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(02-27-2017, 02:20 PM)Hydrangea Wrote: Oh, sorry. WRT = with regard to

Lol. I am not hip to those abbreviations! 

Did you start right off the bat at the pressure you are at now, or did you slowly increase it? 

Also, I see you have the dreamstation auto. I was thinking about that choice, but the Resmed s9 autoset is less and seemed to be just as good. Does your display screen tell you your AHI index every morning? And can your machine tell you through the display if you have any central events? 

Thanks.
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#32
My Rx is a fixed pressure of 5. But my dr sucks, so now I'm experimenting to see what my body actually needs. I was air-starved at 5, even though it did significantly decrease my AHI. 5 pressure decreased my AHI from 7.6 (untreated) to 1.1. But doing the 6-12 pressure has decreased it further, to .8

Upon waking, my screen just says (basically) "nice goin'". If I click and turn the dial, it'll show me my AHI for that night, the avg of the last 7 days, and the avg for the last 30 days. Another turn of the dial shows 90% pressure, periodic breathing, hours used that night, etc.

I'm not aware of the screen showing events. I've only seen that via my Sleepyhead software on my computer, when I've downloaded the data from my SD card.
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(02-26-2017, 04:57 PM)Snorilla Wrote: Well that price would bring it back into my fold. Does it tell you if you have central events? and if so will it tell you on the screen? Thanks.

Yes, the Dreamstation Auto is fully data capable, and it does show CAs in Sleepyhead, as well as Dreammapper, which is an app, that connects your machine to your smart phone, using bluetooth. Dreammapper isn't the best, but it's better than nothing. It does not show CAs on the info screen however.

On a different note, I saw where it might be possible to use a work around, to run Sleepyhead, on a Chromebook.
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#34
(02-27-2017, 06:01 PM)Hockenberry Wrote: [quote='Snorilla' pid='193523' dateline='1488146226']


Well that price would bring it back into my fold. Does it tell you if you have central events? and if so will it tell you on the screen? Thanks.

Yes, the Dreamstation Auto is fully data capable, and it does show CAs in Sleepyhead, as well as Dreammapper, which is an app, that connects your machine to your smart phone, using bluetooth. Dreammapper isn't the best, but it's better than nothing. It does not show CAs on the info screen however.

On a different note, I saw where it might be possible to use a work around, to run Sleepyhead, on a Chromebook.

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But it does show CA info in dreammapper? 

If you find out more re chromebook and sleepyhead, please let me know. Thanks.
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#35
(02-27-2017, 04:19 PM)Hydrangea Wrote: My Rx is a fixed pressure of 5.  But my dr sucks, so now I'm experimenting to see what my body actually needs. I was air-starved at 5, even though it did significantly decrease my AHI.  5 pressure decreased my AHI from 7.6 (untreated) to 1.1.  But doing the 6-12 pressure has decreased it further, to .8

Upon waking, my screen just says (basically) "nice goin'". If I click and turn the dial, it'll show me my AHI for that night, the avg of the last 7 days, and the avg for the last 30 days. Another turn of the dial shows 90% pressure, periodic breathing, hours used that night, etc.

I'm not aware of the screen showing events. I've only seen that via my Sleepyhead software on my computer, when I've downloaded the data from my SD card.

Ok thanks. That helps a lot!
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(02-27-2017, 11:46 PM)Snorilla Wrote: But it does show CA info in dreammapper? 


If you find out more re chromebook and sleepyhead, please let me know. Thanks.
Yes, it does show CAs and other apneas. Do a google search for Dreammapper.
I did a google search for windows programs on Chromebook, turns out I spoke to soon, it is a possibility, but not for a while.
Good luck!
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#37
(02-25-2017, 11:18 PM)Snorilla Wrote:
(02-25-2017, 11:10 PM)trish6hundred Wrote: Hi Snorilla,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I want to encourage you to  Try it, you might find that getting your mild sleep apnea treated with CPAP therapy will help you.
Good luck to you as you start your CPAP journey.

Thanks for the welcome! 

I was on the fence, but now I am thinking I probably should. Can I ask if it is uncomfortable trying to exhale while wind is shooting down your throat? 

Thanks.

With my ResMed AutoSense 10 I can set what's called the EPR to a level of 3, which means the pressure on exhalation is cut 3 full units (cm/H2O) which is a pretty significant pressure relief. I need this sort of relief to feel comfortable and my numbers are better with maximum relief than with a reduced EPR, but people are different in how they respond to EPR.

The short answer is with the right machine and the right settings you would not need to exhale against full pressure.

Bill
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#38
It sounds like you are on board. But just in case, I'll add my circumstance.

I was diagnosed with an AHI of 5. My doc suggested positional therapy at first. But I know I move around a lot and have trouble sleeping on anything but my back. Plus, I happened to have a machine that my son used briefly. So I went ahead and started CPAP. It made an immediate difference. I was significantly more refreshed when waking up. I'm still working on getting things completely right, but it did make a big difference. Just give it a shot.
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#39
Thank you everyone for all your responses, it truly has helped me much!
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