Thank you so much! I'll check with the cpap store tomorrow, just in case the guy remembers me and put it aside. I'm pretty sure I didn't give him my name or number at the time. I'll bet we have an SD card around the house for tonight. Thanks for the link, too.
We just realized that there is no SD card in my machine. I called to see if maybe the cpap store took it out and forgot to give it to me, but the guy who helped me isn't in today. Or maybe my doctor took it out a year ago, or maybe it was never there. is it possible to get a new one?
Thanks, Sierra! I'm going to get some help from my husband or daughter to get OSCAR going. I will report what I find. It sounds like even when MyAir says my leaks are fine, they really aren't. I've been using CPAP for 20 years, but only just realized (since I've retired) that when I feel depressed, anxious or irritable it probably relates to bad nights with sleep, even though it seemed like I slept well. So I've been trying to figure out why. I think OSCAR may give me some answers. I really appreciate your help.
Thank you! That is excellent information. I will see if I can figure out OSCAR and report back. I am interested in those UA events. I will try a chin strap tonight. I actually have one, but I haven't used it! Meanwhile, my L/min averages about 24 for the past year with an average of 4.47 events per hour, according to the MyAir report. This month it has averaged almost 28 L/min with 2.99 events per hour average. I'm confused about what an acceptable L/min is. Also, I don't understand why having low events per hour with high L/min would leave me tired. It seems like low events means that the apnea is under control. Is that true, or am I missing something here?
I have a Resmed Air Sense10 Respond and Airfit p10 mask. I almost always have under 5 events per hour. I usually don't take my mask off more than twice. I usually sleep between 7 and 8 hours a night. The only thing that changes much on the dashboard is mask seal. It seems to vary a lot. Some days I am so tired I can barely function. Other days I'm perfectly well rested. Other days are between the two. So I started to check my dashboard later in the day to see if I could figure out why. I checked later in the day so that I wouldn't prejudice it by "becoming" tired after seeing my scores. I waited to see how tired or not tired I was before checking. I even kept a spread sheet for two weeks and added in things like how late I ate, when did I have caffeine, etc. The only thing I could find that really affected it was mask seal. My doctor and the guy at the cpap store said that my machine compensates for this and if my events per hour level was fine I should not be tired. Well, I am. When my mask seal score was very low, I was very tired. When it was high I felt great. This doesn't correlate to events per hour, which would make more sense. Any ideas?