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Waking up/Air pressure
#1
Hello, Happy New Year to all,
I've been using CPAP since April 2009. On my second CPAP machine, currently using a ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset with a ResMed Quattro Full face mask and heated hose. Haven't had a great nights sleep since the very first night of the sleep study back in April 2009, although my sleep is better than prior to getting tested. All my numbers from my machine history 'look' satisfactory to any Sleep Apnea doctor I've broached this to, so they are reluctant to want to change anything.

I do not wake up well rested, and sometimes with a headache. Lately I've been waking up about an hour or two before my alarm clock to constant pressure of 12 (I believe mask is leaking at that point) and even though I am awake at that point (sometimes for 15 minutes) and aware of my breathing it doesn't adjust accordingly. Is it not supposed to adjust the air pressure, either more or less depending on what it detects my breathing to be? So my solution is to turn the machine off and then the auto detection turns it back on once it senses my breathing and it starts off nice and low like around 4 then I suspect it ramps up. By this time I'm falling back to sleep, only to be woken by my alarm, and hence being tired.

Is there anything I should make sure of or could adjust in the settings in the machine? (I can access the clinician setup menu)

I have fiddled with my mask, keep my hair short (when my hair gets longer I seem to adjust the straps more).

If anybody has questions for me (or probable solutions), I can definitely answer them to hopefully better dial this thing in.

Thanks for all of your assistance,
Ed

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#2
Your machine is data capable, so if you have a computer,
download SleepyHead and/or request ResScan (links at page top)
1) take the CPAP chip (left side on ResMed machines)
2) slide the write protect tab to locked
3) place it in the SDHC card slot (not too expensive if you don't have one, but do have an open USB port)
4) start up the software (either or both - slightly different displays and calculations)
5) take screen shots of a single night's detail data
6) upload this to Imgur, or put it in a Google Drive drawing
7) copy the link to a post on the forum

And we'll be able to see it and give you feedback.

Note: you need to have posted at least 4 times to display a full link, but if you put spaces between the parts of it, we can usually figure it out.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
Please organize your SleeyHead screenshots like this.
I'm an epidemiologist, not a medical provider. 
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#3
Beej has the idea. Use this link for download SleepyHead

My signature links shows how to organize and post images. Welcome to the forum Ed.
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#4
Hi Beej,
I will pick up an SDHC card reader, install the software and report back.

Thanks,
Ed
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#5
I purchased a high speed card reader that is for the SDHC card, put my data card in it, installed Sleepyhead and that is it. Nothing happens at this point. at a total standstill

I get a black screen when sleepyhead launches. Does this software create a desktop icon, because i didn't get one?
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#6
Make sure sleepyhead starts. You should see the welcome screen with the 3 icons. If you don't have that, the problem is the Sleepyhead install. You can try to manually start it in BrokenGL mode by going to the C:\program files x86\sleepyhead, and finding the two EXE files. One is brokenGL for machines with integrated graphics. Double click that and see if the program starts.

If that fixes it, make a shortcut to that file (right-click, move to desktop as shortcut).
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#7
OK eddio, I need a little more information. First what operating system are you using? When you insert the SD card, does it show up in your system as a directory or drive?
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#8
(12-30-2016, 10:26 PM)Crimson Nape Wrote: OK eddio, I need a little more information. First what operating system are you using? When you insert the SD card, does it show up in your system as a directory or drive?

Windows XP
When I go to my computer, I see the removable drive as E:
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(12-30-2016, 10:22 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Make sure sleepyhead starts. You should see the welcome screen with the 3 icons. If you don't have that, the problem is the Sleepyhead install. You can try to manually start it in BrokenGL mode by going to the C:\program files x86\sleepyhead, and finding the two EXE files. One is brokenGL for machines with integrated graphics. Double click that and see if the program starts.

If that fixes it, make a shortcut to that file (right-click, move to desktop as shortcut).

Went and found BrokenGL and executed that
Now a screen that I think is normal came up after I selected my profile/user and I am trying to import now..
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#10
OK. . . When you setup your user account in SleepyHead it should ask for the drive or directory where your data is stored? For data safety. I would recommend that you create a directory, named something like "Resmed Data". Then copy the SD data to this directory in case the SD card goes bad or get reformatted.. You can point SleepyHead to this directory for data import.
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Robysue's Beginner's Guide to Sleepyhead
Apnea Helpful Tips
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