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Help with "Oscar" data
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Help with "Oscar" data
Thank you for letting me join the board. I have only been using my ResMed AirSense 11 for about 6 weeks. It took me 2 weeks just to find the mask that was comfortable and provide good seal. I had an occurrence last night that has me puzzled. I am 82 and have BPH which means I average 3 or 4 trips to the bathroom every night. Last night, up until my last trip to the john my AHI was .4. I only had 1 event (Hypopnea at approx 00:00). After I went back to bed I had trouble breathing, my nose felt like it was stopped up. I kept moving the mask around to get more air but it didn't help. During this time I felt the pressure build up to the point where I had to open my mouth to let air escape. I did not fall asleep during this time until I got up. Looking at the graph at 07:00 and 08:00 there are a group of events that occurred during this time period. Can they be caused by my constant mask adjustment and breathing problems or are they actual "real" events?

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#2
RE: Help with "Oscar" data
I have similar morning events when I wake but stay attempting to sleep. I have apnea probably because even when I am awake, I tend to hold my breath at times. 
The machine is trying to fight your breathing pattern while wake which like me appears different then when asleep. I just ignore those events. Just spikes my score. So I would disconnect if I was worried about the numbers. But not. 

On another point, my master bedroom has the attached bath on my side of the bed. I have my cpap on a roller cart and can just swing around to go and not disconnect. 
Big Grin

I remember having those feelings of pressure 20 years ago when I started CPAP. I guess your body has to adapt.  I remember the first time I put on the mask, the pressure felt like it was going to suffocate me.
-- Bill
Struggling to keep the air moving like everyone else …  ?

Standard Disclaimer:
I'm just a CPAP user like you. I can't give medical advice. 
  Sleep-well
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RE: Help with "Oscar" data
CaseyC, Welcome

It helps a great deal if you include the entire screenshot (including the left panel) instead of just an individual graph. There is a great deal of useful information when all the data is included.

If your using Windows F12, Mac fn+F12, or either from the OSCAR menu bar View > Take screenshot.

There are also links in my signature for organizing your charts for posting.
Jeff8356

MacBook Air (2017, Intel) | macOS Monterey (12.7) | OSCAR v1.5.1 | VM = Win10/Win11 |
How to Links:
Installing OSCAR on a Mac
Organizing your OSCAR charts
Attaching screenshots and files for the forum
OSCAR Help
OSCAR - The Guide

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RE: Help with "Oscar" data
Thanks for the info. Here it is.


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