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TinyTaru Offline

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Machine: Philips Respironics APAP Dreamstation
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher and Paykel Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Connecticut

Post: #1
Need help interpreting this data
Hi,

I'm new to this board, and was somewhat recently (2 months ago) diagnosed with sleep apnea. I decided to go get a sleep study because I was falling asleep in my classes, and I've fallen asleep while driving about 3 times. I'm 20 years old, turning 21 soon, and I've had my APAP for about 2 weeks now, and my AHI isn't under the therapeutic 5 AHI. If anyone could help me interpret these results and offer me any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. I called my doctor yesterday, but what he said didn't sound too convincing. (Basically, I should come in and discuss lifestyle changes and/or medication options because my sleep apnea is mild and I should be feeling better). The first 3 nights (night of 8/18, 8/19, 8/20) I was using a medium size mask, but it didn't seem to be fitting properly and kept slipping off at night, so I switched to a small, and it felt like a better fit.

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imgur.com/weGwCF4
imgur.com/YZB5n2N

Thank you!
09-01-2016 07:35 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: Need help interpreting this data
Welcome

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09-01-2016 09:26 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #3
RE: Need help interpreting this data
Your leaks on this particular night look good and not too many CAs. I would increase the minimum pressure to 7 or 8 and see if that doesn't help. It looks like it is taking the machine too long to get to an effective pressure.

If you do not know how to adjust your pressure you can get a clinician's manual by following the CPAP Set-up Manuals link at the top of the page.

Thanks for the image, Mongo

Best Regards,

PaytonA
09-01-2016 11:48 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Need help interpreting this data
Hi TinyTaru,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions.
I wish you good luck with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
09-01-2016 02:15 PM
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