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Howdy, all.
New cpap user here. I got my machine almost two weeks ago and have been using it every night. I have installed Sleepyhead and have been importing the data regularly. Just curious about which numbers/graphs should I be concerned about. The AHI number is what I see mentioned the most, but it's graph is not super meaningful. Also, if posting an image, which of the graphs should be included?

Anyway, glad I found this board. Lots of good information and the people seem very knowledgeable and helpful. Looking forward to learning more from you all..
Sam
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RE: New User!
Sleepyhead takes a screenshot by using F12 and roughly 5 of the graphs will display at per screenshot.
Here's the recommended display http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ganization
                                                                                                                          
Please organize your SleepyHead screenshots like this.
Note: I'm an epidemiologist, not a medical provider. 
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(11-20-2016, 11:07 PM)SKClay Wrote: Howdy, all.
New cpap user here. I got my machine almost two weeks ago and have been using it every night. I have installed Sleepyhead and have been importing the data regularly. Just curious about which numbers/graphs should I be concerned about.

Sam

Along with the summary numbers for Apneas, Hypopneas, RERAs, and CSR, I only look at the following graphs: Event Flags, Flow Rate, Pressure, and Leak Rate.

The event flags allow me to drill down to see what happened before, during, and after a reported event. I look at the flow data for uniformity and to spot things like sudden spikes (rescue breaths) or periodic (CSR) breathing. I look at the pressure to consider further action. And, I look at leakage -- tells me when to trim my beard or replace cushions.

Because these numbers are algorithmically derived from pressure and flow sensors, I only look at trends and am generally not concerned about individual results unless they repeat frequently.

Hope this helps. Opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one, and here is mine.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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RE: New User!
Hi SKClay,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I wish you good luck with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
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