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New in this forum. [Snowy2020] Need help to understand the graphs and adjust therapy
#51
RE: New in this forum. [Snowy2020] Need help to understand the graphs and adjust therapy
Hi, 

as far as I know I don't have CHF but I do have a small bullae on my lung, which is congenital, and has made me, lifelong, a little short of breath, but never enough to prevent any physical activities. I bike, play tennis and pickleball. 

As you can see from the averages for the week, month and year, the index is much lower than last night.

   

Here is the "before" graph.

   


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#52
RE: New in this forum. [Snowy2020] Need help to understand the graphs and adjust therapy
Hi, 
I have been using my new resmed airsense 10 for a few weeks now, with mixed success. It would be nice if someone could look at these graphs and make some fine tuning recommendations, which would be much appreciated.

btw; is there anywhere on the forum that explains each graph in detail, and what a good one should look like.

thanks as always

           
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#53
RE: New in this forum. [Snowy2020] Need help to understand the graphs and adjust therapy
See the cluster of OA events on 10/20? That is most likely chin tucking. The only fix is to remove the chin tuck, no amount of pressure will fix this. This fix may be as simple as going from 2 pillows to one pillow or, more commonly, a soft cervical collar, see the link in my signature.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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#54
RE: New in this forum. [Snowy2020] Need help to understand the graphs and adjust therapy
(7 hours ago)Snowy2020 Wrote: btw; is there anywhere on the forum that explains each graph in detail, and what a good one should look like.
Not really.

Look at the flow rate that is part of the OSCAR logo.  That is a 'perfect' flow rate. I have never seen one that is that perfect.  Of all the charts, for a deep understanding, the Flow Rate is the most important. It represents all that is happening. Flow and Pressure are all that is actually measured and all other charts and data produced is ultimately derived from these two bits of information. PAP machines respond with pressure, so the pressure chart is also important.

Look at the wiki article http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ng_therapy
It was put together by the best people here and addresses a number of the more common issues.

with a misleading title as it is not a beginners guide, it is a deep dive, the wiki article http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead

You also want to learn all that you can about algorithms.  http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...Algorithms
These are what is used to alter pressure to impact your therapy.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
OSCAR

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New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Soft Cervical Collar
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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RE: New in this forum. [Snowy2020] Need help to understand the graphs and adjust therapy
thanks for reply...I'm already on one pillow, so I guess it's back to the cervical collar
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RE: New in this forum. [Snowy2020] Need help to understand the graphs and adjust therapy
thanks again, will look at these articles
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