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I_will_never_sleep_again Offline

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help with chart
Can someone explain what this AHI graph means. And There are a lot of graphs, but I don't really know the meaning of 1/2 of them. Is there a site that explains all this?
Thanks in advance
12-14-2015 03:44 PM
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RE: help with chart
That's graph, the AHI one, is a breakdown by time. Which means at that time when the graph is marked, at the current rate you are having events, your AHI is X. It is a confusing graph and I've never paid it any attention. Time is one of the components of determining AHI and is the most variable.

As for what it all means,
http://sleepyhead.sourceforge.net/wiki/i...sers_Guide (may refer to older versions but the information should be the same)
http://sleepyhead.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Glossary
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Acronyms

Also take a look at this thread:
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...SleepyHead

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12-14-2015 03:57 PM
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RE: help with chart
(12-14-2015 03:44 PM)I_will_never_sleep_again Wrote:  Can someone explain what this AHI graph means. And There are a lot of graphs, but I don't really know the meaning of 1/2 of them. Is there a site that explains all this?
Thanks in advance

Sure, the AHI graph is your AHI (which is an average) over the one hour period shown on the x-axis.

It's a good general indicator but not "the last word" in how you feel or if anything specific needs a little help.

I have never understood the "by pressure" graph and never even look at it.

A couple of other important graphs to take a look at are "Leak Rate" and "Pressure" and most importantly "Events" since this will give you a good overview.

Also, you can rearrange the order the graphs are shown in, pin them to the top if you want, and hide those that you're not interested in.
(This post was last modified: 12-14-2015 04:03 PM by Terry.)
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RE: help with chart
I_will_never_sleep_again,
If you haven't read enough, here is another link that will probably be the same as the other links.

The Beginners Guide to SleepyHead by RobySue:
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead

I hope it helps.

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(This post was last modified: 12-14-2015 04:22 PM by Crimson Nape.)
12-14-2015 04:09 PM
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RE: help with chart
Thanks to all for the info, I will check it all out
12-14-2015 04:10 PM
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