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

Testing sleep apnea using the CPAP machine
#11
RE: Testing sleep apnea using the CPAP machine
You missed 2 important charts, flow limits and snores. Your pressure rose, it wouldn't if there are no events.

Your stats for snores and flow limits show something is happening.

How do you feel? I'm not arguing that your AHI is great, but something is going on so how do you feel? And be critical.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
OSCAR

Download OSCAR
New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Soft Cervical Collar
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#12
RE: Testing sleep apnea using the CPAP machine
surely if you wanted to see what happens without the machine you would set it to min 4 max 4 so it cant increase pressure and then see what the AHI count is, setting the minimum pressure to 4 just means the Resmed has further to go to treat your apnoea but the resmed still goes there as it reacts to Flow limitations and Snores the precursors to Obstructive Apnoea
Post Reply Post Reply
#13
RE: Testing sleep apnea using the CPAP machine
    Hi, here are a couple more charts, one showing the snore/flow limitations and the other two my flow rates.  There are two distinct different patterns that I experience each night.  I feel better after getting on the CPAP, the mornings are about the same when I get up but I no longer feel drowsy during the day.  As I may have mentioned before I have few and any events during the night so overall the results are good.


Attached Files Thumbnail(s)
       
Post Reply Post Reply
#14
RE: Testing sleep apnea using the CPAP machine
You were expiratory mouth breathing for the first half of the night, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth.

Your charts should always include the following
Events
Flow Rate
Flow Limits
Mask Pressure or Pressure
Leaks
Snores

We will let you know when other charts are needed.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
OSCAR

Download OSCAR
New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Soft Cervical Collar
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#15
RE: Testing sleep apnea using the CPAP machine
Tks for the analysis, I will start using my chin strap again and see how it works and post an update in a couple days as a follow up.  I will adjust my charts too.  Smile
Post Reply Post Reply
#16
RE: Testing sleep apnea using the CPAP machine
Check out the mouth breathing portion of the Mask Primer
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
OSCAR

Download OSCAR
New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Soft Cervical Collar
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Sleep apnea and afib Respir8 6 141 01-24-2020, 05:09 PM
Last Post: Respir8
  Still central apnea after using CPAP for 3 weeks kevinpz 13 487 01-22-2020, 06:27 PM
Last Post: kevinpz
Idea [Treatment] ASV settings for treatment of complex sleep apnea JoeyWallaby 54 1,042 01-22-2020, 12:34 AM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  Can Clear Airway Apnea not be Central Apnea? tomko44 18 10,451 01-21-2020, 05:05 PM
Last Post: sleepyp
  ANYONE HAVE AN ACTUAL PHOTO OF WHAT CHIN TUCKING IN SLEEP APNEA LOOKS LIKE? Plmnb 7 189 01-19-2020, 11:18 PM
Last Post: ApneaQuestions
  New CPAP User ready to quit - Central Apnea, ASV tntfrahm 98 2,991 01-18-2020, 09:28 PM
Last Post: Geer1
  Wake up after 3 or 4 hours with CPAP and can't go back to sleep masonmiller407 16 942 01-16-2020, 06:19 AM
Last Post: AFM1


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

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