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RE: Newbie needs some feedback
For hip pain, you might try a pillow between your knees. I use a special pillow made by Back Support Systems, but there are lots of specialized knee pillows available.
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RE: Newbie needs some feedback
Many of us will suggest you just turn off the VS2 chart for snores. While VS indicates a snore index, VS2 tends to be snores plus extraneous noises, including "mask farts" from leaks, a hose rubbing on the bed or bedside table. Your results are outstanding, at a pressure of 9.0 and you really couldn't ask for more. Solve the leaks and get comfortable, and your therapy appears as good as it gets to me.
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Thanks for the feedback and setting my expectations.  I read a post from another newbie titled "Don't know what I don't know...".  That sentiment also applies to this newbie.  I hope that it's more than wishful thinking but the last 2 nights of making good progress with my leaks has me feeling a little bit better regarding my day time grogginess and burning eyes.
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(10-01-2019, 09:28 AM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: Even if you test and score a Smiley face, it doesn't seem to correspond to good leak rates in OSCAR with overnight use.

That's a good point. Just because you get a smiley it doesn't mean all is well. You really need to look at your leak rate graphs.

You have to reach some threshold (?) to get the smiley face, but that is likely based on something like a 90th percentile leak rate. That just means that for 90% of the time you're at or below some threshold, looking at the leak rate graph lets you know if there are any real issues. Anything other than a nice smooth baseline (spikes or chunks of time with elevated rates) could indicate a problem. These problems can interfere with a good night's sleep. But you still can get the smiley face Smile
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