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Sleepyhead? [Why is it so useful?]
#1
I've been using a resmed autosense 10 for about 10  days. my machine doesn't have an SD card. I'm told it has a modem. I use MyAir to get info. I read a lot on this forum about Sleepyhead. I guess it's a lot better than MyAir. In my last post it was suggested that I display a screen shot, which I guess will help me get the most out of the machine. Do I need Sleepyhead for screenshots?  I'm curious exactly how Sleepyhead is so useful. Would my not using an SD card mess it all up?  I'm having an SD card sent to me. Can I use the data on it for Sleepyhead? Thanks
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Larry, you are on the correct path. Sleepyhead is software that you can get for free that you install on your computer. Once you install sleepy head you follow some directions to take a virtual picture of what you see on your screen. Then you share that picture with the people on this website. You use the SD card to get the information from your CPAP machine and sleepyhead interprets that information in the form of graphs. Those graphs are what you are taking the picture of and sharing. From those graphs we can see the details of how to better assist you with your therapy.

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When you receive your SD card, insert it in your Apap. Be sure the card is not locked. Use it a few days with the card inserted, and in the meantime download SleepyHead.

When you are ready to post data, use the directions in my signature line to organize your screenshot and post here.

MyAir is ok to give you a quick look in the morning, but SleepyHead will give you the detailed data you will need should you encounter problems and need advice from forum members.
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G'day Larry

MyAir gives you a sanitised overview of your results. Sleepyhead gets right down to the nitty-gritty, giving you a very detailed (breath by breath) record of your breathing, apneas and hypopneas, pressure, snoring, leaks, flow limitations, respiration rate and so much more. It will give you more information that you could ever need, but you can easily turn off the channels you don't want. Using this information makes it so much easier to diagnose any problems and to optimise your xPAP therapy.

Apart from anything else, most of us are data geeks and we love looking at pretty charts and graphs! Wink
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Many thanks. I'm just waiting for the SD card. I was told that I wouldn't have trouble finding one but I called all the local drugstores and department stores and no luck.
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(03-13-2018, 10:13 PM)larryslade66 Wrote: Many thanks. I'm just waiting for the SD card. I was told that I wouldn't have trouble finding one but I called all the local drugstores and department stores and no luck.

You should have no trouble finding SD Cards, but not in drug stores.

SD Cards are used in all kinds of electronic devices, such as cameras and video game consoles. There readily available at electronic stores.
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Walmart is a good sourse for sd cards.
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#8
And get one with the least amount of storage you can find. You'll never fill a 2 gigabyte (GB) card as close to that as you can.

This is a good article explaining them and what kind to get.
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...emory_card
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Many thanks
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On the SD card: WalMart, Best Buy, Staples, Office Max, etc. sell them. They likely will be near the computer section, sometimes near the cameras or printers. A plain SD card will be fine. Shop by cheapest price and limit size to 32 GB or less. I have seen where the 2 GB were actually more expensive than larger sized ones. So just buy the cheapest you can find.

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