(06-24-2014, 02:48 PM)lac47 Wrote: Just tried to download my SD card into Sleepyhead; my REMStar Plus C-Flex System One model doesn't work with the software. Very disappointed.
SleepyHead can't display data that is not recorded. Bummer that the DME sold you a Model 260 System One.
Quote:Can I ask DME provider or dr. to change machine just so I can download my own data? Do most DME's and doctors know CPAP users do this? Anyone have experience with changing machines just for this reason?
Most docs and DMEs believe that users are not interested in their data and cannot see it even if they are. Many docs and DMEs will try to tell you that it is unnecessary to check your own data, and some will claim it is illegal for you to look at your own data. They are WRONG.
Quote:Background: I started CPAP 3 weeks ago. Experiencing minor leaks, in my opinion;
Because your machine records no leak data, there's no way to tell if the leaks are minor or major.
Quote:Any suggestions? I want to know if the machine and mask is even working for me, so I need data...
Start by reading JanKnitz's blog entry Help, I'm stuck with a brick!
. It will give you some strategies to try in order to get your current "brick" swapped out for a full efficacy data machine.
(06-24-2014, 04:39 PM)lac47 Wrote: Thanks, all!
Zonk, just confirmed # and mine is a 260; there is no 'S'. Was going to ask for the DS460.
You should have insisted on the DS460; it records full efficacy data.
Quote:I'm confused; I have a System One Heated Humidifier - REF DS6HFCG. Is that a heated tube humidifier or just a humidifier? That would determine if I request a DS460 TS or HS, correct?
The DS460 TS and DS260 TS come with the heated humidifier that is compatible with the PR heated hose.
The DS460 HS and DS60 HS come with a heated humidifier that is NOT compatible with the PR heated hose.
Quote:Bama Rambler - I thought I had air leaking and don't know if CPAP is solving my issues, so that is exactly what I said.
As I said earlier, without the leak data, there's no way to tell if air leaking is an issue. Without the efficacy data there's no way to tell if the CPAP is solving your issues.
Quote:Called DME - they "don't have that data-capable machine (460)" (?) and they "record it all for me anyway"...rep gave me some stats over the phone; pretty good - no apneas at least, thankfully, with minimal leaking.
The machine records no data except for usage data. Either they're lying through their teeth or they're woefully ignorant. Ask for a written copy of the report that shows you have no apeas while using the machine and minimal leaking and see what they say. Be insistent.
Here's the thing: It is really, really unusual for a PAPer to have NO apneas night after night for three weeks. Most of us have a treated AHI in the 0.5-3.0 range every single night that we're using the machine. So we have apneas; it's just that we don't have 20-30 or more apneas every single hour we're asleep. We have 0-20 apneas per NIGHT.
Quote:But I want more and daily info. Called Dr. & his staff was helpful; they will ask Dr. about a new machine; maybe change DME if they can't provide correct machine. I'll call back Wed. to give dr. the specifics and "dispense as written" request. I appreciate the info! One day at a time with this new process...