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

The Nuts and Bolts of Scoring Apneas and Hypopneas
search post title for what seems to me to be really good info
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
Post Reply Post Reply

Donate to Apnea Board  
Extreeeemly interesting. Sounds like in some ways the polysomnography equipment is not totally perfect either. I have not finished reading all of it yet but as reported many of the recorded data are from indirect measurements.

Admin Note:
PaytonA passed away in September 2017
Click HERE to read his Memorial Thread

~ Rest in Peace ~
Post Reply Post Reply
Good article. Makes me wonder just how accurate these little machines really are if they lack crucial components such as EEG and oximetry.

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
I had that discussion the other day with an advisor at the LL, and she said that if you ask the manufacturers, very accurate, if ask doctors, not at all accurate. I often spot check my results against a pulse-ox recording to see how they line up, usually pretty well, actually, but I doubt that the scoring is 100% accurate. Accurate enough to provide therapeutic value, though, which is all that counts for most of us.
Post Reply Post Reply
Great article, very informative and mind opening...however....

the article is from 2001... has the technology/methodology changed in that time?? Personally I will be investigating this as I have had such mixed results from titration/sleep studies and from the data from our little machines.

for instance: http://www.sleeptechtutor.com/documents/..._rules.pdf

and this was very interesting to me...:-): http://blog.aastweb.org/scoring-obstruct...e-criteria

One thing that has changed for me in the last two months is that I no longer rely solely on data and its interpretation for how I conduct my therapy. Now I actually monitor how I feel each day, during different times of the day, my sleep hygiene and quality of sleep. The data is great as a reflection, but it is, for me, an abstraction of reality. The best way I can benefit myself is to be more aware of how I feel and what I can do to improve...

Just a small part of my CPAP journey...


Post Reply Post Reply

Donate to Apnea Board  

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Central Apneas Dave77 13 429 08-13-2018, 01:12 PM
Last Post: Dave77
  Very long obstructive apneas foxmt58 5 140 08-08-2018, 01:36 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  How to get to zero apneas?? laprof 45 1,273 08-01-2018, 04:01 AM
Last Post: holden4th
  [Treatment] AHI below 5, 10-20 hypopneas nightly, don't feel any different questionxenon 11 627 07-17-2018, 03:58 AM
Last Post: sleepybones
  Obstructive apneas only after disturbed/arousal breaths? sleeplover69 3 180 07-10-2018, 09:23 PM
Last Post: tedvpap
  AHI numbers are good, but still have concerns (long apneas & flat looking flow lines) ColoradoMom 7 468 07-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Last Post: ShaunBlake
  Central Apneas positional? zzzZorro 11 510 07-04-2018, 10:11 AM
Last Post: Crimson Nape

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts

About Apnea Board

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