Forum · Can I submit data from my SD card?

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[-] CharmingWhiteHyena8124 +0 points · about 1 year ago

I don't have a wireless network at home and it's really inconvenient to drive to the CPAP store to upload my data there but I do have a PC with good a internet connection. Is there a portal that I can connect to or an application to download so I can upload my data via my PC?

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[-] NicolasBen -2 points · about 1 year ago

Yes, I think you do this. Carry on!

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[-] CharmingWhiteHyena8124 +2 points · about 1 year ago

@NicolasBen that doesn't help very much. What is the URL to the portal or the location and name of the application that I can use to upload my data?

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[-] remomueller +0 points · about 1 year ago

Hi @CharmingWhiteHyena8124, the URL or portal is dependent on your CPAP manufacturer. For example, ResMed has two portals, https://myair.resmed.com/, and https://airview.resmed.com/. It looks like the Philips Respironics portal is located here https://my.respironics.com/. Also, depending on the site, it may not be possible to upload a file directly through the portal, and in that case, it may help calling the company's support number.

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[-] PatientVioletBear0961 +1 point · about 1 year ago

I believe SleepyHead works for most, or all, makes/models of CPAP machines. I use a USB SD card reader to enable SleepyHead to read my CPAP machine's SD card via my computer.

http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

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[-] BrainsNeedSleep +0 points · about 1 year ago

LOVE SleepyHead. Am also doing a trial of SleepImage.com (no relation) and like that it gives sleep interruptions (trying to find out from them what they are, to the device) and also position in bed -- I thought I had managed with pillows to stop rolling onto back, but -- apparently not!

JediMark tells on his site which machines and oximeters his software supports.

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[-] DanM +1 point · about 1 year ago Sleep Commentator

Hi All. @remomueller is correct. ResMed and Respironics have newer machines and software that automatically send your data so that you can receive information about compliance using their apps. Their sites are not designed for direct uploads. For SleepyHead, @PatientVioletBear0961 is on the right track. A USB card reader will allow upload of data directly to your computer so that SleepyHead can access the data.

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[-] StraightforwardNavyBlueWildcat7012 +0 points · about 1 year ago

I am new to this downloading stuff. I have the SleepyHead app and it tells me there is no info after April 2016 even tho I use my cpap every night. Also I am not sure what info I should be getting in the download. Will it tell me if I still have apnea episodes even with the machine?

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[-] BrainsNeedSleep +0 points · about 1 year ago

I'm not sure I entirely understand your post, especially the question at the end. One reason SleepyHead might be saying there is no new info could be that, after the last time you downloaded from your SD card into SleepyHead, you left the SD card locked. If the SD card is locked and you put it back into the CPAP, the PAP will not be able to write new data onto the card.

For those who use PCs, the SD card apparently does not need to be locked before inserting the card into your computer's SD card slot. I use a Mac laptop and MUST lock the card first, or Mac, an otherwise delightful fellow, will try to write a bit of code onto the card and mess things all up. So I have to remember to LOCK card, then insert into computer to upload, then eject card, UNLOCK it, and reinsert into the PAP machine.

Does that help at all?

As for the download: into SleepyHead, you will get all kinds of data, most of which unless you are a respiratory tech or sleep professional -- OR a very-well-educated consumer -- you will not know what to do with. MyApnea is hoping at some point to have some info here about how to look at SleepyHead data; there are other forums on the web where some people have become quite expert at it and will offer help (at your own risk); but basically it will tell you what the MACHINES are flagging (there will be more things happening than the machines will flag...). ResMed does not flag "RERAS" and Respironics does -- in SleepyHead -- but all will show apneas, hypopneas, snoring, mask leaks etc. The most important thing is the breathing waveform -- it looks like a black squiggly line all night -- and that, like the other horizontal band charts, is expandable so you can see down to the seconds exactly how you are breathing. You also see when things happen in relation to each other: mask leaks happening and triggering an apnea, for instance...

This is all a lot of info. But if you learn it, you will be able to tell what behavioral, pharmaceutical, and/or even dietary changes you make that hurt and help your sleep. It has made a huge difference for me, and I am in NO way a well-informed or skilled user.

good luck.

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