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Posts: 6
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: REMstar 450P
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Comfort Gel Blue Full (L)
Humidifier: REMstar Heated
CPAP Pressure: 13 cmH20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

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Sex: Male
Location: Pacific NW

Post: #1
New to the forum
Hi everyone!

I am glad to be here, and looking over things, I think I will feel right at home.

I have questions. It appears the answers can be found here.

I have a mild apnea (about 7 per hour). This apparently qualified for a lifetime perscription. Smile

I will say that I have a better nights sleep when I use it.

I would like to upload my charts for someone to decipher with me, so that I can read them in the future and understand.

What form would best suit the community?

Thank you.
06-01-2016 11:32 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Posts: 3,181
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: New to the forum
Hi LordOChaos,
Welcome to Apnea Board,

The best software to use is SleepyHead. Get it here free.
http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

Also a Beginners Guide to Sleepyhead
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/misc.php?action=help&hid=22

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/misc.php?action=help&hid=19

Once you have about 8 posts, you can upload your data, and someone will take a look.

OpalRose
(This post was last modified: 06-01-2016 11:58 AM by OpalRose.)
06-01-2016 11:46 AM
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chill Online

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Posts: 862
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #3
RE: New to the forum
Welcome to the Apnea Board.

As an alternative to waiting, you can upload them to imgur.com and post the links here.

More SleepyHead information here including how to take a screenshot and how to organize the charts: https://sleep.tnet.com/resources/sleepyhead
06-01-2016 11:50 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #4
RE: New to the forum
Cannot post links, even to imgur until 8 posts and upgrade to "member."
See member levels explained here: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Membership-Levels-explained
You can attach a screenshot as a new member; but are limited to 200kb.

See how to attach and how to use the img tag to link a screenshot hosted on imgur or photobucket, et cetera.
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-How-to-HOW-DO-I

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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06-01-2016 12:09 PM
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chill Online

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Posts: 862
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #5
RE: New to the forum
Thanks for the correction Mongo, I will try to remember that.
06-01-2016 12:19 PM
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LordOChaos Offline

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Posts: 6
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: REMstar 450P
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Comfort Gel Blue Full (L)
Humidifier: REMstar Heated
CPAP Pressure: 13 cmH20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

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Sex: Male
Location: Pacific NW

Post: #6
RE: New to the forum
Thanks everyone. I will refrain from spamming to get my 8 posts. Wink
06-01-2016 12:50 PM
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LordOChaos Offline

Members

Posts: 6
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: REMstar 450P
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Comfort Gel Blue Full (L)
Humidifier: REMstar Heated
CPAP Pressure: 13 cmH20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Pacific NW

Post: #7
RE: New to the forum
In the interim. Man I hope this formats right...... No, it doesn't, not in the least, but since I can't upload yet, please bear with it. There is a long boring explanation for the large gap that appears if anyone wants it, but I shall not outright bore you with it.

CPAP Statistics
250 days of CPAP Data, between Tue Jul 5 2011 and Mon May 30 2016

Details Most Recent Last Week Last 30 Days Last 6 Months Last Year
CPAP Usage
Average Hours per Night 06:58 07:24 07:43 07:02 07:02
Compliance 100% 100% 100% 86% 86%

Therapy Efficacy
AHI 1.58 2.46 2.44 2.42 2.42
Obstructive Index 0.57 1.08 1.08 1.04 1.04
Hypopnea Index 0.86 0.88 0.91 0.87 0.87
Clear Airway Index 0.14 0.51 0.45 0.51 0.51
Flow Limitation Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
RERA Index 1.87 2.23 2.14 2.09 2.09

Leak Statistics
Average Leak Rate 0.63 2.11 1.58 3.35 3.35
90% Leak Rate 2.00 5.00 4.00 27.00 27.00
% above Leak Rate threshold 0.00% 0.38% 0.25% 5.04% 5.04%

Pressure Statistics
Average Pressure 12.57 12.90 12.94 12.94 12.94
Min Pressure 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Max Pressure 13.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 13.00
90% Pressure 13.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 13.00
06-01-2016 01:19 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Posts: 986
Joined: Jul 2015

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: #8
RE: New to the forum
Well you numbers look fine. A little leak action going on, but not all that bad.
Your max pressure is right up against your upper limit 0.06 away, you could try raising that a bit and see if your max follows it up.

Most importantly is how are you sleeping? Is there something specific that brings you by? Wanting to know if you should/could get a newer machine? Is there something more available now? Not quite as comfortable sleeping as you would like?
06-01-2016 02:53 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,449
Joined: May 2012

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: #9
RE: New to the forum
Hi LordOChaos,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
06-01-2016 03:24 PM
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LordOChaos Offline

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Posts: 6
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: REMstar 450P
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Comfort Gel Blue Full (L)
Humidifier: REMstar Heated
CPAP Pressure: 13 cmH20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Pacific NW

Post: #10
RE: New to the forum
Short version;

The mask I have and am currently using is not the mask that I was originally fit for.

Trying to figure out how to get that one back without running up against those stupid @#$&%($&=:Angry@())($ prescription rules that apply to something that I have to (should) use the rest of my life. Better would be to get an xl mask, but I have not found one in my searches.

The leaks are because I hate shaving (read lazy) for the most part.
06-01-2016 08:57 PM
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