SleepyHead Chart Organization

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'Please Note': SleepyHead is no longer maintained as of January 2019. It has been replaced by the OSCAR software package, available at:

NOTE: Apnea Board recommends that SleepyHead users upgrade to the newer OSCAR software package. For information on migrating your data from SleepyHead to OSCAR, please see OSCAR Installation.

For instruction on how to organize OSCAR charts, go to OSCAR Chart Organization.


-- SleepyHead Chart Organization --

Organizing Your SleepyHead Chart-

The SleepyHead Daily Details charts provide a wealth of information that can allow the forum to help you analyze and improve your results. To get the most out of a chart, it is important to organize it with the most important information. When you upload your data from the Welcome screen, the details of your therapy can be viewed by clicking the Daily tab below the Menu Bar. The default view in SleepyHead hides a lot of valuable information.

Turn Off The Calendar, Pie Chart and Side-Bar

This is the view most new users of SleepyHead see. There is a monthly calendar in the left column, as well as a Pie Chart, both of which are not needed, and hide more valuable information. Also, there is a right side-bar that makes the size of the charts smaller. This is the SleepyHead Default view.

Turn Off The Calendar

To turn off the monthly calendar, click the triangle in the date line

Turn Off The Pie Chart

To turn off the Pie Chart, click on the menu File/Preferences/Appearance, and un-check the box for "Show Event Breakdown Pie Chart".

Turn Off Right Side-Bar

Just use the F10 button or the menu View, and uncheck the right sidebar.

Sleepyhead Edit Calendar.png

How to Order The Data Charts

The most useful charts for diagnostic purposes are:

  • Event Flags
  • Flow Rate
  • Pressure
  • Leak Rate
  • Snore
  • Flow Limit (Resmed Only. Respironics includes Flow Limitation in Events)

Each chart has a name displayed on it vertically on the left side of the chart.

You can move a chart up or down in the order by pointing your mouse pointer in the label part of the chart, left clicking and dragging up or down to change the order.

The chart height can be resized by pointing your mouse at the border of a graph until the cursor changes to a double bar with an arrow above and below, then dragging the border up or down.

Use F12 to Take a Screenshot

When everything is organized your chart will look like the following image with the date, event summary, respiratory statistics and settings in the left column, and the detail charts on the right. You may take a Screenshot of this by clicking the F12 button. (note F11 will remove your name and prepare the screenshot, but you must use F11 again to restore the mouse cursor and controls. The default storage location for screenshots is [ My Documents/Sleephead/Screenshots ].

Sleepyhead Chart Overview.png

Attach Your SleepyHead Chart On The Forum

For a tutorial on attaching your screenshot to your posts, follow this link:
Attaching Images and Files on Apnea Board

Extras and Fun Stuff

Zoom-In For More Detail

Sometimes it helps to zoom in on an event or respiratory pattern so you can learn more of what is going on, or provide a close-up view for posting on the forum. The easiest way to zoom in on an event is to simply left-click on the event until the desired zoom level is reached. You can then use the left and right cursor to move forward or back in the time-line. You can also select a time period of events or flow-rate by left-clicking on the graph and holding down the mouse button while selecting. Right-clicking can un-zoom. On laptops with a touchpad or touch-screen, you may be able to zoom in and out by "pinching" the zoom in and out as you do with any page zoom.

Add a Dotted Zero-Line

When analyzing the Flow Rate graph, it helps to add a Dotted Line at the zero flow. Zero-flow marks the change from inhale to exhale and exhale to inhale. Everything in the flow graph that is above the zero-line is positive flow, or an inhale (inspiration), and every thing below the line is negative flow or an exhale (expiration). To learn more about analyzing your Sleepyhead chart and flow rates, see The Beginner's Guide to Sleepyhead


Save A Sleepyhead Chart To Your iPhone

If you have a mobile device, you always bring up Apnea Board and select one of your attachments to show the doctor the images, or just save them as part of your pictures on the device.

To save an image from Apnea board (Apple iPhone), select the image so it appears in your browser. Select the image in the browser by holding your finger on the image to get a menu option to Save image. Save the Image to Photos or a file. It will then be available for email or showing on your phone just as you do with any other photo.

This screenshot image shows the Save Photo menu. The saved image will only include the image and not the Apnea Board address.

Phone img.jpg