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RE: Dugy40 [Doug's Therapy Thread] - Sleeprider - 08-14-2020

UA = unidentified apnea. When an large leak situation exists, and the machine detects a low enough flow to be apnea, but cannot determine by Forced Oscillation Technique (FOT) whether the apnea is obstructive or central.


RE: Dugy40 [Doug's Therapy Thread] - Dugy40 - 08-14-2020

I ordered another mask and those silicone things that go on your nose but I am truly about to throw in the towel.   I cant live with a sore on my nose daily.  Not many options left.


RE: Dugy40 [Doug's Therapy Thread] - Dugy40 - 08-14-2020

Made my own.   Ordered a pack of 6 to try and to have a pattern.   Going to make my own.  Hope they help. Found some good info on diy ones.


acceptable leaks? - Dugy40 - 08-15-2020

Good morning.  I made me a cloth cover for my mask from a soft t shirt. i slept well. nose doesnt hurt, looks like its gotten better. so i think the cloths are going to work. but. theres leaks. not bad in my opinion but id like your alls. do you all get leaks? i can tighten my gear up a little, was trying to do loose because of my nose. the cloth sure felt good. My Dr said no more antibiotic ointments. vaseline is what she suggested. Anyways whats acceptable leaks? do any or you actually have zero leaks? ty Doug, psi i wore my airfit n20 mask

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RE: Dugy40 [Doug's Therapy Thread] - Sleeprider - 08-15-2020

I've had worse leaks. If you're comfortable, you're done. It will vary night to night.


RE: Dugy40 [Doug's Therapy Thread] - Dugy40 - 08-15-2020

(08-15-2020, 10:28 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: I've had worse leaks. If you're comfortable, you're done.  It will vary night to night.

That’s what I came to the conclusion of.  Didn’t wake up once.  Mask didn’t hurt at all.   Very comfortable.   I feel pretty alert. I never really know till the evening.  Thank you for the response.


help reading chart. ty - Dugy40 - 08-16-2020

Good morning everyone. will you explain what i am seeing on my chart? from approx 1:15 to 2:15 my flow rate is real "shallow" not sure if thats the right word. also theres no leak rate and the machine raised my pressure plus flow limitation went up the whole time. I'd appreciate an in depth explanation. ty Doug
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RE: Dugy40 [Doug's Therapy Thread] - Sleeprider - 08-16-2020

During that period leaks are low and flow limits relatively high. Can't really tell what is going on or why, but it seems to be event-free. If anything it looks like very consistent breathing rather than shallow. What does your tidal volume and minute vent look like compared to other parts of the night?


RE: help reading chart. ty - Dugy40 - 08-16-2020

(08-16-2020, 07:53 AM)Dugy40 Wrote: Good morning everyone. will you explain what i am seeing on my chart? from approx 1:15 to 2:15 my flow rate is real "shallow" not sure if thats the right word. also theres no leak rate and the machine raised my pressure plus flow limitation went up the whole time. I'd appreciate an in depth explanation. ty Doug

[attachment=25679][attachment=25680] everything is skinny. insp is very skinny line. hope i got them all. cant remember if i took 2 or 3 screenshots.


RE: help reading chart. ty - Dugy40 - 08-16-2020

(08-16-2020, 08:48 AM)Dugy40 Wrote:
(08-16-2020, 07:53 AM)Dugy40 Wrote: Good morning everyone. will you explain what i am seeing on my chart? from approx 1:15 to 2:15 my flow rate is real "shallow" not sure if thats the right word. also theres no leak rate and the machine raised my pressure plus flow limitation went up the whole time. I'd appreciate an in depth explanation. ty Doug

everything is skinny. insp is very skinny line. hope i got them all. cant remember if i took 2 or 3 screenshots.

[attachment=25681] almost like i am not breathing. we know that aint it. head buried into pillow covering the vents?