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RE: Tell me what I need to look for in CPAP results
(03-07-2012 08:53 AM)Gazby Wrote:  My advise is READ and when youve done that READ some more and keep reading as this is where knowledge is gained. There isnt any short cuts, read threads, read posts read books and info on the net and slowly it will sink in to a point where you will open ResScan take a quick glance and say yep all is well.
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My question on this topic is specifically about the numbers that are shown in each Obstructive event. What do those numbers mean?
11-30-2014 10:04 AM
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The numbers tell you how many seconds the event lasted.
11-30-2014 01:29 PM
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Wow that's pretty scary stuff. When obstructive events extend past a minute you know that's when real damage is occurring. Thankfully my obstructive events are far fewer than when I first started therapy but back in the beginning I was seeing numbers like 75 and 80 on a regular basis. These days they're 45 seconds or under.
11-30-2014 03:26 PM
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(03-07-2012 08:53 AM)Dreamcatcher Wrote:  My advise is READ and when youve done that READ some more and keep reading as this is where knowledge is gained. There isnt any short cuts, read threads, read posts read books and info on the net and slowly it will sink in to a point where you will open ResScan take a quick glance and say yep all is well.

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(11-30-2014 03:26 PM)remscape808 Wrote:  Wow that's pretty scary stuff. When obstructive events extend past a minute you know that's when real damage is occurring. Thankfully my obstructive events are far fewer than when I first started therapy but back in the beginning I was seeing numbers like 75 and 80 on a regular basis. These days they're 45 seconds or under.

Hi remscape808,

It sounds like the pressure is not high enough to prevent those long (45 sec) apnea events, although it may help a great deal to change some something else, such as your sleep position. (Sleeping flat on our back is usually worst position, requiring more pressure to avoid obstructive events.)

I suggest talking to your doctor about raising your minimum pressure setting. Raising the minimum pressure setting up to slightly less than the median pressure or the 95% pressure may be necessary.

Also, I suggest looking at the data using SleepyHead or ResScan to see what the pressure is during those long events. If the pressure is max'ed out during those long obstructive apneas, a higher Max Pressure setting (or a change in sleep position) would likely help.

Also, see if you can get set up to occasionally wear a pulse oximeter to measure how low your O2 is getting during these long events. I suggest checking prices from Supplier #19. (Supplier List link is at top of all forum pages.)

The wrist watch style of pulse oximeter is more comfortable to wear all night long, because it exerts less pressure.

Take care,
-- Vaughn

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12-04-2014 04:17 AM
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