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Kakesim Online

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Machine: ResMed AIrSense 10 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: AirFit F10 , FOR HER
Humidifier: ResMed integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6-12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: U.S./ MX

Post: #1
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Hello Everyone!

I'm a newbie (only 10 days with my equipment), but I'm really glad to have found this site! Without it I would probably be clueless for my problems and any solutions. The ResMed site, "my air" doesn't work consistently for me, and I have found it to be unrealistically "cheerful" and underwhelming, anyway.

I'm certain that I will appreciate SleepyHead, but at the moment I would just like to understand what I'm seeing on my ResMed AIrSense 10 Autoset, first. I "jail broke" the machine as soon as I could, because experimenting is the name of the game at this point – and it's hard to form conclusions without any data! Just a day or two ago I also got more information by de-selecting Essentials within the clinical menu and changing its report to daily.

So, just 2 questions at this point: Is there already a page on this site that I can navigate to which explains the new data I have revealed? i.e. Is the Pressure number shown in the more detailed "non-essentials" an average of my readings for the entire time I was in bed? The high I reached? Where I should stay to have fewer events? Etc.

Then 2) will Sleepyhead reveal the amount of time I spent in different sleep stages including REM sleep? I hope so because I think my AVERAGE of events is showing quite low. In my sleep study I showed, like, 38.2 events during only 154 total minutes of sleep, but my average AHI is only a deceptively mild 11.7.

I fear I'm getting false smile-y faces!!

Sorry to go on so long, but I feel like I've just come in from "no man's land"! THANK YOU
08-27-2016 04:31 PM
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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: #2
RE: Questions ALREADY!
Pressure and leak numbers shown on the sleep report is the 95th percentile number, been at or below that number for 95% of last night* (if period "1 Day" is selected). Smiley faces, one indicate that the humidifier is working and the other indicate that leak is within acceptable range, leak is less than 24 L/m for 70% of the time
[* last night = CPAP 24 hours day begins from midday to midday the following day], after midday a new CPAP day begins ...
AHI 5 or under considered well treated while on treatment, but not uncommon to have AHI below 2 or 1, even zero on some occasions

SleepyHead or ResScan can only tell us, what data is written on the card and what data the machine write the card. For now, sleep stages is not reported, maybe something manufacturers need to think about on the next upcoming machines

Scroll down to glossary for some explanations of the terms http://www.apneaboard.com/ResScan_Interpretation-Guide.pdf

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08-27-2016 06:02 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 12-15.6
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Location: Westlake Village, California USA

Post: #3
RE: Questions ALREADY!
Without EEG and eye movement data, combined with trained analysis, it is hard to know whether or not you are even sleeping or are actually in REM sleep. Some on this forum have noted when REM sleep is likely to take place and believe an irregular flow rate is suggestive of REM sleep occurring. (REM sleep tends to occur in periods of 20-40 minutes each, 4 or 5 times each night of longer duration sleep). But it is guesswork.

Some external sleep apps purport to show sleep stages and the occurrence of REM sleep, but few are validated by controlled studies so it is essentially an algorithmic guessing game for marketing purposes.

Perhaps some of the poly-sleep-techs can provide more definitive information.

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
08-27-2016 06:24 PM
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Kakesim Online

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Machine: ResMed AIrSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: AirFit F10 , FOR HER
Humidifier: ResMed integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6-12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: U.S./ MX

Post: #4
RE: Questions ALREADY!
The percentage info is very useful, among many other bits I never knew before!

Thanks
08-27-2016 06:25 PM
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #5
RE: Questions ALREADY!
(08-27-2016 04:31 PM)Kakesim Wrote:  Is there already a page on this site that I can navigate to which explains the new data I have revealed?

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...#pid128897

Quote:will Sleepyhead reveal the amount of time I spent in different sleep stages including REM sleep?

No. All a CPAP machine measures is the pressure and the flow rate of the air. Everything else is derived from those measurements, which is itself an engineering marvel.

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08-27-2016 07:25 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

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Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #6
RE: Questions ALREADY!
Welcome to the forum Kakesim! You came to the right place for answers. Glad you found us!

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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08-28-2016 08:19 AM
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JWR Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Questions ALREADY!
Welcome to apneaboard Kakesim Welcome

08-28-2016 10:38 AM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #8
RE: Questions ALREADY!
Hi Kakesim,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

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08-28-2016 05:59 PM
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Machine: DreamStation Auto, AirSense 10 Auto
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Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Philips, AirSense 10
CPAP Pressure: 12-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: 2L added oxygen with CMS50F to check usage

Sex: Male
Location: Florida

Post: #9
RE: Questions ALREADY!
I use Sleepyhead and look for the patterns in the charts. I make a guess as to what rem looks like. If and when I get a better way of guessing I will have more faith in being right.

Good start to your CPAP trip. you are on the right track educating yourself.

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08-28-2016 06:45 PM
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CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #10
RE: Questions ALREADY!
Since you're in education mode, take a look at RobySue's Beginner's Guide to Sleepyhead. http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead This educational wiki has some very good information, and is far more than a good guide for beginners, I think some doctors could benefit. Good luck with your use of auto CPAP. Sounds like you're off to a great start.

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08-29-2016 08:54 AM
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