Post Reply 
My CPAP report card
Author Message
umangbhatt Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Phillips System One REMSTAR PRO
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: comfortgel blue phillips Respironics
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: Using Sleepyhead S/W for data upload from CPAP

Sex: Male
Location: India

Post: #1
My CPAP report card
Please refer to the CPAP report file I created with the help of Sleepyhead Software.

I hv been using CPAP since 10-03-2012 continuously. I hv been diagonised with sleep apnea with high degree i.e. 45

Please help me to draw conclusion from this report

Thanks

Umang Bhatt
India
email address [email address removed]

I removed your email address so it would not be harvested by spam bots. - Moderator


Attached File(s)
.pdf  CPAP_rpt_060813.pdf (Size: 16.96 KB / Downloads: 155)
08-07-2013 10:30 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Paptillian Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 474
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4 - 10, EPR x2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post: #2
RE: My CPAP report card
Hi Umang,

This is excellent since you have so much data that it's easy to see the trends. Over the course of a year, it looks like your average AHI is still above 5 which is considered mild sleep apnea. Although it's a vast improvement from severe apnea, I don't think your apnea is totally controlled. If you got 7-8 hours of usage each night I would be less concerned but it seems that you only use the machine for 4-5 hours. Therefore a significant portion of your night is still poor quality sleep (or you are not getting enough sleep).

Can you tell us what is holding you back from using the machine for the entire night? Maybe there are some simple adjustments that could be made. How do you feel about your mask? What model is it, and how long have you been using it?

Also, what percentage of those events are obstructive vs. central? A high number of central events will raise your AHI, though your doctor should distinguish if they are caused by CPAP or if you perhaps need a machine that treats central apneas. The best indicator is your oxygen saturation. It looks like you have a pulse oximeter-- do you have any data from it?

As for the leaks, I believe the Respironics machines report total leakage instead of unintentional leak. I'm not familiar with the conversion, but it requires knowing the mask intentional leak rate (from the manufacturer) and then subtracting it from the total leak. I'm not sure what other corrections are necessary.


By the way, I'm not a doctor and I'm still learning about CPAP myself. This is all just my opinion.
(This post was last modified: 08-07-2013 10:56 PM by Paptillian.)
08-07-2013 10:53 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,430
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: #3
RE: My CPAP report card
Hi umangbhatt,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your report and best of luck.

trish6hundred
08-08-2013 08:59 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
umangbhatt Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Phillips System One REMSTAR PRO
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: comfortgel blue phillips Respironics
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: Using Sleepyhead S/W for data upload from CPAP

Sex: Male
Location: India

Post: #4
RE: My CPAP report card
Thank you for your response.

As regarding your observation that I am using the machine for only 4-5 hours, I would like to inform you that I have habit of dozzing in front of TV before I go to Bed. Thus if I go to bed at around 9:30 PM then only I can increase no. of hours with machine. I also donot sleep beyond 5:30 AM in morning. Thus CPAP is trying to push me to the ideal life that is "EARLY TO BED EARLY TO RISE". I need to go to bed early message is clear.

As regarding your query pertaining to Mask, I would like to mention that I am using the same mask that has come along with my Phillips make Respironics Machine the day I purchased. I may have to refer manaul to know the make. I donot know much about Pulse oximeter. May be I have to consult my doctor. I appreciate your approch of learnig yourself regarding your body. We should go to doctor only in exigencies or emergency.

Please keep up the good work to share your opinion.
08-08-2013 09:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
umangbhatt Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Phillips System One REMSTAR PRO
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: comfortgel blue phillips Respironics
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: Using Sleepyhead S/W for data upload from CPAP

Sex: Male
Location: India

Post: #5
RE: My CPAP report card
Further to your query regarding status of Apnea i.e. central or otherwise

please refer to the .jpeg file of charts which I could generate from Sleepyhead software. Doeas theses charts leads you anywhere ?

Kindly inform me.

Umang
08-09-2013 06:16 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Paptillian Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 474
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4 - 10, EPR x2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post: #6
RE: My CPAP report card
(08-08-2013 09:36 PM)umangbhatt Wrote:  I need to go to bed early message is clear.

Well I wasn't trying to preach to you, I apologize. I'm not always able to get to bed early myself. It was just a recommendation based on what I know to be the right thing to do, and what the doctors say we need. Unfortunately what we need and what we are able to do are not always in harmony.

Hopefully someone here who is familiar with the Respironics data can say whether or not the leak rates are acceptable. Hopefully with just a small tweak (maybe to your mask or cushion) you can get sub 5 AHI numbers.

I don't see any other charts posted. If you have additional data I'm sure we'd be happy to look.
08-09-2013 12:50 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
RonWessels Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 465
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #7
RE: My CPAP report card
(08-09-2013 12:50 PM)Paptillian Wrote:  Hopefully someone here who is familiar with the Respironics data can say whether or not the leak rates are acceptable. Hopefully with just a small tweak (maybe to your mask or cushion) you can get sub 5 AHI numbers.

They probably are, depending on the specific mask being used. The intentional leak rates for various Philips Respironics masks are given here. At pressures of around 10 cmH2O, the intentional leak rate tends to be around the 25-30 L/min mark. You are showing a total average leak rate of 25-32, so your average unintentional leak rate is below the 7 L/min point. Your 95% leak values give unintentional leak rates of from less than 9 L/min for the previous night up to 30-35 L/min for your higher history figures. This is well into the "large leak" range, but they are 95% numbers and would probably include nose and face scratching where the leaks shouldn't really count.
08-09-2013 05:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
vsheline Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 1,907
Joined: Jul 2012

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: #8
RE: My CPAP report card
(08-08-2013 09:36 PM)umangbhatt Wrote:  As regarding your query pertaining to Mask, I would like to mention that I am using the same mask that has come along with my Phillips make Respironics Machine the day I purchased.

Hi umangbhatt, welcome to the forum!

It is usually a good idea to replace at least the mask cushion(s) every 2 to 6 months. New mask cushions seal better.

Of course it is important also to clean or replace air filters regularly, like monthly if possible.

Take care,
--- Vaughn

Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
08-10-2013 07:23 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
umangbhatt Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Phillips System One REMSTAR PRO
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: comfortgel blue phillips Respironics
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: Using Sleepyhead S/W for data upload from CPAP

Sex: Male
Location: India

Post: #9
RE: My CPAP report card
You need not apologize. Its very good to receive such opinion / comments. I do not have any hard feelings about it.

I think there is a provision for attachment to enable Oxymetry with my Phillips, Respironics Machine. But I have been told by supplier that procuring such attachment is not so needed at this stage.

As regards Mask, replacement of mask gel (I mean cushion) is something I have been cntempleting.
08-10-2013 10:21 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Paptillian Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 474
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4 - 10, EPR x2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post: #10
RE: My CPAP report card
(08-10-2013 10:21 PM)umangbhatt Wrote:  I think there is a provision for attachment to enable Oxymetry with my Phillips, Respironics Machine. But I have been told by supplier that procuring such attachment is not so needed at this stage.

There is no need to purchase the expensive oximeter that interfaces with your machine.

If you ever feel the need to check your own oximetry data, you can use a device such as the Contec CMS50D. It records data overnight and then you can check the data using the supplied software. Since it does not interface with your machine you will have to manually synchronize the data with your machine's flow data (by lining up print-outs) to align apnea events with oxygen desaturations. Or, you can just look at the oximetry data independently.

I don't have one yet myself but I'm thinking about buying one. A simple pulse oximeter is a good tool to have.
08-10-2013 11:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  First SleepyHead report for S9 Autoset Lanco 41 1,678 11-27-2016 05:11 AM
Last Post: Newbee2016
  What report from SleepyHead for FAA? gkainz 5 253 11-23-2016 09:50 PM
Last Post: KSMatthew
Question [Diagnosis] Sleep Study Report: Lowest Desaturation vs Lowest Saturation blueelement2016 4 246 11-09-2016 02:37 AM
Last Post: blueelement2016
  Oximetry report Sunshinepostell 3 379 09-09-2016 08:52 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
Wink Where can I find my "number" on my sleep report? Maxxjacker 1 304 08-24-2016 01:39 AM
Last Post: DeepBreathing
  Sleep Report Question BigPapa 6 643 07-26-2016 03:52 PM
Last Post: SaldusMiegas
  Did you have to report your Sleep Apnea to renew your driver's license? shawn42 33 2,219 07-17-2016 04:09 AM
Last Post: Dafod

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)