Welcome! I am pretty new to therapy and also am a number freak so I love digging into the data. I am still trying to get the masks to fit (DME gave me incorrectly sized masks) so I fought needlessly trying to get a too big mask to fit. I am currently on the Wisp and I get no major leaks most of the time.
I wish you the best with your therapy!
05-25-2015, 08:00 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-25-2015, 08:01 PM by retired_guy.)
You're right about the changing one thing at a time Dave. Good plan. I think if it was me, I would leave the pillows alone for now, and sneak the pressure up a little. You're at 8? I'd go to 9.
I just noticed I said that last time. I think maybe I'm beginning to sound like a broken record. But that's still what I'd do.
Very different. Very much simply because of the environment. Sleep lab tests in their bed, at home actuals in your own bed. The lab numbers just give us a good idea of what's going on as a starting point.
05-26-2015, 09:53 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-26-2015, 09:55 AM by parkerdt.)
Last night was much better. Started off with the Medium-sized pillows in the mask, but they hurt like heck after 2 hours, as expected. switched back to the Large, and noticed where a significant leak was happening. Fixed that, and my numbers remained similar through the rest of the period.
Six hours is about all I can stand currently, but at least I am tolerating that well. Here's the report:
Obstructive Index 1.73
Hypopnea Index 0.00
Clear Airway Index 1.21
Average Leak Rate 6.19
90% Leak Rate 13.20
% of time above Leak Rate threshold 0.37%
Average Pressure 8.00
Min Pressure 8.00
Max Pressure 8.00
90% Pressure 8.00
Hey Parker, you're doing well. Keep up the good work. Basically what has to change now is the "Six hours is about all I can stand currently" to "I slept x hours and loved every minute of it." You'll get there. Probably when you up your pressure just a tad............ Yeah, yeah, I know.... Broken record. Naggie Mom... All of that.