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#1
too many events
I use a ResMed AirSense 10 for Her and still average 16 events per night.  This last week the lowest number was 9.8, the highest 21.8.  The pressure us autoset 10-20.  Is my machine not high powered enough to control my sleep apnea? I use the Airfit FF mask with the foam cushion.
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RE: too many events
Welcome to the board. We need to see data to make any suggestions. We use OSCAR to get the data we need. It is a free download at the top of the site. 

Check the link I have in my signature on organizing charts. It showed which charts AND information on OSCAR.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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RE: too many events
@Ckb51 - Events are measured per HOUR, not per NIGHT. The AHI is the number of events divided by the number of hours slept. You mentioned a low of 9.8 events per night. If you slept 8 hours, that would be an AHI of 1.23 (which most people would say was good) but if you slept only 4 hours the AHI would be 2.45. So as you can see, whether it's "good" or "not so good" depends on how long you slept. And the only way you can compare your results over time is using an index, which the AHI is. As stacey said above, the experts need OSCAR data; otherwise they are shooting in the dark. OSCAR is easy to download and use.
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RE: too many events
Thank you for your responses.  I misspoke when I said per night, my machine records events per hour, so last night my machine registered an average of 14.4 events per hr.  I understand I need Oscar to discuss events here: unfortunately, I make do with an Ipad and an Iphone.  This is probably something I need to discuss with a medical professional; I’ll try to get a referral at my next medical appointment.  Just one last question: does the age and type of machine affect the data?  I notice fewer events per hour on the ResMed app when I use my ResMed AirMini machine and app.
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RE: too many events
It could be several things with event differences one PAP to the other. They may not have identical settings and capabilities. Leak rates may be different also. Most users get into their PAP and edit settings for themselves. It does help a lot though to see this data in OSCAR. Maybe a real inexpensive laptop could run it, as I've used one for my own OSCAR reports in the past.
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