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#21
RE: New member/user needs setup help and advice.
The most important thing right now is to get on the machine and post both standard and advanced charts, the advanced because of your low oxygen sats. and we will help you dial it in.
As I said your BiPap will help to improve your breathing.

With that dominate of low O2 sats I feel that it is very important for you to get a recording oximeter.  See the Oximeter Wizard for models OSCAR supports.  I would also like you to monitor in the daytime for now day.  Normally we don't ask about daytime levels but in your case, I would want to validate both the BiPap is handling the desats (or not) and also validate your daytime levels.  This is data that you should have when you talk to your doctor.  The doc you should see is a pulmonologist.  And for sure rake in your sleep test.  It is likely that the doc will not accept the OTC pulse oximeter data but it should be enough to get an official overnight monitoring.  But let's see what you get.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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#22
RE: New member/user needs setup help and advice.
eBay has a cms 50f Oximeter for 75. I own one works fine, all night O2 reading and is easy to import to OSCAR.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed 
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#23
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Hello again.
Here is a few screen shots from Oscar.  I didn't feel like I had a terrible sleep but I knew it wasn't great.

if im not mistaken the chart goes wonky and I  start to get bad, when the pressure ramp kicks in.??

I had some air leaks through the night which dried my eyes out terribly, and, I think the humidifier on my machine is not working...really dry mouth.      I felt like I had a leaf blower strapped to me all night. but I made it through...lol
so im not sure what parts I should be posting but here is a couple screen shots..


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more.


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#25
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You are tucking your chin big time
See the wiki in my signature on Soft Cervical Collar that the link to Positional Apnea in that wiki article.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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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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#26
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OK. Will do!

On a side note. I don't sleep with a pillow, in order to keep my throat clear.
Is this a mistake?
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#27
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I will be getting a Cervical collar. That article makes perfect sense.

Thanks!
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#28
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Collar obtained and will try to post results as soon as I can.
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#29
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Question...
I breath deeply and long on each breath. It feels like the machine shuts of airflow before I am done inhaling.
Is there a setting to adjust this?
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#30
RE: New member/user needs setup help and advice.
Question...
I breath deeply and long on each breath. It feels like the machine shuts of airflow before I am done inhaling.
Is there a setting to adjust this?
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