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Not 100% sure yet, but I don't think CPAP is helping me, need suggestions
#21
RE: Not 100% sure yet, but I don't think CPAP is helping me, need suggestions
That looks like a very rocky time during the last hour. The CAs might just reflect a lot of arousals.

Could you zoom in from 7:20 to 7:30 and post when you have a chance?

There's something you might want to start thinking about: cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Some people find it effective for fragmented sleep. Here's an introduction to it from a trusted web site:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-cond...t-20046677
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#22
RE: Not 100% sure yet, but I don't think CPAP is helping me, need suggestions
Zoom on which graph/s?
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#23
RE: Not 100% sure yet, but I don't think CPAP is helping me, need suggestions
The zoom function will zoom in on all the graphs, so once you've zoomed in on that time period, you can just take a screen shot that includes all the same graphs you've been posting. That said, it's the flow rate I'm especially interested in seeing, but the other graphs (e.g., leaks, snores, FL) will help to provide context.
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RE: Not 100% sure yet, but I don't think CPAP is helping me, need suggestions
How did you treat your plm?
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RE: Not 100% sure yet, but I don't think CPAP is helping me, need suggestions
Here's my latest screenshot I think the left side is the night before and the two on the right are todays / this previous nights. Upon Googling a ton what comes up is UARS, based on what you see here does it seem like it?

I read people w/ UARS sometimes don't snore (I don't snore)

I saw this post http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...y-syndrome 

and there was another one that said something about UARS not having EPR on is better. How do I know if I have UARS? Any suggestions based on this chart or the previous. If it looks like I slept longer on the left side that's because I took a sleeping pill (Benadryl) which usually knocks me out so I sleep a little longer. Both times I've woke up today my tongue feets tight like being tongue tied and my head and body are kinda stiff.

I have it set to 7 with an EPR of 2 right now. I think the lowest the machine goes is 6 and the post mentions something about 5 working for them.

Also bought one of those Wellue SleepU Pulse Ox devices will be sharing that data when I get the device and start using it. Any suggestions on what I can do here is much appreciated.


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RE: Not 100% sure yet, but I don't think CPAP is helping me, need suggestions
Also here's the bottom graphs in case they are useful. the second screenshot is just to show the graph at the very bottom

looks like the tidal flow was scrunched so here you go. Lemme know if I need to zoom more or whatnot


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RE: Not 100% sure yet, but I don't think CPAP is helping me, need suggestions
Here's a zoom in on the last night too. I know someone requested it just figured out how to zoom (you select a period in the first top graph and it zooms right?) 

anyways heres the zoom. Sorry for all the graphs just figured out how to do all this will all be in one post next time


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#28
RE: Not 100% sure yet, but I don't think CPAP is helping me, need suggestions
Just maybe, you are misdiagnosed and actually have complex or central apnea which your CPAP cannot treat...ASV is your solution. I'm kind of late to this thread. Have you discussed ASV, or am I beating a dead horse? There is no doubt in my mind you have complex or central apnea, and your therapy is not likely to progress until you work with your doctor to get appropriate ASV therapy. I have not reviewed the thread, but it would help to see your sleep study results. If you did not have a titration study (I assume not), then the next task is to arrange a titration that includes bilevel and ASV as options to find effective treatment. The complication is that your CA events are highly clustered, so it is easy to find an hour or two where CPAP looks good, only to have it blown up by the consistently inconsistent central apnea.
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RE: Not 100% sure yet, but I don't think CPAP is helping me, need suggestions
Sleeprider, ResidentSleeper has a lot of difficulty staying asleep, and it's not clear whether he's actually asleep during the CA clusters. Also, he was given medication for RLS, stopped it, and is maybe starting it again.

ResidentSleeper, you live in the U.S., so you have a legal right to have copies of your sleep studies if you don't already have them. Sleeprider is raising an interesting question about the kind of apnea you have, and therefore the kind of machine you should be using. It would be incredibly helpful if you could scan and post the sleep studies. Be sure to blank out your personal info.

Is that something you could do?
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