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#31
RE: Need help on cpap settings
Far better than an old sleep study would be download OSCAR free at the top of this site.
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#32
RE: Need help on cpap settings
one obvious suspect that jumps out at me is periodic limb movement. it can trigger events, including rera. cpap won't help that and your respiratory response to plm may cause resmed machines to ineffectively and disturbingly raise pressure, hence, perhaps, your rera. you may want to seek treatment for plm if you haven't already. scroll through your flow rate graph looking for repeating (periodic) patterns. post some oscar charts.

edit: looking back through this thread I see only full night screenshots. a superficial look indicates fragmentation and flow limitations, typical of plm. scroll through your charts at a 7 to 10 minute view scale looking for those repetitive patterns.
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[attachment=26621][attachment=26621]Thanks, i am trying to learn flow limits. I think i can see the flat tops, but in the three strips i have posted are these representative of arousals, palm, or just normal variation in breathing?


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If you are talking about the flow limit graph, it shows the amount of time it was limited. take your mouse and highlight that area and you can see the amount of time that flow was limited for that event.
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#35
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I was more interested in if it was possible to categorize the flow rate irregularities i posted as PLM , arousals, or just normal breathing variations? Following a lot of post ,trying to learn. Tired of waking up every 2 hours or less. Thanks for your help
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#36
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generally, flat, jagged or sloping peaks of inhalation curves indicate flow limitations. lower than usual volume above the line may as well, particularly in the absence of leaks.

I don't see what I recognize as plm in any of those shots. idk if everyone presents as I do though. at bottom of the events tab you can move the view scale slider to 10 minutes. scroll through several nights, particularly those when you think you might have had rls or plm, lots of arousals & fragmented sessions. repetitive patterns should be visible if they're there. search my username &/or periodic limb movement to find screenshots of what mine look like. I posted some pics & a description recently in Bobaloo's thread currently half way down on the 1st page of the main forum. re waking up a lot, look at the last 2 minutes or so of each session using a closer view, like 2 minutes, to look for oddities that may hint at what's waking you.
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I think your flow limitations are possibly positional from chin-tucking. They are high when they occur, but not consistently present. Since the transitions to flow limited breathing is abrupt, and severe, this is most likely physical occlusion. Some people show clusters of obstructive apnea, but your version is clusters of FL.
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