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Hi everybody. I am a new guy to the forum. Was diagnosed with moderate SA last month and have since received a DreamStation APAP set pressures of 6-15. Dr sent me a letter with the remarks of 23 breathing episodes per hr and my oxygen levels were mainly between 90-95 with an occasional drop into the 80's with the lowest recorded at %87. Tonight will finish up the first week with 100% compliance so far averaging 8 hrs per night. I don't have sleepyhead downloaded yet but I do have the Dreammapper app on my phone. First night showed 7 AHI and since then it has been 4 or less. On 3.7 AHI the app breaks it down to 1 central- 8 obstructive sleep and 22 hypopneas. My question is, is this improvement? I'm really new to this and want it to work right. My machine is a DreamStation auto and I've been wearing an Amara View mask. Thank you.
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Welcome to the group. I would say you are doing very well. But I am new myself and I'll let more experienced folks speak up.
Sleeping better since 01/13/2016 Smile

Masks I have tried to date
AirFit F10-FFM, AirFit N10-Nasal, Mirage Liberty-Hybrid FFM, Mirage Quattro-FFM, Swift FX Nano-Pillow, Mirage Activa LT-Nasal, ComfortGel Blue-FFM, Amara View -FFM, Pilairo Q -Pillow
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(02-13-2016, 02:09 PM)Buckshot Wrote: Tonight will finish up the first week with 100% compliance so far averaging 8 hrs per night. I don't have sleepyhead downloaded yet but I do have the Dreammapper app on my phone. First night showed 7 AHI and since then it has been 4 or less. On 3.7 AHI the app breaks it down to 1 central- 8 obstructive sleep and 22 hypopneas. My question is, is this improvement? I'm really new to this and want it to work right. My machine is a DreamStation auto and I've been wearing an Amara View mask. Thank you.
Congrats on a flying start, 8 hours is a very good results, indeed
I'm inclined to raise the minimum pressure somewhat, might be all what needed to deal with those hypopneas and obstructive events but hard to tell without knowing what pressure and leaks are up to. As for improvement, yes it is and in no time, will get even better
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Thanks so much Mr Nifty and Zonk. Thank you for the encouragement.
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Hi Buckshot,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It’s good to hear that you're adjusting to your mask and machine so well, keep up the good work.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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Welcome to ApneaBoard Buckshot!

What is your leak rate? Cause if you're having a lot of leaks it could raise your AHI up.

Does sound like you're adapting very well right off the bat to CPAP. That's good to hear!
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(02-13-2016, 02:09 PM)Buckshot Wrote: Hi everybody. I am a new guy to the forum. Was diagnosed with moderate SA last month and have since received a DreamStation APAP set pressures of 6-15. Dr sent me a letter with the remarks of 23 breathing episodes per hr and my oxygen levels were mainly between 90-95 withO an occasional drop into the 80's with the lowest recorded at %87. Tonight will finish up the first week with 100% compliance so far averaging 8 hrs per night. I don't have sleepyhead downloaded yet but I do have the Dreammapper app on my phone. First night showed 7 AHI and since then it has been 4 or less. On 3.7 AHI the app breaks it down to 1 central- 8 obstructive sleep and 22 hypopneas. My question is, is this improvement? I'm really new to this and want it to work right. My machine is a DreamStation auto and I've been wearing an Amara View mask. Thank you.


Does you machine or DreamMapper show the 95% pressure? Your pressure range should be bracketed around that number, about 2cm below and 2 above that number.

It looks pretty good, but can probably eliminate some of those hypopneas by inching your minimum pressure up a bit, mabye to 7cm and watch for a while.

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Thanks for the replays. Right now all I have is the Dreammapper on my phone. Last night I tried a nasal mask and I couldn't get it to stop leaking. After a couple of hours I put my Amara view back on. AHI this owning was 7. The app didn't show any leakage even after taking it on and off several times trying to reseat the nasal mask. Ate supper later than normal but got in bed around the same time. Might that have an effect on the numbers?
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(02-14-2016, 10:47 AM)Buckshot Wrote: Thanks for the replays. Right now all I have is the Dreammapper on my phone. Last night I tried a nasal mask and I couldn't get it to stop leaking. After a couple of hours I put my Amara view back on. AHI this owning was 7. The app didn't show any leakage even after taking it on and off several times trying to reseat the nasal mask. Ate supper later than normal but got in bed around the same time. Might that have an effect on the numbers?


Yep, eating late affects my AHI too, and not in a good way!

Try to control mask leaks, even if machine doesn't report any. I don't think it will unless high enough to affect therapy.
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Thank you OpalRose.
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