(01-26-2013, 12:51 AM)fenderplayer69 Wrote: after 3 months, I was not feeling much better at all. The AHI was avg. at 1.5 and my pressure would auto set at 19.0- 20. During this time, I talked to several people on therapy as well as an RT I have known for 20 plus years. We all thought that BIPAP might be a MUCH better fit. The physician agreed. He prescribed a S9 VPAP Auto from Resmed. I LOVE this machine. I have had more 6-7 hour nights since I have had this machine. I love that it has a mask leak alarm, and a lot of other settings.
Thanks for bringing us up to date. Very good to hear how things are getting better for you. Congratulations on your success getting a machine that suits your needs better.
Your profile says you are not using software to look over your data. If that is still correct, then I would like to encourage you to work on getting yourself set up to use ResScan or SleeyHead to look over your sleep data at least weekly. Or even, just copy the SD card onto your computer each week, so in future you will be able to look at the data, after you eventually get yourself all set up to look at it, which I hope you will.
The datacard in your machine keeps some data for a year, some for a month, and "high rate" data of the pressure and airflow only for the most recent 7 days, so if you don't download at least weekly you will be permanently losing a portion of your data.
If you start looking over your data regularly, you will gradually gain a deeper understanding of whatever sleep problems you are having. Looking closely over your high rate airflow data may prove especially helpful in optimizing your treatment and health.
This is a case where what we don't know CAN hurt us, if by not becoming familiar with our sleep data we are remaining unaware of problems which need to be brought to the attention of our doctors.