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saltydawg2 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F/P Flexi-fit 431
Humidifier: h5i
CPAP Pressure: 11.8 min-14 max
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: North Carolina

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Sleepy Head Data Review
I have been using a Flexi-fit 431 mask the last couple of nights, with what seems to be a great deal of success. I have had no OA at all. What I would appreciate any suggestions anyone thinks would be appropriate. Seems like pressure is all over the board, with spikes steadily heading toward max of 14. Just really curious if there is anything I can do to even it out. Thanks for any comments.
02-10-2015 07:24 PM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

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RE: Sleepy Head Data Review
Nope. It's looking good. And no, it is not going to even out. That's the rhythm of an autoPAP.

Doing good!

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02-10-2015 07:31 PM
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becker44a Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus Lg
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: Rx 10 - 20cm, Usually 10-14cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: NE Ohio, USA

Post: #3
RE: Sleepy Head Data Review
(02-10-2015 07:24 PM)saltydawg2 Wrote:  I have been using a Flexi-fit 431 mask the last couple of nights, with what seems to be a great deal of success. I have had no OA at all. What I would appreciate any suggestions anyone thinks would be appropriate. Seems like pressure is all over the board, with spikes steadily heading toward max of 14. Just really curious if there is anything I can do to even it out. Thanks for any comments.

Hi Salty,
Your pressure graph looks a lot like mine, when I'm failing to stay off my back. The pressure spikes seem to correlate with periods of higher Flow Limitation. In your case, it looks like the machine is doing exactly what it was designed to do, and is boosting the pressure in order to (successfully) prevent obstructive events.

If you're not already doing this, it might be worth some experimenting with various means to avoid sleeping on your back - Tennis balls on a Teeshirt, Heavy pillows, or (like me) wearing a backpack full of lumpy items.

Good Luck in finding the key to your therapy!

A.Becker
PAPing in NE Ohio, with a pack of Cairn terriers
02-10-2015 07:39 PM
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saltydawg2 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F/P Flexi-fit 431
Humidifier: h5i
CPAP Pressure: 11.8 min-14 max
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: North Carolina

Post: #4
RE: Sleepy Head Data Review
Thanks, Paula , for the words of encouragement. I think sometimes I get overwhelmed by the amount of data, and information here. Might need to back off, some.
Becker, I am posting an earlier graph when I had more OA showing. As you can see, a max pressure of 16 was literally blowing me awake, showing me hit the ejection seat button several times. Graphs do look similar, though. That was a night I KNOW I spent a lot of time on my back; last night very little.
(This post was last modified: 02-10-2015 08:50 PM by saltydawg2.)
02-10-2015 08:47 PM
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quiescence at last Offline

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Machine: REMstar System One with Autoflex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro AirFit F10
Humidifier: yes typical setting = 4
CPAP Pressure: 5-13 Autotritrating CPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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RE: Sleepy Head Data Review
I love those plots from Monday night! almost perfect sleep. If you keep on just like that you'll feel so rested....

I bet a bizzillion that you were dreaming something fierce.

it is a bit controversial, but you may be able to pinch off the maximum even more - like at 13.5 or 13 and not suffer any great addition to your apneas.

But, I really think you have it pretty well perfect. I would not change it.

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02-11-2015 01:11 AM
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