Post Reply 
NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
Author Message
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,452
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: #21
RE: NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
(12-26-2014 01:56 AM)ranger100 Wrote:  Hello All,
I'm new here, using CPAP 3+ year now. Just registered, downloaded from apple Sad- can't find it or even start to use it?
So that's how far I got. Maybe the software here is better? I have a number of Sleep disorders and need the daily reports by month of hours and duration of sleep.
When I got my machine everyone told me "You will feel so much better" - sadly that did not happen because I have more serious sleep disorders. I was and still 100% compliant from day one.
My medical supplier used to print out the monthly reports for me....now I get the first and last page, No daily by month details Sad which I need desperately)...
Comments Please,
Sincerely
PS: Suggestion if the machine with 100% compliance does not improve your sleep, please look further.
Hi ranger100,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's great to hear that you have been able to use your CPAP machine for 3+ years, good job.
From what I have read here on the board, SleepyHead will be up to the task of giving you all the reports you want and need.
Hopefully, you are able to get all your sleep disorders treated.
Much success to you.

trish6hundred
12-26-2014 05:56 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
ranger100 Offline

Members

Posts: 13
Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: REMstar Auto 550P
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ranger ....My land is far far away, but I always can find it...A life fought for others is a life wo

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #22
RE: NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
Hello trish6hundred,
Thank you for the response and good wishes. Just downloaded it and will try to set it up to use soon.
Thanks again Smile
ranger100

PS: This will be a great help to me instead of dropping off a card every month and then picking up a 35 page report. Wow, I can't wait to see what it will do!

Thanks! ALL of you, who any part of making this kind of software available!!!!
12-28-2014 01:01 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
ranger100 Offline

Members

Posts: 13
Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: REMstar Auto 550P
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ranger ....My land is far far away, but I always can find it...A life fought for others is a life wo

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #23
RE: NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
(12-28-2014 01:01 AM)ranger100 Wrote:  Hello trish6hundred,
Thank you for the response and good wishes. Just downloaded it and will try to set it up to use soon.
Thanks again Smile
ranger100

PS: This will be a great help to me instead of dropping off a card every month and then picking up a 35 page report. Wow, I can't wait to see what it will do!

Thanks! ALL of you, who any part of making this kind of software available!!!!
Hello All,
Could not wait to try it out tonight!!!!

Smile

I'm totally Blown Away at how good this software is. Speechless actually! A million thanks for working on this! I found just the data I needed right away. I have to sleep multiply times during the day and the graph clearly shows the record of events! Now I have to learn the rest of the neat stuff!

My sincere and humble thanks!!!!!
ranger100
12-28-2014 03:38 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
CPAPER Paul Offline

Members

Posts: 7
Joined: Sep 2014

Machine: Respironics System One 560 RemStar Auto AFLEX
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10 Pillows
Humidifier: Respironics
CPAP Pressure: Auto 5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #24
RE: NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
(12-28-2014 03:38 AM)ranger100 Wrote:  
(12-28-2014 01:01 AM)ranger100 Wrote:  Hello trish6hundred,
Thank you for the response and good wishes. Just downloaded it and will try to set it up to use soon.
Thanks again Smile
ranger100

PS: This will be a great help to me instead of dropping off a card every month and then picking up a 35 page report. Wow, I can't wait to see what it will do!

Thanks! ALL of you, who any part of making this kind of software available!!!!
Hello All,
Could not wait to try it out tonight!!!!

Smile

I'm totally Blown Away at how good this software is. Speechless actually! A million thanks for working on this! I found just the data I needed right away. I have to sleep multiply times during the day and the graph clearly shows the record of events! Now I have to learn the rest of the neat stuff!

My sincere and humble thanks!!!!!
ranger100

I don't mean to be skeptical about the Sleepmapper site software (it does work, though the iPhone app which is used with a BlueTooth modem is very quirky), but my DME told me in the beginning that they liked Sleepmapper because they could use it to see your compliance rate. In other words, they need it to make sure that you are using it and that they ultimately get paid by the insurance company..... Others are correct in that it doesn't give any real additional information you cannot get from the machine LED display itself. As they say: "follow the money."

Glad to see that you were successful in downloading SleepyHead. It's great and truly gives you what you need to constantly monitor your progress. I would suggest that if you find it useful that you consider giving the developer a donation for his past efforts and it also allows him to improve the product. Of course, it's up to you....

Remember, you are in charge of your health (long with your M.D.) When I went back to my M.D after my first 90 days of use I gave him a printout from SleepyHead and he was delighted. He commented that he didn't think he could really teach me much that I didn't already have a handle on regarding my case. That may not literally be true, but it showed his respect for the SleepyHead software.

Good luck,

Paul
12-28-2014 02:43 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Galactus Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 1,388
Joined: Jan 2014

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: #25
RE: NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
Hey sleepysteve, happy to help you, glad you found the software and have liked what you see.

I do agree with one point, and have wondered about it myself, and that is why so many software devs do not use installers for their software. It seems quite common these days and it can be quite frustrating to people who are not 100% tech savvy, all the instructions in the world can only get you so far. But people are quite familiar with double click to install and then click the icon to run. I have wondered many times over the past few years why installers are not included with many of the programs I use.

But no matter what that software is the shizzle, and it does te job, even if you have to jump through a few small hoops to install it.

If everyone thinks alike, then someone isn't thinking.
Everyone knows something, together we could know everything.
12-28-2014 09:19 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
afriedma Offline

Members

Posts: 8
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: Phillips Respironics System One Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips Respironics Series 60
CPAP Pressure: 12cm min, 20cm max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Seattle

Post: #26
RE: NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
I talked to my DME provider about SleepMapper. According to her, this software was developed with the intent of encouraging patients to become successful CPAP/APAP users (as opposed to recording compliance for insurance purposes). She cited stats that only slightly more than 50% of patients who start out on CPAP/APAP therapy manage to continue. So, in addition to to the very basic data cited by other posters above, there are support videos, tracking milestones and other stuff designed to keep you going in your therapy regimen. It was never meant to supply comprehensive data; Respironics users should buy EncoreViewer ($100!) or download Onkor (Windows ony) or SleepyHead (Mac or Windows) to view more detailed information. I'm a new Respironics System One Auto user, and just downloaded SleepyHead, which seems to work great.

The data is the same that is sent to providers via the cellular modem attached to some units. If you do have a modem attached to your unit, then you can specify that the data is sent to your SleepMapper account. You can download a Mac or Windows SD card reader application that will allow you to plug your SD card into your computer to acquire the same data. Lastly, you can buy a Bluetooth module that snaps onto the back of your unit (in place of the cellular modem, you can't have both) that will send the data directly to your iOS or Android mobile device.

I agree with others posting here, though. The data you can view with SleepMapper is no more detailed than what you can simply read off the LCD panel. So, if you don't need any more encouragement to use your CPAP/APAP, then SleepMapper is probably not going to be helpful to you.
03-27-2015 05:23 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
sleepysteve Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 28
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: Phillips resp series 1
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quatro 3-1-2015
Humidifier: Phillips Series 1
CPAP Pressure: 6.5; 17
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: Use Phillips Sleepmapper

Sex: Male
Location: No Calif.

Post: #27
RE: NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
(03-27-2015 05:23 PM)afriedma Wrote:  I talked to my DME provider about SleepMapper. According to her, this software was developed with the intent of encouraging patients to become successful CPAP/APAP users (as opposed to recording compliance for insurance purposes). She cited stats that only slightly more than 50% of patients who start out on CPAP/APAP therapy manage to continue. So, in addition to to the very basic data cited by other posters above, there are support videos, tracking milestones and other stuff designed to keep you going in your therapy regimen. It was never meant to supply comprehensive data; Respironics users should buy EncoreViewer ($100!) or download Onkor (Windows ony) or SleepyHead (Mac or Windows) to view more detailed information. I'm a new Respironics System One Auto user, and just downloaded SleepyHead, which seems to work great.

The data is the same that is sent to providers via the cellular modem attached to some units. If you do have a modem attached to your unit, then you can specify that the data is sent to your SleepMapper account. You can download a Mac or Windows SD card reader application that will allow you to plug your SD card into your computer to acquire the same data. Lastly, you can buy a Bluetooth module that snaps onto the back of your unit (in place of the cellular modem, you can't have both) that will send the data directly to your iOS or Android mobile device.

I agree with others posting here, though. The data you can view with SleepMapper is no more detailed than what you can simply read off the LCD panel. So, if you don't need any more encouragement to use your CPAP/APAP, then SleepMapper is probably not going to be helpful to you.


Annoyed-and-disappointed OK, time to quit bashing Sleepmapper and the misguided OP, and let's fast forward please.

Your points are succintly right on target - what is the goal here? Your first par says it all. To my observation "Therapy Hours" reported on the machine seem to be of questionable value, beyond insurance status in that it does not seem to distinguish between meaningful sleep or simply keeping the mask on while I do anything else – I am now managing 5 hrs real sleep per night after past years of giving up on going beyond 1½ hours (joining that 50%).

OK, I installed Sleepyhead and transfered data to it. What am I supposed to do with it? - I have no intentions of devoting my days to fumbling in a field that needs to be guided by the professionals and paid non the less.

The value of transfer of data to my cell phone's indecipherable screen really escapes me.

Two successive M.D.s have provided no guidance other than collecting their Medicare billings. Likewise DME Apria is great on delivering hardware that I select and order.

The benefit however is that I can now, finally, stay awake through the day and drive safely, that's the original goal as I see it. Therapy Regimen? - WHAT Regimen; WHAT therapy other than surviving another night?
(This post was last modified: 03-28-2015 12:46 AM by sleepysteve.)
03-28-2015 12:25 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
player Offline

Advisory Members

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: #28
RE: NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
Oh my poor misguided friend...

You must stop all your fumbling, and get some basics down.

Sleepyhead is the best program for xpap stuff.
(This post was last modified: 03-28-2015 01:24 AM by player.)
03-28-2015 01:23 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
archangle Offline
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 3,159
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #29
RE: NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
(03-27-2015 05:23 PM)afriedma Wrote:  Lastly, you can buy a Bluetooth module that snaps onto the back of your unit (in place of the cellular modem, you can't have both) that will send the data directly to your iOS or Android mobile device.

The data delivered by the bluetooth modem is just as limited as the data delivered via wireless. I forget the exact details, but it's something like compliance hours and some limited nightly averages.


(03-28-2015 12:25 AM)sleepysteve Wrote:  OK, I installed Sleepyhead and transfered data to it. What am I supposed to do with it? - I have no intentions of devoting my days to fumbling in a field that needs to be guided by the professionals and paid non the less.

The value of transfer of data to my cell phone's indecipherable screen really escapes me.

Two successive M.D.s have provided no guidance other than collecting their Medicare billings. Likewise DME Apria is great on delivering hardware that I select and order.

The benefit however is that I can now, finally, stay awake through the day and drive safely, that's the original goal as I see it. Therapy Regimen? - WHAT Regimen; WHAT therapy other than surviving another night?

The problem is that 75% of the doctors, if not more, only check whether you're using the CPAP machines enough to get insurance to pay, and ignore the data that's collected. Most of the remaining doctors simply look at the nightly AHI numbers.

Unfortunately, if you want your CPAP therapy to be managed right, you need something like SleepyHead and you will have to manage it yourself. You can try going to your doctor, but they're mostly performing assembly line medicine and will simply tell you to tough it out.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
03-28-2015 09:36 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
afriedma Offline

Members

Posts: 8
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: Phillips Respironics System One Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips Respironics Series 60
CPAP Pressure: 12cm min, 20cm max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Seattle

Post: #30
RE: NEW PHILLIPS SOFTWARE FOR HOME USE
I'm not a SleepMapper advocate, but I do think that some posters here unnecessarily bash it as merely intended for insurance compliance. It is clearly designed to give the most basic information to users in order to help keep them going. For the folks who tend to frequent apnea forums, SleepMapper is probably inadequate. But it is important to note that a significant fraction of apnea patients are apparently not continuing with their xPAP therapy, so anything to encourage them seems like a good thing.

SleepyHead goes into more detail than I probably need, but it is quite instructive to me when events occur during the night (for me, most events occur in the hour or two before waking up). It is also very helpful to me to see the pressure profile across the night. My System One unit is set for 12cm min, 20 cm max. My previous CPAP machine was originally set at 12 cm, but my doc decided to try it at 18cm. That is a huge difference for me, as 18cm feels like air is blasting into me, and I need a humidifier to keep from drying out. 12cm feels gentle, and I usually don't use the humidifier at that setting. SleepyHead shows that my APAP never goes over 14cm, and averages a little over 13cm through the night. So, that is instructive, and it informs me that I don't need to humidify if I don't want to.
03-28-2015 10:23 AM
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
  Can home care provider make our machine unusable? LPN2012 10 389 12-01-2016 05:22 AM
Last Post: LPN2012
  [split] Phillips-Respironics DreamWear questions somnia16 6 694 11-19-2016 07:13 PM
Last Post: mcsheltie
  REM and Sleep Stage Tracking at Home rwelliot 14 722 10-18-2016 05:02 PM
Last Post: robertbuckley
  home sleep study problem garretdl 5 375 10-14-2016 02:39 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  Phillips Respironics mask resistance setting jmayer180 5 414 10-09-2016 12:27 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
Smile [Equipment] Phillips Respironics Bipap leilla1956 4 376 09-26-2016 11:16 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Sleep Study Mask vs. Home-use Mask thecpapguy! 1 287 09-19-2016 06:42 PM
Last Post: allenh

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)