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Please help with OSCAR data
#1
Please help with OSCAR data
Hello friends.

I just buy CPAP machine 5 years ago, connect it to AC and start to use. 

Yesterday I found out about OSCAR and your site, uploaded the data and saw that I have a large ANI index. Probably I can correct something to improve the situation? Guide me on the right path, please.

I open my mouth in a dream, and the mask does not always save. Also, the beard complicates the situation.
Thank you so much!


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RE: Please help with OSCAR data
Welcome to the forum. Your hypopnea and OA are clustered. This is most often caused by lowereing your chin to your chest. We recommend a soft cervical collar to prevent this, Read about it here:  http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...cal_Collar

I recommend you increase your minimum pressure to 6. This will permit your machine to respond faster to events and should be more comfortable. Most feel starved for air at a setting of 4. Try the collar and report back.
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RE: Please help with OSCAR data
I was going to suggest the same thing.
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RE: Please help with OSCAR data
Thank you very much guys for help.

I increase minimum pressure to 6 and try to sleep with soft collar. Here is my result. Not good as I think:


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RE: Please help with OSCAR data
You are going to need a minimum pressure of 8.0. You are welcome to increase in increments of 1-cm per day until the obstructive apnea and hypopnea are reduced, and to give yourself time to adapt, but 8.0 to 9.0 is going to be your minimum. This is a significant improvement over previous results in terms of OA, but hypopnea is still present. The collar seems to have reduced the clustering, I think higher minimum pressure should be very effective in your case.
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