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Clementine Offline

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Posts: 208
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPap Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i--not using currently
CPAP Pressure: Auto -- 8/13.2 PS 3.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began with machine on 7/7/14.

Sex: Female
Location: eastern Iowa

Post: #1
check your settings
I have a copy now of the clinician's manual for my machine. I read through the thing last night, and then I checked through my settings.
My machine was set on nasal mask. I am using nasal pillows. Sad


I don't know if it makes much difference in the big scheme of things, but at least I have it set correctly now. Smile
09-06-2014 09:11 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Posts: 3,853
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: check your settings
It can make a difference. The machine needs to know the mask type and tube type and length to use the FOT central apnea detection with greatest accuracy. Then there is the intentional leak rate through the mask vent(s). To score the unintentional leaks, it needs the mask type to know the flow due to mask flush versus pressure curve.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
09-06-2014 09:22 AM
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retired_guy Offline

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Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #3
RE: check your settings
in other, albeit more technical words, it could cause your leak numbers to look goofy.
09-06-2014 10:37 AM
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Clementine Offline

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Posts: 208
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPap Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i--not using currently
CPAP Pressure: Auto -- 8/13.2 PS 3.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began with machine on 7/7/14.

Sex: Female
Location: eastern Iowa

Post: #4
RE: check your settings
yeah --- that's what I wondered about. I keep getting those crazy leaks, but I haven't been awakened by them.
09-06-2014 10:39 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Posts: 3,853
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #5
RE: check your settings
(09-06-2014 10:37 AM)retired_guy Wrote:  in other, albeit more technical words, it could cause your leak numbers to look goofy.

You broke the code.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
09-06-2014 10:41 AM
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Simon M Offline

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Posts: 20
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Inappropriate
Humidifier: Inappropriate
CPAP Pressure: Inappropriate
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Not relevant

Sex: Male
Location: Inappropriate

Post: #6
RE: check your settings
(09-06-2014 10:37 AM)retired_guy Wrote:  in other, albeit more technical words, it could cause your leak numbers to look goofy.

You're getting a bit technical here with your cutting-edge terminology, but I think I get the basic idea.

Bigwink
(This post was last modified: 09-07-2014 09:37 AM by Simon M.)
09-07-2014 09:36 AM
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Galactus Online

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Posts: 1,388
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: Phillips Respironics System One PRS1 DS760P Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier + Climate Line
CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Sleep can be a good thing.

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #7
RE: check your settings
(09-07-2014 09:36 AM)Simon M Wrote:  
(09-06-2014 10:37 AM)retired_guy Wrote:  in other, albeit more technical words, it could cause your leak numbers to look goofy.

You're getting a bit technical here with your cutting-edge terminology, but I think I get the basic idea.

Bigwink

Remember he's an engineer and as such; The optimist sees a glass that's half full. The pessimist sees a glass that's half empty. An engineer sees a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be.

If everyone thinks alike, then someone isn't thinking.
Everyone knows something, together we could know everything.
09-07-2014 11:59 AM
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