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mummadee Offline

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Machine: resmed airsence 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Australia

Post: #1
newly diagnosed-resmed question
Gday from Australia,
I am newly diagnosed. Very severe (51 apnena`s per hour)lowest oxygen 78%.
I just started on resmed airsense 10 auto.
I have been using the machine 3 nights
I have a cold ( got it a night before using the machine)
results each night are APH 10, APH2.3, APH 5
The first night it was set to nasal mask when I used a full face so I reset it the next day after discovering this.
1-Does my cold affect sleep report results on the machine?I haven't used any software yet as for a month I go back every week and they download stuff.I will start myself after the month is up. I have only been viewing the information on the resmed screen.
2-If I use the machine and it takes a while to fall asleep I assume this brings the APH percentage down as the machine can not determine whether I am asleep and not having an apnea.
When I had my 2.3 reading(it was 3.3) in the middle of the night and I was awake for a while with the mask on so I assume the reading went down to 2.3 by the morning because of my wakefulness with the mask during the night.
I felt better the day of the 2.3 result and its only a new day for the 5 result so will be able to determine more as the day goes on.
Thank you for listening any tip and hints most welcome, link to relevant threads if this has already been discussed. With kind regards
Mumma dee
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09-16-2016 03:20 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: newly diagnosed-resmed question
Hi mummadee,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Feel free to ask as many questions as you need, to help you understand sleep apnea and CPAP therapy.
Good luck to you on your CPAP journey, hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
09-16-2016 07:01 PM
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justMongo Offline

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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: #3
RE: newly diagnosed-resmed question
Welcome

Welcome to apneaboard. We have quite a few Aussies on the forum.
Since you're only 3 night's in, the main thing is to use the machine.

Sometimes folks have a few pressure induced centrals when they first start; and they abate in short order.
You are correct that the machine cannot know when you are awake. When awake, breathing control is not on "autopilot" as it is when asleep.
So, false apneas may be scored during wakefulness.

You are off to a good start; if at some point you choose to use software to delve into your therapy, it is available.
BTW -- which auto do you have? Check lower right and see if it says Autoset or? Please put that in your profile so all will know which specific machine you have.

Good catch on the mask setting.

Kindest Regards,

Mongo

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(This post was last modified: 09-16-2016 07:16 PM by justMongo.)
09-16-2016 07:15 PM
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cate1898 Offline

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Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #4
RE: newly diagnosed-resmed question
Hi mummadee and welcome to the forum!

Keep at your therapy and I encourage you to download the SleepyHead software to help monitor your treatment. Link is at the top of each page.

Good luck and keep us posted!

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09-18-2016 06:48 AM
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