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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 6-15
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Female
Location: USA

Post: #1
New CPAP user
    Last night was my 3rd night using CPAP. I have been able to keep it on the full 7 hours each night. The first night I got the green smiley face for mask leaks but when the respiratory therapist looked at the detail she said I had a 50% mask leak. I have had green smilies again the past 2 nights but don't know what to think now. I had 14 episodes an hour during my sleep study but the first night showed 16 on my machine. It showed 32 the second night and 21.8 last night. I feel like my mask is sealing. Resair says my scores have been 78, 90 and 94 for the past 3 nights. Can anyone give me any feedback?
07-21-2016 06:02 AM
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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #2
RE: New CPAP user
G'day Oceanadventurer, welcome to Apnea Board.

First off, it's great that you're able to achieve 7 hours per night right from the start. That's a bit of an achievement in itself.

I'm afraid I don't have a lot of confidence in the MyAir system - it's a bit too dumbed down for my liking. You'll find most of us here are data junkies and we like to drill down into the nitty gritty detail to really fine tune our therapy. The preferred tool for this is SleepyHead software http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/ Download and install this, and you'll be able to see in great detail exactly what's happening on a breath-by-breath basis all night.

What I can tell you is that 21.8 events per hour is too high - you need to be below 5, preferably lower. So something is not working properly but I think we more detailed data to see what it is.

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07-21-2016 06:12 AM
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Oceanadventurer Offline

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Posts: 3
Joined: Jul 2016

Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 6-15
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Female
Location: USA

Post: #3
RE: New CPAP user
Can sleepyhead be downloaded on an IPhone?
07-21-2016 06:41 AM
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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #4
RE: New CPAP user
(07-21-2016 06:41 AM)Oceanadventurer Wrote:  Can sleepyhead be downloaded on an IPhone?

No, only a PC or Mac.

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07-21-2016 06:50 AM
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Oceanadventurer Offline

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Posts: 3
Joined: Jul 2016

Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 6-15
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: USA

Post: #5
RE: New CPAP user
I have downloaded Sleepyhead and have imported the data from the SD card. How do I go about sharing the detail with you?
07-21-2016 06:26 PM
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Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: PR DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 Pillows; Quatro Air FFM
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cmH2O; no ramp; no C-Flex
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: Lung cancer survivor since 11/2004; CPAP since 11/2015

Sex: Male
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas, USA.

Post: #6
RE: New CPAP user
Hello Oceanadventurer. Welcome to the forum.

Use this link to learn how to organise your SleepyHead charts. The linked page has a link to another page on how to take screenshots of your charts and the second page has a link to a page on posting your screenshots using a third party website such as imgur.

You will need one more post to use the above method.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
robysue's Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
07-21-2016 07:03 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #7
RE: New CPAP user
Hi Oceanadventurer,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's good to hear that you have been able to sleep with your new mask and machine the last few nights.
Good luck to you with your CPAP therapy, and getting it fine-tuned to meet your needs.

trish6hundred
07-21-2016 10:37 PM
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