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#11
Hi robotman,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy. Try to learn as much as you can about your machine, it will help you along the way.
trish6hundred
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#12
I think the previous posts have addressed your first issue adequately. I use the same machine. I would bet your second issue is caused by mouth leak or swallowing air while you're asleep. A pressure adjustment may be in order for you, but you'll only know to do this if you analyze your patterns with the software as the others have suggested.
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#13
Thanks for the welcome btw.

The screen says the pressure is 10-15. That's all I know. I don't own the machine yet, so I can't install new software on it.

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#14
(07-22-2015, 01:43 AM)robotman Wrote: I don't own the machine yet, so I can't install new software on it.
It does not affect anything, might be a good idea to download the data from the SD card, so you'll have a permanent record on your computer
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#15
Thanks, I backed up the data. Can't seem to read it, tho.
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#16
Robotman, download Sleepyhead and install it on a PC or Mac computer: http://www.sleepfiles.com/SH2/

The program does not install, but is merely extracted to a folder. You then run it by executing either the Open or BrokenGL executable from that folder. With Sleepyhead running, it should be able to detect your SD card and extract the data. You will then see the history of your treatment and some pretty graphs.
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#17
Ok, so I just came back from the doctor about the voice issue. She looked in my mouth and in my ears, didn't see any problem. It's annoying, it's like a whistling sound coming from my windpipe. I never had it before the cpap machine. Man, I hope something changes...
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#18
SleepyHead does not install on the CPAP machine. It installs on your computer. It enables you to view the data from the card in the machine. It does not change nor remove the data on the card. It works similar to how you download images from your camera to your computer.

Just remember to put the card back into the machine each time you download the data. If the card is not in the machine when you use it, it will not record data.

On the one hand, you are concerned enough about the CPAP hurting your voice that you sought an online forum to ask advice.

But on the other hand, you won't touch the machine and you trust "the salesman" to do everything for you.

Those two hands need to meet in the middle. Grasp control over your own health. Or not. It is up to you. We can advise for hours but it is ultimately up to you.

One step is to view the data. In order to help you, we need to know primarily the leak rate. Some of us believe that you are mouth breathing at night.

Another step is for you to return to your sleep doc and voice your concerns there.
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#19
Actually, I've done that. I managed to get SleepyHead running even though I use Linux (via WINE). Here's the data:

Quote:CPAP Statistics
29 days of CPAP Data, between Mon Jun 22 2015 and Tue Jul 21 2015
Details Most Recent Last Week Last 30 Days Last 6 Months Last Year
CPAP Usage
Average Hours per Night 01:44 04:15 04:35 04:35 04:35
Compliance 0% 50% 59% 59% 59%
Therapy Efficiacy
AHI 1.73 9.08 11.40 11.40 11.40
Obstructive Index 0.00 5.24 6.70 6.70 6.70
Hypopnea Index 0.58 0.12 0.23 0.23 0.23
Clear Airway Index 1.15 3.29 3.33 3.33 3.33
% of time in Cheyne Stokes Respiration 0.00% 3.89% 7.83% 7.83% 7.83%
Leak Statistics
Average Leak Rate 0.08 6.26 6.94 6.94 6.94
90% Leak Rate 0.00 18.00 20.40 20.40 20.40
% of time above Leak Rate threshold 0.03% 6.86% 8.95% 8.95% 8.95%
Pressure Statistics
Average Pressure 9.61 10.48 9.26 9.26 9.26
Min Pressure 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
Max Pressure 10.84 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00
90% Pressure 10.52 14.36 14.32 14.32 14.32

Changes to Prescription Settings
First Last Days AHI FL Machine Pressure Relief Mode Pressure Settings
Mon Jul 20 2015 Tue Jul 21 2015 2 6.58 0.00 AutoSet (37028) EPR: Full Time 3cmH2O APAP Min 10 Max 15 (cmH2O)
Mon Jul 13 2015 Sat Jul 18 2015 6 10.32 0.00 AutoSet (37028) EPR: Full Time 3cmH2O APAP Min 10 Max 15 (cmH2O)
Mon Jul 6 2015 Sun Jul 12 2015 7 17.20 0.00 AutoSet (37028) EPR: Full Time 3cmH2O APAP Min 8.6 Max 15 (cmH2O)
Mon Jun 29 2015 Sun Jul 5 2015 7 11.41 0.00 AutoSet (37028) EPR: Full Time 3cmH2O APAP Min 7 Max 15 (cmH2O)
Mon Jun 22 2015 Sun Jun 28 2015 7 10.23 0.00 AutoSet (37028) EPR: Full Time 3cmH2O APAP Min 5 Max 15 (cmH2O)

Btw, it's not about "letting the salesman do everything". It's his machine, I haven't paid for it yet. It's a trial. And frankly, I'm not sure my sleep has improved.
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#20
robotman,

I find that when I get the right amount of dryness in my mouth and throat, I get a little kind of whistling sound when I breathe. Drives me nuts. As soon as I re-moisturize everything with water, humidity, or Biotene, it goes away.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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