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Preferred Level for SNI
Hello all,

The daily data on the screen of my machine includes snore index, SNI which is usually around 13. I haven't seen anything about the significance of this reading or any indication of the preferred level.
Can anyone give input on this?

Thanks
09-12-2015 08:12 PM
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Location: Australia

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RE: Preferred Level for SNI
(09-12-2015 08:12 PM)stanleydean Wrote:  Hello all,

The daily data on the screen of my machine includes snore index, SNI which is usually around 13. I haven't seen anything about the significance of this reading or any indication of the preferred level.
Can anyone give input on this?

Thanks
SNI: Snore Index (SNI), represents the mean snore count per hour.
http://bmccpap.com.au/icode

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09-12-2015 08:24 PM
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RE: Preferred Level for SNI
As you may remember, I have the same machine as you and I have also noticed that number. I have searched several times for an explanation of it and have found zip. Even BMC does not have anything much to say about it. I wonder if it is an obsolete term? Maybe someone here will know about it.
09-12-2015 08:26 PM
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RE: Preferred Level for SNI
(09-12-2015 08:24 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(09-12-2015 08:12 PM)stanleydean Wrote:  Hello all,

The daily data on the screen of my machine includes snore index, SNI which is usually around 13. I haven't seen anything about the significance of this reading or any indication of the preferred level.
Can anyone give input on this?

Thanks
I suppose SNI is AHI http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=AHI
Below 5 preferable, higher can indicate therapy is not optimal
I don't know anything about the machine or if there is a software available for the user to see whats going on
The majority of people use either Resmed or Respironcis machines, not many use China machine

The machine displays the AHI number every morning plus the SNI number. I have started to ignore it. The data reports include the AHI number, the same number as the daily display. My AHI stays below 0.5, but the SNI number is all over the place. I think it is a Chinese thing.......
09-12-2015 08:32 PM
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RE: Preferred Level for SNI
(09-12-2015 08:24 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(09-12-2015 08:12 PM)stanleydean Wrote:  Hello all,

The daily data on the screen of my machine includes snore index, SNI which is usually around 13. I haven't seen anything about the significance of this reading or any indication of the preferred level.
Can anyone give input on this?

Thanks
SNI: Snore Index (SNI), represents the mean snore count per hour.
http://bmccpap.com.au/icode

Edited

We seem to be posting on top of each other. I wonder where the microphone is hidden to be able to "hear" snores. The SNI number does not follow the AHI number at all, at least in my case.
09-12-2015 08:37 PM
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RE: Preferred Level for SNI
I just checked my complete icode report and the SNI numbers are not included in the report that the doctor would see. I don't think that it has any meaning.
09-12-2015 08:43 PM
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RE: Preferred Level for SNI
iCode
All BMC machines now include the amazing i-Code feature.
When the i-Codes feature is enabled and the i-Codes retrieved, your equipment or health care provider will be able to create a customised history usage report for various timeframes over the last year.
The report will show a range of sleep therapy statistics including;
Days of Therapy:
Shows the number of days in the timeframe where the total usage each day is at least 4 hours.
Days of Therapy %:
Shows the percentage of days in the timeframe where the total usage each day is at least 4 hours.
Avg. Daily Compliance (H:M):
Average time the patient has used the device for sleep therapy.
Average P95:
The auto machine was operating at this pressure or less for 95percent of the time.
Mean Pressure:
The mean pressure level delivered within the selected range.
AHI:
The Apnea/Hypopnea Index (AHI), represents the average number of the apnea and hypopnea per hour for the timeframe.
SNI:
Snore Index (SNI), represents the mean snore count per hour.

Example of CPAP / APAP i-Codes Usage Report
[Image: icode_report.jpg]


iCode Software USER MANUAL
https://www.ukcpap.co.uk/BMC_RESmart_iCode-Software_User-Manual.pdf
09-12-2015 08:50 PM
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RE: Preferred Level for SNI
(09-12-2015 08:37 PM)sptrout Wrote:  I wonder where the microphone is hidden to be able to "hear" snores. The SNI number does not follow the AHI number at all, at least in my case.
From BMC: The RESmart Auto CPAP Machine includes advanced sensor technology to automatically track your respiratory condition. It can detect the onset of snoring and automatically increase the pressure until the airway is fully open, even when lying on your back.
09-12-2015 08:59 PM
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RE: Preferred Level for SNI
Hi Zonk

I think the manual writer in China messed up the translation. I have my complete report in my lap as I type this: no SNI in the report at all. The report starts April 2nd though a couple days ago.
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RE: Preferred Level for SNI
(09-12-2015 08:59 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(09-12-2015 08:37 PM)sptrout Wrote:  I wonder where the microphone is hidden to be able to "hear" snores. The SNI number does not follow the AHI number at all, at least in my case.
From BMC: The RESmart Auto CPAP Machine includes advanced sensor technology to automatically track your respiratory condition. It can detect the onset of snoring and automatically increase the pressure until the airway is fully open, even when lying on your back.

Wouldn't that capability require at least an APAP? Not trying to be funny, but this is a serious question. I wonder if their manual, software, and real capability of our two machines, are all mixed-up?
09-12-2015 09:08 PM
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