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Machine: Dreamstation AutoCPAP
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my first sleepyhead capture, help!
Hi, I just got my first Sleepyhead capture, today is my 4th day using a CPAP, what can I do to make my therapy better?

things to notice, when I lay down on my sides I get mask leaks, also, I can hear a constant tiny leak of air in the connector of the tube to the mask, I checked and it seems to be connected properly, is it normal?
I spoke with the company that sold me the machine and he said that the machine is adapting to my use, it should take a couple of weeks and it should get better.
Can you guys help me make sense of all this data? Thanks for your help.


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04-09-2016 02:06 PM
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Machine: s9 vpap auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: p10
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CPAP Pressure: 18/13+
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RE: my first sleepyhead capture, help!
https://sleep.tnet.com/resources/sleepyhead/shorganize
04-09-2016 04:00 PM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: Where they make Respironics

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RE: my first sleepyhead capture, help!
The article linked by Palerider will help you to better organize charts to allow the forum to help you. First impressions here are, it's very early in your therapy to make any changes before allowing things to settle in. Your results are not unusual for someone just beginning therapy. The change of minimum pressure from 4 to 6 was a good one and your remaining events are mostly obstructive in nature. Considering your average pressure is at 8.0 and your 90% pressure is 10.0, you will likely increase minimum pressure again. I would guess you will eventually settle on a minimum of 8-9, but take your time and give your body and mind some time to adapt.

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04-09-2016 06:36 PM
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mussussu Offline

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Machine: Dreamstation AutoCPAP
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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RE: my first sleepyhead capture, help!
Thank you, I read the link and it was very helpfull for me, I feel so much better now, like they say, knowledge is power
04-09-2016 06:53 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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RE: my first sleepyhead capture, help!
The leak you can hear is probably the mask vent. All masks allow air to escape, otherwise you would just be re-breathing your exhaled CO2. The vents vary in type and location depending on the mask design.

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04-09-2016 09:14 PM
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