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Deirdre
Unread post  Post subject: Consecutive hour of OA shows on Oscar  |  Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:31 am

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Hello, I have gotten my data to look pretty good. BUT I still have an hour to an hour and a half of OA around 2 AM. I am using a AirTouch Full Face. Got leaks down significantly. have resmed A10 machine use heated tube and humidity. AHI is around 10 per hour but that number is clumped into the one huge number of events all at once. Been using CPAP for 7 weeks. Pressure is 9, although prescribed 6. I want the OAs to be under 5...Any suggestions on how to do this?


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Respirator99
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Consecutive hour of OA shows on Oscar  |  Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:29 am
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Hi Deirdre, welcome to the forum.

Can I suggest you post a copy of your daily chart so we can see exactly what's happening. Be sure to format it according to the instructions ("Organise your Oscar charts") linked below.

From your description, I'd suggest it's either a case of sleep stage changing (eg going into REM sleep) or postural.

Postural could be sleeping on your side then rolling onto your back. Alternatively it can be caused by your head drooping forward with your chin tucking down to your chest.

Do any of those sound like the problem?

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Deirdre
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Consecutive hour of OA shows on Oscar  |  Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:16 pm

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Thank you so much for your reply. I have tried over and over to get a clip showing up on the forum but i am not successful at it.
This is why I was so descriptive in my question. What you give as a possibility though is very helpful. I will work on this as a hypothesis and come back with more info. I appreciate having a place to ask!!
Thanks much,
deirdre


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DeltaBravo3.8
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Consecutive hour of OA shows on Oscar  |  Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:43 pm
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Location: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, USA
PAP Mask: F&P Vitera & Simplus, ResMed F20 N/P30i & old Amara View
PAP Machine: Required to start over on ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet.
Humidifier: HumidAir and Heated hose
Pressure Setting: Auto PAP 7-14, EPR full time 3

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Once you have OSCAR on your computer, you'd need an SD card in your PAP machine before you sleep. The SD card cannot capture data after you have slept. The SD card can be any brand, must be standard SD or SDHC, cannot have other data than that of your PAP, must be unlocked via the lock tab. After this is all done, you must remove the SD from your PAP and insert into the SD reader on your computer. Then upload it into OSCAR.

Just establishing this all needs done before you have a data file to upload here. When you are typing a post, you'll want to be in the full edit area for new posts. Just below this text box is Options, then buttons for Preview, Submit, etc then the Upload Attachment. Upload attachment has a button Choose File. Click this to point to your OSCAR file for sleep session x, that is whichever you want attached to the post. Then you finally need to click the Add the File button to insert it into the post. OSCAR data will appear like this sample.

You can Preview a post to be certain it's all as you want then click Submit to have the post added.


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Deirdre
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Consecutive hour of OA shows on Oscar  |  Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:44 am

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Thank you, I have done all that you have written here, the file will not upload. Thank you for the detail but i have given up at this piece.
I think just answers to my question above is what i am looking for at this point. I so appreciate everyone's kind replies,

Deirdre


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DeltaBravo3.8
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Consecutive hour of OA shows on Oscar  |  Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:03 am
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Humidifier: HumidAir and Heated hose
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OK, not a problem. This small segment of apnea may be positional like Respirator99 was mentioning. I've seen others with similar look into a product called a Soft Cervical Collar, it's related or equal to neck injury collars, but the purpose is to have it add resistance to neck bending that restricts the airway. Similar to bending the water hose will restrict or cut off water flow, if your head and neck bend in certain ways, airflow can be restricted and be a cause of obstructive apnea. No PAP can power past that restriction so settings on the PAP cannot affect this if it is what you're dealing with. Other things to consider are your pillows, are they too tall and allowing the head and neck bending. Just something to consider. Best wishes the therapy does you well.

Example of one company that I heard great things about their version of soft collar; Corflex Ultra Collar shown at this website

https://www.corflex.com/products/cervical-spine/neck/cervical-supports/ultra-cervical-collar/

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Deirdre
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Consecutive hour of OA shows on Oscar  |  Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:23 am

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Thank you for this detail. I got a collar that is 4" tall and felt very restrictive (as in it kept me awake) so I only used it one night. I have been using my traveling airplane pillow which seems to work a little. it it the one that looks like a long snake and you can move the thicker part around to lean on. Anyway, thank you for the link, I really like the fact that they have sizes and not just one fits all so i will get one as finances permit. I also just got the head strap, sling thingy i am going to try. Thank you so much for your help and sharing your knowledge!! This info was SO helpful.
Deirdre


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DeltaBravo3.8
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Consecutive hour of OA shows on Oscar  |  Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:55 pm
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PAP Mask: F&P Vitera & Simplus, ResMed F20 N/P30i & old Amara View
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Humidifier: HumidAir and Heated hose
Pressure Setting: Auto PAP 7-14, EPR full time 3

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Welcome. Let us know if the collar helps so we can pass the info to others.

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