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OSCAR Data Dump - Mild Sleep Apnea - How does this look?
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OSCAR Data Dump - Mild Sleep Apnea - How does this look?
So it's been roughly a week since I started using a CPAP and my AHI since day 1 have all stayed under 1.0. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Here are my initial sleep study results from VIRTUOX:

Oximetry

Oxygen Desaturation Index: 11.1
Lowest Desaturation 89
Oxygen Saturation < 90%: 0.4 min

Heart Rate

Min/Max 48/104

Respiratory Events

Total AHI: 8.4
Apneas: 5
Obstructive Apneas: 2
Hypopneas 58
Central Apneas 3



Use this link http://magaimg.net/img/7zcu.jpg due to the large file size.

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RE: OSCAR Data Dump - Mild Sleep Apnea - How does this look?
I'm not sure how to reconcile ahi of <1.0 with reported total ahi of 8.4. are you saying it's been under 1 since you started but it suddenly rose to 8.4? or maybe you meant 0.84?
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RE: OSCAR Data Dump - Mild Sleep Apnea - How does this look?
Oh the first part in text is my initial sleep study results! The images from OSCAR are after treatment. Smile

Hope this helps...
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RE: OSCAR Data Dump - Mild Sleep Apnea - How does this look?
sorry, missed that. 8.4 untreated, mild apnea. <1 treated. if you're feeling well / better than before cpap, you should be pleased with the results. as for others', I suspect your relatively mild untreated apnea has a bearing on your really good results and people that start out with severe apnea >30 ahi might take a little longer to get results like yours. I presume your pressure is also relatively low.

edit: oops, sorry again. missed the oscar images at first too!
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RE: OSCAR Data Dump - Mild Sleep Apnea - How does this look?
Numbers look great I would raise the minimum pressure from 4 to 6 as you may feel like your suffocating after some time using the machine at a start pressure of 4 and that will level out your pressure line a bit.
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RE: OSCAR Data Dump - Mild Sleep Apnea - How does this look?
(05-16-2019, 03:37 PM)jaswilliams Wrote: Numbers look great I would raise the minimum pressure from 4 to 6 as you may feel like your suffocating after some time using the machine at a start pressure of 4 and that will level out your pressure line a bit.

I started using my nasal pillows more because it felt like with full face mask sucking air through nose felt very obstructed... its weird. A 4 with nasal pillows is tolerable while a 4 with face mask i feel like im struggling.
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RE: OSCAR Data Dump - Mild Sleep Apnea - How does this look?
in case you aren't aware, there's a setting in your machine for mask type. ffm, nasal and pillow iirc. the wrong setting might affect the delivered pressure. and leak calculations I suppose.
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RE: OSCAR Data Dump - Mild Sleep Apnea - How does this look?
(05-16-2019, 04:01 PM)Diotima245 Wrote:
(05-16-2019, 03:37 PM)jaswilliams Wrote: Numbers look great I would raise the minimum pressure from 4 to 6 as you may feel like your suffocating after some time using the machine at a start pressure of 4 and that will level out your pressure line a bit.

I started using my nasal pillows more because it felt like with full face mask sucking air through nose felt very obstructed... its weird. A 4 with nasal pillows is tolerable while a 4 with face mask i feel like im struggling.

Just raise the minimum pressure and the strange feeling of having to suck air will go away it’s a common complaint at a pressure of 4
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Did almost 9 hours on nasal pillows last night... woke up sleep drunk.

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