell you that with the S8, when I was messing with auto mode my pressures were lower and my hypopneas increased. When I went back to S mode (bilevel), the pressures were higher and the hypopneas went back down to their original level immediately. Just FYI.

Best Regards,

PaytonA

Thanks. I found a study comparing S8 results to observational data that found the S8 tended to report higher hypopneas. The authors speculated that the S8 recorded a hypopnea when ever it hit the minimum pressure setting. Last night, the machine recorded HI at 11.9 and AI at 0.2.
I had a good night, sleep wise. However, I now have to tighten up the pressure of my pillows against my nose to get a good mask "fit".
09-14-2014 09:39 PM
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Machine: S9 VPAP Adapt (USA Model# 36007, not better 36037 or 36067)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F10 or SimPlus w/ 2Liners. MirageQuatro & Gecko gel pad
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Marfan Syndrome, chronic bradycardia, occasional Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

Sex: Male
Location: California, USA

Post: #12
RE: Meaning of these numbers.
(09-13-2014 07:46 PM)Galactus Wrote:  You should start by downloading sleepyhead and importing the data posting the results here so people can see it and help you.

I think SleepyHead does not support the ResMed S8 family.

I think daddyhominum would need to use ResScan. And that would be after getting hold of the special (ResMed proprietary) "smart card" and proprietary card reader, as Zonk mentioned.

May be better to put the money toward an S9 AutoSet. Supplier #2 has used S9 AutoSet with humidifier and 1 yr warranty for US$529 or new S9 AutoSet with humidifier and 2 yr warrantee for US$749.

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09-15-2014 02:16 AM
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Galactus Offline

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Machine: Phillips Respironics System One PRS1 DS760P Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier + Climate Line
CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Sleep can be a good thing.

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #13
RE: Meaning of these numbers.
(09-15-2014 02:16 AM)vsheline Wrote:  
(09-13-2014 07:46 PM)Galactus Wrote:  You should start by downloading sleepyhead and importing the data posting the results here so people can see it and help you.

I think SleepyHead does not support the ResMed S8 family.

I think daddyhominum would need to use ResScan. And that would be after getting hold of the special (ResMed proprietary) "smart card" and proprietary card reader, as Zonk mentioned.

May be better to put the money toward an S9 AutoSet. Supplier #2 has used S9 AutoSet with humidifier and 1 yr warranty for US$529 or new S9 AutoSet with humidifier and 2 yr warrantee for US$749.

Woops, thought he had an S9.

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09-15-2014 02:19 PM
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