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Some guidance requested on Sleepyhead data
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Hello everyone.  I have finally gotten around to posting some data from Sleepyhead.  I have been hanging about and absorbing as much information as I can over the past 2-3 weeks and I've been making some small incremental changes based on what I have gleaned from the conversations. 

The first screenshot of my results last night seem to be really good for me as far as the AHI goes, but I am a bit concerned about the jumps in pressure.  Though there weren't too many events so it was definitely a good night.  My EPR was set at 2  as it is for most nights.  Ramp was turned off.

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My second screenshot was from the night before.  I always tend to get slightly higher results when I have a beer or two.  I never drink more than that but it definitely does make my AHI numbers creep up I've noticed.

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Anyhow.  I am hoping for advice on what I am doing wrong and how I could make some improvements to the settings I have.

Thanks!
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#2
I think you should post your data, from Imgur. It will make it much easier to read the data.
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#3
I was having some issues posting in the correct fomat before.  Should be all correct now.  Smile
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#4
G'day Marillion. Both nights look pretty good, though as you say, a couple of drinks can make a difference. The pressure jumps are in response to actual apneas or precursors such as snoring. You are experiencing a few central apneas after the pressure jumps, so it might be an idea to smooth out the pressure a bit. I'd leave the maximum where it is and consider bumping up the minimum by a cm or so. This should prevent snoring and in turn avoid the pressure jumps.
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#5
Exactly what was thinking too! I'm so glad I was on the right track. Should I leave EPR at 2 or decrease by 1?

Oh and g'day to you too! What d'ya know? My aussie friend asks me that all the time. It's great! Smile
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You should only make one change at a time. I'd increase the minimum pressure and monitor that. If you're comfortable with the EPR where it is then leave it for now.

I was listening in to the JFK air traffic control a few years ago - all the controllers there say G'day too!
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Thank you.  I'll do that.
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(03-18-2017, 03:55 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote: You should only make one change at a time. I'd increase the minimum pressure and monitor that. If you're comfortable with the EPR where it is then leave it for now.
That was some "DEEP" insight --- thanks
Especially when your numbers are this good, and then only small changes.

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