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Machine: Dreamstation AutoCPAP
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Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: Dreamstation hum core
CPAP Pressure: Unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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New User, Can somebody tell me what this means?
Hi, I am a new user of a CPAP machine, 3 nights old to be exact, I got the dreammapper app and this is the readout of last night, I dont know what all that means, and how can I use this information to better my therapy? do you have any link to a website where I can understand all this? Thanks for your help


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04-07-2016 11:50 AM
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Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #2
RE: New User, Can somebody tell me what this means?
Sure.
First I would suggest that you get and install the free sleephead software from the link at the top of the page. You are going to need it.

1. your machine has been given you set "wide open" 4-20 pressure is typically used to find the right pressure if you have not had a sleep study
2. your hypopneas are higher than they should be, most likely because of #1 above
3. your "ramp start pressure" is most likely on the low side and you may be feeling "starved for air" when you first put the mask on.
4. for the first 3 nights you are doing great, better cane be done with tweaks, but quite nice already

Sleepyhead will give you access to lots of information and will help us give better feedback. Without sleepyhead it's kind of like telling us the final stats after a sports game and asking us how they should train differently.
04-07-2016 12:10 PM
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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: #3
RE: New User, Can somebody tell me what this means?
Hello,musussu

8:52 hrs usage is good. Compliance is 4 hrs. per night.

The mask fit is as good as you can get at 100%. You had no large leaks, which is the goal.

AHI of 7 is a little high, but will probably will come down as you get used to using your machine. The AHI is the number of evenrs per hour you had for the sleep period.

The numbers listed below are the number of obstrutive events, listed by type, that your machine detected. The clear airway apneas are of concern. They need to be as close to zero as possible. All of this may be taken care of as you progress.

Your machine is set to run wide open and may not give you optimal treatment. You can download the SleepyHead software to track your data. You would be able to use it to post your data on the forum and the fine people can the advise you on your progress. The link for SleepyHead is at the top of the page.

Keep checking back. Im sure someone else will be able to give you more information.

"....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
04-07-2016 12:29 PM
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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Location: Texas

Post: #4
RE: New User, Can somebody tell me what this means?
Not enough data to be of much help to you. Jus trnough to show that you likely need to do some tweaking of the settings to get the most out of treatment.

You will need more better software. The data that the dreammapper is showing is not particularly useful. ^^REVISION^^ If you read this before and it said that Sleepyhead did not support Dreamstation, I checked the Software Support forum and it reports that it now does. How you can get the Sleepyhead software is discussed at:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...-Available

Now, if you intend to print out reports for your doctor, then you will still probably want the EncorePro software. Doktors like seeing reports printed out by offishul manufacturer software. They don't often have the time to get familiar with third party software, 'specially if it is labeled "beta". You may have to scan the software support forum to find it.

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(This post was last modified: 04-07-2016 01:34 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
04-07-2016 01:26 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Post: #5
RE: New User, Can somebody tell me what this means?
Well, someone should say: Welcome

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04-07-2016 01:43 PM
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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
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CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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RE: New User, Can somebody tell me what this means?
(04-07-2016 01:43 PM)justMongo Wrote:  Well, someone should say: Welcome

Didn't we used to have an official greeter? Kind of like WalMart? What happened to them?

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04-07-2016 02:24 PM
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mussussu Offline

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Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: Dreamstation hum core
CPAP Pressure: Unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #7
RE: New User, Can somebody tell me what this means?
Thanks to all of your replies, it is scary starting out blind, I had my Sleep Study done on 5/19/2015, but i was in denial and just accepted that I needed to get the machine, since my insurance did not cover the equipment, I had to buy it myself, I downloaded the software and will start using it I feel very hopefull to have found this forum, everybody is great here.
04-07-2016 07:47 PM
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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: #8
RE: New User, Can somebody tell me what this means?
Hi mussussu,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post and, feel free to ask as many questions to help you understand sleep apnea and your therapy.

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04-07-2016 08:01 PM
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Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

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Post: #9
RE: New User, Can somebody tell me what this means?
Hang in there Muss and use that SleepyHead it will collect a lot more data that the folks here
can help you adjust your machine with.

Hang in there, you're doing the right thing so far.

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04-08-2016 02:25 PM
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Machine: Resmed AirSence 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Aifit F10
Humidifier: Integral
CPAP Pressure: 15-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began APAP 8 Feb 2016. Titration Study AHI=29 PreCPAP AHI= 86

Sex: Male
Location: Richardson TX

Post: #10
RE: New User, Can somebody tell me what this means?
Sleephead provides very good insight to what is happening. My Doc seem to only be interested in the summary data from rescan that they faxed over. And what he posted was a month back - end of March and I saw him last week.

So Mussussu, you may have to learn from all the knowledge on this forum. They are a valuable source of information.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. --Confucius
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05-02-2016 05:12 PM
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