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#21
RE: OSCAR graphs
(08-16-2020, 06:21 PM)bonjour Wrote: Ok, I don't recommend throwing the alarmclock across the room.

Your flow limits are out of control on your back,
Let's try a soft cervical collar, let's see if your cervical alignment is causing this.  Usually when we see this the events are a little closer together.  The difference between your side and back may simply be this.  What is your pillow arrangement when on your back?  We can try setting your min pressure to 9 and see if that helps but 1 major change at a time.  I'm more confident in the collar than a pressure increase.

Lol, yeah, if I mess up the bedroom paint with my alarm clock, I'm the one who has to fix it, no thanks!   Smile 

I've got a Releaf collar on order, due Tuesday I think. I'll hold any changes till Weds.

Thanks Bonjour!
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#22
RE: OSCAR graphs
Used the Releaf collar last night and had essentially no dry throat/mouth problems. That's a pleasant result. Flow limits are lower, but not gone. Screenshot attached, AHI 0.58.


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#23
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Looks better. Still high flow limits so you should take The low pressure up 1 to 8. How are you feeling, any better?
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed 
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#24
RE: OSCAR graphs
(08-19-2020, 12:26 PM)staceyburke Wrote: Looks better. Still high flow limits so you should take The low pressure up 1 to 8.  How are you feeling, any better?

I'm not sure about feeling better, maybe. My back wasn't a mess this morning since I was able to stay on my back.

What are good flow limits? Should they be at or near zero on the graph? The scale is zero to 1, is 1 indicating a complete blockage, resulting in an apnea event?

Ok, will bump up low to 8 tonight, thanks!
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#25
RE: OSCAR graphs
Flow limits are smaller apnea event, no big thing but they can cause sleep interruptions, that’s why I asked if you were feeling better. If the flow limitations are not allowing you to go into deep sleep and you don’t feel well rested.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed 
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#26
RE: OSCAR graphs
What staceyburke said is true, so I'm not disputing his comments. However, let's dive deeper into the thought and question "How do you feel?" after that sleep session. The overall stats are good and show a nice improvement from earlier.

Now on to how you feel. I know you said the back doesn't hurt due to lying in a comfortable for you position. OK and then the rest of the sleep comfort and gain from use of the PAP is what? Go into some detail and be reasonable and yet critical. If things stayed exactly as is would that be good enough and acceptable? Yes, then go enjoy it. No, then what is not up to your reasonable expectation? Do not think the numbers all have to show good before you feel better. Separate the numbers from feel. If there's an honest assessment, and disruptions are still there, maybe FL is needing addressed. Then again, disturbances could be from another source.

I'm only putting this out there as food for thought on why and when to change settings. I am not saying either to change or not to change, but to consider reasons that exist for the action of change or not.
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#27
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Update. 

I changed masks to an AirTouch F20 because I think the memory foam padding might do a better job reducing leaks around my beard without having to apply any kind of liner. With the F30i, to keep leaks down, I was using a U shaped tape. I really don't like having to apply tape every night or pull it off every morning. So far, I like the AirTouch better than the AirFit. Attached are a couple graphs for comment.

I did get the results of my HST: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (G47.33) - Moderate based on pAHI=28.3-pRDI=35.3 and O2 nadir of 83%

Recommendation is for an Airsense 10 Auto.


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