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[Treatment] New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
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New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
Hi There  I am a new CPAP user.

I dunno how come my AHI is always high, Could any one tell me unless leak reason (I will change L size to M size tomorrow)

any other reason cause so high AHI? and flow rate and mask pressure is normal? other opinion for me to improve AHI? thanx a lot


AHI as below:

       
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RE: New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
format, if you take the time to read the following wikis, it might make sense. You have clusters of OA that really appear to be positional apnea. Your charts are zoomed in a bit too tight at about 30 seconds. If you post a full night and then close-ups at 2-minute segments, taht will work better.
Positional Apnea http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...onal_Apnea
Soft Cervical Collar http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...cal_Collar
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RE: New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
Try going over OSCAR chart organization a bit and then show us a sleep session not yet zoomed in.
Here's the wiki on organizing the charts http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ganization

What you did show is there's no flow limits or leaks to be concerned about. It may be possible you have clusters of apnea that might be addressed with a soft cervical collar. I see this in at least one area on your events where a series of several apnea flags over what is possibly a few minutes. I see this at 01:30 and even more at 02:00 time on the events graph.
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RE: New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
ok, dear Both:


I try to Organised my OSCAR chart like this, please comment on this, thanx

   
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RE: New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
Your big issue is that your obstructive events are clustered. This typically means that you are tucking your chin and thus obstructing your airway. No amount of pressure will correct this. The 'fix' is to use a soft cervical collar, see the link in my signature, which will relieve this obstruction and significantly lower your AHI and OAHI.

I would work on shortening your ramp and eventually turn it off. Most of the old-timers do not use a ramp as it takes away from therapeutic time.

Also I would enable your EPR full time and not just Ramp only.
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RE: New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
OK that's a better view of the chart. I still see clusters of apnea that could be helped with the soft cervical collar.
Dave

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RE: New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
Dear all:

Could any one can recommend which brand Collar I can use? thanx
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RE: New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
This may help:

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...cal_Collar
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RE: New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
As the wiki says you can get them at a drugstore or Amazon or eBay. To start just get one and see what happens.

I get a brand, Coreline, off eBay for less than $10. You can wash them, but the foam wears out over time. I average 2 per year.

John
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RE: New CPAP user with OSCAR data---High AHI
(04-25-2020, 12:10 PM)bonjour Wrote: Also I would enable your EPR full time and not just Ramp only.

Why need enable EPR ? it will improve OSA or just flow limit? or other reason? thanx
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