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Respiratory Rate Question
#1
My normal respiratory rate in Rescan is 16-20. Most nights I spike up into the 30s for a period of time. This normally happens once or maybe twice per night. I am attaching the Rescan output from one night recently where this occurred with a little more amplitude, longer duration, and more occurrences than normal. This is the only night I can remember where these occurrences were this bad.

Does anyone have any idea what this might mean - if anything.

Best regards,

PaytonA

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#2
My WAG would be REM sleep, and in that particularly bad episode, a nightmare!
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#3
.......... you could go blind doing that.
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#4
Hehe - running in your sleep? Would be curious what your O2 looks like during those periods, and, how long they last? Dream related, or is something going on?
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I do not know af anything going on and I am back to not remembering most of whatever dreams I may or may not have.
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#6
Do you feel differently on the mornings after these occurrences?
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#7
Need to see your bilevel pressure graph and high rate flow. I have similar rate periods; and when I look at the pressure and rate data, I see a trigger to IPAP that should not have occurred. It probably could be tuned out with the trigger sensitivity or Ti(min) and/or Ti(max.) In my opinion it does not hurt anything. But the approximate 2X normal rate is actually false.
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(06-18-2014, 08:35 PM)Sleepster Wrote: Do you feel differently on the mornings after these occurrences?

Felt as good as normal. Woke right up and did not feel sluggish at all.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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(06-18-2014, 09:05 PM)justMongo Wrote: Need to see your bilevel pressure graph and high rate flow. I have similar rate periods; and when I look at the pressure and rate data, I see a trigger to IPAP that should not have occurred. It probably could be tuned out with the trigger sensitivity or Ti(min) and/or Ti(max.) In my opinion it does not hurt anything. But the approximate 2X normal rate is actually false.

I am using an S8 VPAP Auto 25 in spontaneous mode. IPAP was 20, EPAP was 15. There is no pressure chart and the S8 doesn't give a high rate flow chart.

The trigger sensitivity is set to med and Ti(max) and Ti(min) are set to factory defaults-2.0 and 0.3 seconds respectively. If I remember correctly, I woke up that morning with the VPAP cycling fairly rapidly and continuously from IPAP to EPAP and it would not follow my breath. I could breathe faster or slower than the machine but it kept up its same cyclic rate.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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#10
Example of double trigger. A one minute slice just before local midnight. The little "hitch" in flow triggers IPAP and doubles the scored BPM (BPM not shown.)

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