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Post: #11
RE: SleepMapper software vs. SleepyHead
Sleepmapper still works, I use it for a "quick look" at my AHI.... but Sleepmapper is a tricycle with training wheels, Sleepyhead is a Rolls Royce! Sleepyhead is free, a little steeper learning curve, much, much more useful information and fully compatible with the Respironics data capable machines (which I believe you have). Available for Windows and for Mac.

Only one caution, when you take your SD card out of your machine to upload the data to Sleepyhead, make sure that you "lock" the SD card (by sliding the little white tab down) so that neither Windows, nor Mac put little extra (unneeded) files on your SD card. And when you put your card back into your machine, be sure and "unlock" it. Sleepyhead won't hurt your SD card as it only reads data and never writes data, but Windows and Mac will write little files to the card which could corrupt your data.

Get Sleepyhead and you will really know what is going on while you slept
10-27-2014 04:01 AM
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Post: #12
RE: SleepMapper software vs. SleepyHead
Okay
But:
1. Sleepyhead can only display data that the CPAP system previously records, and it is the machine provides the data. How does it compare with Philips EncoreViewer and Philips Sleepware G3 software?

2. Is there any reference that describes the variables provided, and interprets the significance of the values?

3. Is there any guide to the appropriate settings of variables on the Philips Respironics System One? Eg, what Relief and Humidity settings are appropriate?

(10-27-2014 04:01 AM)CPAPER Paul Wrote:  Sleepmapper still works, I use it for a "quick look" at my AHI.... but Sleepmapper is a tricycle with training wheels, Sleepyhead is a Rolls Royce! Sleepyhead is free, a little steeper learning curve, much, much more useful information and fully compatible with the Respironics data capable machines (which I believe you have). Available for Windows and for Mac.

Only one caution, when you take your SD card out of your machine to upload the data to Sleepyhead, make sure that you "lock" the SD card (by sliding the little white tab down) so that neither Windows, nor Mac put little extra (unneeded) files on your SD card. And when you put your card back into your machine, be sure and "unlock" it. Sleepyhead won't hurt your SD card as it only reads data and never writes data, but Windows and Mac will write little files to the card which could corrupt your data.

Get Sleepyhead and you will really know what is going on while you slept
10-28-2014 10:30 AM
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Post: #13
RE: SleepMapper software vs. SleepyHead
1- I don't see what you mean by "can only display data that the CPAP system previously records...." as any software that displays results can only display the results that are recorded by the CPAP unit... How else, or where else would it get the data from?

2- There is an entire manual on sleepyhead and what the results and variables mean at the top of the page, a very full featured guide that explains everything in great detail is available.

3- Appropriate settings will be based on the recorded results and need to be interpreted, we can help you with the results and fine tuning the system that is what the site is all about.

Hope that helps.

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10-28-2014 10:55 AM
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Machine: Respironics System One
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #14
RE: SleepMapper software vs. SleepyHead
Thanks,
But there is a lot about Sleephead graphs that are apparently unexplained, including:

blue and red markers that appear on Flow Rate plot
Flow rate units (y axis)
2 parallel plots on Leak Rate plot, and leak rate units
Minute Vent.
Colored (grey, green, blue, red, purple) triangle graphs superimposed on By Pressure table
etc.

Any clues?



(08-27-2014 07:47 PM)Ghandi Wrote:  SleepyHead is way better. It gives you all the information you need to know to be able to understand your therapy. Sleepmapper doest even allow you to see the type of events you had. Or any flow charts at all. It's basically just a recording tool for your daily ahi which is already displayed on you Pr screen.

Go with Sleepyhead you wont regret it.

Ghandi
10-30-2014 06:16 PM
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Post: #15
RE: SleepMapper software vs. SleepyHead
Thanks
You are correct to question my question - I mixed two thoughts, and came out with a truism. So, to restate my questions briefly:

1. There are two new (to me) Philips CPAP data display software items - each with previous noted part number - (and each in maybe in two versions: physician & patient). They are named: Encore and Sleepwear G3.

Q1: Do either of these programs (and variants) display more or less data than Sleepyhead does; eg in the case they are designed to display more data that is collected by more advanced CPAP machines?

NB: I also think the Sleepyhead displays some data that is not identified at all, and that some data that is not fully identified. It may be that I have not found where these are so identified - but I think the displays need more labels, for completeness.

Do you agree?

(10-28-2014 10:55 AM)Galactus Wrote:  1- I don't see what you mean by "can only display data that the CPAP system previously records...." as any software that displays results can only display the results that are recorded by the CPAP unit... How else, or where else would it get the data from?

2- There is an entire manual on sleepyhead and what the results and variables mean at the top of the page, a very full featured guide that explains everything in great detail is available.

3- Appropriate settings will be based on the recorded results and need to be interpreted, we can help you with the results and fine tuning the system that is what the site is all about.

Hope that helps.
10-30-2014 06:40 PM
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