Post Reply 
Oh what a night......
Author Message
Skypilot Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 96
Joined: Jun 2014

Machine: ResMed Hire
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AIRFIT™ P10 nasal pilow
Humidifier: H5i Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Doc said to try 12; was 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: The land of Nod is but a dream.

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Canberra, Australia

Post: #1
Oh what a night......
(The subject title would make a good song?)

I had a good night last night although I felt I was restless for most of the time, but WOW!

After reading a bit about the Auto mode I thought I would give it a go on the ResMed Auto S9. What a difference (to be scientific there is nothing to suggest this would not have happened if I had not tried it?)!

I put the ResMed into auto mode set my min to 9 and the max to my prescribed of 14 and off to sleep.

Data this morning on the ResMed showed an AHI of 0.6 (the previous night was 1.8).

ResScan showed a total of 3 events - 2 central and 1 obstructive!

The previous night (I had a min pressure of 9 and max 13), I had a total of 15 events - 12 central and 3 obstructive.

Leaks are still very good at 0.0 - Median and 95% and max 0.0.

The (Auto) pressure - median - 10.2, 95% - 12.6 and max - 13.9.

I wonder if Murphy (of Murphy's law) will shoot all this down and it will be completely different tonight?.....
07-11-2014 06:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
diamaunt Offline

Members-b

Posts: 436
Joined: May 2012

Machine: S9 VPAP Auto 36006
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: mirage quattro/pilairo q
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 9-20ish
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: texas

Post: #2
RE: Oh what a night......
(07-11-2014 06:38 PM)Skypilot Wrote:  (The subject title would make a good song?)

THE FOUR SEASONS LYRICS
"December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)"

Oh, what a night
Late December, back in '63
What a very special time for me
As I remember, what a night

Oh, what a night
You know, I didn't even know her name
But I was never gonna be the same
What a lady, what a night

....

Smile
07-11-2014 07:27 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #3
RE: Oh what a night......
You're doing great Sky, keep it up.

Don't make anymore changes for awhile at least. As your system gets used to what's going on, the few centrals you're getting will probably calm down. Although at a 0.6, who much cares?

Now it's about zooming in on the zone, and getting some really restorative rest.

and yes, you'll have some days better, some days worse. But a bad day doesn't necessarily mean you should change anything. Just settle in to a trend for awhile.
07-11-2014 07:32 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #4
RE: Oh what a night......
(07-11-2014 06:38 PM)Skypilot Wrote:  I wonder if Murphy (of Murphy's law) will shoot all this down and it will be completely different tonight?.....
Murphy always got something to do with it, every night is different, the trend over that matter most

Leak zero all night long, how you do it?
The other night, I had max leak 160 L/m, must be someone was trying to pull the mask off my nose
07-11-2014 07:48 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Skypilot Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 96
Joined: Jun 2014

Machine: ResMed Hire
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AIRFIT™ P10 nasal pilow
Humidifier: H5i Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Doc said to try 12; was 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: The land of Nod is but a dream.

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Canberra, Australia

Post: #5
RE: Oh what a night......
(07-11-2014 07:48 PM)zonk Wrote:  [snip
Leak zero all night long, how you do it?
The other night, I had max leak 160 L/m, must be someone was trying to pull the mask off my nose

I use the ResMed P10 medium pillows and the standard head strap that comes with those - I started off with small and had a lot of leaks.

And the Pièce de résistance is my inexpensive head sweatband used as a chin strap! It stays in place over night even though I do turn quite a lot.

Leaks.....
Small nasal pillows and no chin strap:-
Median - 2.4 , 95% - 16.8 Max - 115.2

Medium Pillows and no chin strap the first night:-
Median - 0.0, 95% - 9.6, Max - 24.

Medium Pillows and chinstrap the first night:-
Median - 0.0, 95% - 0.0, max - 1.2

And I have had 3 nights in a row with all 3 at zero for all 3 of the stats...

How do I do it? Luck I guess?
The mask stays in place for me and I sleep on my side...
(This post was last modified: 07-11-2014 08:41 PM by Skypilot.)
07-11-2014 08:35 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #6
RE: Oh what a night......
(07-11-2014 08:35 PM)Skypilot Wrote:  And the Pièce de résistance is my inexpensive head sweatband used as a chin strap! It stays in place over night even though I do turn quite a lot.

Leaks.....
Small nasal pillows and no chin strap:-
Median - 2.4 , 95% - 16.8 Max - 115.2

Medium Pillows and no chin strap the first night:-
Median - 0.0, 95% - 9.6, Max - 24.

Medium Pillows and chinstrap the first night:-
Median - 0.0, 95% - 0.0, max - 1.2

And I have had 3 nights in a row with all 3 at zero for all 3 of the stats...

How do I do it? Luck I guess?
The mask stays in place for me and I sleep on my side...

Once again, those are great numbers Sky.

I tend to run higher than that these days I think because my mask, pillows, chinstrap are all getting a bit tired. So soon I'll be revisiting the basics to bring everything back where it belongs.

On the other hand, last night was a difficult night. Or maybe it was a great night. I really don't know because I forgot to put the SDCard in the machine. Not only that, but I have a thingy called a "Fitbit" that keeps track of how long I sleep, and I forgot to turn it on. So I don't know if I slept last night or not! Mrs. Retired_Guy won't tell me. I would look at the dial thingies on the Resmed, but the green/red smiley face intimidate me.

So I think I'll just go to bed early tonight.

Congrats again on how well you're doing.
07-11-2014 09:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Skypilot Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 96
Joined: Jun 2014

Machine: ResMed Hire
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AIRFIT™ P10 nasal pilow
Humidifier: H5i Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Doc said to try 12; was 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: The land of Nod is but a dream.

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Canberra, Australia

Post: #7
RE: Oh what a night......
I too have forgotten to put the SD card back in one night..... I had withdrawal symptoms the next day with being unable to review the previous nights data.....
07-11-2014 09:29 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,855
Joined: Sep 2013

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: #8
RE: Oh what a night......
(07-11-2014 07:27 PM)diamaunt Wrote:  
(07-11-2014 06:38 PM)Skypilot Wrote:  (The subject title would make a good song?)

THE FOUR SEASONS LYRICS
"December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)"

Oh, what a night
Late December, back in '63
What a very special time for me
As I remember, what a night

Oh, what a night
You know, I didn't even know her name
But I was never gonna be the same
What a lady, what a night...

You two just gave your age away. Since I'm an old geezer and my mind went immediately to that song -- GMTA

(07-11-2014 09:29 PM)Skypilot Wrote:  I too have forgotten to put the SD card back in one night..... I had withdrawal symptoms the next day with being unable to review the previous nights data.....

The bank teller told me, "If you keep putting it in and taking it out, you're going to lose interest."

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.
07-12-2014 08:31 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Skypilot Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 96
Joined: Jun 2014

Machine: ResMed Hire
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AIRFIT™ P10 nasal pilow
Humidifier: H5i Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Doc said to try 12; was 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: The land of Nod is but a dream.

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Canberra, Australia

Post: #9
RE: Oh what a night......
Another good night - 2 events - 1 Hypopnea and 1 central.

All I have to do now is to overcome my obsessive compulsion to tweak the settings even more.....lol!
07-12-2014 09:13 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
vsheline Online

Advisory Members

Posts: 1,911
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: S9 VPAP Adapt (USA Model# 36007, not better 36037 or 36067)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F10 or SimPlus w/ 2Liners. MirageQuatro & Gecko gel pad
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Marfan Syndrome, chronic bradycardia, occasional Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

Sex: Male
Location: California, USA

Post: #10
RE: Oh what a night......
(07-11-2014 08:35 PM)Skypilot Wrote:  
(07-11-2014 07:48 PM)zonk Wrote:  [snip
Leak zero all night long, how you do it?

I use the ResMed P10 medium pillows and the standard head strap that comes with those - I started off with small and had a lot of leaks.

And the Pièce de résistance is my inexpensive head sweatband used as a chin strap! It stays in place over night even though I do turn quite a lot.

Hi Skypilot,

Also, check that the Mask Type is set correctly on the machine.

If one is using nasal pillows but the machine thinks a Full Face Mask is being used, the machine will think the intentional leak rate is larger than it really is, and therefore the machine will think and report that the leaks are lower than they actually are.

Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
07-13-2014 01:13 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  1st night with DreamWear mask - Best night ever pwgphoto 34 5,346 08-30-2016 08:36 PM
Last Post: HoustonMIke
  [Treatment] Seeing significantly different AHI numbers night to night galenaforest 4 824 02-25-2016 02:27 AM
Last Post: Dagmar1
  One night = 0 leaks, next night 30 L.....??? GrammaBear 3 740 01-28-2016 01:39 PM
Last Post: justMongo
  First night behind me - 2nd night update - mostly Centrals? worn_out_in_lebanon 19 4,474 03-21-2015 11:11 AM
Last Post: retired_guy
  0.0 Events Last Night - Night #7 Sparkle 4 1,795 01-20-2015 09:47 PM
Last Post: Sparkle
  Interesting night- Adjusted pressure part way through night dozydave 2 1,148 01-19-2015 02:46 PM
Last Post: quiescence at last
  Confusing night last night retired_guy 11 3,257 01-16-2015 06:43 PM
Last Post: Eurika

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)