Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

SleepyHead User Flags: Should I be using them?
#1
So for the past few nights I've been having perfect 0.0 AHI results but am still groggier during the day than I expected (better than before therapy, but not dramatically so). Although I know that for some people it takes a good amount of time to notice great improvements, my "perfect" score seems too good to be true. I'm wondering if there are a number of "near-events" that aren't being flagged, and that perhaps they're preventing me from getting into a deeper sleep, or even are briefly waking me up in such a way that I can't remember it. Are there any recommended user flags that I should set up to keep any eye out for this sort of thing?

Also, FWIW, my previous 34 AHI diagnosis consisted mostly of hypopneas and not full-on OAs, in case that informs what I should be looking for.
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
Does your machine flag RERA?

It is possible to have sleep disruptions without registering an apnea event. It is also possible for the Resmed machines to not record events due to a software glitch that can be resolved by fully removing power for 30 seconds and allowing the machine to reboot. You might want to do that just to make sure.
______________________________________________
Organize your SleepyHead Data
Post your SleepyHead Data from Imgur
Robysue's Beginner's Guide to Sleepyhead
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
It does seem to record RERAs but it's only flagged 1 in about a two week period. What I was suggesting is not that it's malfunctioning, but that events might be occurring but they fall just short of the threshold of an "official" event. For example, let's say a cessation in breathing must be 10s or longer to get flagged as a CA. What if I had a bunch of them lasting only 9 seconds? Or if a hypopnea means falling below 50% of breathing volume for 10s but I only fall to 55%. That sort of thing. I know there will be variations and to some extent that's to be expected in even healthy non-apnea people, but I was wondering if many people have created custom flags to highlight these "almost events" and have used that data to their advantage.
Post Reply Post Reply


#4
If your machine was purchased after June 2015 it should record RERAs. Here is a good thread on setting up the user flags.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...sleepyhead

Mine are Red and Light Red (almost tan) colored.
[Image: screenshot-20151002-065404.png]


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  User Flag #1 & #2 nadprok 4 136 02-16-2017, 03:54 PM
Last Post: Crimson Nape
Question New user - REM sleep apnea vas2000 7 431 02-10-2017, 11:16 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  New user question somnia16 12 829 02-05-2017, 10:57 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  New CPAP User Looking for Sleepyhead Data Interpretation pcplus2 5 432 02-05-2017, 09:04 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  New User Please Help ricardobocardo 16 453 01-31-2017, 09:03 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Another New user lisamcrn 14 483 01-25-2017, 02:22 PM
Last Post: C0mbe
  Dreamstation Auto User Need Advice Etchris 11 834 01-22-2017, 03:03 AM
Last Post: Etchris

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.