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Post: #31
RE: Please offer advice
(12-31-2012 10:17 PM)JJJ Wrote:  
(12-31-2012 09:29 PM)kayla Wrote:  You are so right, one cannot take an active role in their treatment if one doesnt pay attention and learn.I am learning and appreciative of all of our help.
I am going to try to download the sleepyhead one.and if i run into trouble I will post.

Kayla, check your private messages for further information about SleepyHead.

I now have sleephead downloaded and my c-pap therapy under some control,thanks to the help of a fine member of this forum.
You are all so helpful and it is much appreciated by me.I feel I may have a chance with this therapy now.
I am grateful and will post updates and questions as needed.
Thank God for this forum!
Kayla
01-01-2013 10:31 PM
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Post: #32
RE: Please offer advice
Good! I'm glad you feel empowered!

Yes, please keep us updated. And please ask questions!

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01-02-2013 01:23 AM
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Post: #33
RE: Please offer advice
(01-02-2013 01:23 AM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Good! I'm glad you feel empowered!

Yes, please keep us updated. And please ask questions!
okay this is for dec 30 and then jan1 -not sure if its ok to post but dont understand the leAK THING?
Channel Min Med 95% Max
PressurePressure (cmH20)
Avg: 16.81 14.00 18.48 19.72 20.00
EPAPExpiratory Pressure (cmH20)
Avg: 13.81 11.00 15.48 16.72 17.00
Minute Vent.Minute Ventilation (L/min)
Avg: 6.32 0.00 6.12 8.12 30.25
Resp. RateRespiratory Rate (breaths/min)
Avg: 16.68 8.40 16.80 18.60 28.20
Flow LimitFlow Limit Graph (0-1)
Avg: 0.09 0.00 0.11 0.41 0.89
LeaksLeak Rate (L/min)
Avg: 0.92 0.00 2.40 8.40 50.40
SnoreSnore (unknown)
Avg: 0.08 0.00 0.06 0.52 1.10
Insp TimeInspiratory Time (seconds)
Avg: 1.70 0.18 1.64 2.00 6.14
Exp TimeExpiratory Time (seconds)
Avg: 1.86 0.10 1.84 2.25 4.70
Tidal VolumeTidal Volume (ml)
Avg: 376.23 9.92 360.00 580.00 1818.80

Machine Settings
Pr. ReliefPressure Relief EPR x3

second one eRLIER IN DEC-

Event Breakdown


Statistics
Channel Min Med 95% Max
PressurePressure (cmH20)
Avg: 15.91 14.00 17.54 19.56 19.92
EPAPExpiratory Pressure (cmH20)
Avg: 12.91 11.00 14.54 16.56 16.92
Minute Vent.Minute Ventilation (L/min)
Avg: 6.91 3.25 6.88 9.12 24.38
Resp. RateRespiratory Rate (breaths/min)
Avg: 16.76 10.00 16.80 19.20 24.60
Flow LimitFlow Limit Graph (0-1)
Avg: 0.07 0.00 0.10 0.27 0.79
LeaksLeak Rate (L/min)
Avg: 0.74 0.00 14.40 129.48 144.00
SnoreSnore (unknown)
Avg: 0.06 0.00 0.06 0.40 1.40
Tidal VolumeTidal Volume (ml)
Avg: 407.71 200.00 400.00 640.00 1240.00

Machine Settings
Pr. ReliefPressure Relief EPR x3

Session Information
SessionID On Date Start End
CPAP Sessions
1356350346ResMed CPAP 0h, 18m, 18s 12/24/2012 04:59 05:17
1356351607ResMed CPAP 3h, 20m, 25s 12/24/2012 05:20 08:40
1356364054ResMed CPAP 2h, 12m, 28s 12/24/2012 08:48 11:00
1356379776ResMed CPAP 1h, 56m, 16s 12/24/2012 13:09 15:06
I WILLTRY TO FIGURE THIS OUT -I HOPE.
01-02-2013 01:38 AM
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kayla Offline

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Post: #34
RE: Please offer advice
(01-02-2013 01:38 AM)kayla Wrote:  
(01-02-2013 01:23 AM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Good! I'm glad you feel empowered!

Yes, please keep us updated. And please ask questions!
okay this is for dec 30 and then jan1 -not sure if its ok to post but dont understand the leAK THING?
Channel Min Med 95% Max
PressurePressure (cmH20)
Avg: 16.81 14.00 18.48 19.72 20.00
EPAPExpiratory Pressure (cmH20)
Avg: 13.81 11.00 15.48 16.72 17.00
Minute Vent.Minute Ventilation (L/min)
Avg: 6.32 0.00 6.12 8.12 30.25
Resp. RateRespiratory Rate (breaths/min)
Avg: 16.68 8.40 16.80 18.60 28.20
Flow LimitFlow Limit Graph (0-1)
Avg: 0.09 0.00 0.11 0.41 0.89
LeaksLeak Rate (L/min)
Avg: 0.92 0.00 2.40 8.40 50.40
SnoreSnore (unknown)
Avg: 0.08 0.00 0.06 0.52 1.10
Insp TimeInspiratory Time (seconds)
Avg: 1.70 0.18 1.64 2.00 6.14
Exp TimeExpiratory Time (seconds)
Avg: 1.86 0.10 1.84 2.25 4.70
Tidal VolumeTidal Volume (ml)
Avg: 376.23 9.92 360.00 580.00 1818.80

Machine Settings
Pr. ReliefPressure Relief EPR x3

second one eRLIER IN DEC-

Event Breakdown


Statistics
Channel Min Med 95% Max
PressurePressure (cmH20)
Avg: 15.91 14.00 17.54 19.56 19.92
EPAPExpiratory Pressure (cmH20)
Avg: 12.91 11.00 14.54 16.56 16.92
Minute Vent.Minute Ventilation (L/min)
Avg: 6.91 3.25 6.88 9.12 24.38
Resp. RateRespiratory Rate (breaths/min)
Avg: 16.76 10.00 16.80 19.20 24.60
Flow LimitFlow Limit Graph (0-1)
Avg: 0.07 0.00 0.10 0.27 0.79
LeaksLeak Rate (L/min)
Avg: 0.74 0.00 14.40 129.48 144.00
SnoreSnore (unknown)
Avg: 0.06 0.00 0.06 0.40 1.40
Tidal VolumeTidal Volume (ml)
Avg: 407.71 200.00 400.00 640.00 1240.00

Machine Settings
Pr. ReliefPressure Relief EPR x3

Session Information
SessionID On Date Start End
CPAP Sessions
1356350346ResMed CPAP 0h, 18m, 18s 12/24/2012 04:59 05:17
1356351607ResMed CPAP 3h, 20m, 25s 12/24/2012 05:20 08:40
1356364054ResMed CPAP 2h, 12m, 28s 12/24/2012 08:48 11:00
1356379776ResMed CPAP 1h, 56m, 16s 12/24/2012 13:09 15:06
I WILLTRY TO FIGURE THIS OUT -I HOPE.


(01-02-2013 02:03 AM)kayla Wrote:  
(01-02-2013 01:38 AM)kayla Wrote:  
(01-02-2013 01:23 AM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Good! I'm glad you feel empowered!

Yes, please keep us updated. And please ask questions!
okay this is for dec 30 and then jan1 -not sure if its ok to post but dont understand the leAK THING?
Channel Min Med 95% Max
PressurePressure (cmH20)
Avg: 16.81 14.00 18.48 19.72 20.00
EPAPExpiratory Pressure (cmH20)
Avg: 13.81 11.00 15.48 16.72 17.00
Minute Vent.Minute Ventilation (L/min)
Avg: 6.32 0.00 6.12 8.12 30.25
Resp. RateRespiratory Rate (breaths/min)
Avg: 16.68 8.40 16.80 18.60 28.20
Flow LimitFlow Limit Graph (0-1)
Avg: 0.09 0.00 0.11 0.41 0.89
LeaksLeak Rate (L/min)
Avg: 0.92 0.00 2.40 8.40 50.40
SnoreSnore (unknown)
Avg: 0.08 0.00 0.06 0.52 1.10
Insp TimeInspiratory Time (seconds)
Avg: 1.70 0.18 1.64 2.00 6.14
Exp TimeExpiratory Time (seconds)
Avg: 1.86 0.10 1.84 2.25 4.70
Tidal VolumeTidal Volume (ml)
Avg: 376.23 9.92 360.00 580.00 1818.80

Machine Settings
Pr. ReliefPressure Relief EPR x3

second one eRLIER IN DEC-

Event Breakdown


Statistics
Channel Min Med 95% Max
PressurePressure (cmH20)
Avg: 15.91 14.00 17.54 19.56 19.92
EPAPExpiratory Pressure (cmH20)
Avg: 12.91 11.00 14.54 16.56 16.92
Minute Vent.Minute Ventilation (L/min)
Avg: 6.91 3.25 6.88 9.12 24.38
Resp. RateRespiratory Rate (breaths/min)
Avg: 16.76 10.00 16.80 19.20 24.60
Flow LimitFlow Limit Graph (0-1)
Avg: 0.07 0.00 0.10 0.27 0.79
LeaksLeak Rate (L/min)
Avg: 0.74 0.00 14.40 129.48 144.00
SnoreSnore (unknown)
Avg: 0.06 0.00 0.06 0.40 1.40
Tidal VolumeTidal Volume (ml)
Avg: 407.71 200.00 400.00 640.00 1240.00

Machine Settings
Pr. ReliefPressure Relief EPR x3

Session Information
SessionID On Date Start End
CPAP Sessions
1356350346ResMed CPAP 0h, 18m, 18s 12/24/2012 04:59 05:17
1356351607ResMed CPAP 3h, 20m, 25s 12/24/2012 05:20 08:40
1356364054ResMed CPAP 2h, 12m, 28s 12/24/2012 08:48 11:00
1356379776ResMed CPAP 1h, 56m, 16s 12/24/2012 13:09 15:06
I WILLTRY TO FIGURE THIS OUT -I HOPE.

oh no i got the manual ,thank you but it says this and I did wash the air filter and am using it...
•• Do not wash the air filter. The air filter is not washable or reusable.
help.
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01-02-2013 02:03 AM
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Post: #35
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If you already washed it, use it until you can get a new one. But do not wait too long. Even though you washed the filter, it will get clogged much faster now. You need to get a new one.Sleep-well
01-02-2013 07:12 AM
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Post: #36
RE: Please offer advice
Hi Kayla,

Keep using the washed filter until you replace with new one as soon as you can.

What are your daily numbers for apnea types (AHI = Apnea + Hypopnea Index, CAI = Central Apnea Index, OAI = Obstructive Apnea Index, UAI=Unknown type Apnea Index). When these numbers are called Index this means they are an average per hour.

Do you sleep on your back? That is usually the worst position for sleep apnea. Stay off your back.

"Leak" for ResMed machines is unintentional leak. Your Leak is usually good. Your pressure is usually near your max, so if were me I wouldn't lower pressure. Would focus on staying off my back.

Take care,
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Post: #37
RE: Please offer advice
(01-02-2013 09:13 AM)vsheline Wrote:  Hi Kayla,

Keep using the washed filter until you replace with new one as soon as you can.

What are your daily numbers for apnea types (AHI = Apnea + Hypopnea Index, CAI = Central Apnea Index, OAI = Obstructive Apnea Index, UAI=Unknown type Apnea Index). When these numbers are called Index this means they are an average per hour.

Do you sleep on your back? That is usually the worst position for sleep apnea. Stay off your back.

"Leak" for ResMed machines is unintentional leak. Your Leak is usually good. Your pressure is usually near your max, so if were me I wouldn't lower pressure. Would focus on staying off my back.

Take care,
Vaughn

that is a good tip for awhile I was on my back ,but now only side sleeping.I will get new filters tomorrow.
01-02-2013 03:09 PM
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Post: #38
RE: Please offer advice
(01-02-2013 03:09 PM)kayla Wrote:  
(01-02-2013 09:13 AM)vsheline Wrote:  Hi Kayla,

Keep using the washed filter until you replace with new one as soon as you can.

What are your daily numbers for apnea types (AHI = Apnea + Hypopnea Index, CAI = Central Apnea Index, OAI = Obstructive Apnea Index, UAI=Unknown type Apnea Index). When these numbers are called Index this means they are an average per hour.

Do you sleep on your back? That is usually the worst position for sleep apnea. Stay off your back.

"Leak" for ResMed machines is unintentional leak. Your Leak is usually good. Your pressure is usually near your max, so if were me I wouldn't lower pressure. Would focus on staying off my back.

Take care,
Vaughn

that is a good tip for awhile I was on my back ,but now only side sleeping.I will get new filters tomorrow.

I just dont understand any of this at all-for example on dec 27,it says I had 3 events,hyp.15 and 0bst:.300 ahi is.46-the overview is weird and I cant seem to figure it out.I got a new filter but these numbers frustrate me.
01-02-2013 07:43 PM
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Post: #39
RE: Please offer advice
Do you mean the overview in Sleepyhead? That becomes more useful when you have more than just a few nights. Go to the daily tab.

Three events mean you had, well, 3 events. An event is recorded when it is longer than 10 seconds.

The hyp is hypopnea. You had an HI (hypopnea index) of .15. That means they took the number of events and divided it by the number of hours.

Obstr is obstructive event. .300 means you had an AI of .3.

I would assume the .46 is the roundup between them. I would guess you had one hypopnea and 2 obstructive.

You want a total AHI of less than 5. So a .46 AHI is very, very good! Congrats!

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Post: #40
RE: Please offer advice
(01-02-2013 07:52 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Do you mean the overview in Sleepyhead? That becomes more useful when you have more than just a few nights. Go to the daily tab.

Three events mean you had, well, 3 events. An event is recorded when it is longer than 10 seconds.

The hyp is hypopnea. You had an HI (hypopnea index) of .15. That means they took the number of events and divided it by the number of hours.

Obstr is obstructive event. .300 means you had an AI of .3.

I would assume the .46 is the roundup between them. I would guess you had one hypopnea and 2 obstructive.

You want a total AHI of less than 5. So a .46 AHI is very, very good! Congrats!
Thank you ,yes it is good ....but my sleep is very fragmented...this is helping very much to get control of it all.I will keep at it.
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