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Remember2Breathe's First night new machine
#51
RE: Remember2Breathe's First night new machine
Yep, best practice is delete oldest first. And OSCAR has the ability to turn on/off PAP use segments. You can look at individual segments up to all for the night and see the chart data.
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#52
RE: Remember2Breathe's First night new machine
Thanks, Dave,

I deleted some attachments that seemed redundant or not important.  

Not sure I get what you mean by segments; but I've read the organizing Charts section.  Now reading beginner's guide to Sleepyhead, hoping it may make clear how to interpret some of the different parts of the charts.

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RE: Remember2Breathe's First night new machine
Near the bottom left, this image from OSCAR wiki has a yellow and then a gray rectangle. These represent session segments and if they're clicked onto they toggle that segment on or off from showing up on the right chart side. In this image, these segment buttons are below the calendar. The segment buttons should have duration times marked on them.

   
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#54
RE: Remember2Breathe's First night new machine
Thrilled to get under one for AHI last night.  The way I look at it: Leak Rate/Large Leak and CAs seem to be improving too.
But, Sleeprider, I think you might say that my Flow Limitation is still bad.

Last night I slept with a down pillow under my chin, which maybe helped.  
Still looking at soft cervical collars and snore collars online and need to pick one.  
A bit leery though as I don't like memory foam (like natural products, so don't like latex or foam either)  and I never could stand to wear turtlenecks.

I'm fairly comfortable with the nasal pillows.  I do have a sore under my nostril and wonder if the nasal cradle be an improvement in that regard.  Or maybe could switch between the pillows and cradle to see if that makes the sore vanish quicker.  Can live with it - just an annoyance. 

Any comment on my Oscar charts?

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RE: Remember2Breathe's First night new machine
just a word of encouragement regarding soft cervical collars. I refuse to wear neckties and turtlenecks; can't stand anything around my neck really. I won't sugar coat it: collars aren't particularly comfortable and I'd much rather not wear one. fortunately it turned out that it didn't take long to get used to it and for me there's just no substitute that'll reduce my lip/mouth leaks and clusters of oa. I literally can't successfully pap without it.

if you have issues that a collar will help, try it and stick with it for, idk, maybe at least 2 weeks before concluding it's too uncomfortable. try different sizes and styles if you have to. we can get used to a lot, particularly if better sleep is the result. $20 at the local big box pharmacy. or fashion a facsimile from stuff you have at home to experiment with. Gideon suggests rolling a towel around a necktie, for example.

not sure how long you've been using the nasal pillow mask. I had sore nares for about the first week and never since. it's given me a bald spot in my mustache but of course that's not something you need to worry about. :-)
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RE: Remember2Breathe's First night new machine
It's clear your trend is in the right direction, and I am not the one that should judge whether your flow limitation is adequately treated, since that answer really relies in your comfort   level.  It's high, but perhaps low enough.

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RE: Remember2Breathe's First night new machine
Thanks for the encouragement, Sleepless!!  Yes, agreed I need to try.  

I just got up from a long post-2nd-vaccination-fatigue nap.  I didn't use CPAP but did use something under chin.  Recently, I was gifted some goose down and feather booties.  They are shaped like a rounded capital L.  I don't walk on the floor with them (so I can wear in bed and not gross).  I put them under chin during nap - not bad.  Would be too hot in summer and no tie to keep in place but pretty good backup if I just can't stand a cervical collar I get online.

I've only been doing CPAP therapy for 12 days.  My sore might be around the same place as your mustache bald spot.  Of course not visible to the public now, as I wear a mask.  :-)  My gut says pillows will probably work better than cradle; and I'll still have plastic in the same area; but like to try too.

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RE: Remember2Breathe's First night new machine
Thanks for your reply, Sleeprider!

It's most uncomfortable for me the first hour after my head hits the pillow.  It's a bit of a struggle:  to be comfortable, to avoid lip leaks, and to breathe calmly, and it seems like a very light sleep with even more events (incl leaks) that first hour.  Also difficulty swallowing.  After that first hour, I feel more comfortable.

I'm hoping that will improve as I get more used to CPAP.  Prior to CPAP, my first hour of sleep would be deeper.

Is the discomfort I describe it also perhaps largely influenced by flow limitation?  Or hard to say?

Might the cervical collar help with flow limitation?  Anything else?  (or only FFM or BIPAP)

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