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Trying to make sense out of a Flow Rate change
#11
RE: Trying to make sense out of a Flow Rate change
looks like you could give me a good run for the most fragmented sleep award.

I notice your max pressure is lower with the F30. IDK, but wonder if that has something to do with the longer sleep sessions too. congratulations on that, btw, a moral victory!

finally, I'm always impressed with your screenshots. I think you said you use another program to doctor up the pics. is that how you got epap + ps graph in your overview? did you re-title the pressure graph or is it something else?
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RE: Trying to make sense out of a Flow Rate change
(10-30-2019, 04:24 PM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: Would you be in REM at that flow rate segment in question?

Great question, but I don't know...  I must have dosed off.

Grin

Now who's sarcastic, Dave?   like

Okay, I apologize.

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RayBee

My personal journey:
1/14/18 - Sleep Study, 40 AHI, Mixed Apnea (Oh joy).
Next 7 months in the circus - 6 studies, 4 xPAP machines, 8 masks, loads of poor help and misinformation.
8/20/18 - Prescription finally in-hand.
9/4/18 - I purchased  my ResMed ASV machine & F20 Mask from Supplier #2.
9/12/18 - Received my equipment... And another Hose-Head was hatched.
10/27/18 - Discovered an oasis here at the Apnea Board (You guys and dolls rock).

Seek professional help and advice from your sleep doctors. And if you get tired of the bureaucratic BS and fleecing of your hard-earned cash, exit the Twilight Zone. You have found sanctuary here at the ApneaBoard…
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RE: Trying to make sense out of a Flow Rate change
(10-30-2019, 04:51 PM)sheepless Wrote: looks like you could give me a good run for the most fragmented sleep award.

I notice your max pressure is lower with the F30.  IDK, but wonder if that has something to do with the longer sleep sessions too.  congratulations on that, btw, a moral victory!  

finally, I'm always impressed with your screenshots.  I think you said you use another program to doctor up the pics.  is that how you got epap + ps graph in your overview?  did you re-title the pressure graph or is it something else?

Max Pressure:
I played around with reducing Max EPAP and Max PS to get my overall therapy Max to 17.  That seems to be my limit with any mask - above that magic number and I suffer with aerophagia and can't get to sleep.  So before the switch to the F30, it was a problem.  And about that time, I decided, enough was enough and played around with the numbers to strike a balance between efficacy and comfort.  It seems to have made a huge difference in me actually looking forward to using my PAP machine.

Another Program:
I use Photoshop Elements to doctor up screen snapshots.  I take the snapshots with Apple's built-in screen snapshot shortcut key-combo, annotate them on Photoshop Elements and then save rather large images but highly compressed as JPG files.  That keeps them under the 700K limit but still able to show lots of detailed data.

EPAP + PS Graph:
I discovered that in Preferences, there was a second waveform with name and label of "Pressure" and details of "Therapy Pressure".  Its default was Overview unchecked.  I turned it on and compared the numbers of what it was reporting with the Daily Statistics and discovered that it was grabbing the EPAP and PS data.  So then I relabeled the name to "EPAP + PS" so I could remember what it was.  The only problem being, whenever I make a change in the Overview graph, its scale goes wonky.  So I have to re-override its scale if I make any changes.  But I like seeing that data in that format.

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Back with SH, the default Pressure graph reported this data for ASV machines.  Then it intermittently quit reporting it (for me, don't know about others).  Later I discovered that it showed up on the second Pressure graph whenever the default graph didn't. So, I've adopted the second Pressure graph until this issue with ASV machines is resolved.  I believe it is a unique issue to our ASV machines.

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RayBee

My personal journey:
1/14/18 - Sleep Study, 40 AHI, Mixed Apnea (Oh joy).
Next 7 months in the circus - 6 studies, 4 xPAP machines, 8 masks, loads of poor help and misinformation.
8/20/18 - Prescription finally in-hand.
9/4/18 - I purchased  my ResMed ASV machine & F20 Mask from Supplier #2.
9/12/18 - Received my equipment... And another Hose-Head was hatched.
10/27/18 - Discovered an oasis here at the Apnea Board (You guys and dolls rock).

Seek professional help and advice from your sleep doctors. And if you get tired of the bureaucratic BS and fleecing of your hard-earned cash, exit the Twilight Zone. You have found sanctuary here at the ApneaBoard…
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RE: Trying to make sense out of a Flow Rate change
I'll have to try that graph edit and see what I see. And I'll allow you that sarcastic comment earlier.
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RE: Trying to make sense out of a Flow Rate change
From everything that I’ve researched that second waveform that’s gently rolling is what your waveform should look like
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